• Brig Gen Xolani Mabanga, Director Defence Corporate Communication handing over a cheque
  • Celebrating Youth Month and reflecting on lessons of the past
  • DOD Communicators discuss strategies over Indaba
  • The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, cleaning the prayer room at the Lenz Military Hospice.

Defence news

SANDF - A Force that cares The SANDF, a force that cares, donated blankets, food, a wall clock and Paramount donated R10 000 towards the Home. It was heart-warming to witness our men and women in uniform reaching...
Minister of Defence and Military Veterans embraces Mandela Day The Department of Defence heeded the call to engage in some form of service to others in honour of the 67 years of sacrifice and service Tata Madiba gave to us...
Opening of additional classrooms for Kiddy College in Tek Base On Thursday, 25 June 2015, SANDF Spouses Forum and Transnet Foundation as part of efforts to support community upliftment initiatives and good deeds, increased...

Defence  statements & media release

21/07/2015: A shooting incident near the Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal border
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) confirms that its members who are deployed in RSA – Mozambique borderline near gate 6 fired shots at the vehicle which happened to belong to Netstar tracking company. ...

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17/06/2015: Chief of the South African Air Force confers Mandela Medals
On Thursday, 18 June 2015, the Chief of Air Force (CAF), Lieutenant General Zimpande Msimang will honour the South African Air Force (SAAF) members with medals on the parade to be held at Air Force Base Zwartkop at 09h45.

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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

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 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