• 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.
  • Maj Gen Nontobeko Mpaxa, the Chief Director Army Force Preparation, giving her opening address.

Defence news

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...
Special breed of soldiers receive recognition A special parade was held at the Bloemfontein Military Sports Ground (BMSC)at Tempe Military Base, where members of 44 Parachute Regiment and detached elements of Intelligence and 7 Medical Battalion (SAMHS) received medals...
DOD celebrates its 10th participation in Casual Day. The South African Defence Force joined the South African Police Service to celebrate Casual Day on 05 September 2014 at ...

Defence  statements & media release

19/09/2014: Minister Nosiwe Mapisa-Nqakula joins the official delegation to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at UN Headquarters in New York, USA
The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Hon Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula - MP, will join world leaders and representatives from 193 UN member states at the 69th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69) as part of the South African delegation...

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19/09/2014: Exercise SEBOKA open day at South African Army Combat training Center: Thursday 25 September 2014
EXERCISE SEBOKA is an exclusively SA Army training exercise conducted at SA Army Combat Training Centre with an aim of facilitating an integrated training and to showcase SA Army’s state of combat readiness in an conventional warfare. An Open Day will be held on Thursday, 25 September 2014 at SA Army Combat Training Centre, Lohatlha to showcase the SA Army level of combat preparedness. ...

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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 Ministry
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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 2011/12

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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