More delays in getting better boots and uniforms for SA troops deployed in the DRC

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South African troops deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) might have to wait a little longer for better boots and uniforms, nearly four years after first raising the issue.

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) had engaged the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on the improvement projects of uniforms and combat boots.

According to Mapisa-Nqakula, the boot project of the SANDF's Special Forces was revived and improved as it was found to be suitable for use by the army.

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