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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.

Case against 58 soldiers dropped

2014-06-19 13:07

The case against 58 soldiers implicated in a salary protest at the Union Buildings in 2009 has been dropped in the military court in Heidelberg, Gauteng.

Mpumalanga plane crash dead named

2014-06-18 20:05

The three SA Air Force members killed when their Cessna Caravan crashed in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, have been named by the SA National Defence Force.

Crashed plane part of training squad - SANDF

2014-06-17 19:03

The SA National Defence Force says the military aircraft that crashed in Mpumalanga is part of the training camp in the Lydenburg area.

'Not enough evidence' over Gupta landing

2014-05-28 13:37
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The SANDF has denied media reports about a second investigation into the landing of the Gupta family's private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, apparently because there was not enough evidence for a military court.

Army probing Oudtshoorn clash

2014-05-22 17:38

An alleged confrontation between police and the military in Oudtshoorn after soldiers were reportedly arrested is being looked into, the SA National Defence Force says.

SANDF soldiers wounded in DRC attack

2014-05-01 14:20

Three SANDF soldiers were wounded, one seriously, during an attack in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the defence force says.

 

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.

Special forces to take part in SADC training

2014-06-25 16:24

South Africa's special forces will take part in a joint multi-national training exercise in Angola with SADC special forces, the SA National Defence Force says.

Doctor to testify in soldier's trial

2014-06-19 08:21

A culpable homicide case against an SA National Defence Force (SANDF) member accused of knocking down and killing a 10-year-old scholar patrol pupil in 2011 has been postponed.

SANDF denies arrest of journalists near crash site

2014-06-17 21:39

Authorities have denied reports that two journalists have been arrested at the scene of a military plane crash near Lydenburg, Mpumalanga.

Parliamentary response haunts Lekota

2014-06-11 12:08

Former defence minister Mosiuoa Lekota was quizzed at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry on how he handled a purported breach of the arms deal contracts by arms manufacturers.

SANDF denies 2nd Guptagate probe

2014-05-28 11:01

The SANDF has denied reports that a second investigation has been launched into the Gupta family's landing of a private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base last year.

Army deployed in Alexandra

2014-05-09 20:44
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Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane says the army has been called in to quell a violent protest in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg.

SANDF soldier convicted of murder

2014-04-23 22:17

An SA National Defence Force border control soldier has been convicted of murder by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

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