WATCH: SAAF helps Netcare911 hone their helicopter rescue skills in Durban

Netcare 911 and the South African Air Force’s 15 Squadron held their annual refresher training session in Durban last week. Watch.

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New presidential jet will make Nkandla seem like child's play - Maimane

2016-09-15 18:04

A new presidential aircraft will make Nkandla seem like child's play, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said on Thursday.

Ramaphosa cancels Eastern Cape visit due to plane problems

2016-03-21 11:56

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has cancelled his trip to Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape due to technical problems experienced by his plane, his office says.

Air force not coping with govt's travel demands - SAAF chief

2015-11-10 13:15

The South African Air Force is not coping with the demand for intercontinental travel by government officials - and that is why it needed to buy a new jet.

Air Force to raise cash for rhino

2013-09-11 18:34

The SA Air Force is to embark on a Rhino Day campaign as part of the force's environmental obligations, says spokesperson Lynnette Booysen.


Paraglider rescued in Porterville

2016-11-15 22:45

An almost seven-hour rescue operation has saved the life of a paraglider near Porterville, in the Western Cape.

Zuma prefers to use SAAF, not chartered planes - Presidency

2016-09-14 15:38

The Presidency has denied claims that President Jacob Zuma prefers to use chartered planes instead of the South African Air Force fleet.

Exiting pilots 'stole' Air Force planes – minister

2016-02-23 20:12

Some of the SAAF's planes were stolen and put in museums, which is why there were not enough planes for pilots to get their wings, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has said.

Lagos ceremony: Families break down

2014-11-16 16:33

Paramedics have rushed to the aid of some family member who had broken down and wept hysterically as the names of the Lagos church collapse were read out at a reception ceremony at the Waterkloof Air Force base in Pretoria.

SAAF hides behind contract, says Denel

2013-01-24 16:34

The SA Air Force is using an auditor general report on its contract with Denel Aviation as a smokescreen to end the contract, trade union Solidarity says.

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