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SANDF contributes to new bridges in KZN

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Transport Deputy Minister, Sindisiwe Chikunga, has officially opened four bailey bridges in the Ray Nkonyeni Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, under a programme implemented by...

Defence minister rescued after being ‘held hostage’ by disgruntled military veterans

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The South African Police Service Special Task Force has apparently rescued Defence Minister Thandi Modise after she was allegedly held hostage by military veterans...

More cigarettes seized by SANDF troops

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has recorded multiple seizures of illicit cigarettes being smuggled into South Africa, with several million Rands’ worth...

Conversion of Ysterplaat, Wingfield for housing ‘impractical’

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Converting Air Force Base Ysterplaat and the Wingfield military base to low-cost housing sites is theoretically possible but at this stage impractical and prohibitively...

Winds of change blowing gradually at the SA Army infantry force...

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The winds of change have gradually been blowing at the SA Army Infantry Formation and have been apparent since the annual placements in October...

SANDF unprepared for gendarmerie role, says ISS

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Two weeks ago, South Africa’s Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise told Parliament she wanted to consider establishing an ‘intermediate’ military force trained...

DoD in the hotseat over R1.1 billion in on-going corruption and...

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A Department of Defence (DoD) presentation has revealed over 90 ongoing cases of corruption and fraud amounting to roughly R1.19 billion across all divisions...

Treasury proposes R700 million extra funding for SANDF

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The National Treasury has proposed that R700 million in additional funds be allocated to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for its deployments...

SANDF spends R32 million on UAVs for border security

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has spent R32 million on acquiring unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and training 20 pilots for border security,...

SANDF deployed to SABC offices

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There is nothing unusual about the deployment of South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers to the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC’s) offices as...

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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...