Coronavirus: First SA deaths 'should be a wake-up call to all of us' - EFF

2020-03-27 14:34

The EFF has called on South Africans to take the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak seriously and has urged people to follow regulations put in place for the 21-day lockdown in the country, which started at midnight.

Ramaphosa deploys SANDF on a mission of kindness, not to 'skop en donner'

2020-03-26 23:13

President Cyril Ramaphosa has given members of the SA National Defence Force their marching orders hours before the country goes into lockdown.

'There is no need to move around' - SANDF will help police to limit movement during lockdown

2020-03-26 08:53

The South African National Defence Force will play a support role during the 21-day lockdown, aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Army moves from 'peacetime' to 'wartime' footing as 21-day national lockdown announced

2020-03-23 17:38

The acting chief of the army, Major General Mannetijes de Goede, has apparently told his senior officers that the situation in the country is "serious” and that preparations for a "total shutdown" should be accelerated.

Coronavirus: Protea Hotels confirms resort in Polokwane will be used as quarantine site

2020-03-12 14:23

Protea Hotels has confirmed that one of its hotels in Polokwane, The Ranch Resort, will be used as a quarantine site under the Department of Health's direction.

Coronavirus: Ramaphosa to see off 151 soldiers on R25m mission to Wuhan

2020-03-10 20:05

President Cyril Ramaphosa will see off the team which will be repatriating the South Africans who are still trapped in Wuhan, China, following the coronavirus outbreak, the Presidency has said.

UPDATE | Government denies that defence force staff are 'unwilling' to man plane to fetch South Africans from China

2020-03-06 08:06

Government has denied a media report that claims South African National Defence Force crew members are refusing to make the potentially dangerous journey to China to help in the repatriation of South African 184 citizens.

WATCH | Spectators scatter as SANDF Rooikat swerves towards crowd, hits fence

2020-02-18 12:53

In the video, which has since gone viral, the Rooikat can be seen climbing over a sand-made cliff before swerving towards members who are watching.

SANDF to withdraw from Vaal River intervention project by Friday

2020-01-27 13:13

The South African National Defence Force is planning to withdraw its personnel and equipment deployed to the Vaal River Project.

Military Ombudsman briefs SANDF about mandate to investigate sexual abuse cases

2020-01-18 08:47

The Department of Defence and Military Veterans' ministerial task team has briefed the department about its mandate of investigating cases of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and sexual offences within the SA National Defence Force (SANDF).


South Africa begins 'unprecedented' military-patrolled lockdown

2020-03-27 12:36

South Africa has come under a nationwide military-patrolled lockdown, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus across the continent.

Coronavirus: The rules you need to know ahead of nationwide lockdown

2020-03-26 09:36

Ministers have briefed the media – just over 24 hours before nationwide lockdown – to give clarity on what is allowed or not allowed during the lockdown, and to explain how basic services will function.

Coronavirus national lockdown 101: What you need to know

2020-03-24 08:06

President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken the unprecedented step – in democratic South Africa – in announcing a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

WATCH | Coronavirus: Army dismisses shutdown rumours as soldiers line Joburg streets

2020-03-23 17:11

SANDF dismissed rumours of a deployment for a looming shutdown, and called for calm.

Ramaphosa confident about repatriation mission to Wuhan

2020-03-10 22:07

President Cyril Ramaphosa is confident that the SA National Defence Force will repatriate South Africans stuck in Wuhan, China.

Inquiry launched into why SANDF soldiers were deployed for ANC's January 8 celebrations

2020-03-06 13:47

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula instructed the chief of the South African National Defence Force to conduct an inquiry into why members of the military were seen in and around Kimberley around the time of the ANC's January 8 statement.

Ex-SANDF soldier who went on KZN shooting spree jailed for 170 years

2020-02-28 18:31

A soldier who went AWOL to hunt down his girlfriend, killing one person and wounding several others with his state-issued R4 rifle during the pursuit, has been sentenced to an effective 170 years in prison in the High Court in Durban.

We track down the mysterious doctor who issued Jacob Zuma's 'unclear' sick note

2020-02-06 05:49

A much-criticised sick note submitted to the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on behalf of former president Jacob Zuma is at the centre of a stayed arrest warrant issued against him. But who is the doctor who signed off on the note?

SANDF headscarf case: Charges withdrawn against Muslim major

2020-01-22 11:39

The South African National Defence Force has withdrawn charges against Muslim major Fatima Isaacs who refused to remove her headscarf.

SANDF 'concerned' by reports of alleged involvement in fatal shooting of Cape Town teen

2020-01-15 19:21

The South African National Defence Force says it is "concerned" about unverified reports that its officers are somehow involved in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old girl in Athlone, Cape Town.

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