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CAF reflects on successes and challenges during long service medal parade

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The Chief of the SA Air Force (SAAF), Lieutenant General Wiseman Mbambo, has lauded the SAAF for its contribution to peace and security but...

SAAF assists with firefighting in the Northern Cape

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has helped fight fires in the Northern Cape in collaboration with the South African Police Service (SAPS), Agri...

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...

Wingtip damaged as SAAF aircraft grazes building

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A South African Air Force (SAAF) light transport aircraft damaged its wingtip whilst taxiing at Virginia Airport near Durban this past Saturday, 6 March. The...

SA Air Force transports first bulk batch of vaccines to the...

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On Wednesday 17 February the South African Air Force's (SAAF's) sole Pilatus PC-12, from 41 Squadron at Air Force Base Waterkloof, delivered the first...

SAAF again comes to the rescue of seafarers

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) helped rescue two seafarers in two separate incidents on the same day last week during operations off South...

SA Air Force Day goes digital

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Acting Chief of the South African Air Force (SAAF), Major General Mzayifani Innocent Buthelezi, was forced to deliver...

SAAF assists in rescue of six flood victims

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) used an Oryx helicopter to assist in the rescue of six people who had been trapped due to...

85 Combat Flying School conducts air to air training exercise

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Forty-eight members of the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) 85 Combat Flying School (CFS) participated in an air-to-air training exercise at Air Force Base...

SAAF thanked for Ex Ukuthula participation

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has been thanked for its role in the force preparation exercise Ukuthula, which was held at the SA...

Oryx evacuates sick crewmember off West Coast fishing vessel

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has once again assisted the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) in evacuating injured or sick crew off vessels...

General Buthelezi officially Acting Chief of the SA Air Force

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Major General Mzayifani Innocent Buthelezi is officially the Acting Chief of the South African Air Force (SAAF), following the retirement of Lieutenant General Fabian...

SA Air Force Officers on the send-off of CSAAF

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On Wednesday 30 September 2020, SA Air Force staff from all over the country gathered at the farewell function of the Chief of the...

SAAF Chief farewell parade

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Lieutenant General Fabian Zimpande Msimang retired as the Chief of the South African Air Force (SAAF) during a ceremony at Air Force Base Swartkop...

Former Chief of SAAF, Lieutenant General Fabian “Zakes” Msimang gives his...

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On 30 September, at Air Force Base Swartkop, Chief of the South African Air Force (SAAF), Lieutenant General Fabian "Zakes" Msimang gave his farewell...

Gallery: Chief SA Air Force retirement parade

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Lieutenant General Fabian Zimpande Msimang retired as the Chief of the South African Air Force during a ceremony at Air Force Base Swartkop on...

CAF retreat speech, 30 September 2020

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As delivered verbatim by Lieutenant General Fabian Msimang at Air Force Base Swartkop: Ladies and gentlemen, this is very difficult time for me emotionally because...

SAAF chief bows out

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Lieutenant General Fabian Zimpande Msimang has officially retired as the Chief of the South African Air Force (SAAF), with a parade and flypast held...

South African Post Office reveals SA Air Force collective heritage postage...

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The South African Post Office has handed over a commemorative stamp album to Chief of the SA Air Force (SAAF) Lieutenant General Fabian Zimpande...

South African Air Force commissions Cuban graduates

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Chief of the SA Air Force, Lieutenant General Zimpande Msimang, bestowed commissions on South African Air Force (SAAF) candidate officers who completed various courses...

Msimang to retire on Wednesday

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Chief of the South African Air Force (SAAF), Lieutenant General Fabian Zimpande Msimang, is due to retire on Wednesday after eight years in the...

Ysterplaat celebrates Heritage Day

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On Wednesday 23 September, various events were staged at Air Bases throughout the country ahead of Heritage Day celebrations on 24 September, with Air...

SAAF helps recover bodies at Hammarsdale Falls

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) was instrumental in the recovery of two bodies at the bottom of the Hammarsdale Falls in KwaZulu-Natal. On Tuesday...

Air Force Chief salutes local aircraft maintainers

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Chief of the South African Air Force (SAAF), Lieutenant General Zimpande Msimang, has celebrated his 60th birthday by expressing his appreciation and support to...

SAAF, Paramount launch robotics programme for children

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The South African Air Force (SAAF), Armscor and Paramount have teamed up to launch a robotics learning programme for children. With learning proving to be...

SAAF Oryx to the rescue again

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An Oryx helicopter from the South African Air Force’s 15 Squadron based at Air Force Base Durban has again come to the rescue of...

Hercules in runway excursion at AFB Ysterplaat

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A South African Air Force (SAAF) C-130BZ Hercules ended up off the runway after landing at Air Force Base (AFB) Ysterplaat on Sunday morning...

Silver Falcons take a pause

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The South African Air Force’s Silver Falcons aerobatic display team is taking a break from all air shows and events primarily due to the...

Two more Gripen pilots for the SAAF

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) is getting two more pilots for its Gripen fighters, including the first South African-born Indian Gripen pilot. On 4...

SAAF Oryx rescues another seafarer off KZN coast

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A South African Air Force (SAAF) Oryx helicopter from Durban’s 15 Squadron has medically evacuated a sick passenger off a ship along the Durban...

SAAF C-130 Hercules suffers collapsed nosewheel

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One of the South African Air Force’s C-130 Hercules transport aircraft has suffered from a nosewheel collapse, but damage appears to be limited. The incident...

SA Air Force and Navy support COVID-19 lockdown efforts

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) and the SA Navy (SAN) are playing a vital role in assisting the efforts to combat and contain...

SAAF assists in rescuing patient off the Queen Mary 2

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An Oryx medium transport helicopter from the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) 15 Squadron was instrumental in medically evacuating a patient from the passenger...

Rooivalk maintains its advantage in the DRC

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The UN Peacekeeping mission in the DRC (Monusco) has a Composite Helicopter Unit (CHU) based in Goma, bordering Rwanda. DefenceWeb interviewed Corne Stander, a Rooivalk...

SAAF Prestige Parade 2020

On 31 January 2020, the South African Air Force (SAAF) held their annual Prestige Day Parade. The SAAF held a Wing Review Parade along...

Speech: Msimang at SAAF Prestige Day

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Air Force Prestige Day Parade Address by the Chief of the SA Air Force, Lieutenant General Fabian Z Msimang at Air Force Base Swartkop...

SAAF centenary: When the past collides with the present

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) is generally accepted as having been formed on 1 February 1920. This makes it the second oldest Commonwealth...

Gallery: Swartkop flying day 1 February 2020

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum at AFB Swartkop held its monthly flying training day on 1 February and as this date was...

AFB Swartkop flying day 1 February 2020

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SAAF to be out in force for Prestige Day

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) is pulling out all the stops for Prestige Day on Friday, with well over a dozen aircraft set...

SAAF Oryx used to rescue man who fell off KZN cliff

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A South African Air Force (SAAF) Oryx medium transport helicopter was used to rescue an injured man who fell down a 100 metre cliff...