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Joining the Military Skills Development System (MSDS)

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If you want to follow a career in the military, the South African National Defence Force (SANF) offers young, fit and mentally strong citizens...

SAMHS executed two million health care activities last year

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The South African Military Health Service carried out over two million health care activities in the previous financial year as part of its mandate...

Marievale housing decision apparently being appealed again

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Unused housing on Marievale military base continues to be at the centre of drawn out legal arguments between Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) and...

SANDF promotions and transfers for 2019 seemingly on hold

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The annual SA National Defence Force (SANDF) signals announcing promotions, transfers and course postings for the 2019 calendar year have not yet been circulated. This...

SONA costs cut while SANDF commitment remains the same

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The Parliamentary budget for Thursday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa has been cut by almost half but this will...

No MSDS recruits for military health service in current intake

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The national defence force’s ongoing contribution to job creation – the military skills development system (MSDS) – this year shows a slight improvement in...

Defence Force reaps benefits of Armed Forces Day activities

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The South African Navy, hosts of the 2019 iteration of Armed Forces Day, is planning a huge spectacle in and around Cape Town. Armed Forces...

Pakistan Army Chief of Staff in SA

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Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa is currently visiting South Africa where he is meeting with South African Army officials...

Document: Department of Defence annual report 2017-18

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The Department of Defence has released its annual report for the 2017/18 financial year. Click here to view the document: DoD_Annual_Report_2017-18

Keeping the skies safe – 35 mm Air Defence Artillery logistic...

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In the late 1960s, the former SADF acquired a substantial quantity of Oerlikon 35 mm anti-aircraft guns, together with radar-guided, Super Vledermaus Fire Control...

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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,...