• CISM Military World Games
  • SANDF Inter Arms of Services Football Championships
  • General Officer Commanding Defence Works Formation, Maj Gen Mogoruti Ledwaba, pinning medals to the recipients.
  • Right of Freedom of Entry Parade in Alexandra

Defence news

SANDF Inter Arms of Services Football Championships Football development has been key element of the SANDF Football Association and prides itself on its all-inclusive commitment to encourage mass participation in football...
The Right of Freedom of Entry Parade in Alexandra Freedom of the City is a ceremonial honour bestowed, upon a unit or regiment which has rendered eminent services, served in exceptional capacity and having historic ties to...
Defence Works Formation in recognition of its Reserve Force members. Defence Works formation (DW Fmn) has embarked on a Service Badge Parade in recognition of its Reserve Force members who has dedicated themselves...

Defence  statements & media release

16/11/2015: South African National Defence assist with delivery of water to drought stricken town
The SANDF projected a small contingent to the drought stricken town on Friday 13 November 2015 and commenced with ...

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09/11/2015: The Department Of Defence and ARMSCOR shed light on the request for information of a VVIP aircraft
The DOD invites the media to a press briefing which will be conducted by both...

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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

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 Ministry
Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
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