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The Past Week in Defence #55 (24 May – 30 May...

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In this week’s edition, the Southern African Development Community decides on another summit as it holds off on a military response to Mozambique’s insurgency...

The Past Week in Defence #53 (10 May – 16 May...

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In this week’s edition, South Africa is in “conversation” with Mozambique on Operation Copper patrols, Seriti Commission judges could face misconduct charges and De...

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...

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...

CSANDF farewell tour will take in six provinces

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Between now and his change of command parade on 28 May, outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke will go from...

Budget cuts a recipe for SANDF disaster

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“The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is now in a full-blown crisis,” is African Defence Review (ADR) director Darren Olivier’s curt summation of the...

Parliamentary committee takes “strong exception” to CSANDF absence

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) took “strong exception” to the absence of South Africa’s most senior soldier from a briefing where the...

CSANDF non-appearance at Parliament “disrespectful”

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Members of Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) were left high and dry when SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke...

Shoke stays on as Chief SANDF

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South Africa’s top soldier, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, General Solly Shoke, will remain the head of the national military machine until the...

Acknowledgement all is not well with the SANDF comes from the...

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The trio at the apex of South Africa's military admit to financial shortcomings but are adamant the national defence force will meet...

Real action needed or the SANDF might just as well shut...

"The over-riding impression I have of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is that it's marking time," was the comment of an...

Thanks for hosting us, Kimberley – SANDF Chief

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South Africa's top soldier, General Solly Shoke, this week said thank you to the people of the Northern Cape, particularly those in...

Charges laid against second SANDF general officer

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The commitment by SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, General Solly Shoke, to rooting out criminality in the military has netted another...

Year-end thanks and appreciation from the Minister and SANDF Chief

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The two top people in the command structure of the South African government's military apparatus – Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe...

SANDF Prestige Week

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Next week is SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Prestige Week the fifth of its kind where enhancing social cohesion is the major...

50 year service medal for Chief Reserves

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General Solly Shoke, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) chief, started the annual round of medal parades on Friday with SANDF Reserve Chief...

Shoke’s 40 year service medal explained

That current SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, General Solly Shoke, will be presented with a medal to mark 40 years of...

Reserve Force to be updated and revitalised

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The Reserves are, according to SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, General Solly Shoke, "a vital component" of the South African military...

Cost of flying SANDF chief and “delegation” to Cuba close to...

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That close to half a million Rand can be spent on foreign air travel when key defence areas are being neglected,...

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