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Shoke warns SANDF against drugs and fraternisation

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Don’t do drugs and don’t fraternise was the over-arching message given by outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, General Solly Shoke, to SA...

M5 mortar airlift project saving the SANDF money and extending equipment...

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The 120 mm M5 heavy mortar is the primary long-range, indirect fire, artillery weapon for the Steve Biko Artillery Regiment (formerly Light Regiment) of...

The Past Week in Defence #52 (3 May – 9 May...

In this week’s edition, there is still no date for a high level Southern African Development Community meeting on Mozambique and South Africa’s defence...

Kimberley farewell stop for Shoke

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The first stop for outgoing CSANDF General Solly Shoke on his end-of-duty tour was North West late in April with stop number two set...

Shoke leaves as longest serving SANDF Chief

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When General Solly Shoke hands the symbolic instrument of command to his successor on 28 May, he leaves the office of SA National Defence...

SANDF fighting abalone poaching in the Overstrand

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has deployed to the Overstrand region of the Western Cape to combat poaching and related crime in...

Reserve Force loses a dedicated and professional officer

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The death this week of Colonel Monica Muller leaves a void in the Office of Chief Defence Reserves. She was a pioneer for women throughout...

The Past Week in Defence #51 (26 April – 2 May...

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In this week’s edition, international military expenditure is not affected by COVID-19, the Cabo Delgado insurgency highlights the need for an adequately funded SA...

SAAF helicopters help fight Simons Town fire

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South African Air Force Oryx helicopters helped extinguish a fire that broke out in the Simons Town area on Monday. Provincial Disaster Management (PDM) requested...

SA defence budget falling to only .86% of GDP

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The South African defence budget for 2021/22 is just .86% of GDP, down from .97%, causing experts to caution that the reduction will have...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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