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South Africa’s security forces once brutally entrenched apartheid. It’s been a...

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One of the important tasks that faced South Africa’s democratic government after 1994 was to reform the apartheid-era security apparatus. The African National Congress (ANC),...

Book review: Kloppies – The story of WO1 Jacob Schalk Kloppers...

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Anyone who has served as a South African recce will have known or heard of the legendary recce operator widely and affectionately known as...

Book review: Across the Border by Norman McFarlane

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“Many South African men live with the dichotomy of having fought in an immoral, inexplicable, illogical and politically inspired war, yet have fierce pride...

How SA paratroops destroyed a rebel group and didn’t even know...

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Two parachute assaults, both in May 1978, some 1 500 kms apart led to the destruction of an African independence movement, the Front de...

Commemorative SADF boot knives

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Johannesburg-based knifemaker Sean Culhane is producing a range of boot knives commemorating South African Defence Force medals and units. Culhane is working on a limited...

Former SADF Chief Jannie Geldenhuys dies

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Retired general Jannie Geldenhuys, a former chief of the then SA Defence Force (SADF), died in George on Monday, aged 83. He served...

The fog of war: How Cuito Cuanavale became a legend

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One of the interesting aspects of researching the fighting in southern Angola in 1987/88 was finding how different the recorded facts were to popular...

Feature: Was Cuito Cuanavale an SADF objective?

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There has been renewed interest in the final phase of South Africa's involvement in Angola 30 years ago, but it has been mired in...

Ex-Koevet, SWAFT members renew bid for recognition as Namibian war veterans

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The Namibian War Veterans Trust (NWVT) has issued a fresh appeal forgovernment to accord war veterans status to former members of the...

Fallen SA soldiers remembered

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Commitment to sustain peace and stability in South Africa was the order of the day on Sunday during the Annual Memorial Services...

ISS: Business as unusual – Goodluck Jonathan privatises Nigerian relations with...

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It was ironic, to say the least, that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's government turned down President Jacob Zuma's proposal for a South...

Namibia rules out benefits for ex-members of the SWATF, Koevet forces

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The Namibian government says all former liberation struggle veterans who were members of the South West African Territorial Force (SWATF) and the...

Namibia war veterans vow to press SA for war compensation, benefits...

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The Namibia War Veterans Trust says it has registered nearly 20 000 former members of the pre-independence South West Africa Territorial Force...

Fact file: Chiefs of the SANDF,past and present

The following officers have commanded the statutory armed forces of the Republic of South Africa: SA National Defence Force (1994 – present) Chief...

Vet task team hands report to Sisulu

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South African Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu this morning received what her office is calling a "much awaited report...