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Less than a quarter of SAAF aircraft serviceable

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Less than a quarter of the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) fleet of aircraft is serviceable as budget cuts, COVID-19 disruptions and problems at...

Zuma’s legal team quits ahead of corruption trial

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Former President Jacob Zuma's legal team has quit less than a month before he goes on trial on corruption charges, local publication News 24...

Victory for SA space science

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South Africa has been recognised as a leading player in the space science sector. The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has been selected by...

DTI wants SA defence industry to be part of Latin America...

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With no real prospects in sight locally, the South African defence industry will this year again be looking to the export market to survive...

A properly implemented Military Discipline Bill will make the SANDF better...

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Any measures to improve discipline in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) are to be welcomed is Freedom front Plus leader Pieter...

Investigation ordered into Denel bursary

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The newly appointed Denel board has been instructed to begin an immediate investigation into the apparent approval of a R1.1 million plus...

ADG Mobility: the new armoured vehicle kid on the block

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Former employees from Land Mobility Technologies (LMT) have created a new armoured vehicle company, ADG Mobility, which is specialising in the design...

Funding needed for Defence Review implementation

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The South African Department of Defence (DoD) is still pushing to fully implement the 2015 Defence Review, but points out that additional...

Armscor seeking torpedoes for Type 209 submarines

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Armscor has issued a tender for a heavy weight torpedo system for the South African Navy's Heroine class submarines, some years after...

SA Navy sails new riverine patrol boat through Knysna Heads

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The South African Navy said it sailed a riverine patrol boat (RPB) through the Knysna Heads for the first time, as part...

Indian Navy vessels in South Africa

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Three Indian Navy vessels have paid a visit to South Africa for the first time in two years. The three vessels were the...

Pakistan Navy Chief asks for more information on Umkhonto missile

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The Chief of the Pakistan Navy, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, has requested more information on the Denel Dynamics Umkhonto surface-to-air missile (SAM). He...

Project Klooster comes to a close

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The South African Army has received all components of its Artillery Target Engagement System (ATES), concluding Project Klooster, which had been running...

SA Navy exploring SAS Drakensberg replacement

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The South African navy is looking at the eventual replacement of the combat support ship SAS Drakensberg, since the maritime arm of...

South Africa nabs two Vietnamese men with 41kg of rhino horn

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South African authorities have arrested two Vietnamese men in possession of 41 kg of rhino horn, the largest haul nabbed in the...

Air Force air capability demo impresses

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The South African Air force (SAAF) impressed foreign military dignitaries at Tuesday's Air Capability Demonstration (ACD) with an impressive display of firepower...

Losses mount as South Africa faces biggest post-apartheid mine strike

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With no end in sight, South Africa's platinum strike is set to become the biggest single stoppage to hit the country's mining...

Sixty-two percent of SANDF facilities in unacceptable condition

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Only 38% of the South African National Defence Force's (SANDF's) facilities are in acceptable condition as are only half the living quarters...

South African opposition DA drafts in black figurehead for vote

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Anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele will run as presidential candidate for the Democratic Alliance (DA) in this year's South African election, giving the...

ISS: Why is corruption getting worse in South Africa?

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As the world remembers the passing of global icon Nelson Mandela, the fact that he was a man of principle is a...

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