• President Jacob Zuma awarding a Gold Mandela Commemoration medal to Brig Gen (Rev) Andrew Jamangile, the Chaplain General of the SANDF.
  • 2014 Chief SANDF Charity Golf Day
  • The Chief of the SANDF, Gen Solly Shoke, said that SANDF members must be worthy of the trust of the people they serve..
  • No Violence Against Women and Children

Defence news

Mandela commemoration medal parade It has been a year since the passing of our founding president of a democratic South Africa, the first Commander-in-Chief of the SANDF and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, the late Mr Nelson Mandela.
Armscor’s Sickbay wins Best Military Medical Clinic The Armscor sickbay was awarded best Military Medical Clinic at the Area Military Health Unit Gauteng prestige awards at the Pretoria Zoo on 21 November 2014...
The Chief of the SANDF bestows medals for first-class service to the SANDF On 21 November 2014 the Chief of the SANDF, Gen Solly Shoke, acknowledged and commended men and women of the SANDF for their first-class service to the SANDF....

Defence  statements & media release

11/12/2014: The Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans to announce an over R40 million Education Support for Military Veterans and their Dependants 
The Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Mr Kebby Maphatsoe will tomorrow (Thursday 11th December 2014) at 09:00 announce an R40 million Rands education support for military veterans and their dependants at a two day (11th and 12th December) workshop to be held at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg, Gauteng Province......

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08/12/2014: Media statement on the implementation the ministerial medical task team recommendation of the investigations into the situation at all 3 Military Hospital
The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans appointed a Ministerial Medical Task Team consisting of 9 independent Health Care Professionals to conduct an investigation into a range of complaints received from Health Care Professionals in the employ of the South African Military Health Services (SAMHS)....

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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
Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
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 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