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Armscor looking into new 20 mm gun for SA Navy

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Armscor has issued a request for information (RFI) for a new 20 mm close range gun for the South African Navy. The RFI, issued on...

SANDF members in the DRC receive medals ahead of rotation

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Members of 7 South African Infantry Battalion serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have received United...

Mamba could be used by SAMHS as a combat ambulance

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The South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) is looking at using the Mamba armoured personnel carrier (APC) as a combat ambulance, with a prototype...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...

SANDF commemorates fallen peacekeepers ahead of next DRC rotation

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has commemorated the United Nations International Peacekeepers Day during an event at the Mobilisation Centre outside Bloemfontein...

Women breaking ground in the SANDF

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South African women, particularly non-white women, are taking leading roles in all arms of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), from combat pilots...

SANDF personnel could be trimmed by ten thousand

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Having argued previously that the problem is not too many people in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) but rather too many old...

SANDF personnel strength

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There is a constant refrain that the South African National Defence Force should cut numbers and thus personnel costs, that those are at the...

Mapisa-Nqakula hands over bridges in the Eastern Cape

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has handed over two bridges to communities in the Eastern Cape after six children were swept...

Portfolio Committee acknowledges SAAF humanitarian aid post-Idai

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The deployment of SA Air Force (SAAF) assets to assist with humanitarian relief in flood-ravaged Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries has been noted...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...