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ProtectionWeb makes debut appearance at Securex 2024

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ProtectionWeb, a premier news website for the security industry, is thrilled to announce its inaugural public appearance at Securex 2024 at the Gallagher Convention...

Copper catastrophe: scrap dealers strip SA to fuel stolen red metal...

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South Africa is suffering an unmitigated “copper catastrophe” – fuelled by infrastructure theft, sky-high copper prices and many scrap dealers exporting the red metal...

SANDF to remain in austere mode until funding flow improves

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After three ministers of defence and military veterans, the 2012 South African Defence review, renamed in 2015 and approved by the National Assembly (NA),...

Army Technical Service Corps boosted by 47 qualified artisans

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The largest SA National Defence Force (SANDF) service – the SA Army – can now call on the skills of an extra 47 qualified...

SVI reveals new rapid-response hot hatch

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The scourge of cash-in-transit and other violent criminal attacks have prompted SVI Engineering to develop an armoured rapid-response vehicle for South Africa. This innovative solution,...

Modise receives remains of latest soldier killed in the DRC

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise on Monday officially received the mortal remains of a specialist military medic who lost his life during...

SANDF “crucial” to disaster management nationally and regionally

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That the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is committed to doing whatever its resources allow when disaster strikes was underlined last month by way...

Shackleton engine start-up an International Museum Day highlight at AFB Ysterplaat

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The SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum at Air Force Base (AFB) Ysterplaat in Cape Town was an active participant in last month’s International Museum...

Organisers determined to host a bigger and better AAD

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The organisers of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition are determined to bounce back from the post-Covid-19 slump and make AAD 2024 the...

More armoured vehicles on SA roads

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The rise in kidnap-for-ransom cases has led to an increase in the number of armoured vehicles on South African roads. At any given time,...

High-tech helps Madikwe keep poachers in check

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Further proof high-tech is the way forward to combatting rhino poaching comes from Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North West province. The reserve is,...

Improved security coming for SAAF Memorial

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The SA Air Force (SAAF) is “investigating security options” for the Bays Hill memorial it has joint ownership of with the SAAF Association (SAAFA). The...

Harnessing artificial intelligence for enhanced maritime domain awareness

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Cape Town recently hosted the Ocean Economy Conference, where Cobus Valentine (Chief Commercial Officer of Global Command and Control Technologies – GC2T) delivered an...

Submarine Museum relocation moves forward with major boost from mayoral donation

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The Mayor of Cape Town has made a significant contribution of R750 000 to the Naval Heritage Trust (NHT) to support the relocation of...

AMD and SAAMDEC AGMs postponed due to post-election negotiations

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The South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD), together with its Export Council (SAAMDEC), are postponing their annual general meetings while the...

Modise and Cele not returning to JCPS cluster

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With a GNU (Government of National Unity) on the horizon for democratic South Africa’s seventh administration, new faces are expected among public arena representatives,...

Milkor announced as Diamond Sponsor for AAD 2024 Conference

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Milkor, a leading name when it comes to defence solutions, is proud to announce it has secured the Diamond Sponsor position for the inaugural...

Lobese reaches out to Chinese Navy

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China, in the form of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), last month became the latest country to be ticked off by SA Navy...

7 Med Brigade ops medic named as latest SANDF fatality in...

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The Department of Defence (DoD) by way of its head of communication yesterday (Thursday, 6 June) told South Africa the country lost a specialist...

Cash-in-transit heists akin to terrorism, says Fidelity CEO

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The cash-in-transit (CIT) industry is fighting a silent war akin to terrorism, Fidelity Services Group chief executive officer Wahl Bartmann said on Thursday. Bartmann told...

SANDF deployment ensured safe and secure elections

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With South Africa’s national and provincial elections for a seventh democratic administration over and declared free and fair, the military component of NatJOINTS (National...

Mapisa-Nqakula to face corruption charges alone

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Former National Assembly (NA) Speaker and one-time minister of defence and military veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, heard she will face charges of corruption by herself...

Seven years on Kruger rhino poachers convicted

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Further proof “the wheels of justice grind slow but grind fine”* comes from South Africa’s Kruger National Park where three suspects, apprehended on poaching...

Pierce Manufacturing Advances Industry Standards with the Mavtech Group’s Tyre Pressure...

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A leader in fire emergency response vehicle innovation, Pierce Manufacturing is renowned for their industry-leading designs, technologies, and cutting-edge systems. Understanding the critical role...

ANC and DA coalition: An effective force against crime? Compatibility test...

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The African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) share a common goal of improving policing, but have different approaches. The ANC prioritises community...

Soldiers confiscate R6 million plus worth of contraband from Zimbabwean smugglers

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Zimbabweans seemingly rule the roost when it comes to moving illegal goods, be it drugs or contraband, into South Africa. Evidence of this comes from...

High Court orders redacted Battle of Bangui BOI records released

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A legal attempt to access SA National Defence Force (SANDF) records of the March 2013 Battle of Bangui by South African author and journalist...

More boots on the ground to maintain stability in KZN

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More than three hundred additional Public Order Police officers have been deployed to KwaZulu-Natal to maintain stability in the province following the 2024 National...

SA Army wants new cutlery and dixies

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Proof yet again that armies march on their stomachs* comes in the form of an Armscor tender to “procure” dixies and cutlery as well...

SANDF’s DRC deployment an unfair imposition on the military – expert

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The deaths of four South African soldiers at the hands of M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this year have raised...

No SAAF Ex Winter Solstice this year

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The airborne service of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) will not stage its annual force preparation exercise – Winter Solstice – this year...

Chemical weapons analytical course underway at Protechnik

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Starting today (Monday, 3 June) Armscor’s Protechnik Laboratories is hosting an analytical chemistry course on behalf of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical...

Private Security Industry proves strong force multiplier in E2, says Masemola

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The partnership between the South African Police Service and private security companies has been applauded for ensuring a safe election. Ahead of the election,...

Immediate past DMV Director General resigned, not dismissed

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In March last year, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) heard that Department of Military Veterans (DMV) Director General Irene Mpolweni...

M23 rebels claim to have damaged another SANDF vehicle in the...

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Shortly after killing one South African soldier and injuring over a dozen on Thursday, M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) claim...

SANDF on alert post elections

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) remains on alert in the wake of the national elections, with vehicles being made ready for an...

SA Navy Admiral highlights need for funding and collaboration

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Rear Admiral David Mkhonto, Chief Director of Maritime Strategy for the South African Navy, addressed the Oceans Economy Conference and Expo in Cape Town...

Operation Vala Umgodi continues to record successes against illegal miners

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The South African Police Service (SAPS), supported by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the Department of Home Affairs, continue to record...

SANDF casualties in latest battle against M23 rebels in the DRC

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers serving with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (SAMIDRC) have...

Happy (belated) birthday to the SANDF

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On 19 May, Minister of Defence Thandi Modise released a statement, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). She...

Soldiers and police put the lid on Eastern Cape violence ahead...

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Mthatha-headquartered 14 SA Infantry (SAI) Battalion was mobilised ahead of Election Day to assist police stopping violence and rioting in the Eastern Cape town. The...

2 828 SANDF members deployed for the elections

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A total of 2 828 South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members are being deployed for the maintenance and preservation of law and order...

ActionSA wants an SANDF that can respond to any threat to...

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Herman Mashaba’s ActionSA party claims that it will, if elected, establish a well-equipped, well-resourced, and professional South African National Defence Force (SANDF) that is...

National security, including border security, high priority for PAC

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The Pan African Congress of Azania (PAC), under the leadership of Mzwanele Nyhontso, gives voters more information on border and national security in its...

Defence a big focus for UDM

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On defence, United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa states in the party manifesto “it is unlikely that we will see conventional war that...

IFP wants to double defence budget – manifesto

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The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), in its elections manifesto, recognises the importance of defence and would like to more than double the defence budget...

Freedom Front Plus wants to restore safety and security and rebuild...

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Pieter Groenewald’s Freedom Front Plus (FF+) elections manifesto, under the sub-heading “rebuild the defence force”, starts by noting the effectiveness of a defence force...

Conscription and illegal immigration at the core of Patriotic Alliance defence...

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Gayton McKenzie’s Patriotic Alliance (PA) takes a tough stance on illegal immigration, the death penalty, and conscription in its party manifesto. The 14 000 plus...

Comprehensive plan for the SANDF in EFF manifesto

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Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) elections manifesto runs to a lengthy 260 pages with plans of action for, among others, land; jobs; energy,...

Democratic Alliance elections manifesto focuses on crime rather than defence

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The Democratic Alliance (DA), as the official opposition in the just ended sixth administration, has had a lot to say about the state of...