• Lieutenant General Duma Dumisani Mdutyana
  • Lieutenant General Duma Dumisani Mdutyana
  • Lieutenant General Duma Dumisani Mdutyana
  • Lieutenant General Duma Dumisani Mdutyana
  • Lieutenant General Duma Dumisani Mdutyana
  • Lieutenant General Duma Dumisani Mdutyana
  • Lieutenant General Duma Dumisani Mdutyana
     

Defence news

SANDF holds Mandela day 67 voluntary work on the 18th July 2016 at 1 Military Hospital What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead ...
Army dominates drill competition during Youth Day Celebrations The SA Army gets to keep top spot of the drill competition which is presented annual during Youth Day Celebrations Parade. They retain the title after having won it in 2015, with the SAHMS coming second, SA Air force third...
A Girl Child To Work Campaign, 26 May 2016 The concept of setting aside an annual day in which young girls accompany a parent,guardian or friend of the family to work was pioneered by the Ms. Foundation for Women in America when it launched Take Your Daughters to Work Day in 1993. ...

Defence  statements & media release

16/07/2016: The Defence Command Council to support Mandela day 2016
IThe Defence Command Council led by the Chief of the South African National Defence Force, Lieutenant General Solly Shoke, will don protective clothing on Monday 18 July 2016 in support...

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14/07/2016: The South African National Defence Force announces the funeral arrangements of the late Lieutenant General Duma Dumisani Mdutyana
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) announces the funeral arrangements of the late SANDF Chief...

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Deployment Operations updates

UNITED NATIONS DEPUTY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL (DSRSG) RULE VISIT OF LAW TO NORTH KIVU BRIGADE: MPATI AREA
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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ELECTION OBSERVERS IN THE DRC VISITED THE RSA OPERATIONAL BATTALION AT MUNIGI BASE  Nov/20/2011
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 Reports & Publications
SA Soldier Magazine Volume 23 no 05 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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