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Another SANDF recruitment scam

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has had another employment scam operating in Western Cape reported to it. "The SANDF recruitment process is...

South Africa has military representatives in 43 countries

While South Africa does, according to President Jacob Zuma, attach the greatest importance to the African Union, the Southern African Regional Development...

Complaints to Military Ombudsman pass the 500 mark

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The Military Ombudsman Office has received more than 500 complaints since it was established in 2012. Ombudsman Lieutenant General (retired) Temba Matanzima this...

Properly constituted Defence Standing Committee must deal with Defence Review

With leadership of Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Defence now decided, a clarion call has been made for the R10 million plus...

More legal wrangling coming for the SANDF

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In January this year Freedom Front Plus defence and security spokesman Pieter Groenewald warned of the danger of political correctness becoming subservient...

SANDF proud of care and support for its military museums

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is, according to its Director: Corporate Communication, "extremely proud" of its military heritage and the care...

Simulation is and will remain part and parcel of military training

Today is the second and final day of the second international training and simulation conference hosted by the South African defence industry...

Reserve Force is major contributor to landward deployments

An indication of the Reserve Force's importance to the overall South African defence capability comes with the utilisation, for an average of...

Defence Review gathering dust in Parliament

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It's not often that David Maynier, the DA shadow defence and military veterans minister, will agree with Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula but when...

HIV positive soldiers win case against SANDF

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While only three soldiers were involved in the latest legal loss suffered by the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) legal services the...

Denel is Defence Review ready for command and control

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One who shares Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's enthusiasm for the Defence Review is Denel chief executive, Riaz Saloojee. The man who heads up...

Feature: Trade unions and the defence force

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The acronyms Sandu and Sasfu are ones which neither the Defence Ministry nor the senior command of the SA National Defence Force...

Another bloody nose for military legal services

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The Department of Defence and Military Veterans (DoDMV) had its legal nose bloodied again this week. A 36-year veteran, senior warrant officer took...

SANDF Goodwill Project will deliver R5,5 million worth of gifts and...

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Launched in Centurion last week the Goodwill Project, an SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Spouses Forum initiative, will this year again see...

Air Force and Navy tops in environmental awards

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The airborne and maritime arms of service of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) walked off with the majority of honours in...

The environment is important to the military

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The relationship between security and the environment is becoming increasingly important in world politics and Secretary for Defence Dr Sam Gulube sees...

No added transparency coming for arms acquisitions

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An attempt, via a Private Members Bill in Parliament, to make future arms acquisitions more transparent has been rejected by the Portfolio...

Over 5 000kg of dagga confiscated by soldiers on border protection

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That the defence force makes a difference in border protection has again been illustrated with a large dope bust on the Lesotho/South...

Minister talks force restructuring in line with the Defence Review

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The words spoken by Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula during Friday's Women's Day parade indicates she knows what is required...

Sandu wins another court case against the SANDF

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Military trade union Sandu (SA National Defence Union) has this month pummelled the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) Legal Services in court...

Feature: The Army and operations other than war

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Operations other than war (OOTW) take up the vast majority of the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF's) working hours with taskings ranging...

Still no answers on the Battle for Bangui

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Defence in a democracy does apparently not extend to supplying Parliament with supposedly sensitive information, even when there is a precedent. "Defence and...

More soldiers acquitted for Union Buildings protest

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Another 38 soldiers charged with being AWOL on August 26 five years ago – the day of the unruly Union Building protest...

Full calendar keeps SANDF out of Ex Southern Accord

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The just completed Africom-led Exercise Southern Accord happened without a South African component. Over a period of two weeks last month more than...

Reserve Force symposium in September

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This year's SANDF Reserve Force symposium will examine, among others, the need for employer support as being indispensable for voluntary service. Major General...

SANDF battalion for ACIRC

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South African President Jacob Zuma's commitment to the nascent African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC) force is currently the major...

SANDF doing its best with limited resources to protect South Africa’s...

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Just one of the ways the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is working smarter comes from Operation Corona the border protection tasking...

Defence Review on Parliamentary hold at least until mid-August

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is on record as saying the 2014 Defence Review is all that will keep the...

Mapisa-Nqakula striving to retain leadership and technical skills

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Changes planned for the human component of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) announced by defence Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula in her budget...

SANDF becoming an “armed welfare service”

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF), which should be saving lives, is becoming an "armed welfare service which is saving jobs,"...

SANDF faces funding crisis

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is facing a "catastrophic" multi-billion-Rand financial crisis that could force mass retrenchments and the indefinite postponement...

Defence Review an important first step to SANDF rejuvenation

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Leading South Africa defence and security think tank, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), in a Policy Brief by its director Jakkie...

SANDF and Sandu legal wrangling now at arrest warrant level

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The intensity of legal wrangling between Sandu (SA National Defence Union) and the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has now reached the...

AWOL charges withdrawn against 58 Union Buildings protestors

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The SA National Defence Union (Sandu) has expressed its "extreme delight" following the withdrawal of absent without official leave (AWOL) charges against...

Soldiers net dagga and rhino horn on border protection patrols

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The thin camouflage line that is South Africa's major border protection asset continues to perform under adverse conditions in both terrain and...

SANDF ready for voting day

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Nine companies of soldiers will be on standby across South Africa come voting day on May 7 to ensure, along with police...

All four SANDF arms of service in action at the Rand...

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Gauteng residents wanting to know more about the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), including what keeps the military on the march, should...

All the SANDF medals and decorations

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A new addition to defenceWeb's Fact Files is the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) medals and decorations. Click here to access it. Picture:...

SANDF Medals and Decorations

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The medals and decorations list of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) currently numbers 66, of which 52 are for acts of bravery,...

Defence Review delayed again

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It appears unlikely Roelf Meyer's Defence Review with be tabled in Parliament before it rises ahead of the May election, even though...

Feature: the SANDF in 2013

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When those in overall command of South Africa's military, from Commander-in-Chief President Jacob Zuma, his Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula...

Feature: the SANDF in 2013

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When those in overall command of South Africa's military, from Commander-in-Chief President Jacob Zuma, his Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula...