• What Caption For Your Image? Visit to the Hector Peterson Memorial Museum. (Photo: Pte Jonathan Mogano)
  • Customize Your Title Bar Freely! Local groups of young cadets proudly showcasing their drill movements.
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Defence news

20 years celebration of Defence Intelligence in a democracy On 4 April 2004 Defence Intelligence Division, under the leadership of Lt Gen Jeremiah Nyembe, celebrated its role in 20 years of democracy at the South African Defence Intelligence College (SADIC) in Pretoria.
“Well done faithful servants” The Chief of the SANDF, Gen Solly Shoke arranged who a farewell function be arranged to acknowledge officially the contribution of these notable leaders . This intimate occasion with just under 60 guests of honour and their spouses was held at Burgers Park,...
Maj Gen (Ret) Nkonyeni accorded full military honours Maj Gen (Ret) Nkonyeni was accorded full military honours and laid to rest in West Park Cemetery. He passed on last week at Lesedi Hospital in Soweto.....

Defence  statements & media release

18/03/2014:The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans addresses Defence and Military Attachés in Pretoria
On Tuesday, 18 March 2014, Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will address Defence and Military Attachés (DAs/MAs) representing South Africa abroad. The 4 day consultative conference will serve as a platform...

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18/03/2014: SANDF asks Mr Pikkie Greef to tell the people of South Africa about his role regarding the illegal march to the Union Buildings by members of the SANDF  
Mr Pikkie Greef must tell the people of South Africa how can a loyal and patriotic citizen influence and assist members of his or her national defence force to plan , organise and stage a march to the seat of ...

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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 Ministry
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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 2011/12

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Call for nominations for appointment to the Defence Force Service Commission

The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, the Honourable Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula (MP), invites nominations in terms of section 62C(1) 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