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SANDF lacks overall simulation policy

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While there are ardent adherents of simulation in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) they are currently hamstrung by the lack of...

Naval Base Durban still a way off

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There is a still a long way to go before any permanent naval vessel presence re-establishes itself in Durban. SA Navy Chief Vice...

VBS3 at Homeland Security simulation training conference

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One of eight confirmed exhibitors for this week's Training and Simulation for Homeland Security conference is Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) where a...

VBS3 at Homeland Security simulation training conference

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One of eight confirmed exhibitors for this week's Training and Simulation for Homeland Security conference is Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) where a...

Dismissed Armscor chairman gets his seat back

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Dismissed Armscor chairman retired lieutenant general Maomela "Mojo" Motau has been reinstated, along with his deputy Refiloe Mokoena by the North Gauteng...

Denel launches space engineering unit

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Fuelled by South African rocket science and satellite technology Denel has launched Spaceteq as a newly-formed space engineering business unit. This follows the...

Release of the 2012/13 South African Police Service National crime statistics

REMARKS BY THE MINISTER OF POLICE, E.N. MTHETHWA, MP ON THE OCCASION OF THE RELEASE OF THE 2012/13 SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE...

Denel’s aerospace and aviation divisions face future with confidence

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Partnerships are central to the continued success of the two major aerospace players in the State-owned defence industry conglomerate Denel. Both Mike Kgobe,...

Training and Simulation for Homeland Security conference fast taking shape

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With a week before the Training and Simulation for Homeland Security conference starts, organisers are confident of a full house of attentive...

Manthatisi refit nearing completion

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The planned refit, including battery replacement, of SAS Manthatisi, the first of the SA Navy's (SAN) Heroine Class submarines, is expected to...

Endgame: Book Review

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Endgame is yet another addition to the growing number of titles exploring aspects of one of the seduction efforts that eventually led...

Endgame: Book Review

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Endgame is yet another addition to the growing number of titles exploring aspects of one of the seduction efforts that eventually led...

Third military court appearance for Guptagate officers in October

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Another brief chapter in the saga of "l'affaire Guptagate" has played itself out in the Thaba Tshwane Military Court with the next...

Army Reserve Force unit name changes still in the air

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Come the end of November SA Army Chief Lieutenant General Vusi Masondo should have an idea of how many, if any, of...

Saab inspires girls with interactive career day

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"Challenge today and anticipate tomorrow." With these wise words some thirty girl learners from various schools in Gauteng were welcomed to Saab...

Oboronprom, Denel to expand Russian Helicopters service centre

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Denel Aviation and Russia's Oboronprom yesterday signed an agreement to expand the services offered by the Mi-8/17 helicopter service centre at Denel's...

Peacekeeping commitments – South Africa vs Africa

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South Africa currently has roughly 2 480 military personnel deployed for peacekeeping and related tasks in Africa, in the Democratic Republic of...

South African National Defence Force

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South African National Defence Force Index 1. Order of battle 2. Defence economics 3. State of military forces 4. Country threat report 5. External deployments 1. South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Order of Battle ...

Zimbabwe wants new border with SA

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A new border between Zimbabwe and South Africa would ease congestion at the Beitbridge border post, said Zimbabwe officials following proposals that...

South Africa and Zimbabwe hold defence and security talks

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The plush Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town was the venue for a three day meeting between South Africa and Zimbabwe to...

South Africa has sold R4.8 billion worth of weaponry this year

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The South African government has approved the sale of R4.88 billion worth of military equipment this year, according to a report by...

Two South Africans freed by Somali pirates after 20 months in...

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A South African man and woman taken hostage by Somali pirates in October 2010 have been released and are in the hands...

South Africa and Turkey to sign defence industry cooperation agreement

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South Africa and Turkey will sign a Defence Industry Cooperation Agreement during Africa Aerospace and Defence in September, which will allow the...

South Africa exported R5 billion of arms in 2011

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South Africa exported R5.2 billion worth of military equipment during the last three quarters of 2011, according to the National Conventional Arms...

South Africa signs defence cooperation MoU with Oman

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South Africa's minister of defence, Lindiwe Sisulu has signed a memorandum of understanding with Oman's defence minister Sayyid Bader Bin Saud Bin...

South Africa signs defence cooperation MoU with Oman

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South Africa's minister of defence, Lindiwe Sisulu has signed a memorandum of understanding with Oman's defence minister Sayyid Bader Bin Saud Bin...

Southern Africa is safe – SA Navy chief

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The chief of the South African Navy says that southern Africa is safe from the threat of piracy, but that Southern African...

South Africa praises Nigerian military for its apartheid-era help

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) foreign relations head has praised the Nigerian Armed forces for its strong relationship with the...

SA to announce cyber security policy in March

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The Department of Communications (DOC) will present the National Cyber Security Policy Framework for South Africa to Cabinet in March. "Cyber crime threats...

Angola attends SADC defence and security meeting in SA

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Angola's minister of defence says that the country's armed forces are prepared to counter the threat of piracy off the west coast...

South Africa’s Gordhan hopes Europe will raise bail-out fund

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South Africa hopes Europe will increase its bail-out fund and reassure global markets about resolving its deepening debt crisis that has led...

South Africa needs prison torture laws

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South Africa urgently needs laws that criminalise torture in its penal system if it is to prevent the type of abuses the...

Brazil expected to become top ten defence spender by 2016

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Brazil ranks number 11 in terms of global defence spending, but due to its annual growth of 20% it is expected to...

US praises SA-Mozambique anti-piracy agreement

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The United States ambassador to Mozambique has described the anti-piracy agreement signed between South Africa and Mozambique as ‘innovative'. A memorandum of...

South Africa’s Gordhan sees constrained fiscal environment

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South Africa's government realises that it has to work in a more constrained fiscal environment for a few more years, Finance Minister...

South Africa’s Zuma pledges to help stabilise Libya

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South Africa pledged to work with the United Nations and Arab states to help bring stability to Libya, after earlier refusing to...

South Africa signs multilateral tax evasion deal

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South Africa said it signed an agreement with 12 other countries to combat cross-border tax evasion. South Africa's tax take is under pressure...

Govt undecided on Sunspace

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The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has not yet decided how much to pay for shares in micro-satellite manufacturer Sunspace, and...

SA up one in UN development ranks

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South Africa has moved up one position in the latest Human Development Index released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this...

South African youth leader heads march against poverty

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South Africa's firebrand youth leader Julius Malema marched 2,000 young black South Africans through the streets of Johannesburg demanding the part nationalisation...

SA must focus on sizeable youth population – Dlamini

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With the world population estimated to reach seven billion this Monday, the Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini says it is important...

Human rights to test Commonwealth leaders

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A proposal to appoint a Commonwealth human rights commissioner to steer a more proactive rights agenda looks set to test a leaders'...

Aviation industry contributes 2% to South Africa’s GDP – IATA

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The aviation industry contributes more than 2% to South Africa's Gross Domestic Product and creates around 300 000 jobs, the International Air...

Aviation industry contributes 2% to South Africa’s GDP – IATA

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The aviation industry contributes more than 2% to South Africa's Gross Domestic Product and creates around 300 000 jobs, the International Air...

China, South Africa ink US$2.5 billion in deals in Dalai Lama’s...

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China has agreed to US$2.5 billion in investment projects with South Africa, the African nation's deputy president said yesterday, on a three-day...

UK approves S.Africa honeymoon suspect’s extradition

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Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May has given the go-ahead for the extradition to South Africa of a British businessman accused of murdering...

Analysis – South Africa’s Zuma dodges bullets in arms deal probe

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South African President Jacob Zuma's decision to appoint a panel to investigate a decade-old arms deal mired in corruption could mark a...

New S.Africa wrestles with its old struggle songs

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One of the most powerful weapons in a South African politician's arsenal may be silenced after a court ruled this week that...

Minister orders top South African spies to quit: report

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South Africa's state security minister has ordered three top intelligence officials to resign as divisions emerge in the country's spy community ahead...

SA lifts its game on competitiveness index

South Africa has improved its ranking and remains the highest-ranked country in sub-Saharan Africa on the World Economic Forum (WEF) global competitiveness...