ARTICLES RELATING TO SANDU

No clarity on defence force notice in Gupta saga

2014-09-10 05:00

It was unclear whether the defence force had received a notice from military union Sandu demanding information about two of its members implicated in the Gupta wedding plane saga.

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.

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 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.

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.

Guptagate soldiers await trial date

2013-10-29 21:50

The trial date of the South African National Defence Force members facing charges relating to the landing of a private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base has yet to be set.

Generals feast while soldiers go hungry

2013-10-17 10:43
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Top SANDF officials are still getting three-course meals while low-ranking soldiers have had their daily meals reduced due to a lack of funds, according to a report.

Tattooed man in shorts booted from Parly

2013-10-10 15:55
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An SA National Defence Union organiser has been booted from a meeting of Parliament's portfolio committee for wearing shorts, revealing his tattooed legs.

Soldiers charged over Gupta landing

2013-09-13 14:45

Four members of the SA National Defence Force have been charged before a military court on charges relating to the landing of a private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base.

SA troops are prepared - Zuma

2013-08-29 22:00

President Jacob Zuma says no South African soldiers have been critically wounded during clashes with rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Madonsela to probe Waterkloof team

2013-08-28 17:01

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will investigate a complaint against the task team appointed to probe the Gupta plane landing scandal.

Sandu demands overtime payment

2013-08-12 12:36

The SA National Defence Union says members of the presidential medical unit have not been paid overtime for over a year.

Messages continue to pour in for Mandela

2013-06-13 12:19

People have continued to drop off messages of support at former president Nelson Mandela's Johannesburg home as the ailing icon entered his sixth day in hospital.

SANDU calls for inquiry into Gupta saga

2013-05-04 11:28

An independent commission of inquiry must be established to investigate the Gupta jet saga, the SA National Defence Union says.

SA troops back from CAR - report

2013-04-05 19:23

All South African troops are believed to have returned from Central African Republic, a report says.

Condolences to Kruger crash families

2013-04-01 21:56

Government has sent condolences to the families of the five SANDF members who died when their helicopter crashed in the Kruger National Park.

Soldiers died for peace - ANC

2013-03-25 19:23
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The death of 13 South African soldiers in a battle with Central African Republic rebels has left an "indelible mark" on relations between the two countries, the ANC says.

Union: Zuma should have withdrawn SA troops

2013-03-25 08:20
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President Jacob Zuma should have withdrawn South African troops when Central African Republic President Francois Bozize failed to honour a peace agreement, the SA National Defence Force Union says.

Military base pregnancies cause furore

2013-01-29 20:03

Women at the SA Infantry School at the Oudtshoorn military base are being humiliated for falling pregnant, the SA National Defence Union says, leading to a trainee committing suicide.

SANDF fires 500 soldiers - union

2012-10-27 07:53

The SANDF has dismissed 500 soldiers placed on special leave following their participation in an illegal march in 2009, their union says.

Soldiers protest at Oudtshoorn base

2012-09-19 14:30

A picket has been held outside the SA National Defence Force base in Oudtshoorn with members of the SA National Defence Union protesting over conditions at the base.

Union rubbishes defence ombud launch

2012-05-14 20:53

Installing a military ombudsman is an attempt to strangle soldiers' grievances in red tape, the SA National Defence Force Union says.

Sisulu faces R98.5m defamation claims

2011-11-07 19:53

Members of the SANDF have made defamation claims amounting to R98.5m against Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, their union says.

Soldiers to remain on special leave

2010-12-02 20:13

About 1 000 soldiers who allegedly participated in an illegal march in Pretoria will remain on special leave until possible dismissal procedures have been finalised.

SANDF 'will discipline its soldiers'

2010-11-10 08:07

The judgment in the ongoing case against the SANDF will not stop the force from disciplining soldiers, the defence ministry says.

 

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.

SANDF chief under fire over R100k first class flight

2014-08-26 11:37
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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.

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 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.

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.

Guptagate soldiers face watered-down charges

2013-10-29 14:12

The SA National Defence Union says the charge sheet against soldiers involved the Guptagate saga has been "substantially watered down”.

Tattooed man wants apology from MPs

2013-10-10 22:27

A SA National Defence Union organiser has demanded an apology from Parliament, after MPs kicked him out of a defence portfolio committee meeting for wearing shorts.

Guptagate officials wait to hear their fate

2013-10-05 14:47

Four SANDF officials implicated in the Guptagate scandal will know their fate by the end of the month, the SA National Defence Union says.

Zuma may testify in 'Guptagate' hearing

2013-09-02 16:04

A Waterkloof Air Force Base officer plans to call President Jacob Zuma to testify in a military court on the Gupta plane landing scandal.

'Guptagate' probe welcomed

2013-08-28 19:05

Thuli Madonsela's decision to probe a complaint against the government task team, which probed the landing of a private jet by the politically connected Gupta family, has been welcomed.

Army denies Goma fighting

2013-08-24 19:23

The SA National Defence Force has denied reports that South African troops had clashed with rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Oudtshoorn soldier found dead

2013-08-08 22:43

A soldier has been found dead at a military base in Oudtshoorn, the SA National Defence Force says.

Waterkloof report flawed - Sandu

2013-05-23 13:14

Findings against a Waterkloof Air Force Base official in a report on the controversial landing of a privately chartered plane were defamatory, the SA National Defence Union says.

SANDU questions Gutpagate suspension

2013-05-04 09:32
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The SANDU has taken particular issue with the fact that one of the suspended members allegedly involved in the Gutpa saga, is merely a movements officer at the military base in question.

SA troops leaving CAR - union

2013-04-02 18:45

South Africa's troops are being withdrawn from Central African Republic, the SA National Defence Union says.

Bleak week for SA military: Union

2013-03-31 22:39
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The SA National Defence Union says the death of five soldiers in a helicopter crash at the Kruger Park closes a difficult week for the military.

13 SA soldiers killed in CAR - Zuma

2013-03-25 11:24
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Thirteen South African soldiers were killed and 27 others were wounded in a clash with rebels in the Central African Republic, President Jacob Zuma says.

Defence force recruits abused - report

2013-02-04 10:00

Allegations of recruits being abused at the Oudtshoorn Infantry School have emerged in a letter sent by a parent to the SA National Defence Force Union, according to a report.

Court stops dismissal of 600 soldiers

2012-12-10 14:34

A North Gauteng High Court ruling that prevents the SA National Defence Force from firing about 600 soldiers has been welcomed by the SA National Defence Union.

No pickets at military base - SANDF

2012-09-20 22:22

The military have denied that SA National Defence Force members picketed at the Oudtshoorn Military Base on Wednesday.

Union resists order for soldier recall

2012-08-14 21:50

Military labour union Sandu is resisting a general recall of soldiers put on special leave after an illegal protest at the Union Buildings in 2009.

Soldiers' deployments unlawful - union

2012-01-20 14:34

The recent deployment of soldiers into civilian areas in Johannesburg and Cape Town is unlawful and unconstitutional, says the SA National Defence Force Union.

Sisulu should be removed - Sandu

2010-12-03 22:49

Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu should be removed from her post in the interests of South Africa, the SA National Defence Union says.

Defence union wins court battle

2010-12-01 12:05

The SA National Defence Union has won its court battle to stop the SANDF firing more than 1 000 soldiers who took part in a violent protest march on the Union Buildings last year.

Give soldiers fair hearing, court told

2010-11-08 22:22

The military could not fire soldiers who took part in an illegal protest in Pretoria last year before giving them a fair hearing, the city's High Court has heard.

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