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Military justice currently on hold

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The application of justice in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is on hold at present while the assignment of senior military...

Government launches consolidated eTenders portal

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At the beginning of this month the government launched a single eTender portal and central supplier database, which will make it a...

Close to 10,000 Mandela medals to be awarded by mid-year

An SA National Defence Force (SANDF) initiative to honour the memory of democratic South Africa's first president by awarding medals to those...

Is there a lesson in Op Copper?

South Africa's continued lead role in Operation Copper, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) counter-piracy tasking in the Mozambique Channel, has been...

More donations needed to make SANDF Education Trust sustainable

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The SANDF Education Trust has awarded 56 bursaries to the value of more than R700,000 for the current academic year – 17...

New Military Discipline Bill on the way

Participation in strikes, secondary strikes and unlawful or illegal labour actions will in future be sufficient grounds for dismissal from the SA...

SANDF out in force at the Rand Show

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) will be part and parcel of the Rand Show right from the official opening Friday after...

More man-days for Reserves

The contribution made by the Reserve Force in bringing about the Constitutional imperative of making all South Africans feel safe has been...

Feature: Works Formation is the military’s handyman

The Defence Works Formation is an element of the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) Logistics Division with its origins in what used...

Defence spend at largest bases

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Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) set out in the 2015/16 budget by finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene show what the spend at close...

Infantry School assault allegations end up in court

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It appears an investigation by the Military Ombudsman has taken preference over an internal SA National Defence Force (SANDF) one with no...

Intelligence Formation has its second woman boss

The Army's Intelligence Formation has a new General Officer Commanding following a 14 month period during which it was led by an...

More public violence charges struck from the roll in ongoing Union...

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Another development around the now infamous Union Buildings protest and its subsequent pre-trial and trial hearings came this week with the announcement...

Cuban mechanics in SA to help build SANDF capacity

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South African military mechanics are working alongside Cubans in terms of an agreement between the two countries, the Department of Defence (DoD)...

SANDF Works Formation getting into gear

That the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is at last going it alone when it comes to infrastructure and facilities was...

Forty-four SANDF officers deployed as foreign military representatives

South African military interests abroad are looked after by 44 senior officers from all four arms of service of the SA National...

Defence allocation in National Budget not enough

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene was all smiles and bonhomie toward Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, his Cabinet colleague tasked with the defence portfolio, during his...

Soldiers on border protection continue good work arresting more than 3...

While the issue of the signal disruption in Parliament ahead of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) dominated this week's Justice,...

January MSD intake totals 2 043

Last month the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) increased personnel numbers by just over 2 000 in what Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula...

More Mandela medals to be presented at Armed Forces Day parade

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President Jacob Zuma will be the main functionary at this year's Armed Forces Day parade in Potchefstroom where he will continue a...

SANDF reportedly looking for more white recruits

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The Department of Defence (DoD) apparently plans to reverse racial quotas in the recruitment process so more whites and fewer blacks will...

South Africa will continue contributing to continental peacekeeping

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The South African Cabinet's international co-operation, trade and security (ICTS) cluster was the first to host a post State of the Nation...

Defence and security just make Zuma’s SONA

The broad canvas that is the State of the Nation Address generally doesn't have much more than a brush stroke or two...

South Africa to host ASF field training exercise

The week starting February 23 will see SANDF Joint Operations headquarters become a hive of high level activity when planning for the...

Military careers on show at Armed Forces Day

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Attracting the right people to the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) will also form part of this month's Armed Forces Day event...

No South African military assets deployed in battle against Boko Haram

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South Africa has not deployed any military assets to assist the Chadian Defence Force in its pursuit of Boko Haram. Siphiwe Dlamini, head...

Union Buildings protestors will not face public violence charges

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Charges of public violence against 76 soldiers following the 2009 Union Buildings protest have been withdrawn. The SA National Defence Union (Sandu) via...

Armed Forces Day brings the military to people in North West

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Potchefstroom/Tlokwe is very much the military capital of North West and as such is a suitable venue for this year's Armed Forces...

Job done in Mozambique – SANDF safely back home

When a 28 Squadron C-130BZ touched down at AFB Waterkloof at 12h00 on Saturday it was job over and well done for...

SANDF continues to provide flood relief to Mozambique

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The SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) mercy mission to neighbouring Mozambique under Operation Loapi has to date delivered more than 17 tons...

Gender transformation a challenge for Armour Formation Reserves

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There are some who may ask why transformation is still an agenda item in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) after 21...

SANDF tasks a third helicopter for Mozambique flood aid

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The South African military deployment to the flood-ravaged areas of Mozambique has been boosted by another helicopter. SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Joint...

SANDF preparing to help after floods hit Mozambique

At present about 150 SA National Defence Force (SANDF) members whose musterings cover operational medicine, divers and the full spectrum of helicopter...

SANDF still part of MONUSCO FIB

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South Africa as a troop contributing country to MONUSCO's Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the DRC has re-affirmed its commitment to neutralising...

2015 must be the Year of the Defence Review

With 2015 now into its third week, South Africa should be back at work and work for the Defence Ministry in the...

Senior SANDF promotions

New additions to the upper command levels in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) see the landward force getting a new deputy...

Stolen firearms far outweigh lost ones

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South African security forces in the form of the national defence force and the police service had almost nine times as many...

Zuma to present first Mandela medals

AFB Waterkloof in Centurion will on Sunday host the first of a number of Mandela medal parades with "about" 150 of a...

Military ombud has resolved more than half of 760 complaints

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A year and 10 months into operations proper, the military ombudsman has resolved 480 of more than 760 complaints brought by servicemen...

Department of Defence receives qualified audit

The Department of Defence (DoD) has been given a qualified audit opinion by Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu. He said the reason for the qualified...

Armscor tenders – from battleships to buttons

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The high tech that many see the defence and security sector as being would not be possible without the support of basics...

SANDF headquarters general set to be first Nkandla government victim

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Former Surgeon General and currently Chief of Corporate Staff of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Lieutenant General Vejay Ramlakan looks set...

Navy ready to help in Zuma’s ocean economy plan

The maritime arm of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is ready and willing to be part of President Jacob Zuma's plan...

Public Works fails SANDF and Correctional Services

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The SA National Defence Force's (SANDF's) unhappiness with the Department of Public Works (DPW) is both longstanding and public knowledge. The department...

SANDF not meeting staffing targets

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and its governing entity, the Department of Defence (DoD), reported an overall vacancy rate of just...

Post Office strike stopping mail to continentally deployed soldiers

The ongoing Post Office strike has impacted severely on the ability of 11 Field Postal Unit (FPU) to keep South African soldiers...

SANDF now patrolling all landward borders

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Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has elaborated on Operation Corona, the border protection tasking of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), pointing out...

SANDF contributed to making South Africa a better place – Minister

In addition to anti-piracy, border protection and continental peace support and peacekeeping, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) also performed firefighting duties...

Army Reserves are Operation Corona backbone

The ongoing border protection tasking assigned to the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) by Cabinet would be nowhere near as successful as...

Reserves are a value add for the South African and United...

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More proof of the value reserves provide to militaries comes from US Africa Command (Africom) which sees mission accomplishment as not being...