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SPCA inspectors reportedly given the “run around” by SAASIC

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The latest round to be verbally fired in the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) vs SA National Defence Force (SANDF) equine abuse allegations saga...

SAASIC equine abuse now an AfriForum investigation

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Four years of fruitless police investigation into charges of animal maltreatment at the SA Army Specialist Infantry Capability (SAASIC) have not gone unnoticed by...

Marievale not becoming second SAASIC base

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Marievale military base on Gauteng’s East Rand will not become a second base for the SA Army Specialised Infantry Capability (SAASIC). The base, plagued by...

Marievale moving to become an equestrian base

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Moves are underway to provide proper equestrian facilities at the much-maligned Marievale SA Army base. The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) said Major General Patrick...

SAASIC animal cruelty cases still dragging on

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Fourteen months after the first charges were laid against an SA Army specialist unit in connection with neglect and maltreatment of horses, the National...

Lack of care and ill-health sees more SAASIC horses put down

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Moving SA Army equine assets to a reasonably remote site north of Pretoria from Potchefstroom for better management has not worked and 13 horses...

SAASIC cruelty to animals case waiting for a court date

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The discovery last year of equine maltreatment at the SA Army Specialist Infantry Capability (SAASIC) base led to horses moved elsewhere, others put down...

SAASIC board of inquiry recommendations “being implemented”

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Maltreatment and subsequent euthanasia of horses at the SA Army Specialist Infantry Capability (SAASIC) in May has been dealt with by a...

Lack of information on SAASIC horses leads to Parliamentary question

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The mercy killing of horses used and supposedly cared for by the SA Army's Specialist infantry Capability (SAASIC) as well as apparent...

SAASIC and SAPS horses – worlds apart

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Potchefstroom in North West is an equine centre for the country's top two security agencies – the SA National Defence Force (SANDF)...

More SAASIC horses taken into NSPCA care

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It doesn't appear to get better at the Potchefstroom-headquartered SA Army Specialist Infantry Capability (SAASIC) unit with another seven horses removed from...

SAASIC horse deaths board of inquiry report complete

The board of inquiry appointed by SA Army Chief, Lieutenant General Lindile Yam, to investigate what appears to be dereliction of duty...

National animal welfare body says it’s in the dark about army...

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The National Council of SPCAs is "perturbed by the lack of interest" shown by government and the SA National Defence Force (SANDF)...

SAASIC horse death board of inquiry has just 30 days to...

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SA Army Chief, Lieutenant General Lindile Yam, has given the board of inquiry investigating conditions at the specialist infantry unit where 25...

Board of inquiry convened in wake of military horse deaths

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Conditions at the SA Army Specialised Infantry Capability (SAASIC) unit that saw 25 horses put down are now under the scrutiny of...

Horses put down before animal welfare upped at specialist army base

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Indications are it has taken the euthanisation of 25 horses following an animal welfare inspection to generate action on the animal care...

The SA Army specialist infantry capability – an integral part of...

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The SA Army Specialist Infantry Capability, better known by its acronym SAASIC, provides the Infantry Formation with more mobility via the use...

South Africa’s dog soldiers

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Dogs have long been part and parcel of the military and South Africa is no different with a specialist dog training facility...

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