ARTICLES RELATING TO SANDF

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

2015-01-28 21:15
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

DA wants answers from Mapisa-Nqakula

2014-11-10 16:19

The DA wants National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to order Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to answer questions on SANDF chief Solly Shoke's travel expenses.

No update on SA soldiers wounded in Sudan

2014-11-02 14:47

There has been no update on the condition of two soldiers wounded in Sudan while on UN/African Union peacekeeping duties, the SANDF says.

Army seizes R5.2m in contraband

2014-10-08 05:35

Contraband goods with an estimated street value of R5.2m have been confiscated in Limpopo and Mpumalanga in September.

Woman describes how mortar cracked her skull

2014-09-29 08:42

A Brakpan woman has described how she felt pins and needles and then passed out when she was hit by a mortar while sitting on her bed.

Sandu goes to court over Gupta plane saga

2014-09-08 09:51

The SA National Defence Union plans to serve a notice on the SANDF that they will approach a high court for relief over the Gupta plane saga.

Company that failed SA troops gets 91 tenders - report

2014-08-29 09:14
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The company that reportedly failed South African troops in the Central African Republic last year, has since secured 91 tenders worth R209m, according to a report.

Defence minister dodges plane ticket question

2014-08-28 10:02
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The minister of defence has refused to answer a question in Parliament over a claim that R100 000 was spent on a first-class air ticket for the head of the SA National Defence Force.

Judgment reserved in protesting soldiers' case

2014-08-19 15:31

Judgment has been reserved in an appeal over whether the SANDF acted fairly in taking disciplinary action against soldiers who took part in an illegal march.

SANDF's HIV policy attacked

2014-07-29 22:44

The SANDF has been accused of brazenly ignoring a court order granted six years ago and their own regulations which declare any discrimination against HIV-positive applicants unconstitutional.

Court to hear SANDF HIV case

2014-07-29 06:32

A case of two former SA National Defence Force recruits who lost their jobs allegedly because they were HIV-positive will be heard in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

SANDF discipline problem growing - minister

2014-07-23 14:55
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Indiscipline in the SA National Defence Force continues to grow, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

SANDF case not heard in court

2014-07-23 13:15

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria could not hear a case against SANDF officials because the SA National Defence Union has not filed court papers.

Mbeki questioned on ARV expenditure

2014-07-18 21:02

Former president Thabo Mbeki has been asked to tell the Seriti Commission of Inquiry how his administration justified spending billions on the arms deal but not on ARVs.

SA intel warns: Long, abusive campaign in Nigeria

2014-07-09 21:14

Nigeria faces a prolonged battle to quash the bloody Boko Haram insurgency despite a 'hardline' campaign that has witnessed rights abuses, an SA intel report says.

Not enough money to pay soldiers

2014-07-09 16:43
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Secretary of defence Sam Gulube says the SA National Defence Force is facing a remuneration budget shortfall of over R1bn.

SANDF granted stay of execution

2014-07-02 22:39

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled in favour of the SA National Defence Force and has set aside an order it had granted for the arrest of three of its senior officials.

SANDF shocked, concerned by arrest warrants

2014-07-02 07:30

The SA National Defence Force says it is shocked but not surprised that the actions of a trade union led to an order for the arrest of three leading SANDF officers.

 

Nkoana-Mashabane slams SA soldiers’ role in Nigeria

2015-01-27 16:30
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Military bosses blamed for SA soldiers deaths in CAR

2014-11-09 12:48

Operational commanders have painted a picture of chaos around the mission in the Central African Republic that claimed the lives of 15 South African soldiers - putting the blame squarely on the shoulders of the military’s top brass.

SA soldiers ambushed in Sudan

2014-10-31 05:00
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Four SA National Defence Force soldiers deployed as part of a UN/African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan, have been wounded in an ambush near their base.

SANDF probing how mortar struck woman

2014-09-29 20:42

An SANDF unit could possibly have fired the mortar shell that crashed into a house in Brakpan, on the East Rand, an army spokesperson says.

Court rules against SANDF HIV policy

2014-09-26 14:40

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled in favour of two women army recruits whose contracts have been cancelled because they tested HIV-positive.

DA urges AG to probe defence tenders

2014-08-29 13:09

The DA has called on Auditor General Kimi Makwetu to investigate allegations of irregularities in the awarding of tenders worth more than R200m by the defence department.

SANDF acted unfairly - SCA

2014-08-28 17:25

The SANDF did not act fairly in taking disciplinary action against soldiers who took part in an illegal march, the Supreme Court of Appeal has held.

SANDF chief under fire over R100k first class flight

2014-08-26 11:37

The chief of the SANDF, General Solly Shoke has been criticised after allegedly spending more than R100 000 on a first class ticket to attend a conference in Malaysia in April.

Veterans to get houses

2014-08-15 07:30

Government plans to build the first 5 000 houses for military veterans, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says.

Group protest in support of SANDF HIV case

2014-07-29 21:13

About 100 people protested outside the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to support a case involving SANDF members allegedly unfairly discriminated against.

SANDF accused of HIV discrimination

2014-07-28 08:43

The SA National Defence Force is being taken to court for allegedly discriminating against HIV-positive members and new recruits, according to a report.

DA: Creeping authoritarianism in SANDF

2014-07-23 14:18

There is a "dangerous creeping authoritarianism" within the SA National Defence Force, DA MP David Maynier has warned.

Urgent action needed to save SANDF - minister

2014-07-23 12:29
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Urgent action is needed to reverse the decline in the SA National Defence Force, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has told MPs.

Arms deal decision was rational - Mbeki

2014-07-18 14:05

The decision to go ahead with the arms procurement deal was rational and government thought it could manage the risk, former president Thabo Mbeki says.

Remuneration shortfall for soldiers

2014-07-09 16:45

Secretary of defence Sam Gulube says the SA National Defence Force is facing a remuneration budget shortfall of over R1bn.

Guptas strong-arm Eskom to back illegal mine

2014-07-06 11:34
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The politically connected Gupta family is allegedly putting pressure on Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi to approve a R500m Idwala Coal contract – despite management opposing the move.

SANDF challenges top brass arrest order

2014-07-02 17:48

The SA National Defence Force has filed an application with the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria challenging an order for the arrest of three of its top officials.

Court orders arrest of SANDF top brass

2014-07-01 19:05

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ordered the arrest of three top SA National Defence Force officials.

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