'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.

Quotes of the week

2017-02-17 22:25

A selection of quotes from some stories News24 published this week.

Methane gas leak responsible for deaths - SANDF

2017-02-17 18:12

The South African National Defence Force has established that a methane gas leak caused the death of six people at the Durban Naval base.

Road closures in Durban for SANDF Armed Forces Day

2017-02-17 12:30

Durban residents can expect traffic delays and road closures next week when the city hosts the South African National Defence Force’s Armed Forces Day.

Fears rise over SA firearms being smuggled into warzones

2017-02-16 09:37

Extreme weapons from the SANDF, including a machine gun that rips apart its targets, have been stolen and in some cases apparently smuggled out of South Africa for use in warzones.


#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.

21 Navy officers released after Durban 'freak accident'

2017-02-17 20:20

Twenty-one SA Navy personnel have been released from hospital after they tried to save six people killed by a methane gas leak at the Durban Naval base, a spokesperson said.

6 dead, 26 hospitalised after Durban naval base 'freak' accident

2017-02-17 14:30

Paramedics say three of the people who died in a "freak accident" at the Durban naval base are army officials while the other three are civilians.

Defence committee to quiz minister about SONA army deployment letter

2017-02-17 12:10

Parliament's joint standing committee on defence has said it will ask Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula for more information around the deployment of 441 soldiers for SONA.

Soldier killed as battle tank overturns in KZN

2017-02-14 18:22

A soldier was killed when a truck transporting a tank overturned on the Oliviershoek Pass, near Bergville, in KwaZulu-Natal.

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