Ex-SA soldiers 'playing major role in fight against Boko Haram'

2015-03-05 16:05

Former South African Defence Force soldiers are reportedly playing a major role in the fight against Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria.

Police get big slice of budget pie

2015-02-25 15:19

The police will receive close to half of the government's R171.2bn allocation to the defence, public order and safety function, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Arrest SA ‘mercenaries’ on Boko Haram mission – Mapisa-Nqakula

2015-01-28 21:15

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says the “mercenaries” from South Africa helping to train Nigerian soldiers to fight Boko Haram should be arrested on their return.

Military officers duck court appearance

2015-01-27 09:11

Reports say two of three military officers accused of threatening Oudtshoorn police failed to appear in a civilian court last week.

SA experts to help Nigeria tackle Boko Haram

2015-01-26 13:08

Former SADF soldiers will reportedly form the core of a multinational team of private military experts, who are en route to Nigeria, to help the country fight against Boko Haram militants.

Nkandla likely to go way of Gupta plane saga - watchdogs

2015-01-21 12:47

The scandal surrounding President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead is likely to go the way of the Gupta plane saga - in a whitewash, government watchdogs have warned.

SMSes link Zuma to Guptagate - report

2015-01-21 08:54

One of the military officers implicated in the so-called "Guptagate" landing claims to have SMS messages in which President Jacob Zuma's name apparently appears often.

SA troops prepare to ‘neutralise’ Hutu rebels

2015-01-18 14:07

South African troops in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are preparing for battle against Hutu rebels after they missed a 2 January deadline to surrender.

Guptagate-accused demand answers

2015-01-14 09:22

Lieutenant Colonels Christine Anderson and Stefan van Zyl will approach a high court if the army does not make a decision about their prosecution over the Gupta controversy soon.

Top SANDF official first victim of Nkandla project

2014-11-20 08:38

Lieutenant-General Vejay Ramlakan, former SANDF surgeon-general and one of the alleged planners of the Nkandla project, has become the first victim of the scheme, after being told his services are no longer required.


Ratte’s claim against police fails

2015-02-27 12:12

A civil claim against the police by former SA Defence Force soldier Willem Ratte has failed in the North Gauteng High Court.

SANDF ready to help in Africa, says Zuma

2015-02-21 15:14

An SANDF battalion is being prepared to be deployed by the African Union if required to assist in peace and security on the continent, President Jacob Zuma says.

Nkoana-Mashabane slams SA soldiers’ role in Nigeria

2015-01-27 16:30

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has expressed her “dismay” about ex-soldiers who have been contracted to help the Nigerian army fight Boko Haram.

SANDF unaware of ex-soldiers in Nigeria

2015-01-26 16:39

The SA National Defence Force says it is unaware of former South African soldiers being deployed to Nigeria to help destroy terrorist group Boko Haram.

Guptagate: More charges dropped

2015-01-23 14:44

Charges have been dropped against another pair of officers involved in the Gupta plane landing scandal, it has been reported.

Guptagate: What you need to know

2015-01-21 11:14

The Gupta plane landing at Waterkloof Air Force Base in 2013 embroiled all of government in yet another scandal. Here's everything you need to know about the saga.

Charges dropped against two Gupta accused

2015-01-20 14:16

All charges against Lieutenant Colonel Stephan van Zyl and Lieutenant Colonel Christine Anderson have been withdrawn, the SA National Defence Union says.

SA troops helping flood-hit Mozambique

2015-01-18 12:18

South African troops are helping to deliver shelter to people affected by flooding in Mozambique, the SA National Defence Force says.

Top SANDF official denies Nkandla-related report

2014-11-20 17:17

Lieutenant General Vejay Ramlakan has criticised a Beeld newspaper report which stated that he might go on early retirement following an SANDF probe into President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home.

Soldier in Cape Town court for attacking gardener

2014-11-13 10:46

An SANDF soldier is the man who was arrested for attacking a Malawian man he mistakenly thought was a robber in Cape Town, according to a report.

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