• Chaplain General of the SANDF, Brig Gen (Rev) Andrew Jamangile and Father Nicola Jouy, lead the Pall-Bearers to the podium.
  • Deputy President of South Africa, HE Cyril Ramaphosa said through Pte Beleza Nyengwa, all members of the South African Native Labour Corps and the First South African Infantry Battalion are now at peace.
  • Chaplain General of the SANDF, Brig Gen (Rev) Andrew Jamangile and Father Nicola Jouy, led Pall-Bearers and dignitaries inside the Delville Wood Memorial where the remains of Pte Beleza Myengwa are laid to rest.
  • Dignitaries observe the re-interment proceedings inside the Delville Wood Memorial.
     
 

Defence news

The Chief of the SANDF Work Session The Chief of the SANDF Work Session is an event hosted annually by the respective Services. The event is attended by members of the Military Command Council. This year’s work session took place in Nelspruit in Mpumalanga....
SANDF and the Military Ombud signs an MOU Chief of the SA National Defence Gen Solly Shoke, the Military Ombudsman Lt Gen (Ret) Themba Matanzima and the Secretary for Defence, Mr Sam Gulube have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Defence Headquarters in Pretoria on 15 July 2014. ....
Celebrating a day of humanitarian action at Kiddy College On Friday, 18 July 2014, members of Defence Foreign Relations together with the SANDF Spouses Forum and Military Attaché and Advisory Corps (MAAC) Spouses joined the global call to action to do good and pledged 67 minutes of their time....

Defence  statements & media release

23/07/2014: SANDF STATEMENT REGARDING COURT ORDER ISSUED BY THE HIGH COURT GAUTENG DIVISION ON 23 JUNE 2014
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was ready to appear before High Court as per the provisional court order handed down on 23 June 2013. However, the South African National Defence Union (SANDU) requested the court to remove the matter from the unopposed roll. Therefore, the matter could not be heard today pending the filing of papers by SANDU.

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21/07/2014: Minister of Defence and Military Veterans will deliver her Budget Vote speech on 23 July 2014.
Media is invited to a pre-Budget Vote Speech briefing which will take place as follows: Date: Wednesday, 23 July 2014. Time: 08h30 am. Venue: Imbizo Media Centre, Parliament, Cape Town.NB: There will be a video link to Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Frances Baard Street, Corner Festival Street, Hatfield in Pretoria.

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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

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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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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