• President Jacob Zuma awarding a Gold Mandela Commemoration medal to Brig Gen (Rev) Andrew Jamangile, the Chaplain General of the SANDF.
  • 2014 Chief SANDF Charity Golf Day
  • The Chief of the SANDF, Gen Solly Shoke, said that SANDF members must be worthy of the trust of the people they serve..

Defence news

Security and Defence Studies Programme launched The official opening of the new Security and Defence Studies Programme was launched by Lieutenant General (LT Gen) Norman Yengeni, Chief Human Resources, at the SA National Defence College on 14 January 2015.....
Mandela commemoration medal parade It has been a year since the passing of our founding president of a democratic South Africa, the first Commander-in-Chief of the SANDF and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, the late Mr Nelson Mandela.
The Chief of the SANDF thanksgiving service As Christmas celebrations are approaching and the festive season in full swing, the Chief of the SANDF, Gen Solly Shoke, held a thanksgiving service at the Armscor Sports Ground on 3 December 2014....

Defence  statements & media release

21/01/2015: Hon. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula visits schools in Mdantsane, East London
The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will be visiting Mzomhle and Wongalethu High Schools both in Mdantsane, East London on the 21st of January 2015. In line with her Constituency obligations as a Member of Parliament and member of the leadership of national government, Hon. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula - MP, adopted five schools nationally.....

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20/01/2015: Withdrawal of all charges against Lieutenant Colonels Christine Anderson and Stefan Van Zyl
The Department of Defence (DOD) can confirm that all charges related to the two officers on their alleged involvement in the landing of a private jet at Air Force Base Waterkloof, have been withdrawn. The DOD is awaiting a full report from the Director Military Prosecutions before any further comment....

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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 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 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