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Shoke warns against attending “party political” meetings

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South Africa’s top soldier is adamant no serving SA National Defence Force (SANDF) member will be allowed to attend meetings where “petty party political...

Safety concerns about De Aar ammunition depot

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Concerns about possibly dangerous situations caused by unused and potentially unstable military ammunition stored at 97 Ammunition Depot in De Aar, Northern Cape, have...

Combat readiness exercise for military legal personnel

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The military’s legal beagles and eagles are not only competent in court – they also have to demonstrate combat readiness via a division exercise,...

Big dagga bust on Lesotho border latest in string of border...

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A cordon and search operation in the eMaswazini area of KwaZulu-Natal this week saw soldiers and police find 300 kg of dagga in an...

Damen Shipyards Cape Town lays keel for second SA Navy inshore...

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has laid the keel of the second inshore patrol vessel (IPV) for the South African Navy that it is...

Minister discloses average age of SA infantry soldiers

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The infantry soldier has been and still is the mainstay of any landward force and as such is usually seen as young, fit and...

Defence committee mini-symposium presentations

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On 3 September, the Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) held a mini-symposium on the South African National Defence Force’s Force Design and Related...

Feature: The SANDF needs to put its foot down

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is badly under-resourced and needs to tell government it requires additional funding for additional taskings, otherwise it...

“Robust conversation” needed on national defence force

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South Africans have to talk about “their” national defence force, particularly as regards its funding, is the major conclusion of Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee...

Operation O Kae Molao continue to yield positive results

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Integrated operations between the South African Police Service, South African National Defence Force, metro police and other stakeholders under Operation O Kae Molao have...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...