SANDF chief logistic officer to be buried with full military honours

2015-05-10 16:05

SA National Defence Force’s chief logistics officer Lieutenant General Bongani Isidore Mbatha, who died last week, will be buried with full military honours.

Xenophobia: Repatriated Zimbabweans 'severely traumatised'

2015-04-22 12:55

Zimbabwe’s ministry of health says some of the more than 400 Zimbabweans who were repatriated following xenophobic attacks in SA were “severely traumatised” and needed special counselling.

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.

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.

No justification for land grabs - Mapisa-Nqakula

2015-04-14 15:39

The illegal occupation of government and private-owned land will not be allowed to continue, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

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.

Jonathan misses out on AU's Boko Haram talks

2015-01-29 17:16

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan will not attend the AU summit, even though discussions on Boko Haram feature high on the agenda.

Tanzania ready to take on DRC rebels - Kikwete

2015-01-14 16:17

Tanzania is ready to take on Rwandan rebels in eastern DRC, President Jakaya Kikwete says, suggesting a joint offensive with the UN-backed, South African forces is imminent.

Zuma arrives in US for UN meeting

2014-09-21 19:29

President Jacob Zuma, accompanied by numerous ministers, have arrived in New York to attend the United Nations general assembly.

Defence minister dodges plane ticket question

2014-08-28 10:02

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.


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.

No sign of soldiers in Alexandra

2015-04-21 23:21

Despite promises that soldiers would be sent into Alexandra, they seem to be keeping a low profile.

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.

Statue vandalism is a criminal act - Mapisa-Nqakula

2015-04-14 18:27

The vandalising of statues and memorials is a criminal act and contrary to the principles of South Africa's Constitution, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

At least 48 arrested for xenophobic violence

2015-04-14 12:40

At least 48 people have been arrested in relation to xenophobic violence in KwaZulu-Natal since the weekend, governments says.

Minister to probe abuse at army base

2015-02-05 16:01

Allegations of abuse at the army's infantry school near Oudtshoorn will be swiftly investigated, the defence ministry says.

Arrest SA ‘mercenaries’ on Boko Haram mission – Mapisa-Nqakula

2015-01-28 21:15

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says the “mercenaries” from South Africa helping to train Nigerian soldiers to fight Boko Haram should be arrested on their return.

No plans for VIP jet for Zuma - Armscor

2014-10-17 07:00

Controversial plans by the department of defence to buy a VIP presidential jet have not been handed on to Armscor, says the state-owned arms procurement agency.

Spies trained in Russia raise double-agent fears

2014-08-31 11:25

SA’s State Security Agency has spent almost R10m on sending a group of spies to Russia for training - which has raised concerns that they could turn and become double agents.

Ministers mum on contingency plan for Parly

2014-08-26 12:47

Cabinet ministers would not be drawn on what measures would be put in place to deal with chaotic disruptions to parliamentary proceedings.

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