3 SA peacekeepers face sex abuse allegations

2016-05-18 07:48

The UN says it has received 44 allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeepers and staff in UN missions so far this year, including three involving South African troops.

Our soldiers will never turn against the state - defence minister

2016-05-11 14:22

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has slammed EFF leader Julius Malema’s warning of "soldiers turning against President Jacob Zuma" as reckless and irresponsible.

Man allegedly murdered by community for death of his friend

2016-04-23 20:47

A 30 year-old male was allegedly murdered by community members for the death of his friend in the Magwa falls, in the Eastern Cape on Saturday, provincial government said.

We will not get involved in 'petty party politics' - SANDF

2016-04-04 22:59

The SA National Defence Force has said it refused to get involved in petty party politics, following calls from Sandu to remove President Jacob Zuma from office.

South African peacekeeper killed in Darfur

2016-03-10 16:28

A South African peacekeeper has been killed and another injured in an attack on a humanitarian convoy in Sudan's restless Darfur region.

No SA troops being sent to fight Boko Haram - SANDF

2016-03-09 11:32

The SA National Defence Force has dismissed reports that it would send troops to Nigeria to help fight Boko Haram.

Zuma honours armed forces in PE

2016-02-21 13:33

President Jacob Zuma has marked National Armed Forces Day with the SANDF in Port Elizabeth.

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.


SANDF making progress recruiting white South Africans - minister

2016-05-11 16:32

The SANDF is making progress recruiting young white people, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

Nyanda dismisses Malema's army claims

2016-05-02 16:04

Former SANDF chief Siphiwe Nyanda has denied claims that he held any sway over the army which had allegedly turned its loyalties to the EFF.

SANDF not notified about Zuma's military co-operation with Saudi Arabia - DA

2016-04-15 17:30

DA MPs have suggested that the SANDF was not notified of President Jacob Zuma's joint military co-operation with his Saudi Arabian counterpart.

'Rangers framed me for Kruger rhino poaching,' soldier tells court

2016-03-29 23:02

A soldier accused of poaching rhino in the Kruger National Park in 2001 and 2010 has told the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court that rangers framed him after they realised they had shot him.

SA soldier killed in Sudan ambush

2016-03-10 12:40

A South African soldier has been killed and another injured after an SA National Defence Force convoy was ambushed in northern Darfur, Sudan, the SANDF says.

Soldiers survive roll in Ratel

2016-03-01 15:41

A military vehicle carrying soldiers overturned while en route from Bloemfontein to the Lohatla training area in the Northern Cape, the SA National Defence Force says,

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.

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