• The Mayor of Johannesburg, Councillor Parks Tau hands over a cheque to Chief of the SANDF, Gen Solly Shoke
  • 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

Chief SANDF welcomes FARDC delegation at Defence Headquarters Lt Gen Masondo indicated that the SANDF received a request to train another brigade as it was expected since the last training passing-out parade...
SANDF Education Trust receives funding The trust was established in October 2013 by Chief with the intention of providing financial assistance by means of bursaries for educational purposes to the...
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...

Defence  statements & media release

26/08/2015: Women in uniform wrap up Women’s Month celebrations in style
Women who are unashamedly swelling the SANDF ranks will wrap up the women’s month in style on the occasion of a parade scheduled to

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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 Ministry
Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
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