ARTICLES RELATING TO SANDF

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
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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 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.

Mapisa-Nqukula admits military meltdown

2014-04-23 20:36
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The SANDF is in urgent need of investment to ensure it can meet its international commitments after two decades of budget cuts have left it under-equipped, the defence minister says.

Ailing SANDF needs resuscitation

2014-04-23 14:33

The decline of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) needs to be urgently turned around, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

SA military in dire straits - review

2014-03-26 05:30
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South Africa's cash-strapped armed forces are in a "critical state of decline" that will take at least a decade to fix even with urgent action.

SANDF anti-piracy ops extended

2014-03-25 21:17

The deployment of SA National Defence Force members taking part in anti-piracy operations off East Africa has been extended for a year.

Heavy rains cause countrywide havoc

2014-03-11 20:48

Several drownings and rescue operations have been reported as persistent rain and flooding caused havoc in several parts of the country.

PWD fails army

2014-03-05 22:42

The public works department is failing the country's soldiers, parliament's defence portfolio committee has heard.

SANDF probe after army truck slams into hippo

2014-02-23 16:57

The South African National Defence Force is investigating allegations that the driver of an army vehicle slammed into a hippo and killing it in the Kruger National Park.

SA soldiers ambushed, robbed in South Sudan

2014-02-13 09:28
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South African soldiers have been ambushed and robbed of equipment during a peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, the SA Navy says.

SA won't send troops to CAR - report

2014-02-02 12:34

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has reportedly stated that South Africa will not send troops to the Central African Republic, despite mounting pressure to do so.

 

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.

Response to Martin Williams' piece on the SANDF

2014-05-06 08:15

It's easy to trash talk the SANDF - especially when one does not research or present the correct information, writes Tim Flack.

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.

SANDF needs more money, says minister

2014-04-23 17:41

The defence force does not deploy itself, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has said in asking for a bigger budget for the SANDF.

SANDF will not be deployed to CAR - minister

2014-03-31 22:13

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says South Africa will not deploy troops in the strife-torn Central African Republic.

SANDF's mandate in DRC extended

2014-03-25 21:18

President Jacob Zuma has prolonged the mandate of over 1 300 soldiers as part of a UN peacekeeping force in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Another flood warning for parts of SA

2014-03-12 08:28

The SA Weather Service has again issued a watch for flooding in the northern parts of the country - the 11th day in a row that the region may have to face stormy weather.

Pretoria bridge washed away

2014-03-11 11:21

A low-water bridge was washed away by flood water in Mabopane, north of Pretoria, Tshwane emergency services say.

Soldier charged with killing Kruger hippo

2014-02-25 11:38

SANParks has reportedly laid a charge against a soldier who hit a hippo in the Kruger National Park with an army truck.

Defence Review approved before elections - Zuma

2014-02-21 21:01

The long-awaited Defence Review should be finalised before Parliament dissolves ahead of the 7 May elections, President Jacob Zuma says.

SANDF woman’s baby missing - still no clues

2014-02-05 09:16

There are still no clues as to the whereabouts of an 18-month-old girl who went missing while her mother was on duty with the SA National Defence Force in Sudan.

4 in court for cop killing

2014-01-27 22:26

Four men linked to the fatal shooting of an Mpumalanga police constable have appeared in the Tonga Magistrate's Court.

 
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