SANDF commander to head UN's DRC mission

2015-12-29 19:51

An experienced South African general is taking over as commander of the 20 000-strong peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN's largest mission, officials say.

SANDF delivers water to drought-stricken Free State town

2015-11-18 07:20

Drought has dried up the dam near Smithfield. Gardens and fruit trees in town are wilting. And clean hands have become a luxury.

Concern over stolen SANDF guns and ammo

2015-10-16 20:32

Almost 33 000 rounds of ammunition were either lost or stolen at the SA National Defence Force last year.

SA soldier killed in Darfur ambush

2015-09-27 18:00

A South African soldier has been killed and another badly wounded after they were ambushed in Sudan's Darfur region, the SANDF says.

Grenade attack: SANDF to aid probe

2015-09-01 17:55

Despite “strict measures” to prohibit soldiers from pocketing arms and explosives, a former soldier has allegedly purloined two hand grenades that he used to kill his wife.

Defence minister: Everything done by the book

2015-08-28 12:07

Correct procedures were followed in chartering a plane which happened to be owned by the Gupta family to take Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to Japan, the defence minister has said.

The SA army wants you(th)

2015-07-26 17:13

As soon as June next year, young people could find themselves forced to become part of a youth military programme as government tries new ways to contain spiralling unemployment.

DA asking too many questions - Nkandla officials

2015-07-22 13:33

An in loco inspection of 21 SA National Defence Force houses at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home degenerated into an argument between a visiting delegation and the opposition Democratic Alliance.

Dhlomo praises EMS after dramatic mountain search

2015-07-15 20:26

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo has praised the Emergency Medical Services team, who worked in conjunction with the SANDF and the Mountain Club of SA, to rescue a man stuck in the Drakensberg Mountains.

SA troops amongst worst sexual offenders - UN report

2015-06-24 09:26

A United Nations report has revealed that South African soldiers are the worst sexual offenders on UN peacekeeping missions.


SA fires 47 UN peacekeepers

2015-11-18 20:34

The South African military has dismissed 47 peacekeepers serving in the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo for violating curfew.

African military exercise 'tremendous success' - Zuma

2015-11-08 20:46

President Jacob Zuma has hailed a joint military exercise held in Lohatlha, Northern Cape, as a tremendous success.

AU peacekeepers on their way to SA

2015-10-08 12:45

Thousands of peacekeepers from around Africa are on their way to the Northern Cape. But don't be alarmed, they're only here for a field training exercise.

SA recalls 50 peacekeepers from DRC for 'security' breaches

2015-09-24 16:15

Dozens of South African peacekeepers serving in the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being recalled home for security breaches, the military says.

Ex-soldier in court for Kruger poaching

2015-09-01 17:55

A former South African National Defence Force soldier has appeared in court on 18 counts relating to illegal activities in the Kruger National Park.

Defence minister to face media over Gupta jet

2015-08-27 07:36

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is expected to brief the media about a plane owned by the Gupta family being used to transport Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and other officials to Japan.

Nkandla clinic crucial to help 'sick nation' - SANDF

2015-07-22 18:10

A clinic built for the Nkandla community, located within President Jacob Zuma's private residence, has not been in operation for years because it remains the subject of an investigation.

Cops and army to face-off over border shooting

2015-07-22 11:46

The police and army are set to face off over a violent altercation at the Mozambican border which saw troops opening fire on cops and vehicle tracking officers while they chased stolen cars.

SANDF to look into UN sex offender report

2015-06-25 18:15

The SA National Defence Force says it has noted a report alleging South African troops are the worst sexual offenders on UN peacekeeping missions.

Zuma, ministers hatched plot to allow Al-Bashir’s escape - report

2015-06-19 15:46

President Jacob Zuma and four Cabinet ministers hatched a plot to ensure Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s safe travel out of South Africa, it has been reported.

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