Home Tags SAMHS

Tag: SAMHS

Home Affairs investigating SA Military Health Service general who ‘lied’ about...

-
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is investigating a general who appears to have become four years “younger” while he was in the defence...

SA “integration programme” for Cuban-trained military doctors questioned

-
Thirteen SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) personnel are back in South Africa following six years of “military medicine” training in Cuba and find themselves...

SAMHS welcomes returning military medical students from Cuba

-
The Surgeon General of the South African National Defence Force, Lieutenant General Ntshavheni Peter Maphaha, has welcomed home 13 soldiers from Cuba after completing...

7 Med proficiency parade

-
7 Medical Battalion Group, the elite unit of the SA Military Health Service (SAMHS), presented proficiency badges and certificates during a parade at its...

SA military medics kick off first prestige week

-
Today (Tuesday, 28 November) marks day one of the first-ever SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) Prestige Week with Surgeon General Lieutenant General Peter Maphaha...

Medics ready for whatever may come during Ex Vuk’uhlome

-
The SA Army division level exercise Vuk’uhlome is underway at the Combat Training Centre (CTC) in Lohathla, Northern Cape, with as per standard operating...

SAMHS hosts academic symposium

-
The SA National Defence Force’s fourth component – the SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) – earlier this month gathered at the Military Health Training...

SAMHS assists in Tshwane cholera outbreak

-
As local and national authorities attempt to establish where and how cholera broke out, killing more than 20 people north of Pretoria, the SA...

L’Affaire Heberon still ongoing via Parliamentary questions

-
According to Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise there was “no misrepresentation of facts” around the acquisition of Heberon to prevent military personnel...

SA Military Health Service receives dozens of new ambulances

-
Surgeon General of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), Lieutenant General Ntshavheni Maphaha, has commissioned dozens of new ambulances for the SA Military Health...

SA Military Health Services cleans up its act with recycling partnership

-
The South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) has joined forces with plastics recycling company PETCO South Africa to launch a separation-at-source recycling initiative in...

Hundred plus military medics keep services going at strike-hit hospitals

-
Over a hundred SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) personnel are still deployed at public hospitals in three provinces, notwithstanding the Nehawu (National Education, Health...

Nehawu strike puts SAMHS personnel on hospital duty

-
Military uniforms are again in evidence at South African hospitals and other healthcare facilities where strikes by Nehawu, the National Education Health and Allied...

SAMHS taking healthcare to SA’s deep rural areas

-
An ambitious rural healthcare project with its roots in a joint American/South African military exercise is underway in KwaZulu-Natal. The Project Owethu community outreach initiative...

Project Owethu pioneering SAMHS work in “deep rural areas”

-
South Africa’s senior military medical officer is “excited” about the Project Owethu initiative currently underway in KwaZulu-Natal’s uMhlathuze municipality as part of this year’s...

Armed Forces Day taking healthcare to those in need

-
Included in this year’s Armed Forces Day (AFD) events is a tasking that will see SA Military Health Services (SAMHS) personnel using specific healthcare...

Senior SANDF appointments and promotions announced

-
Four major generals have been added to the senior ranks of the SA Air Force (SAAF) and SA Military Health Service (SAMHS), including a...

Public Protector Heberon findings mean work for SecDef

-
The clock is ticking for Defence Secretary Gladys Kudjoe to implement Public Protector remedial findings in the wake of the disastrous acquisition of a...

SAMHS MSD passing out parade

-
The 150 SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) military skills development (MSD) enlistees who made it from basic military training (BMT) to a passing out...

JSCD wants DoD “weaned off” Public Works and Infrastructure

-
Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD), mindful of apparent shortcomings in Minister Patricia de Lille’s Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI), wants...

Op Chariot in KZN drawing to a close

-
Six months ago, large parts of KwaZulu-Natal were hit by torrential rain resulting in widespread – and damaging – flooding. As has become common...

Personnel exits will impact SANDF “health warriors”

-
South Africans serving in the national defence force are often lumped together as the “human resource component” of the force with their importance acknowledged...

Combat training for elite military medics

-
7 Medical Battalion Group (7 Med Bn Gp) of the SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) is responsible for supporting airborne elements of the SA...

USAF C-130J integral to Shared Accord tactical air landing exercise

-
A highlight, at least for 28 Squadron personnel, of Exercise Shared Accord was the presence and participation of a United States Air Force (USAF)...

Ex Shared Accord a hands-on opportunity for military dental personnel

-
Operating – often literally – and working under austere conditions is generally “ops normal” for military medics and the currently underway Exercise Shared Accord...

Heberon charges on hold – not shelved

-
The importance of ensuring sufficient and correct information when asking for a police investigation is why a Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentarian has not yet...

SAMHS celebrates Nurses Day

-
The South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) celebrated the International Nurses day nationwide from 10 to 13 May, as it acknowledged the critical role...

MTT recommends boards of inquiry for apparent illegal Heberon acquisition

-
The purchase of the unregistered COVID-19 preventative drug Heberon from Cuba to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF)...

SA helo crew and ops medics to the rescue after IED...

-
South African military aviation and medical expertise were again to the fore stabilising and evacuating injured Congolese soldiers in combined effort which drew praise...

Heberon ministerial task team report seemingly MIA

-
The saga around the importation and use of a Cuban immune booster/modulator to protect soldiers and other military personnel, mainly medical, from the “viral...

Military medics watching over COVID-19-infected Ramaphosa

-
SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) personnel are monitoring President Cyril Ramaphosa and treating him for “mild COVID-19 symptoms” in Cape Town. A statement confirming South...

1 Mil off AU and UN high medical care provision lists

-
The torturous and seemingly never-ending upgrade of the SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) flagship 1 Military Hospital could be “swiftly expedited” according to SA...

Lack of progress on 1 Mil repair is ‘unacceptable’

-
The Department of Defence and Military Veterans (DoDMV), now under the stewardship of minister Thandi Modise and previously presided over by Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, “completely...

Heberon acquisition wasted R260 million

-
The Department of Defence’s acquisition of R260 million worth of Heberon from Cuba to treat COVID-19 patients was for nought as the drug is...

DFSC finds fault with military hospitals

-
The three SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) hospitals do not perform as they should, the Defence Force Service Commission (DFSC) maintains. A number of Commission...

1 Military Hospital a “disaster”

-
Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) maintains the “unending” repair and maintenance programme (RAMP) at 1 Military Hospital is a cause for “extreme...

AFB Waterkloof vaccination site handles up to 500 personnel daily

-
The SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) sickbay at AFB Waterkloof in Centurion serves a portion of the largest military community in Gauteng. Proof of...

SAMHS vaccination sites ensure countrywide coverage

-
Military medical personnel are – as from today (Thursday, 8 July) – on COVID-19 inoculation duty in all nine South Africa’s provinces and ready,...

Cuban graduates join SAMHS ranks

-
Twenty-one additions to the ranks of military medical doctors have been welcomed by acting Surgeon General on returning to South Africa after seven years...

Calls to ensure SAMHS personnel are vaccinated ahead of Gauteng COVID-19...

-
As 70 SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) practitioners ready for another round in the ongoing fight against an ever-encroaching COVID-19, concern about the well-being...

SANDF misses Public Protector Interferon deadline

-
It appears the senior command structure of the national defence force is not an active participant into an ongoing Public Protector (PP) investigation of...

CV of Major General Ntshavheni Peter Maphaha

-
Major General Ntshavheni Peter Maphaha was born on 8 August 1967 in Thohoyandou, Venda, in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. After completing his...

Surgeon General visiting Limpopo

-
The Surgeon General of the South African National Defence Force, Lieutenant General Zola Dabula, has arrived in Polokwane as part of his provincial tour...

Defence committees not finished with 1 Military Hospital

-
The SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) flagship – 1 Military Hospital in Thaba Tshwane – is in a sorry state notwithstanding a stop-start repair...

Sandu and SANDF lock legal horns over COVID-19 vaccinations

-
Whether due to apparent administrative tardiness or other not stated reasons, the healthcare service of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) faces legal action...

SANDF marks one year anniversary of Wuhan repatriation mission

-
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has marked the one year anniversary of the repatriation of South African citizens from Wuhan, China. On 10...

New Commander of Area Military Health Formation hits the ground running

-
The newly appointed General Officer Commanding Area Military Health Formation, Brigadier General Mcebisi Mdutywa, is determined to make the Formation the flagship of the...

SAMHS personnel will be vaccinated

-
The Surgeon General is off the legal hook of the SA National Defence Union (Sandu) following an undertaking that national defence force healthcare personnel...

New brigadier generals for the SA Military Health Service

-
The South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) has appointed and promoted ten new brigadier generals, who were adorned with Brigadier General ranks by Surgeon...

Military healthcare personnel missing out on COVID-19 vaccination – Sandu

-
An apparent failure to ensure military healthcare personnel are registered for COVID-19 vaccination has raised the ire of the SA National Defence Union (Sandu). Pikkie...