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Political parties looking to improve rural security

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is to be personally appraised of the worsening rural safety and security situation by letter and steps have been proposed to...

Good and not so good in proposed Mzansi Home Guard

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The new SA Army Reserves initiative to, among others, improve rural safety and security has drawn largely positive comment with reservations and an obvious...

Military medics in Eastern Cape to help provincial health department

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A team of 50 plus SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) professionals today (Monday, 6 July) started duties in the Eastern Cape, a province ravaged...

Defence Minister rebukes DA for soldier sexual abuse comments

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The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans has rebuked “misinformed insinuations” by a Democratic Alliance (DA) member of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP). Following...

Hercules in runway excursion at AFB Ysterplaat

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A South African Air Force (SAAF) C-130BZ Hercules ended up off the runway after landing at Air Force Base (AFB) Ysterplaat on Sunday morning...

Navy not taking on extra personnel to man MMIPVs

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The SA Navy will not sign on extra personnel to crew its inshore patrol vessels (IPVs), the first of which is planned to go...

9 SAI soldiers test positive for COVID-19

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) confirmed “around 40 soldiers” tested positive for COVID-19, at least two days after a provincial Member of the...

Ramaphosa extends SANDF Op Notlela employment

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The “employment” of soldiers and other military personnel as part of the national effort to combat coronavirus has been extended until the end of...

Farm attacks on the rise

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Criminal activity in South Africa’s agricultural areas appears to be increasing with leading farmer organisations and two political parties again calling for action and...

SAAF Drakensberg rescue

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15 Squadron, the only SA Air Force (SAAF) helicopter unit in KwaZulu-Natal, literally came to the rescue earlier this week. The KwaZulu-Natal section rescue team...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...