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.

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”.

New funds to give SAAF wings

2013-10-23 16:27

The defence department will be shifting much-needed funds to the cash-strapped SA Air Force, the National Treasury says.

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.

Air Force explains arms deal role

2013-09-04 22:32

Several government departments have played complementary roles in the controversial arms deal acquisitions, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Air Force member appears for murder

2013-09-03 17:51

A member of the SA Air Force based at the Bloemspruit Air Force Base has appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on a murder charge.

Hawks, Gripen planes 'met requirements'

2013-09-02 19:08

The Hawks and Gripen aircraft acquired through the 1999 arms deal have proven highly deployable and adaptable, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.


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.

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.

Air Force cracking down on ill-discipline

2013-10-24 10:48

The SA Air Force has announced a stricter discipline enforcement regimen for all members.

SAAF murder-accused member's case postponed

2013-09-17 13:16

A case against an SA Air Force member accused of murder has been postponed by the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court to make arrangements for a possibly psychiatric evaluation.

Air Force member appears for murder

2013-09-10 14:38

A SA Air Force member has appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on a murder charge.

Arms deal jets 'excellent' - officer

2013-09-03 20:38

The Gripen and Hawk fighter aircraft acquired through the multi-billion rand arms deal have exceeded expectations, a senior official of the SA Air Force says.

SAAF very proud of aircraft, arms deal probe hears

2013-09-03 14:42

The SA Air Force is "very proud" of the aircraft acquired through the multi-billion rand arms deal as it had boosted the SAAF's capabilities in training and national defence, the arms deal inquiry has heard.

Defence force is our insurance - officer

2013-08-30 22:46

The defence force is a country’s insurance and serves as a deterrent against any possible threats, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

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