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SANDF peacekeeping efforts continue in Africa

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South Africa has engaged in over a dozen peace missions since democracy as it recognises that its destiny is linked to the Southern African...

SANDF confiscates contraband near Mozambique border

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South African Army soldiers have confiscated over R1 million worth of contraband from a house near the Mozambique border as part of border protection...

SANDF personnel strength

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There is a constant refrain that the South African National Defence Force should cut numbers and thus personnel costs, that those are at the...

SANDF opens Rand Show with a roar

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The roar of a Gripen fighter overhead the Nasrec show grounds marked the opening ceremony of the 2019 Rand Show, which was officiated by...

Rand Show 2019

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Military Ombud to host annual symposium next week

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The South African Military Ombud will mark its 7th Annual Symposium on Friday 26 April at Emperors Palace. It will be celebrated under the...

Special Defence Account faces closure

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The Department of Defence’s Special Defence Account (SDA) is facing closure, potentially cutting off a R5 billion annual source of funds for the South...

SAAF Gripen coming to 2019 Rand Show

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That the airborne arm of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is still operating in austerity mode is clear from information there will be...

Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Defence Sector Charter launched

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Defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has officially launched the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Defence Sector Charter after it was gazetted...

Mapisa-Nqakula hands over bridges in the Eastern Cape

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has handed over two bridges to communities in the Eastern Cape after six children were swept...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...