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SAAF pays tribute to first bird control dog

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has paid to Sergeant Frost, its first bird control dog, who kept birds away from the runways of...

Illegal immigrants, livestock, narcotics, stolen vehicles – all in an Op...

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“Ops normal” is probably the best way to sum up the national defence force’s ongoing border protection tasking which in the three months ending...

COVID-19 curbs cut rhino poaching

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Curbing peoples’ movement through stringent COVID-19 restrictions apparently applied to rhino poachers as well, with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE)...

SANDF equipment spotted in Mozambique

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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that up to 1 500 South African National Defence Force members would be deployed to Mozambique made no mention of...

JSCD concerned about intelligence shortcoming during civil unrest

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Intelligence, more specifically a lack of it, as well as unsuitability of current SA Army equipment to deal with civil unrest are two over-riding...

Denel PMP also in dire straits

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Denel Pretoria Metal Pressings (PMP) is in the same apparently sinking ship as other companies and divisions in the Denel conglomerate, being unable to...

SANDF truck stolen in broad daylight; driver charged with negligence

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A South African National Defence Force (SANDF) truck was stolen in Centurion on 28 July and a flight sergeant is being held accountable for...

RDM and Clicks in vaccination drive

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has collaborated with the Clicks Group Outreach Programme in order to facilitate and rollout the COVID-19 vaccination for RDM’s employees...

Questions coming on SA Mozambique military involvement

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Cash-strapped South Africa is not using already stretched financial resources responsibly by committing to a just on R1 billion expenditure for soldiers to be...

ISS: Cyber attacks expose the vulnerability of South Africa’s ports

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A joint effort is needed to prevent the unprecedented attack on Transnet’s port operating systems becoming the new normal. On 22 July, the first reports...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...