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SA Dept of Defence responds to DR Congo deployment criticism

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South African Department of Defence Head of Communication (HoC) Siphiwe Dlamini notes in an opinion piece that the deployment of a SA National Defence...

SA Defence Dept not hacked – DoD spokesman

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South Africa’s Department of Defence (DoD) maintains its information communication technology (ICT) system – two weeks after a cyberattack reportedly siphoned 1.6 terabytes of...

“Conflating” Armed Forces Day with Exercise Mosi is wrong – Senior...

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Siphiwe Dlamini, Head of Communication (HOC) in the Department of Defence (DoD), is concerned about what he terms “media attempts to conflate” next month’s...

AAD 2022 a “significant” event

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Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2022 was “significant,” the senior communication official in Minister Thandi Modise’s Department of Defence (DoD) maintains. Head of communication Siphiwe...

Dlamini defends Presidential charter flight

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The Department of Defence (DoD), in the form of its Head of Communication (HoC), came out with verbal guns blazing to defend a chartered...

Ramaphosa farm theft mastermind never a South African soldier – DoD

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A weekend report alleging the apparent mastermind behind what is termed the theft of “millions” in foreign currency from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s game and...

DoD belatedly responds to defenceWeb article

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Department of Defence head of communications, Siphiwe Dlamini, responded to a defenceWeb piece published on Tuesday, July 10. His statement reads: "The article...

SANDF general officer arrested in connection with corruption and fraud

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That the South African military is a target for thieves, including those in its ranks, is well documented but the latest "no...

Department of Defence keeping quiet on Nkandla sickbay

Its own enquiry into military aspects of the Presidential homestead in KwaZulu-Natal was completed a year ago but the SA National Defence...

Operation Fiela: Call for Zuma to inform Parliament

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The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party has called on SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Commander-in-Chief, President Jacob Zuma, to tell Parliament the...

DoD’s Dlamini on DRIPT

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The actual number of people involved in the Ministerially appointed Defence Review Implementation Project Team (DRIPT), is "not an issue" with the...

Parts sought for Samil trucks

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Vehicle maintenance of particularly the SA Army's older Samil trucks has been in the hands of Cuban diesel mechanics for at least...

Aspiring South African military doctors studying in Cuba

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Twenty-five South Africans are currently in Cuba studying medicine compliments of the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) SA Military Health Service (SAMHS). This...

Cuban military mechanics not needed in South Africa – Solidarity

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"It cannot be about a shortage of these specific skills," is how trade union Solidarity reacted to the presence of almost 100...

Cuban mechanics in SA to help build SANDF capacity

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South African military mechanics are working alongside Cubans in terms of an agreement between the two countries, the Department of Defence (DoD)...

SANDF reportedly looking for more white recruits

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The Department of Defence (DoD) apparently plans to reverse racial quotas in the recruitment process so more whites and fewer blacks will...

Military careers on show at Armed Forces Day

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Attracting the right people to the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) will also form part of this month's Armed Forces Day event...

No South African military assets deployed in battle against Boko Haram

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South Africa has not deployed any military assets to assist the Chadian Defence Force in its pursuit of Boko Haram. Siphiwe Dlamini, head...

SANDF Chief of Corporate Staff not leaving because of Nkandla

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Lieutenant General Vejay Ramlakan has hit back at a newspaper report claiming he will be asked to take early retirement because of...

SANDF headquarters general set to be first Nkandla government victim

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Former Surgeon General and currently Chief of Corporate Staff of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Lieutenant General Vejay Ramlakan looks set...

SA soldiers and equipment in DRC set to earn R100 million...

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The part of South Africa's foreign policy that sees the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) deployed on peacekeeping and peace support missions...