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Cuban COVID-19 drug import investigations continue

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The Office of the Auditor-General and the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) are to be given “space” to better deal with the apparent...

SG admits “wrongs committed” with Cuban COVID-19 drug import

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) heard “wrongs were committed” during the acquisition of a Cuban drug said to assist in...

Lack of defence funding will reduce operational output

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A single sentence in the latest Department of Defence (DoD) annual report sums up the increasingly worsening situation of South Africa’s armed forces and...

Soldiers still enforcing lockdown and aiding police

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The current “employment” – to use President Cyril Ramaphosa’s word – of the military is for lockdown regulation enforcement, humanitarian aid and crime combatting...

Military to explain Heberon acquisition – again

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Senior military officers, including Lieutenant General Zola Dabula, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Surgeon General, will be called to Parliament for a second...

The Past Week in Defence #40 (8 February – 14 February...

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, the Egyptian Air Force is confirmed to be operating SCALP cruise missiles, the Ivory Coast receives second...

SANDF adds to its one-star numbers

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The Department of Defence (DoD) could well be accused of adding to rank inflation when first viewing its 17 February Bulletin, which lists no...

More questions than answers on Cuban COVID-19 drug

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The apparent illegal importing of a Cuban drug to strengthen soldiers’ resistance to COVID-19 came – unsatisfactorily – under the Parliamentary oversight microscope on...

SA Air Force transports first bulk batch of vaccines to the...

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On Wednesday 17 February the South African Air Force's (SAAF's) sole Pilatus PC-12, from 41 Squadron at Air Force Base Waterkloof, delivered the first...

DSCT, SA Navy hold blessing ceremony for first new inshore patrol...

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) and the South African Navy (SAN) have held a blessing ceremony for the first of three new multi-mission inshore...

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Are SANDF communicators losing the plot?

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Apart from somewhat poor communication with its various external audiences, there also appears to be a lack of communication internally at the SA National...
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