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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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...