• Chairman of the SANDF Education Trust, Maj Gen Roy Anderson related a story of a soldier who lost both hands in combat and was pleased to learn that his kids education will be covered by the trust.
  • The Chief of the SANDF Prestige Week
  • The Chief of the SANDF, Gen Solly Shoke said the organisation appreciates th support as it intended for a noble cause of funding the SANDF Education Trust
  • The Chief of the SANDF Prestige Week
  • The Chief of the SANDF Prestige Week

Defence news

National Civic Remembrance Service and Wreath-laying Ceremony The City of Johannesburg in partnership with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) commemorated fallen soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice in all wars...
DOD commemorates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) held a Women’s Commemoration Parade recently at Tempe Military Base in Bloemfontein in honour of their fallen heroines who paid...
The Chief of the SANDF Prestige Week Gen Shoke remarked that the aim of the Prestige Week is not to keep soldiers away from the office, but to encourage them to participate in sport to be fit physically, mentally and to be healthy. He said: “Sport is part and parcel of the...

Defence  statements & media release

25/11/2016: The South African National Defence Force confirms the passing of Brigadier General Lindikhaya Mtirara
The late Brig Gen Mtirara integrated from the Transkei Defence Force into the SANDF in 1995.

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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

IMT testing the AUV for the MCM Experiment 09/10/2015
The Mine Counter Measures (MCM) division is conducting an experiment in reviving the MCM capabilities and building expertise in the Mine Warfare Squadron from 05 October to 09 October 2015....

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SA Army

SA Army Occupational Health and Safety Symposium 2014, SA Army Gymnasium, Heidelberg, 25 to 29 August 2014
The annual SA Army Occupational Health and Safety Symposium 2014 will take place over the period 25 to 29 August 2014 at the SA Army Gymnasium, Heidelberg, with the intent to inform Occupational Health and Safety practitioners o the subject matter, as well to inform members of those environments that have direct or indirect influence on Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace.

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SA Air Force

SAAF: 2nd in SANDF Choral Competitions 05/10/2015
The annual Air Capability Demonstration to showcase air power doctrine into practice took place on 10 September 2015 at the Roodewal Weapons Range in Limpopo province.

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Defence Ministry
Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
Defence Reports & Publications
Official 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 2015/16

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Commemoration in National Tribute to Honour their Majesties

The Castle of Good Hope will on the 9th of December 2016, hold a national tribute in honour of three indigenous warrior-kings, their majesties King Cetshwayo kaSenzangakhona of amaZulu, King Langalibalele kaMthimkulu of amaHlubi, King Sekhukhune of BaPedi and Gorochougua clan freedom fighter and Khoe (khoisan) leader Doman all of whom, at different periods, were captured and incarcerated at the castle after having led various wars of resistance against the land and cattle dispossessions that ensued following the arrival of Dutch and later British settlers in South Africa. Read more