• Minister Mapisa-Nqakula tables the Defence Budget Vote
  • Minister Mapisa-Nqakula tables the Defence Budget Vote
  • The 9th Session of the RSA/Zimbabwe Joint Permanent Commission on Defence and Security
  • The 9th Session of the RSA/Zimbabwe Joint Permanent Commission on Defence and Security
     

Defence news

Minister Mapisa-Nqakula tables the Defence Budget Vote Tabling her budget vote in Parliament at the Old Assembly Chamber, Minister Mapisa-Nqakula reminded the house that the Defence Review was approved by Cabinet on..
The 9th Session of the RSA/Zimbabwe Joint Permanent Commission on Defence and Security Our country continues to unite with friendly nations in the quest for...
South Africa and Equatorial Guinea strengthen ties The purpose of the visit was to strengthen and consolidate friendly relations that exist between the two countries and their armed forces...

Defence  statements & media release

14/05/2015: The Mortal Remains of the late Ms Ruth Mompati to be sent home from Air Force Base Waterkloof
The mortal remains of the late Ms Ruth Mompati will be sent home to Vryburg in the North West Province from Air Force Base Waterkloof on 14 May 2015 at 11:30...

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13/05/2015: Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to table Budget Vote
Hon. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula-MP, will be joined by the entire Apex leadership of the Ministry of Defence, SANDF, Military Veterans including key stakeholders in the defence industry....

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Deployment Operations updates

UNITED NATIONS DEPUTY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL (DSRSG) RULE VISIT OF LAW TO NORTH KIVU BRIGADE: MPATI AREA
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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ELECTION OBSERVERS IN THE DRC VISITED THE RSA OPERATIONAL BATTALION AT MUNIGI BASE  Nov/20/2011
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

Calling on the Descendants of Those Men Who Served on Board the SS Mendi 20/01/2015
The South African Department of Defence and Military Veterans would like to make contact with any family members of those who were on the SS Mendi. The intention is to mint a special medal in the men’s honour for the centenary ceremony in 2017. Descendants are requested to contact the South African Department of Defence and Military Veterans......

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SA Army

SA Army Honours Good Service on its 20th Year in Defence of our Defence, 16 July 2014 20/01/2015
The Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant-General Vusi Masondo conferred over sixty six medals to members who have distinguished themselves through selfless service at a medal parade held at the SA Army headquarters complex at Dequar Road on 16 July 2014.

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SA Air Force

SAAF: 2nd in SANDF Choral Competitions 20/01/2015
South African Air Force (SAAF) Choir named 2nd overall winner at the 2014 South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Choral Competition held in Durban. The event took place

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Defence Ministry
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Defence Reports & Publications
SA Soldier Magazine Volume 22 no 02 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 2014.
Defence Secretariat Annual Performance Plan for 2014.
South African National Defence Force Annual Performance Plan for 2014.
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).


MICSSA 2014: Military Information Communication Technology (ICT) within a rapidly evolving cyber world

Since classical times, two domains of operation dominated military and civilian operations: land and sea. As technology in propulsion improved with the introduction of craft (rockets, space shuttles, etc.) that are capable of space flight, as well as the consequent deployment of satellites in space, a fourth domain was added, namely the space domain.  Read more