The pros and cons of deploying the army in our neighbourhoods

2017-10-11 07:36

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has asked the assistance of the army to fight crime in Gauteng and Cape Town. Under what circumstances is it allowed and what are the risks? The ISS's Johan Burger explains.

Parts from 83 burnt SANDF vehicles were very valuable - Army chief

SA Army Chief, Lt-General Lindile Yam, held his first media briefing since assuming his new role. Yam decried the lack of funding and the state of equipment available to him, in the wake of last week's fire at Wallmannstal that destroyed 83 military vehicles. Watch.

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Watch – State of the SA army

At a recent media breakfast the chief of the South African Defence Force, Lieutenant General Vusumuzi Masondo, engaged journalists on various issues, including operational issues that face the SA army. Masondo also mentioned the defence force’s role in Operation Fiela and on foreign operations and training.

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Keeping Zuma healthy 'an expensive business'

2014-04-04 11:48

According to Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, the cost of running the Presidential Medical Unit in 2013/14 was just over R11.5 million to date.

Cosatu to probe Gupta guests race claims

2013-05-02 19:37

Cosatu says it will be visiting Sun City to talk to workers allegedly discriminated against by guests of the Guptas.

CAR death toll claims dismissed

2013-04-04 21:06

The military has rubbished claims that more than 13 South African soldiers were killed in the Central African Republic.

The funding we receive doesn't meet the country's ambitions - SA Army chief

SA Army Chief, Lt-General Lindile Yam, decried the lack of funding and the state of equipment available to him, in the wake of last week's fire at Wallmannstal Depot that destroyed 83 military vehicles. Watch.

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Minister of Defence hears land ownership battles between clans on Mozambique border

Minister of Defence, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, visited SANDF troops deployed under Operation Corona this week, and engaged with local communities. Watch.

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SANDF unlawfully dismisses HIV+ recruits

2014-07-30 12:11

The SA National Defence Force is ignoring HIV policy, which declares any discrimination against HIV-positive members unconstitutional.

Eleven poachers killed in Kruger this year

2014-01-22 14:33

According to SA National Parks eleven rhino poachers have been killed in the Kruger National Park since the beginning of the year.

Gupta guests want white staff - Cosatu

2013-05-02 18:20

Cosatu alleges that guests attending the Gupta wedding are insisting that only white staff assist them at Sun City, a report states.

CNN links military plane crash to Mandela

The SANDF military aircraft that crashed into the Drakensberg has been linked to Mandela by CNN. Watch.

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