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SADC successfully drafts Integrated Maritime Security Strategy

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  The SA Navy recently hosted the South African Development Community (SADC) Joint Technical Working Group on the Review of its Maritime Security Strategy (MSS).   The...

Border protection tasking set to stagnate at 15 companies

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The single largest internal deployment of the national defence force will, for the foreseeable future, continue to be the border protection tasking under the...

SA’s landward defence spend just about half what it should be

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The full cost of the South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF’s) landward defence programme is R33 billion, but only R16 billion has been budgeted...

Second Drakensberg mercy voyage to Mozambique

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SAS Drakensberg (A301), the SA Navy’s fleet replenishment vessel, is in the Mozambican port of Beira unloading its second cargo of humanitarian aid for...

High Court rules Denel must pay staff salary deductions

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The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled that Denel must pay over the unemployment insurance and taxes deducted from employees’ salaries over...

Shoke telling Mpumalanga how defence can help the province

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South Africa’s most senior soldier, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, General Solly Shoke is this week in Mpumalanga “interacting with stakeholders and exchanging...

DCD holds successful route clearance demonstration

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DCD Protected Mobility held a route clearance demonstration day at Gerotek outside Pretoria, where it put its Husky and Springbuck vehicles through their paces...

Soldiers confiscate contraband worth over R27 million

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A severely stretched and thin cordon of soldiers protecting South Africa’s porous borders continue to confiscate contraband destined for informal traders, spaza shops and...

AOC gearing up for SA’s leading electronic warfare conference

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The Association of Old Crows (AOC) electronic warfare interest group is gearing up to host its biennial Electronic Warfare South Africa 2019 International Conference...

Hensoldt Optronics South Africa pursuing laser rangefinder development

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As part of its global product expansion strategy, Hensoldt Optronics South Africa is actively focused on expanding its laser rangefinder (LRF) product offerings. Hensoldt Optronics...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...