• Col Edward Ramabu, the Officer in Charge of the Peace Mission Training Centre.
  • Brig Gen Kobus Butler, the Director Combat Systems, officially handed over 9 trees to Cllr Nomthandazo Nobatana,
  • Secretary for Defence, Dr Sam Gulube said the appointment of Chief Executive Audit in 2012 came with the expectation that there should be internal audit reports to enable the Audit Committee to perform its duties.5
  • Military Arcademi Members warming up
     

Defence news

The SANDF excites the crowd at the Rand Show In what can be described as yet another milestone of public engagement by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), it certainly lived up to the expectation as one of..
The Military Academy celebrated its 65th birthday The Military Academy has turned 65 on Wednesday 1 April 2015. The unit celebrated this joyous occasion with a sports day and a braai on 31 March.
Peace Mission Training Centre Workshop on Gender The South African Constitution provides for the equality of men and women, as a fundamental part of human rights. On 26 to 27 March 2015, the Peace Mission Training Centre (PMTC) in Thaba Tshwane hosted a workshop on Gender..

Defence  statements & media release

13/04/2015:  An Oryx helicopter crew member of the south african national defence force passes away in a freak accident in Livingstone, Zambia
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has learnt with sadness that an Oryx helicopter aircrew member passed on in a freak accident on Sunday,...


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13/04/2015: An Oryx helicopter crew member of the south african national defence force passes away in a freak accident in Livingstone, Zambia
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has learnt with sadness that an Oryx helicopter aircrew member passed on in a freak accident on Sunday........

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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

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
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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