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.

SONA 2017 day has arrived

2017-02-09 06:04

President Jacob Zuma is set to deliver his State of the Nation address at Parliament in Cape Town.

Army will only enter Parliament in case of a calamity - minister

2017-02-08 16:57

The SANDF will not be deployed within the parliamentary precinct unless there is a calamity during the State of the Nation Address, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

AS IT HAPPENED: Parliament has no appetite to intimidate journalists

2017-02-08 16:04

Parliament says it wants journalists to feel comfortable to report on the SONA, despite the deployment of SANDF members.

Fears of 'massive uprising' behind Zuma's army deployment?

2017-02-08 12:51

Intelligence operatives have received an early warning of a massive uprising targeting President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address, involving several disgruntled groups which have joined forces to disrupt the event and destabilise the area.


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.

Number of soldiers at SONA has more than doubled since 2013

2017-02-08 20:02

The number of soldiers deployed at the SONA had increased two-and-a-half times since 2013, but Parliament’s principals could not explain why.

Police and Parliament security to deal with SONA safety - govt

2017-02-08 16:04

SAPS and Parliament’s security - and not the SANDF - will provide safety and security at President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address, the government says.

Zuma to have 'high tea' as uproar over army deployment grows

2017-02-08 14:03

President Jacob Zuma is hosting a high tea with special State of the Nation guests while an uproar grows over his deployment of 441 soldiers for the opening of Parliament.

Nothing normal about militarisation of Parliament - R2K

2017-02-08 12:20

There is nothing normal about the "trend of securitisation and militarisation" at Parliament, lobby group Right2Know says.

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