Live wire exercise

2017-08-06 07:20

To improve UN peacekeeping programmes, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Rifleman David Sibanyoni* made sure he was a thorn in the US Army’s side.

'Some things are meant to be private' - Twitter reacts to Mandela book being withdrawn

2017-07-25 11:52

Penguin Random House has withdrawn all copies of the latest book on former President Nelson Mandela's final days. South Africans weigh in on whether or not this was the right decision.

Defence department distances itself from book on Mandela’s ‘last years’

2017-07-22 18:29

The defence department on Saturday distanced itself from a newly-released book detailing the former president Nelson Mandela’s last moments before his death.

Parliamentary committee saddened at military recruitment scam

2017-06-28 22:59

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on defence and military veterans said it was deeply concerned at a military recruitment scam that saw over 200 people conned out of their money.

'Tight security' in Lesotho ahead of Thabane's inauguration

2017-06-16 10:30

Security has reportedly been tightened at Setsoto Stadium ahead of prime minister-elect Tom Thabane's inauguration amid fears some elements in the Lesotho army may attempt "to sabotage the ceremony".

Death toll at 8, SANDF on standby as #CapeStorm continues onslaught

2017-06-07 16:18

The South African National Defence Force is on standby as the massive cold front moving over the Western Cape hits its peak.

206 arrests made in six weeks for illegal border crossings - SANDF member

Minister of Defence, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, visited South African National Defence Force (SANDF) troops deployed under Operation Corona in Mpumalanga - an operation mandated by Government to protect and defend the territorial integrity of SA. Watch.

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Memorial for 15 SA soldiers killed in CAR

2017-04-05 22:44

A memorial will be erected in the Central African Republic for the 15 South African soldiers killed there in 2013.

PE furniture-dumping soldiers were acting on orders - defence ministry

2017-03-22 15:26

The soldiers who dumped truckloads of furniture in front of the Nelson Mandela Bay City Hall were doing so on orders from their commanding officer, says the defence ministry.

Zuma remembers 6 who died in naval base freak accident

2017-02-21 11:52

President Jacob Zuma has used the Armed Forces Day parade to remember the six people who died in last week's freak accident at the Durban naval base, as well as those who died on the SS Mendi in 1917.


Saving the West for last, JZ?

2017-08-05 16:24

President Jacob Zuma refused to step down after the ANC’s integrity commission asked him to do so, saying his resignation would allow Western governments to capture the party and betray the revolution, writes Hopewell Radebe.

Book about Mandela's 'last days' withdrawn from circulation

2017-07-24 20:57

A new book describing former president Nelson Mandela’s last moments has been withdrawn from circulation, publisher Penguin Random House South Africa has announced.

SA’s defence ops need a major boost

2017-07-16 07:16

Insufficient funding for the SA National Defence Force has resulted in doubts being cast on our ability to honour international maritime agreements. Hopewell Radebe explores what can be done.

Alleged conman in SANDF recruitment scam appears in court

2017-06-28 16:39

The man who allegedly lured 237 people to Tshwane, and conned them into believing they were there to take part in a military recruitment workshop, has appeared in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on charges of fraud.

#KnysnaFire: High winds preventing SANDF choppers from fighting blazes

2017-06-08 13:51

High winds are preventing three SANDF helicopters from flying in to help fight major fires in Knysna and the Eden District Municipality in the Southern Cape.

SANDF accused of trying to illegally evict Marievale residents

2017-05-26 15:30

The SANDF is trying to illegally evict around 600 people living on a run-down military base in Marievale, Johannesburg, the chairperson of the resident's association claims.

Former SANDF member nabbed for military base robbery

2017-04-20 16:09

A former SANDF member has been apprehended for a heist at the 9 South African Infantry Battalion Base in Khayelitsha, Western Cape police say.

Deputy military ombud appointed

2017-04-04 15:44

Military Ombud Lieutenant General Themba Matanzima has announced the appointment of his deputy, Rendani Masutha.

No progress on missing boy’s fate

2017-03-12 06:00

The family of a five-year-old boy who has been missing after disappearing down a mine shaft 15 days ago, is still in the dark about plans to recover his remains.

Zuma addresses Armed Forces Day event

2017-02-21 10:43

President Jacob Zuma has begun his address at the 6th Armed Forces Day celebrations in Durban.

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