• Mr Siphiwe Dlamini, Head of Communication, briefing the learners at Vaal University of Technology on the structure, organization, roles, functions and career opportunities in the SANDF..
  • Dr Sam Gulube, the Secretary for Defence, giving his address.
  • All delegates representing the military veterans organisations who attended the workshop.
  • Participants from all walks of life came to deliberate on issues.

Defence news

Military Academy annual golf day The Military Academy hosted its Golf Day on 25 September 2014 at the Vredenburg Golf Club. The aim of the Golf Day was to bring members of all levels together in an informal environment to create esprit de corps....
Military Academy hosts African Accounting and Finance Association Conference The conference covered areas such financial accounting, auditing and internal auditing, financial management, taxation, management accounting, information systems...
Africa Aerospace and Defence making dreams a living reality The Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) Show that took place at AFB Waterkloof from 17 to 21 September 2014 continues to play an important role in youth development...

Defence  statements & media release

29/10/2014: Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, HONOURABLE Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula attends commemoration of first world war
At the invitation of His Majesty the King of the Belgians, King Philippe, the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Honourable Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula MP, attended a World War 1 commemorative ceremony on behalf of H.E. President Jacob Zuma at Nieuwpoort and Ypres in Belgium on 28 October 2014.....

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28/10/2014: Chief of the South African National Defence Force, General Solly Shoke to bestow medals to soldiers and sailors who have served 30 years at force base Durban: 30 October 2014
On Thursday 30 October 2014, distinguished loyal servants who are swelling the ranks of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will receive their medals in various categories on the occasion of a Medal Parade, during which Chief of the SANDF; General Solly Shoke confers medals to such members who continue to serve the SANDF with zeal and immeasurable commitment....

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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 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 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