Lagos ceremony: Families break down

2014-11-16 16:33

Paramedics have rushed to the aid of some family member who had broken down and wept hysterically as the names of the Lagos church collapse were read out at a reception ceremony at the Waterkloof Air Force base in Pretoria.

Guptagate soldiers face watered-down charges

2013-10-29 14:12

The SA National Defence Union says the charge sheet against soldiers involved the Guptagate saga has been "substantially watered down”.

New funds to give SAAF wings

2013-10-23 16:27

The defence department will be shifting much-needed funds to the cash-strapped SA Air Force, the National Treasury says.

Air Force to raise cash for rhino

2013-09-11 18:34

The SA Air Force is to embark on a Rhino Day campaign as part of the force's environmental obligations, says spokesperson Lynnette Booysen.

Air Force explains arms deal role

2013-09-04 22:32

Several government departments have played complementary roles in the controversial arms deal acquisitions, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Air Force member appears for murder

2013-09-03 17:51

A member of the SA Air Force based at the Bloemspruit Air Force Base has appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on a murder charge.

Hawks, Gripen planes 'met requirements'

2013-09-02 19:08

The Hawks and Gripen aircraft acquired through the 1999 arms deal have proven highly deployable and adaptable, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Threats determine defence budget - SAAF

2013-08-30 18:02

South Africa's military budget has been scaled down as the country is no longer at war, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Obsolete aircraft, arms sold - minister

2013-08-19 12:50

The defence department has sold off three more of its Atlas Cheetah fighter jets this year, according to Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

No funding problems for Zuma VIP flights

2013-07-25 10:11

The air force can't afford to fly a fleet of R2bn helicopters but has no trouble in finding funds for President Jacob Zuma's VIP flights, says a report.


Guptagate soldiers await trial date

2013-10-29 21:50

The trial date of the South African National Defence Force members facing charges relating to the landing of a private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base has yet to be set.

Air Force cracking down on ill-discipline

2013-10-24 10:48

The SA Air Force has announced a stricter discipline enforcement regimen for all members.

SAAF murder-accused member's case postponed

2013-09-17 13:16

A case against an SA Air Force member accused of murder has been postponed by the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court to make arrangements for a possibly psychiatric evaluation.

Air Force member appears for murder

2013-09-10 14:38

A SA Air Force member has appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on a murder charge.

Arms deal jets 'excellent' - officer

2013-09-03 20:38

The Gripen and Hawk fighter aircraft acquired through the multi-billion rand arms deal have exceeded expectations, a senior official of the SA Air Force says.

SAAF very proud of aircraft, arms deal probe hears

2013-09-03 14:42

The SA Air Force is "very proud" of the aircraft acquired through the multi-billion rand arms deal as it had boosted the SAAF's capabilities in training and national defence, the arms deal inquiry has heard.

Defence force is our insurance - officer

2013-08-30 22:46

The defence force is a country’s insurance and serves as a deterrent against any possible threats, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

We are beyond party politics - Air Force

2013-08-28 20:12

The SA Air Force performs its duties solely in the interests of the nation, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the arms deal has heard.

Air force may clip Zuma's wings

2013-08-05 11:16

The air force's current financial predicament means VIP pilots face losing their international ratings, which may affect President Jacob Zuma's travel commitments, according to a report.

SA Air Force in crisis - DA

2013-07-24 15:32

The DA will ask Parliament's defence joint standing committee to schedule a meeting to discuss the "crisis" in the SA Air Force, spokesperson David Maynier says.

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