SA needs more white soldiers, says defence minister

2015-05-19 16:40

South Africa needs more white soldiers. When she visits military bases she can easily count the white soldiers, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Tuesday morning at a press conference before her budget speech in Parliament.

Former Sacob boss Wakeford to head Armscor

2015-04-17 18:17

Former South African Chamber of Business chief executive Kevin Wakeford has been appointed the chief executive of Armscor.

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.

Australia kicks off $39bn submarine tender

2015-03-25 14:00

Australia has invited Germany, France and Japan to pitch for a contract to build its new submarine fleet, kicking off a contentious A$50bn project.

Australia rules out Sweden for $39bn sub contract

2015-02-20 13:05

Australia will not partner with Sweden to build its next-generation submarine fleet with a budget of $39bn, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.

US delivers arms to Lebanon

2015-02-08 18:37

The US has delivered more than $25m worth of military aid, including heavy artillery, to the Lebanese army to help it fight jihadist groups.

SA troops helping flood-hit Mozambique

2015-01-18 12:18

South African troops are helping to deliver shelter to people affected by flooding in Mozambique, the SA National Defence Force says.

Japan's $42bn military budget to counter China

2015-01-14 14:29

Japanese government has approved a record $42bn military budget, with outlays rising for a third year to counter China's rising military might.

Zuma honours Mandela's SANDF helpers

2014-12-07 15:50

President Jacob Zuma has handed medals to SANDF officers who cared for former president Nelson Mandela and helped with his burial.

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.


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.

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.

Zuma's family didn't use choppers - Maharaj

2015-03-29 17:04

President Jacob Zuma's family do not use military helicopters to travel between Durban and Nkandla, the presidency says.

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.

Marine facing trial a decade after vanishing in Iraq

2015-02-10 15:22

Marine who has vanished in Iraq a decade ago faces desertion trial at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

US budget boosts weapon funding

2015-02-02 20:00

The US Defence Department's budget request will boost funding for research, development and procurement of weapons by 13% to $190bn in fiscal 2016.

Putin's military focus deepens Russia budget woes

2015-01-16 14:12

President Vladimir Putin's insistence on huge defence spending seems to undermine the government's plan to make deep budget cuts amid a deepening economic crisis.

EFF wants compulsory military service

2014-12-16 13:47

A year's compulsory military service for the youth and free legal services for the poor are among the proposals heard at the EFF's elective conference in Bloemfontein.

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.

US drone crashes at Niger airport

2014-10-20 22:05

A US drone has crash-landed at Niger's main airport, the army says, forcing the closure of the runway for several hours.

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