• Armed Forces Day 2015
  • Brig Gen Kobus Butler, the Director Combat Systems, officially handed over 9 trees to Cllr Nomthandazo Nobatana,
  • Armed Forces Day 2015
  • Armed Forces Day 2015

Defence news

Tree Planting Ceremony at Potchefstroom Library Precinct The trees around us are extremely important because they improve our worldly condition. As human beings we have reasons to admire and honor trees in order to preserve.
In loving memory of Maj Gen (Ret) Dlambulo Mbulelo Tshiki Members of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) held a memorial service to pay their last respects and homage to the late Maj Gen (Ret) Dlambulo Mbulelo Tshiki at the ...
Armed Forces Day Celebration Parade On Saturday, 21 February 2015, more than one thousand two hundred SANDF members from the SA Army, SA Air Force and the SA Military Health Service, as well as scores of members of the public from the communities in Potchefstroom..

Defence  statements & media release

03/03/2015: Public violence and absent without official leave trial currently taking place at the Military Court at Heidelbrg
The public violence charges were struck off by the court. The trial of thirty five members who are charged for AWOL which is currently taking place in ....

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20/02/2015: Annual SS Mendi memorial service and wreath laying ceremony at Attredgevile
The annual SS Mendi Memorial Service and Wreath laying ceremony will take place on Sunday 22 February 2015, at 09:30 at the Gamothakga Recreation Resort, Atteridgeville. The service is annually hosted by the Pretoria Memorial Services Council (PMSC). The aim of the service is to commemorate South Africans who lost their lives during the sinking of the SS Mendi in 1917...

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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

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 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 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