SANDF remains on standby in flood-stricken KZN, EC

2019-04-23 22:55

The South African National Defence Force remains on high alert in Kwazulu-Natal and Eastern Cape following deadly floods.

Stop paying 'millions to protect ministers' and equip SANDF to protect borders - DA's Msimanga

2019-04-09 17:35

The millions of rands allocated to protect ministers should rather be going to the SANDF so that it can be better equipped to protect the country's borders, DA Gauteng premier candidate Solly Msimanga has said.

WATCH: SS Mendi memorial site does not depict enormity of the tragedy – Cyril Ramaphosa

2019-02-21 19:59

The South African National Defence Force celebrated Armed Forces Day 2019 on Thursday in Cape Town. Watch.

SANDF soldier dies after infantry fighting vehicle overturns

2019-02-06 18:24

A South African soldier has died in an accident en route to Cape Town for the Armed Forces Day parade.

SANDF warrant officer nabbed in alleged cash-for-jobs scam

2019-01-15 07:03

A warrant officer in the SA National Defence Force is expected to appear in the Thaba Tshwane military court following his arrest for alleged involvement in a cash-for-jobs scam.

11 SANDF soldiers guilty of committing assault while on peacekeeping mission

2018-12-04 08:33

The South African National Defence Force has found 11 of its members guilty of assaulting a 17-year old Congolese citizen in his country.

SANDF pulls out all the stops to tackle Vaal River contamination

2018-11-23 20:18

In an attempt to tackle the polluted Vaal River, the SA National Defence Force is taking steps to repair the Sebokeng Waste Water Plant as soon as possible and has given itself three weeks to ensure that septic tanks are operational.

Top Africa stories: S Sudan frees retired SANDF colonel, Zim prophet

2018-11-03 07:06

South Sudanese authorities have released rebel leader Riek Machar's former spokesperson as well as a South African adviser, and a Zimbabwean prophet who claims to have found a cure for HIV is considering leaving the country.

Sisulu welcomes release of former SANDF Colonel William Endley

2018-11-01 21:17

The government has welcomed the decision by South Sudan President Salva Kiir to pardon former SA National Defence Force Colonel William Endley as a gesture of peace.

'It's not a funky chicken jive out there' - SA army chief slams budget cuts as 'dangerous'

2018-10-18 15:02

Budget cuts at the SA National Defence Force could result in a lack of proper training for those who should be equipped to protect the country, the SANDF chief has warned.


#CycloneIdai: 'There are still people in dire straits' - SANDF on relief efforts

2019-04-10 11:27

Cyclone Idai is long gone, but its devastating effects on South Africa's neighbouring countries prove there is still more work to be done to grant full relief to close to 1.5 million people.

SA Armed Forces Day: Your guide for spotting these vehicles on the road

2019-02-22 07:15

You’ve seen a lot of huge SANDF camo vehicles in traffic this week. But what are they? Lance Branquinho takes a look at some of these heavy duty examples.

From floods to strikes: Ramaphosa honours SANDF, full of pride

2019-02-21 16:53

President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to the country's armed forces and the many ways in which they helped those in need.

BOOK EXTRACT: South Africans versus Rommel - The untold story of the Desert War in WWII

2019-01-24 09:26

The British failure to institute combined arms warfare left the sometimes hapless South Africans to their own devices. The natural role for the highly mobile South Africans would have been integration with the British armor formations, but this proved to be a step beyond British vision and command capability.

SANDF sends more engineers to sort out Vaal River contamination

2018-12-14 19:16

The number of South African National Defence Force specialised engineers deployed to find solutions to the contamination of the Vaal River, has been increased to just over 300 – up from 200 initially.

Court details how SANDF must accommodate evicted Marieville residents

2018-12-03 18:44

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has reaffirmed its previous order that 355 people evicted without due process a year ago by the SANDF from its Marievale base in Gauteng be accommodated by the army.

SA soldiers to step in and rescue Vaal residents from sewage

2018-11-20 08:17

The SANDF is set to rescue Vaal residents from poor waste management facilities which have caused raw sewage to flood the streets and residents' homes.

Retired SANDF colonel on release from jail: 'My memories of South Sudan will always be positive'

2018-11-02 18:59

South Sudanese authorities has released rebel leader Riek Machar's former spokesperson as well as a South African adviser, a move seen as a gesture of goodwill in an ongoing peace process.

'It's like a dream come true', says sister about looming release of ex-SANDF colonel jailed in South Sudan

2018-10-31 22:38

Uncontrolled jubilation washed over the sister of a former South African National Defence Force colonel William Endley who will be released after being imprisoned in South Sudan for more than two years.

SANDF soldier who killed girlfriend in DRC loses appeal against sentence

2018-10-03 16:38

A South African National Defence Force soldier who shot and killed his girlfriend while they were deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo has lost his appeal against a 20-year sentence for the murder.

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