SANDF will not be deployed to CAR - minister

2014-03-31 22:13

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says South Africa will not deploy troops in the strife-torn Central African Republic.

SA military in dire straits - review

2014-03-26 05:30

South Africa's cash-strapped armed forces are in a "critical state of decline" that will take at least a decade to fix even with urgent action.

SANDF anti-piracy ops extended

2014-03-25 21:17

The deployment of SA National Defence Force members taking part in anti-piracy operations off East Africa has been extended for a year.

Heavy rains cause countrywide havoc

2014-03-11 20:48

Several drownings and rescue operations have been reported as persistent rain and flooding caused havoc in several parts of the country.

PWD fails army

2014-03-05 22:42

The public works department is failing the country's soldiers, parliament's defence portfolio committee has heard.

SANDF probe after army truck slams into hippo

2014-02-23 16:57

The South African National Defence Force is investigating allegations that the driver of an army vehicle slammed into a hippo and killing it in the Kruger National Park.

SA soldiers ambushed, robbed in South Sudan

2014-02-13 09:28

South African soldiers have been ambushed and robbed of equipment during a peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, the SA Navy says.

SA won't send troops to CAR - report

2014-02-02 12:34

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has reportedly stated that South Africa will not send troops to the Central African Republic, despite mounting pressure to do so.

Minister mum on 'spy' satellite

2014-01-23 14:34

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says she will not be drawn into public discussion on Project Flute, the name of a secret contract reportedly involving a Defence Intelligence satellite.


The South African attack helicopter pilot credited with breaking M23 rebel resistance in the eastern DRC speaks about the defeat of the rebels in November 2013. Watch.

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Former MK commander dies

2013-12-28 07:42

Former Umkhonto we Sizwe commander Lieutenant General Lehlohonolo Moloi has died, the department of defence and military veterans says.

Union Buildings now heritage site - Zuma

2013-12-16 18:31

President Jacob Zuma says the Union Buildings in Pretoria have been added to the list of national heritage sites.

Mandela would be proud of us - SANDF

2013-12-13 13:13

Nelson Mandela would be proud of the way SANDF conducted itself during the lying in state of his body in Pretoria, spokesperson Lieutenant-General Xolani Mabanga says.

Politicking creeps into Mandela services

2013-12-08 19:56

Flutterings of politicking have crept into certain commemoration services held countrywide in honour of struggle icon Nelson Mandela.

Army orders soldiers back to duty

2013-12-07 14:28

The South African National Defence Force has ordered soldiers on leave to report back for duty to provide support for Nelson Mandela's mourning and funeral activities.

1 000 soldiers accused of crime

2013-11-20 19:25

Over 1 000 SANDF soldiers have been accused of crime in the past four years and a fifth of those have been convicted.

Top cop murder scene was staged, court hears

2013-11-06 23:10

The crime scene where the body of Major General Tirhani Maswanganyi was found had been staged, the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court has heard.

Zuma denies Guptagate involvement

2013-11-06 19:05

President Jacob Zuma has denied claims by SA National Defence Force officials that he was involved in the "Guptagate" scandal.

Icasa's new CEO faces massive task

2013-11-03 11:26

Pakamile Pongwana, the new CEO of Icasa, has his work cut out as he sets about fixing the organisation’s bruised image.

Guptagate soldiers await trial date

2013-10-29 21:50

The trial date of the South African National Defence Force members facing charges relating to the landing of a private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base has yet to be set.

Guptagate decision due

2013-10-29 10:02

The fate of four SA National Defence Force officials implicated in the Guptagate scandal is expected to be revealed.

Warrant of arrest for colonel over robbery

2013-10-22 12:43

A warrant of arrest has been issued and police are looking for a military colonel who committed an armed robbery at a police station 18 years ago, Eastern Cape police have said.

Top cop murder accused called sangoma

2013-10-19 07:59

One of four men arrested for the murder of Johannesburg cluster commander Major General Tirhani Maswanganyi has pleaded with a sangoma "to make his case go away".

Parliament should check Zuma out - DA

2013-10-15 20:54

Parliament should investigate President Jacob Zuma's alleged involvement in the landing of a private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, the DA says.

Soldier's murder trial set to start

2013-10-15 07:35

The murder trial of a soldier accused of shooting two other soldiers while driving them from one military base to another, will begin in Bethlehem later this week.


In response to William Saunderson-Meyer, regarding the SANDF

2014-03-30 17:16

Sure, some of our troops are in bad shape, but one can’t simply paint all bases with one brush, says Tim Flack.

SANDF's mandate in DRC extended

2014-03-25 21:18

President Jacob Zuma has prolonged the mandate of over 1 300 soldiers as part of a UN peacekeeping force in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Another flood warning for parts of SA

2014-03-12 08:28

The SA Weather Service has again issued a watch for flooding in the northern parts of the country - the 11th day in a row that the region may have to face stormy weather.

Pretoria bridge washed away

2014-03-11 11:21

A low-water bridge was washed away by flood water in Mabopane, north of Pretoria, Tshwane emergency services say.

Soldier charged with killing Kruger hippo

2014-02-25 11:38

SANParks has reportedly laid a charge against a soldier who hit a hippo in the Kruger National Park with an army truck.

Defence Review approved before elections - Zuma

2014-02-21 21:01

The long-awaited Defence Review should be finalised before Parliament dissolves ahead of the 7 May elections, President Jacob Zuma says.

SANDF woman’s baby missing - still no clues

2014-02-05 09:16

There are still no clues as to the whereabouts of an 18-month-old girl who went missing while her mother was on duty with the SA National Defence Force in Sudan.

4 in court for cop killing

2014-01-27 22:26

Four men linked to the fatal shooting of an Mpumalanga police constable have appeared in the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

Army deployed to Mothutlung

2014-01-16 16:55

The SA National Defence Force says the military will help provide water to Mothutlung near Brits.

Military vets must be honoured: Zuma

2014-01-03 14:11

Military veterans must continue to be recognised for the contribution they made to reshaping the country's post-apartheid defence force, President Jacob Zuma says.

Grandson: Madiba's death pierced like a spear

2013-12-17 07:40

The death of former president Nelson Mandela left his grandson, Mandla Mandela, feeling like he had been pierced by a spear.

Zuma nod for soldiers

2013-12-13 14:45

President Jacob Zuma gave a go-ahead for the deployment of close to 12 000 troops in state events after the death of Nelson Mandela, the presidency says.

Claims of tracker in Mandela coffin

2013-12-11 19:17

The SANDF would not comment on reports that former president Nelson Mandela's coffin is being tracked during transport using radar, according to reports.

SANDF ready for Mandela's memorial, funeral

2013-12-08 16:47

The SANDF has cancelled all leave to have over 11 000 soldiers help with logistical and security arrangements for Nelson Mandela's memorial and funeral services this week.

13 rhino poachers arrested in 2 weeks

2013-11-25 14:40

Thirteen rhino poachers have been arrested in two weeks, bringing the total number of alleged poachers arrested since January to 285.

SANDF brought in for voter registration

2013-11-08 07:18

President Jacob Zuma has employed members of the SANDF and SAPS to maintain law and order during the national voter registration process.

Accused was forced to confess, court hears

2013-11-06 19:52

One of the four men arrested in connection with the murder of Major General Tirhani Maswanganyi has been forced to "confess", the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court has heard.

Body found in Namibia waters

2013-11-05 20:36

An unidentified body has been found in Namibian waters by the SA National Defence Force.

Ceremony for soldiers missing at sea

2013-10-30 09:11

A private ceremony will be held for the families of two special forces members missing at sea in Namibia, the SA National Defence Force says.

Guptagate soldiers face watered-down charges

2013-10-29 14:12

The SA National Defence Union says the charge sheet against soldiers involved the Guptagate saga has been "substantially watered down”.

Robbery colonel hands self in

2013-10-23 10:33

A military colonel who committed an armed robbery at an Eastern Cape police station 18 years ago, has handed himself over to the military police, the defence department says.

CAR widows not paid pensions

2013-10-20 13:26

Seven months after the deaths of their partners in the Central African Republic, three Free State widows are still waiting for pension pay-outs.

Generals feast while soldiers go hungry

2013-10-17 10:43

Top SANDF officials are still getting three-course meals while low-ranking soldiers have had their daily meals reduced due to a lack of funds, according to a report.

1 Military Hospital gets repair ultimatum

2013-10-15 11:01

1 Military Hospital in Pretoria has received its second ultimatum this year from the Tshwane municipality to fix various defects, amid reports that patients have to use their cellphones to call nurses.

Gupta prelim probe sub judice - SANDF

2013-10-09 23:04

The SANDF says that sharing information about a military tribunal's preliminary probe into the landing of private jet at Waterkloof Air Force Base is against the law.

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