Xenophobia: 338 soldiers deployed at a cost of R4m

2015-04-24 17:34

A total of 338 soldiers, expecting to cost just over R4m, have been deployed to help police following a spate of attacks on foreign nationals.

Zuma vows to tackle 'underlying' problems behind xenophobic attacks

2015-04-22 21:05

President Jacob Zuma has vowed to tackle the "underlying" problems behind the spate of recent xenophobic attacks, as troops were sent in to support police in a crackdown against attacks on immigrants that have left at least seven people dead.

Xenophobia: SANDF tight lipped on troop deployment

2015-04-22 14:51

Disclosing the army's whereabouts in KwaZulu-Natal would compromise operations, SANDF says.

No troops spotted in Alexandra - reports

2015-04-21 19:35

By nightfall no troops have been seen in Alexandra in Johannesburg, according to reports.

SANDF to be deployed in all volatile areas - minister

2015-04-21 16:23

The SA National Defence Force will be deployed to any region the police believe to be volatile, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

Mapisa-Nqakula: Perception is we're not protecting foreigners

2015-04-21 13:49

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says it was necessary to send the SA National Defence Force into Alexandra and other areas hit by xenophobic violence.

Storm brewing over Zuma's new VIP jets

2015-04-05 11:16

A storm is brewing over the acquisition of new VIP jets for President Jacob Zuma and his Cabinet at a reported cost of R2bn.


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Ex-SA soldiers 'playing major role in fight against Boko Haram'

2015-03-05 16:05

Former South African Defence Force soldiers are reportedly playing a major role in the fight against Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria.

Police get big slice of budget pie

2015-02-25 15:19

The police will receive close to half of the government's R171.2bn allocation to the defence, public order and safety function, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.


Two arrested during Alexandra hostel raid

2015-04-23 08:50

Two people have been arrested following a second police and army raid in Johannesburg this week.

Nigeria summons SA ambassador over xenophobic attacks

2015-04-22 21:05

Nigeria's foreign ministry has summoned South Africa's High Commissioner over anti-immigrant violence in which at least seven people have been killed.

Some Alex residents welcome army deployment

2015-04-21 20:04

Some Alexandra residents have welcomed government's decision to deploy soldiers in xenophobic hot spots around the country, but others say this is only a temporary solution.

Foreign couple survives shooting in their Alexandra home

2015-04-21 16:23

A foreign couple has been shot and injured inside their home in Alexandra, in the latest spate of xenophobic violence, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

Just the right time for army deployment - minister

2015-04-21 14:24

The deployment of the army to quell the xenophobic violence that has left seven people dead was happening at "just the right time", Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

Army deployed into Alex

2015-04-21 13:23

The army will be sent into the Johannesburg township of Alexandra, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has announced.

Zuma extends troop deployments

2015-03-31 17:31

President Jacob Zuma has extended the deployment of South African troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Southern African and Indian ocean coast, and Sudan.

SANDF denies Zuma chopper 'taxi' claims

2015-03-29 22:08

At no point has President Jacob Zuma's family used an SA Air Force helicopter for transport, the SA National Defence Force says.

Ratte’s claim against police fails

2015-02-27 12:12

A civil claim against the police by former SA Defence Force soldier Willem Ratte has failed in the North Gauteng High Court.

SANDF ready to help in Africa, says Zuma

2015-02-21 15:14

An SANDF battalion is being prepared to be deployed by the African Union if required to assist in peace and security on the continent, President Jacob Zuma says.

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