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South African deaths in DR Congo laid at Ramaphosa’s door

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The first deaths and injuries – all SA National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel - in the Southern African Development Community’s efforts to rein in...

More soldiers deployed to fight illegal mining

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the employment of 3 300 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), in co-operation with the South...

SA Military Bargaining Council to be operational in January

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Come January, men and women in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) will have another avenue for service-related grievances. The Military Bargaining Council (MBC), Parliament’s...

War of words – with no SANDF input – rages around...

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Responses ranging from measured to hysterical are flying around a thuggish assault on SA National Defence Force (SANDF) military skills development (MSD) recruits by...

Soldiers were victims of Presidential protection police attack

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Three men reportedly thuggishly assaulted by police assigned presidential protection duties are, according to South Africa’s largest military trade union, all currently on the...

Military medical aid increase on hold thanks to Sandu intervention

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Threatened legal action by South Africa’s largest military trade union appears to have hit home with a planned increase in medical aid contributions on...

“Disgusting” Moz body burning video prompts calls for urgent investigation and...

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Two political parties and the country’s largest military trade union want speedy action following possible involvement of South African soldiers in what appears to...

DoD, SANDF December pay packets will be fatter

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The seventy thousand plus Department of Defence (DoD) and SA National Defence Force (SANDF) uniformed personnel and their civilian colleagues have a better than...

Defence HQ also without climate control

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South African military personnel often have to work in difficult conditions, but this should not include office buildings with broken air conditioning. The SA National...

SAAF HQ fast becoming a sick building

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SA Air Force (SAAF) personnel working at headquarters on the western side of the Pretoria CBD are not having the best of days in...

KZN military rations issue resolved

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Soldiers on active duty in KwaZulu-Natal reportedly received meal allowances after the SA National Defence Union (Sandu) intervened. Union national secretary Pikkie Greeff said payment...

Verbal skirmishing continues as soldiers allegedly go hungry

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Placatory words from the senior spin doctor in the SA National Defence Force regarding an apparent lack of proper rations for soldiers on active...

Soldier rations and hygiene products complaints to new minister

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The current utilisation of national defence force personnel in the wake of last month’s civil unrest and violence appears to have brought with it...

Power cuts at SANDF bases and facilities not an option

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Last week’s black-out at the Dunnottar military base - the second in six months – is not an unusual occurrence at SA National Defence...

Power restored at Dunnottar military base

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Six months after legal intervention by the SA National Defence Union (Sandu) saw power restored to the Dunnottar military base, the military trade union...

Sandu seeking millions for soldiers suspended after Union Buildings march

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South Africa’s largest military trade union wants government in the form of its Defence and Military Veterans Minister to pay R24 million to just...

Sandu and SANDF lock legal horns over COVID-19 vaccinations

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Whether due to apparent administrative tardiness or other not stated reasons, the healthcare service of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) faces legal action...

SAMHS personnel will be vaccinated

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The Surgeon General is off the legal hook of the SA National Defence Union (Sandu) following an undertaking that national defence force healthcare personnel...

Military healthcare personnel missing out on COVID-19 vaccination – Sandu

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An apparent failure to ensure military healthcare personnel are registered for COVID-19 vaccination has raised the ire of the SA National Defence Union (Sandu). Pikkie...

Power back at Dunnottar military base

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Legal intervention by South Africa’s largest defence trade union saw power restored to the Dunnottar military base on Gauteng’s far East Rand. Pretoria- headquartered Sandu...

SANDU threatens legal action as Dunnottar base electricity cut

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The South African National Defence Union (SANDU) is threatening legal action against the Department of Defence after electricity was cut to 150 families at...

Sandu concerned about SANDF coronavirus scanning and screening

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Unlike other government departments and entities, the national defence force is not keeping South Africans informed of the impact of coronavirus on soldiers and...

Sandu also seeking SANDF coronavirus testing info

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Lieutenant General Zola Dabula, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Surgeon General and the man in overall charge of the military medical contribution to the...

Court orders discharged SAMHS trainee doctors be reinstated

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The Pretoria High Court has ordered the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to reinstate 35 soldiers who were dismissed for allegedly deserting whilst...

Sandu to take up cudgels on behalf of discharged SAMHS trainee...

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Indications are the legal services division of the national defence force can ready itself for another court battle with the SA National Defence Union...

Sandu unhappy about retention of SANDF salary/rank links

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Sandu (SA National Defence Union), the country's largest military trade union, has come out strongly against recommendations made by the Defence Force...

Sandu members back at work seven years after Union Buildings protest

SA National Defence Union (Sandu) members who took part in the 2009 Union Buildings protest and were placed on apparent indefinite special...

Sandu says Defence Minister “distorted facts” in her reply to Port...

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The SA National Defence Union (Sandu) maintains the Defence and Military Veterans Minister "distorted the facts" and was "protecting thuggery under the...

DoD takes Sandu to task for grandstanding on wet rations issue

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The ever-simmering war of words between the Department of Defence (DoD) and the country's largest military trade union, Sandu (SA National Defence...

SANDF briefly runs out of rations

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Soldiers at several South African National Defence Force (SANDF) bases were apparently told to leave their bases and go home due to...

SANDF responds to military trade union on ongoing legal action around...

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The SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) director: corporate communication, maintains the SA National Defence Union (Sandu) has made "unfortunate insinuations" as regards...

Military trade union is “provocative” – SANDF Chief

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SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, General Solly Shoke, maintains a SA National Defence Union (Sandu) statement on President's Jacob Zuma's apparent...

Sandu gearing up for another SANDF legal battle

Another legal row is brewing between the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and the military trade union Sandu (SA National Defence Union). This...

Corruption in SANDF demoralising soldiers – Sandu

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The South African National Defence Union (Sandu) says it is demoralising for soldiers to serve in the South African National Defence Force...

Union Buildings protest cost estimated at half a billion

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Attempts to prosecute soldiers who allegedly unlawfully took part in the 2009 Union Buildings protest have to date failed and, according to...

Military justice currently on hold

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The application of justice in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is on hold at present while the assignment of senior military...

All apparently not well at the Infantry School

Allegations of assault and verbal abuse have again surfaced at the SA Army's Infantry School at Oudtshoorn. The base in the Klein Karoo...

Guptagate still dragging on

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One of two SA Air Force (SAAF) officers still facing charges in connection with the landing of a private jet at AFB...

HIV positive soldiers win case against SANDF

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While only three soldiers were involved in the latest legal loss suffered by the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) legal services the...

More legal success for Sandu

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Legal and other actions taken by the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) following the violent 2009 Union Buildings protest has by and...

Union Buildings protest trial still dragging on

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Soldiers who apparently unlawfully went on a protest march to the Union Buildings in 2009 have been split into three distinct groups...

Top Sandu man wants financial compensation for alleged defamation by the...

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The SA National Defence Union (Sandu), in the person of its national secretary Pikkie Greeff, has taken exception to a statement issued...

Verbal skirmishing escalates as Union Buildings trial again put on hold

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Legal wrangling has again seen a delay in the ongoing trial of soldiers who protested, apparently against orders, outside the Union Buildings...

Another delay in Union Buildings protest trial

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More than 600 renegade SA National Defence Force soldiers face the boot. The 655 soldiers are part of a group of 1...

Soldiers mark time waiting for legal hearings to restart

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There is still no end in sight to the lengthy process of Military Court hearings against soldiers involved in the August 2009...

DoDMV Legal Services under-achieved

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The Legal Services Division of the Department of Defence and Military Veterans (DoDMV) will not look back on the 2012/13 financial year...

No commemorative march planned for the Union Buildings – Sandu

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The SA National Defence Union (Sandu) has dismissed as "laughable" a statement by the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) warning against a...

Sandu wants two star general suspended pending perjury investigation

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Backed by a written judgement "lambasting" the actions of a SA National Defence Force (SANDF) general, the SA National Defence Union (Sandu)...

Sandu and SANDF look set for another court battle

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Four weeks of verbal skirmishing between the country's largest military trade union, Sandu (SA National Defence Union), and the SA National Defence...

SANDF gathering evidence against illegal marchers

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has started preliminary investigations to gather evidence related to charges against members who participated in...

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