'I'll take my chances with the army. There is a war, and they are bloody soldiers' - Manenberg mom

2017-10-13 18:52

A Manenberg mother of two says her children would rather be a "little rattled" by soldiers walking through the streets than running from gang bullets for one more day.

Mbalula 'did nothing when coloured communities were attacked' – Western Cape MEC

2017-10-11 16:30

Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has questioned why the SANDF is being requested to assist in high-crime communities only after a predominantly black neighbourhood was attacked.

Fire destroys 83 military vehicles

2017-09-17 15:02

Millions of rands worth of military vehicles were destroyed in a fire at a vehicle depot at Wallmannstal north of Pretoria when safety fires “went wrong” and a military fire truck broke down.

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'Some things are meant to be private' - Twitter reacts to Mandela book being withdrawn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Penguin Random House has withdrawn all copies of the latest book on former President Nelson Mandela's final days.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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Mbalula's call for help from the army means cops are failing - union

2017-10-13 18:05

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula's call for the army to help crack down on violent crimes in the Western Cape and Gauteng means cops are failing in these provinces, says the SA Police Union.

Army necessary to stop gang-fuelled 'genocide' in Cape Town - residents

2017-10-11 12:53

Army deployment in gang hot spots around Cape Town is a long overdue necessity to try and crack down on "genocide" at the hands of gangsters, say residents.

Police nab suspect with military grade explosives, ammunition

2017-09-01 10:11

A suspected former soldier in the SANDF has allegedly been found in possession of military grade explosives and ammunition in Makhado, Limpopo.

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.

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