• 2014 Chief SANDF Charity Golf Day
  • Disability Rights Awareness Month..
  • The Chief of the SANDF, Gen Solly Shoke, said that SANDF members must be worthy of the trust of the people they serve..
  • No Violence Against Women and Children
  • Dr Mongezi Guma, Special Adviser to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, conducted the scripture reading and prayers

Defence news

The Chief of the SANDF bestows medals for first-class service to the SANDF On 21 November 2014 the Chief of the SANDF, Gen Solly Shoke, acknowledged and commended men and women of the SANDF for their first-class service to the SANDF....
2014 CHIEF SANDF Charity Golf Day On Friday, 7 November 2014, golf was the order of the day when the Chief of the SANDF, Gen Solly Shoke, hosted his 2014 Charity Golf Day at the Services Golf Club in Thaba Tshwane...
Live simulation system enhances SANDF Soldier Training Military operations take place in different environments. If our soldiers are to be successful in meeting today’s challenges they must be trained in challenging and realistic environments with...

Defence  statements & media release

18/11/2014: Chief of the South African National Defence Force Medal Parade: 21 November 2014
On friday, 21 November 2014, the chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), General Solly Shoke will honour seventy (70) deserving members of the SANDF with forty (40) and thirty (30) years good service medal for distinguished conduct and loyal service of the SANDF and people of South Africa.....

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07/11/2014:  Hon. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula attends the first strategic planning workshop of the newly appointed Armscor Board
On Friday, 07 November 2014, Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will address the newly appointed ARMSCOR Board at Kievits Kroon Country Estate, Pretoria. The two-day strategic planning workshop ends on Saturday and Minister Mapisa-Nqakula will make her keynote address to officially open the workshop....

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Deployment Operations updates

The DSRSG paid a special visit to investigate incidents and to find a solution for the conflict in the area. The RSA Operational Battalion Commander Lt Col M. Dyakopu and his team arrived at Mpati early to await the high level delegation.

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Colonel R.A. Makgae heartily welcomed the high profiled guest and gave an overview of the current situation in North Kivu.

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Service news updates

SA Navy

The Annual SA NAVY Festival 14 -16 March 2014 Programme 05/03/2014
Ships and a submarine open to the public Tug Boat Rides SANAD gun display static display and exhibitions children’s jumping castles Tea Garden Children’s Fun Fair Rides (At Cost) divers Exhibition/Diving ...

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SA Army

SA Army Takes a Lead at the Armed Forces Parade in Bloemfontein, 21 February 2014 11/03/2014
The Pride of Lions came out roaring at Air Force Base Bloemspruit during this year’s Armed Forces Day celebration in Bloemfontein. As part of the larger force comprising three other arms of service of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), the SA Army led in the person of Brigadier General Jabu Mbuli, the General Officer Commanding Air Defence Artillery Formation, who was the parade commander for the day....

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SA Air Force

Air Force One Lands At AFB Waterkloof  09/07/2013
Air Force Base (AFB) Waterkloof rolled out the red carpet on 28 June 2013, for the Commander-in-Chief of the United States Armed Forces (USAF), Barack Obama. And, alongside the red carpet as he stepped out of the Air Force One (presidential aircraft) was members of the national ceremonial guard with flags of both countries at the end...

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Defence Reports & Publications
SA Soldier Magazine February EditionOfficial SANDF monthly magazine, you can download your own copy.
Defence Secretariat Strategic Plan for the fiscal years 2011/12-2015/16.
Executive Authority's Overarching Annual Stategic Statement for 2013.
Defence Secretariat Annual Performance Plan for 2013.
South African National Defence Force Annual Performance Plan for 2013.
Department of Defence Annual report 2013/14

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Call for nominations for appointment to the Defence Force Service Commission

The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, the Honourable Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula (MP), invites nominations in terms of section 62C(1) of the Defence Act, 2002, from individuals to serve as Commissioners on the Defence Force Service Commission (DFSC).

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