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SAS Spioenkop responds to light aircraft ditching off Pemba

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Before the South African Navy’s frigate SAS Spioenkop departed Mozambique for South Africa, the vessel responded to the ditching of a light aircraft off...

Soldiers on border patrol confiscate illicit cigarettes worth R1 million

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers on border patrol have over the past week recovered a million rands’ worth of illicit cigarettes and...

SAS Spioenkop returns home from Mozambique

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The South African Navy's frigate SAS Spioenkop (F147) is currently steaming home after an Operation Vikela deployment off Mozambique and once back in South...

War College seemingly up and operational in Centurion

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Notwithstanding misgivings expressed three months ago, indications are the SA National War College (SANWC) is now based at a former hotel on the eastern...

Department of Defence is willing, but lacks resources – Modise

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise, delivering her budget vote speech on Tuesday, has said that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF)...

Drones aid SANDF disaster relief efforts in KwaZulu-Natal

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is using small drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), to assist with flood relief efforts in KwaZulu-Natal...

SA-Tanzanian Tactical Intelligence Unit gearing up for next rotation

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The joint South Africa-Tanzania Tactical Intelligence Unit is gearing up for its next rotation to the Democratic Republic of Congo later this year, and...

Operation Thusano shenanigans sees ultimatum for Defence Minister

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Matters Cuban, especially as regards the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), appear to be reaching breaking point with an ultimatum delivered to the Minister...

First Multi-Mission patrol vessel handed over to the SA Navy

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The first of three new multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) built under Project Biro was handed over to the South African Navy (SAN) on...

Funding and other challenges hurting the Military Police

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The Military Police Division (MPD) of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says it is struggling to provide full policing services due to...

Operation Chariot in full swing in KZN

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The three-star general heading the Joint Operations Division of the national defence force acknowledges the men and women deployed in flood-stricken KwaZulu-Natal are not...

Cut in manday allocations will impact Reserve Force

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The part-time component of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) – the Reserves – will, along with the regular force, “feel” a 25% cut...

SAMHS celebrates Nurses Day

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

Defence budget also to blame for poor serviceability of SANDF equipment...

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The real reason why some South African Air Force (SAAF) aircraft are grounded is the poor state of the defence budget, and not just...

SANDF will fly the flag at Mpumalanga Presidential Imbizo

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On Friday 20 May, President Cyril Ramaphosa will be in Mpumalanga town Carolina for his third Presidential Imbizo of the year and, as with...

SANDF committed to Cabo Delgado civil-military co-operation

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The primary task of South African military personnel in Cabo Delgado is to end an Islamist insurgency. At the same time the South African...

SANDF helps clean up KZN beaches

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Three SA National Defence Force (SANDF) companies have helped clean debris off KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) beaches following recent flooding in the province. The companies from Buffalo...

CArmy pep talk for 2022 MSD intake

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The ranking officer in the landward force, Lieutenant General Lawrence Mbatha, listed seven reasons why the 2022 military skills development (MSD) intake for the...

Public Works to repair flood damage at AFB Durban

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That the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is doing repair work at Air Force Base (AFB) Durban in the wake of last...

Department of Defence underfunded by 50%

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With a budget of R49 billion for the current financial year, the Department of Defence (DoD) is underfunded by 50%, as its full cost...

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