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More openness needed from the SANDF on deployments

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It’s apparently either “policy” or “practice” in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) not to make public the names of deployed regiments and units...

SAMHS doctors keeping busy in the DRC

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At the Composite Helicopter Unit (CHU) in Goma, DRC, is a South African Military Health Services (SAMHS) level one hospital. DefenceWeb had the opportunity to...

Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...

Alleged lockdown soldier brutality to be investigated

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The first days of South Africa’s national coronavirus lockdown have seen allegations of unnecessary brutality and violence by soldiers which are going to find...

C-in-C confirms DR Congo and Mozambique Channel deployments for another year

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With the coronavirus pandemic currently very much front of mind for government, other commitments continue and this saw President Cyril Ramaphosa late last week...

SANDF calls up reserve force members for COVID-19 deployment

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The Department of Defence and Military Veterans has called up members from the Reserve Force to complement the already deployed soldiers in the fight...

Rheinmetall Denel Munition hands over sanitizer to the SANDF

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On 27 March, the first day of the 21-day coronavirus lockdown in South Africa, Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) donated 6 000 litres of hand...

2 800 soldiers deployed for coronavirus lockdown

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the deployment of 2 820 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help contain the COVID-19...

Ramaphosa tells military and police they are fighting an invisible enemy

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President Cyril Ramaphosa added the phrase “invisible enemy” to the South African coronavirus lexicon when he addressed soldiers at the Doornkop military base prior...

China donates medical protective gear to SANDF in fight against COVID-19

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In the final hours before a 21-day national lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, the South African National Defence...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...