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SANDF helps nab more illegal miners

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers working together with their colleagues from the South African Police Service (SAPS) have apprehended over a dozen...

Mashatile highlights military veterans’ “plight” amid slow pension payouts

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South African Deputy President Paul Mashatile, reporting on the military veterans’ Presidential Task Team (PTT) he heads, this week voiced concern at the slow...

Ramaphosa extends SANDF deployments

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President and Commander-in-Chief Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised extensions of the employment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in the Democratic Republic of...

More dagga busts for SANDF soldiers on border patrol

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers, from 1 SA Infantry (SAI) Battalion, continue to put pressure on smugglers operating along the Mozambican and...

Is the South African National Defence Force up to the challenge?

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) plays a vital role in safeguarding the nation's security, both domestically and abroad. Enshrined in the Constitution,...

Criminals are registering security companies to access firearms, court hears

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Corrupt police officers are helping criminals open security companies to access firearms, the Verulam Magistrate’s Court has heard. Hawks investigator Detective Warrant Officer, Sivan Naidoo...

Works Formation artisans hold skills “Olympics”

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Aiming to properly execute its mandate of, among others, construction, maintenance and repair, a Department of Defence (DoD) Works Formation prestige week is currently...

Mbombe 6 vehicles delivered to Ecuador

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Ecuador has become the latest country to take delivery of Paramount’s Mbombe 6 infantry combat vehicle. Info Defensa last week reported the first vehicles, painted...

Armormax Defence introduces new TAC-6 6×6 vehicle for security, military users

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Johannesburg-based Armormax Defence is officially launching its new 6x6 TAC-6 multi-purpose vehicle, originally developed for the French Special Forces but now aimed at filling...

Gallery: Armormax TAC-6

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Analysis: South Africa’s national security priorities in question amidst troop deployment,...

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With the planned deployment of up to 2 900 troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the planned visit of a frigate...

SAAF memorial off-limits

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“Acts of vandalism and desecration” mean the SA Air Force (SAAF) memorial on Bays Hill immediately north of what is now the Air Force...

Border security issues highlighted in Free State and North West

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A public hearing and an oversight visit in two provinces has brought home concerns about poor border security. A public hearing in North West province’s...

Vumacam ‘nabs’ alleged fraudsters, armed robbers and vehicle thieves

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A recently announced public-private partnership between tech company, Vumacam, and the Gauteng government to combat crime in the province has led to “numerous successes.” In...

The MRAP bubble – Has it burst?

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A recent article in Business Day by Erika Gibson on the status of the SA defence industry provides some interesting food for thought. One...

SANDF unity on show in new addition to Military Academy campus

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A new addition to the SA Military Academy campus is a permanent reminder of the amalgamation of various armed forces into the SA National...

Supreme Court of Appeal rules no profits for Beitbridge “washing line”...

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Attempts to hold onto profits from an unfit for purpose stretch of border fence, erected as part of the then national anti-COVID-19 effort in...

Thousand plus new Correctional Services officials appointed

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South Africa’s prison population, said to number over 157 000, will have an extra 1 003 “correctional officials” to ensure effective prisoner management. On 10...

Op Vikela is over, SA troops flown back from Mozambique

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South Africa’s contribution to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) is over as per a Presidential authorisation stating it ends...

BMA prevents almost 300 000 illegal entries to SA in first...

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The newest addition to the South African government’s security architecture – the Border Management Authority (BMA) – marked its first anniversary on 1 April...

GILAB is ‘still too authoritarian’ says OUTA

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The National Assembly’s adoption of the General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill (GILAB) on 24 March underlines the need for an active civil society to...

ProtectionWeb launches as South Africa’s newest security sector news publication

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South Africa’s security sector is massive, employing nearly 3 million people, and the government’s peace and security budget stands at nearly R250 billion a...

Operation Vala Umgodi nets 18 chrome-laden trucks in Limpopo

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With the end of April – and end of the SA Army Light Modern Brigade (LMB) deployment – approaching, the SA Police Service (SAPS)-headed...

Overdue Denel AGMs reprieved by Companies Tribunal

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Denel, under the leadership of a permanent chief executive for the first time in over three years, has been reprieved by the Companies Tribunal...

Ramaphosa tries to patch up relations with Rwanda

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Could South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts to rekindle ties between his country and Rwanda also help resolve the dangerous standoff between Rwanda and...

SAPS cannot keep up with growing population, one police officer for...

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The SA Police Service’s 2024/25 Annual Performance Plan, tabled two weeks ago, revealed that the force cannot keep up with the country’s growing population....

Private Security Industry proves strong force multiplier in Eyes and Ears...

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More than 1 600 alerts generated in the Eyes and Ears Initiative (E2) and Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system led to 133 vehicles...

Third SAN MMIPV set for OTE come September

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September this year will see the scheduled commencement of sea trials for multi-mission inshore patrol vessel (MMIPV) number three, the final platform in the...

BACSA’s Neal Froneman maps all-out war against organised crime

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Neal Froneman, chair of Business Against Crime South Africa (BACSA) and CEO of mining group Sibanye-Stillwater, stressed the need for an overdue strategic response. Organised...

SANDF and SAPS reach out to less privileged schoolchildren during anti-illegal...

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Members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and South African Police Service (SAPS) found time during joint operations to combat illegal mining...

BMA tackling corruption via SIU forum

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A stated aim of Michael Masiapato, Border Management Authority (BMA) Chief Executive and Commissioner, is “a zero tolerance approach on corrupt tendencies among officials”...

R8 million plus setback for illegal miners

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A two-month haul worth in excess of R8 million in mining and allied equipment, diamonds, ore, explosives and weapons is the tally for the...

Ninety-six percent of DoD/SANDF buildings need maintenance

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The malaise running through Minister Thandi Modise’s Department of Defence (DoD) and the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) stretches from prime mission equipment through...

Three Tanzanian soldiers with SAMIDRC killed by rebel fire

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Two months after a couple of South African soldiers were killed serving with the Southern African Development Community Mission in the Democratic Republic of...

General aviation hub planned for AAD 2024

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For want of a better word, the “civilian” component of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) control and organising body in the form of...

Thumbs-up from AMD for DIRCO economic diplomacy initiative

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Looking back on 2023, the SA Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (better and more widely known as AMD) in its first ever newsletter...

More money for goods and services than salaries in Op Thiba...

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South Africa’s much criticised deployment to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of a regional mission and force has at least one...

Jihadism in Mozambique: southern African forces are leaving with mixed results

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) military mission in Mozambique (Samim), which was deployed on 15 July 2021 to fight the Islamic insurgents terrorising...

Border protection tasking sees soldiers confiscate contraband, return livestock and nab...

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Border patrols by South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers are yielding significant results, with recent reports highlighting the persistence of the illegal cigarette...

SAMIDRC rejects mis- and disinformation on eastern DR Congo mission

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (SAMIDRC) added its voice to those of South Africa’s Departments of...

Paramount emerges victorious in Vrye Weekblad case

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Aerospace and defence company Paramount has won a Press Council case against the Vrye Weekblad after the Editor of that publication was found to...

SA heritage gun register totals five hundred plus

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The South African heritage gun register, a Gunners’ Association of SA project, now has 529 guns on record with 350 inspected by a committee...

SAAF Museum air show 2024 to be a flight through time

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On Saturday 4 May the sky above the western side of Centurion will be abuzz with aircraft for the SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum...

Mapisa-Nqakula hands herself over to police after resigning as Speaker and...

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Former Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has handed herself in to the police, a day after announcing her resignation as Speaker of...

Asset Forfeiture Unit secures R43 million preservation order against former DRC...

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The National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA’s) Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) has secured a R43 million preservation order emanating from a case of fraud and theft...

SAAF personnel complete rigorous mobile air operations training at Lohatlha

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Twenty-one SA Air Force (SAAF) personnel spent five weeks in the inhospitable terrain that is the SA Army Combat Training Centre (CTC) at Lohatlha...

Opposition parties lambast SANDF deployment to the DRC

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South Africa’s political opposition has come out swinging against the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) deployment with the SADC Mission in the Democratic...

Reports of SANDF troops captured in the DRC dismissed as fake...

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The South African Departments of Defence and International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) have dismissed reports that several South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers...

CSIR develops firepower upgrade package for Mamba APCs

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a firepower enhancement package for the Mamba armoured personnel carrier (APC), which is being...

SAPS has “strategies” and “key interventions” to fight crime and corruption

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Thanks to a Parliamentary question and the Deputy President answering questions in the National Assembly (NA), South Africans know the SA Police Service (SAPS)...