SANDF headscarf case: Charges withdrawn against Muslim major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The South African National Defence Force has withdrawn charges against Muslim major Fatima Isaacs who refused to remove her headscarf.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

WATCH | SA Air Force plane goes up in flames after crash landing, no injuries reported

2020-01-09 21:17

Nobody was injured when a South African Air Force plane crash landed at Goma International Airport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

12 SANDF officials arrested for weapons theft denied bail

2019-12-27 22:37

Twelve men arrested in connection with the disappearance of 19 R4 assault rifles from a military base near Pretoria will spend New Year in jail after they were denied bail by a military court.

ANC condemns robbery of 19 automatic rifles from SANDF military base

2019-12-24 21:48

The ANC study group on defence and military veterans has condemned "the act of criminality" after an apparent break-in at the SA National Defence Force's Lyttelton Tek Base which saw the theft of numerous weapons.

New SANDF chief Thabiso Mokhosi dies after one month in job

2019-12-11 07:59

Lieutenant General Thabiso Mokhosi, Chief of the South African Army, died in a Pretoria hospital following a short illness, the Presidency has announced.

Sexual exploitation and abuse in SANDF: Task team to investigate cases dating back to 2014

2019-12-02 20:41

The SA National Defence Force must open itself up to scrutiny to correct sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, says Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

SANDF intervention in the Vaal comes to an end, but water department has a plan

2019-11-29 05:34

The Department of Water and Sanitation has said the Ekurhuleni Water Care Company will be taking over the Vaal River rehabilitation project.

Recovering former SA's Got Talent winner lays assault charges against SANDF soldiers

2019-10-21 13:26

Cape Town opera singer James Bhemgee has laid an assault charge against members of the South African National Defence Force after he was allegedly harassed and assaulted during an operational raid.

Cele hails Operation Lockdown as murder rate in Western Cape declines

2019-10-16 22:33

Police Minister Bheki Cele has welcomed the decline in the murder rate since the start of Operation Lockdown.


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).

Why were soldiers patrolling Kimberley's streets? Don't ask us, says ANC

2020-01-10 09:44

The ANC has denied any knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the deployment of the army to Kimberley, where the party is celebrating its 108th birthday this week.

12 SANDF members accused of stealing weapons released pending investigations - report

2020-01-04 21:35

Twelve people linked to the theft of 19 R4 assault rifles from the South African Defence Force’s (SANDF) Tek Base in Lyttleton have been released from custody, according to a media report.

3 officers, 19 guards questioned over SANDF weapons theft

2019-12-27 08:46

Three SANDF officers and 19 guards are being questioned in connection with the theft of 19 automatic R4 rifles from the Lyttelton Tek Base in Pretoria.

Suspects taken in for questioning after SANDF military base robbed of 19 automatic rifles

2019-12-24 13:49

The South African National Defence Force says a few suspects have been taken in for questioning following a break-in at the SANDF's Lyttelton Tek Base and the theft of weapons.

SANDF splashes R20.5m on luxury German cars, but says funding shortfall is impacting on maintaining military base in Centurion

2019-12-10 22:04

While the SA National Defence Force was unable to maintain the Thaba Tshwane military base in Centurion due to "predominantly a lack of funds", it has managed to find the cash to spend R20.5m on "luxury vehicles", valued at over R600 000 each, for senior management in the previous two financial years.

The wrong enemy: SANDF finds members illegally raided KZN residents’ homes

2019-11-29 08:55

An investigation by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) found that its members conducted illegal house raids and searches in Pongolo, KwaZulu-Natal.

Woman shot dead as gang violence flares up again in Hanover Park

2019-11-18 17:30

A recent flare-up in gang violence in Hanover Park has claimed the life of a woman who was caught in gang crossfire.

'I felt like a terrorist' - Former 'SA's Got Talent' winner recovers after alleged assault by SANDF soldiers

2019-10-17 14:05

Cape Town opera singer James Bhemgee says he has been assaulted and harassed by SANDF soldiers during a raid, adding that he was treated like a 'terrorist'.

SANDF captain found guilty of supplying info to foreign intelligence services, journalists

2019-10-03 16:26

A senior SANDF officer has been sentenced in a civil court after admitting that he contravened the Protection of Information Act.

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