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Reduced availability of aircraft negatively affecting SAAF flying hours

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Constrained funding is affecting the ability of the South African Air Force (SAAF) to provide enough serviceable aircraft, which is negatively affecting flying hours. This...

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...

Combat readiness the main priority for new SAAF Chief Mbambo

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Making sure the South African Air Force (SAAF) is combat ready is the main priority for new Chief, Lieutenant General Wiseman Mbambo. He made comments...

Curriculum Vitae of Lieutenant General Wiseman S Mbambo, Chief of the...

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Lieutenant General Wiseman Simo Mbambo was born on 15 March 1966 in Durban and grew up in Northern KwaZulu-Natal in a small village called...

SAAF helicopters help fight Simons Town fire

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South African Air Force Oryx helicopters helped extinguish a fire that broke out in the Simons Town area on Monday. Provincial Disaster Management (PDM) requested...

SAAF helps fight Table Mountain fire

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) provided Oryx helicopters to help fight the Table Mountain fire that began on Sunday 18 April. The fire...

15 Squadron in Drakensberg rescue

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A 60-year-old hiker with head injuries was rescued from a precarious site in the Drakensberg thanks to the efforts of the provincial nature conservation...

Bay’s Hill to host Barker, Iyer memorial

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The memorial service of the late Major General (ret) Desmond Barker and Colonel (ret) Rama lyer following a fatal Patchen Explorer aircraft crash earlier...

SAAF A109 involved in rescue of injured paraglider

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A South African Air Force (SAAF) A109 Light Utility Helicopter was used to rescue an injured paraglider in the Eastern Cape last week. On the...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...