Dates Defence news
16 May 2017

SA National Defence College leads the revolution to a better and efficient educating system.

05 May 2017

The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Visits the SANDF Elements Deployed under Operation Corona in the Mpumalanga Province.

02 May 2017 23 rd Freedom Day Celebration
20 April 2017

SANDF to captivate visitors at this year’s rand show

29 March 2017 The Defence Act outlaws the wearing of SANDF camouflage uniform by civilians
28 March 2017

A memorandum of understanding on Defence and Defence Industrial Cooperation with Pakistan

31 January 2017

Induction of the Honourable Judge President Dunstan Mlambo as Honorary Colonel for Legsato Polokwane

30 January 2017

Defence Corporate Communication welcoming the new Director Defence Corporate Communication

07  December 2016 Joint Senior Command and Staff Programme 15/2016 graduation ceremony
13 November 2016

National Civic Remembrance Service and Wreath-laying Ceremony

10 November 2016 2016 Military Skills Competition
07 November 2016

DOD commemorates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

25 October 2016

SA National Defence Force Educational Trust supports more dependants

18 October 2016 Directorate Materiel Governance Risk and Compliance empowers emerging business community
18 October 2016

The Chief of the SANDF Prestige Week

12 October 2016 Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform
07 October 2016 The Chief Directorate Human Resource Management Formal Guest evening
30 September 2016

SA National Defence Force commemorates its fallen heroines

27 September 2016

The SANDF maintains Project Thusano

23 September 2016

Logistics Division Strengthen Ties with People’s Republic of China

21 September 2016

AAD ranks within the top five related exhibitions in the world

20 September 2016

SADC Region enhances logistics as key to effective defence

19 September 2016

Hon Ms Mapisa-Nqakula, Gen Shoke and Dr Gulube visits the 2016 AAD exhibitor stalls

16 September 2016

2016 AAD Unleashing Africa’s Defence and Aerospace Potential

15 September 2016

2016 AAD Unleashing Africa’s Defence and Aerospace Potential

15 September 2016

The Chief of the SANDF strengthening relations

13 September 2016

Unlocking African’s defence and Aerospace potential

07 September 2016 Military protocol work session
07 September 2016 The City of Johannesburg hosts Military Tattoo
31 August 2016

Joint Tactical Headquarters Mpumalanga honours women on deployment

31 August 2016

SANDF assists in finding solutions to the plight of the less fortunate

29 August 2016

SA National Defence Force ceremonially support the official funeral of Rev Makhenkesi Stofile

29 August 2016

SANDF participate in the opening ceremony of the 2nd cricket test between South Africa and New Zealand

17 August 2016

Chief SANDF turns 60

02 August 2016 Defence Intelligence Women’s Day Celebration
26 July 2016

Chief of the SANDF meet his Swazi counterpart

26 July 2016

The CSANDF visits Rose Happy Times Elderly Care Project

19 July 2016

SANDF holds Mandela day 67 voluntary work on the 18th July 2016 at 1 Military Hospital

24 June 2016

Army dominates drill competition during Youth Day Celebrations

21 June 2016

Fallen youth of 1976 Soweto Uprisings commemorated

11 June 2016

Gauteng provincial youth career expo

03 June 2016

The SA National Defence Force commemorates June 16 uprisings with Morris Isaacson High School

01 June 2016

Live simulation support to 4 South African Infantry Battalion

25 May 2016

Africa Day Celebration

23 May 2016

The SA Army fire power projection

19 May 2016 Defence Minister appeals for more Defence funding during her Budget Vote
17 May 2016

The 7th Military Information and Communications Symposium

29 April 2016

The 2016 National Freedom Day Commemoration

14 April 2016 Works Training School hosts Defence Works Formation Command Cadre Conference
05 April 2016

SANDC first Short Learning Programme

04 April 2016

The SANDF invades the main arena at the Rand Show

23 March 2016

SANDF hands over mortal remains of the late Cpl Mxolisi Edward Mnyipika

18 March 2016

Annual Chief SANDF Easter Church Service

10 March 2016

DOD Logistic Support Formation Change of Command Parade

08 March 2016

National defence industry council (NDIC) launched

03 March 2016

Saluting new chief of Logistics Division

10 February 2016

Chief of the SA National Defence Force confers medals to loyal recipients

02 February 2016

GOC Training Command hands over the reins

29 January 2016

Joint Air Force Prestige Day and Basic Military Training Parade.

28 January 2016

New leadership at Joint Operations Division

04 December 2016

The annual Chief of the SANDF thanksgiving Service

02 December 2015

The Goodwill Parcel Project stood the test of time

10 November 2015

SANDF Inter Arms of Services Football Championships

28 October 2015

Defence Works Formation in recognition of its Reserve Force members.

23 October 2015

The Chief of the SANDF Medal Parade

21 October 2015 Death claims gallant fighter
21 October 2015

Defence Works Formation applauds exemplary combatants

19 October 2015

SANDF fosters peace and friendship through CISM Military World Games

16 October 2015

Military Academy Annual Golf Day

14 October 2015

ASB Western Cape defends their SANDF Choral Competition title

08 October 2015 DOD Suppliers Day 2015
07 October 2015

2015 Goodwill Parcel Project Gala Evening

23 September 2015

Remarkable Works Training School honours Madiba’s legacy

04 September 2015

Chief of the South African National Defence Force Strategic Work Session

03 September 2015

Department of Defence awards its environmentalists

03 September 2015

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans reaching out to the military veterans and learners

21 August 20

DOD embraces gender mainstreaming

19 August 2015

Chief SANDF welcomes FARDC delegation at Defence Headquarters

12 August 2015 SANDF Education Trust receives funding
28 July 2015

Defence Internal Audit Division members walk the Madiba talk

21 July 2015 Minister of Defence and Military Veterans embraces
Mandela Day
17 July 2015

SANDF - A Force that cares

17 July 2015

Third session of the South Africa-Tanzania Defence Liaison Committee

07 July 2015

DOD Communicators discuss strategies over Indaba

25 June 2015 Opening of additional classrooms for Kiddy College in Tek Base
25 June 2015 Goodwill Parcel Project breakfast meeting
22 June 2015

Operation Pyramid launched

19 June 2015 The DOD Youth Day Celebration at AFB Hoedspruit
17 June 2015 Border Management Agency launch at Skukuza -Mpumalanga
12 June 2015 Celebrating Youth Month and reflecting on lessons of the past
26 May 2015 The Acting Chief of Corporate Staff medal parade
25 May 2015 The last salute to the late Lt Gen Bongani Mbatha
22 May 2015 Minister Mapisa-Nqakula tables the Defence Budget Vote
21 May 2015 The 9th Session of the RSA/Zimbabwe Joint Permanent Commission on Defence and Security
20 May 2015 Minister Mapisa-Nqakula tables the Defence Budget Vote
26 April 2015 South Africa and Equatorial Guinea strengthen ties
17 April 2015 The SANDF excites the crowd at the Rand Show
10 April 2015 The Military Academy celebrated its 65th birthday
30 march 2015 Peace Mission Training Centre Workshop on Gender
16 March 2015 Defence Internal Audit opens its office
27 February 2015 Tree Planting Ceremony at Potchefstroom Library Precinct
26 February 2015 In loving memory of Maj Gen (Ret) Dlambulo Mbulelo Tshiki
24 February 2015 Armed Forces Day Celebration Parade
24 February 2015 West Coast military units exercise their Right of Freedom of Entry
19 February 2015 Potchefstroom community shows enthusiasm in Armed Forces Day Celebrations
19 February 2015 Top achievers dazzle on stage at C Army’s Gala event
13 February 2015 The Military Police Division annual Prestige Event
11 February 2015 Air wing section visits Soweto
05 February 2015 Transforming young dreams into streams of prosperity
04 February 2015 1 SA Infantry Battalion saw the need to give back to the community
03 February 2015 SANDF bade farewell to soldiers deploying to the DRC
03 February 2015 The SADC Military Health Service conducts training for Ebola treatment
03 February 2015 SA Air Force Day Celebrations
26 January 2015 The Chief of the SANDF thanksgiving service
15 January 2015 Security and Defence Studies Programme launched
09 December 2014 Mandela commemoration medal parade
08 December 2014 Armscor’s Sickbay wins Best Military Medical Clinic
25 November 2014 The Chief of the SANDF bestows medals for first-class service to the SANDF
13 November 2014 2014 Chief SANDF Charity Golf Day
12 November 2014 Live simulation system enhances SANDF Soldier Training
12 November 2014 The Centenary of World War 1
16 October 2014 Military Academy annual golf day
16 October 2014 Military Academy hosts African Accounting and Finance Association Conference
25 September 2014 Africa Aerospace and Defence making dreams a living reality
12 September 2014 Special breed of soldiers receive recognition
11 September 2014 DOD celebrates its 10th participation in Casual Day.
10 September 2014 SANDF in need of educated and skilled young South Africans
10 September 2014 The SA Army Occupational Health and Safety Benchmarking
29 August 2014 DOD Transformation and Gender Conference
29 August 2014 Working together for the advancement of women’s economic empowerment
26 August 2014 A civilian who risked her life to save R3 million for the SANDF
13 August 2014 “Combating crime is the responsibility of every member of the DOD”
13 August 2014 SA and Uganda enhance diplomatic relations
12 August 2014 Celebrating the pillars of society
29 July 2014 The Chief of the SANDF Work Session
29 July 2014 SANDF and the Military Ombud signs an MOU
23 July 2014 Celebrating a day of humanitarian action at Kiddy College
17 July 2014 Remains of Pte Beleza Myengwa laid at the Delville Wood Memorial
16 July 2014 Surgeon General opens 30th Executive National Security Programme 2014
09 July 2014 Asset Management Conference 2014
 30 June 2014 DOD commemorates youth day
27 June 2014 Chinese Navy Docks in Cape Town for a goodwill visit
27 June 2014 SANDF retinue honours the Opening of Parliament
26 June 2014 Eight Times Strongman Champion pulls a C130 Aircraft
25 June 2014 SAAF pays tribute to three fallen soldiers
11June 2014 SAAF Football Championship 2014
03 June 2014 Junior Command and Staff Duties Course Certificate Ceremony
26 May 2014 President Zuma returns as Commander-in-Chief
19 May 2014 SANDF novel institution celebrate 2 years
06 May 2014 Wear your Tekkies for a good cause
30 April 2014 SANDF celebrates 20th anniversary of Freedom at Union Building
25 April 2014 Minister of Defence unpacks Defence Review
24 April 2014 The Chief of the SANDF Easter Church Service
23 April 2014 SANDF - Its Showtime
23 April 2014 Cabinet approved the South African Defence Review 2014
08 April 2014 20 years celebration of Defence Intelligence in a democracy
07 April 2014 “Well done faithful servants”
03 April 2014 Maj Gen (Ret) Nkonyeni accorded full military honours
03 April 2014 SANDF and MAAC Spouses Forum visit Soweto
31 March 2014 The life of the late Maj Gen (ret) Nkonyeni commemorated
24 March 2014 Chief of Logistics Hands Over the Reigns
18 March 2014 SA Navy Festival wows Simon’s Town
12 March 2014 Article and photos by: Captain Werner Joubert, Communication Officer, School of Artillery
11 March 2014 Annual SS Mendi Commemoration
10 March 2014 Annual SA Army Signal Formation and SACS memorial service
10 March 2014 Peace Mission Training Centre...A Force Multiplier
07 March 2014 Acknowledging a rewarding sacrifice
06 March 2014 MOD Engages Top Structure of the SANDF
28 February 2014 Armed Forces celebrates 20 years of patriotism
28 February 2014 Battle Honours parade
24 February 2014 MAAC attended Armed Force Celebration Day
14 February 2014 Change of Command at 35 Engineer Support Regiment
07 February 2014 MICSSA 2014 Focus Incites Cyber Saftey
07 February 2014 Joint Senior Command and Staff Programme (JSCSP 13/2014)
27 January 2014 Communication efforts to be fortified
31 December 2013 GWPP Group Visit Deployed Soldiers in Mozambique and DRC
30 December 2013 Lt Gen (Ret) Moloi lay to rest with full military honours
17 December 2013 A worthy-Send off to our Ambassadors
13 December 2013 Thousands File-up to pay their Last Respect to Madiba
13 December 2013 SANDF celebrated the monumental legacy of its First Commander-in-Chief
26 November 2013 2013 SANDF Fittest Soldier Championships
18 November 2013 Health Cards Issued To Veterans in Mpumalanga
15 November 2013 The Right of Freedom of Entry Parade in Sophiatown
13 November 2013 Chief of SANDF Charity Golf day 2013
29 October 2013 Belgian Visit Revives Mutual Military Co-operation
29 October 2013 Minister visits the Combat Training Centre
23 October 2013 RSA and Angola deepens the strategic partnerships
22 October 2013 Minister of Defence and Military Veterans visits AFB Makhado
15 October 2013 Chief SANDF launched the SANDF Education Trust
03 October 2013 HRD Set Standard on Training and Competence
16 September 2013 Failed Attempt to Bribe SANDF Member
03 September 2013 Change of Command Parade at J Ops HQ
03 September 2013 SANDF briefs media on the DRC deployment
29 August 2013 Ministerial outreach to communities
20 August 2013 DOD Gender Conference 2013
26 July 2013 CSANDF Visits Klipgat old-age home on Mandela Day
22 July 2013 Spending 67 minutes being humane
22 July 2013 C-130 drop at air force station Port Elizabeth for Shared Accord
22 July 2013 Mandela Day
12 July 2013 The 28/13 Executive National Security Programme Begins  
24 June 2013 SANDF celebrates Youth Day with a series of events
19 June 2013 Towards an interactional approach to youth development
06 June 2013 Minister of Defence and Military Veterans host her counterpart from Chad
05 June 2013 Awarding ENSP 27/13 achievers
03 June 2013 DOD and DRDLR contributes towards skills development
27 May 2013 Budget Vote of the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
21 May 2013 The official opening of the Military Ombud’s Office
11 April 2013 In remembrance of those who died protecting our heritage
06 April 2013 Sacrificed his life for a cause much greater than himself
05 April 2013 SANDF sparks the curiosity of the public at the Rand Show
02 April 2013 SANDF Bids Farewell to its Fallen Soldiers in a Tearful Memorial Service
27 March 2013 The Receiving of the Mortal remains of the deceased soldiers
26 March 2013 SA and DRC share ideas to enhance human well-being
26 March 2013 SANDF Stands Firm after a Fatal Crossfire in CAR
27 February 2013 Unifying occasion for defence cooperation
25 February 2013 SANDF celebrates Armed Forces Day
20 February 2013 AFB Hoedspruit renders invaluable humanitarian support when disaster strikes
08 February 2013 Air Force Mark its 93rd Birthday
24 January 2013 Chemical Treatment of Rhinoceros Horns
19 December 2012 SANDF handed over the Dakota C47 crash victim’s mortal remains
29 November 2012 C J POS Briefs Media on Deployments
26 November 2012 The 7th session of RSA and Zimbabwe Joint Permanent Commission on Defence and Security
12 November 2012 Fallen heroes and heroines commemorated
27 October 2012 President Zuma conferred medals to Military Veterans
23 October 2012 South Africa pays tribute to fallen World War II soldiers in Egypt 
17 October 2012 SANDF Bids farewell to Chairperson of the Defence Service Commission
11 October 2012 Minister Opens Her First DOD Strategic Work Session
08 October 2012 39th Anniversary of the Egyptian Armed Forces Day
04 October 2012 Human Resource practitioners graduate from the course
03 October 2012

Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans provides career guidance to the church members

01 October 2012

Lt Gen Gagiano Hands Over Command After 44 Years

01 October 2012

The SANDF recruitment drive hits the Ekurhuleni West College 

27 September 2012

The increasing exposure to the military aviation world

25 September 2012 SANDF strengthen military relations at the AAD Expo 2012
14 September 2012 Combined Joint African Exercise (CJAX) 2012
11 September 2012 Chief Joint Operations’ prestige Golf Day
07 September 2012 Artisan training a top priority for the SA Air Force
31 August 2012

Defence Legal Services personnel receive their medals

30 August 2012

Celebrating achievements of Women at the borders

27 August 2012

SANDF celebrates nurturers of our society

20 August 2012

Defence Review Committee meets with Soweto residents

03 August 2012

A community of struggle veterans receives a due recognition for their sacrifices

31 July 2012

Defence Corporate Communication takes a stand on Mandela Day

30 July 2012

Presenting medals to those serving with distinction

27 July 2012

Chief of the SA Army’s Formal Guest

27 July 2012

SADC Defence Sub Committee meets

25 July 2012

SA Army Headquarters Corporate services doing their Bit for Mandela Day

24 July 2012

SANDF Spouses Forum and MAAC Spouses share their love with kids

24 July 2012

SANDF response to Madiba’s 67 Minutes call for contribution

23 July 2012

Defence Headquarters Corporals giving their 67 Minutes

20 July 2012 IG DOD doing their bit for Mandela Day
13 July 2012

Chief of the SANDF opens ENSP 26/12

12 July 2012

Military Command Council bade farewell to Lt Gen (Ret) Themba Matanzima

06-Jul-2012 2012 Centrum Guardian Project
06-Jul-2012 Maj General Mokoape retires
06-Jul-2012 SANDF hosts university students
26-Jun-2012 In pursuance of promoting peace and stability in the SADC region
25-Jun-2012 DOD Youth Day Celebration
21-Jun-2012 Dr (Col) Irvin Khoza instils a sense of leadership and responsibility to DOD members
19-Jun-2012 SA Navy welcomes new blood
12-Jun-2012 Defence Review Committee consults members of the public
08-Jun-2012 In pursuance of promoting peace and stability in the SADC region
13-Jun-2012 A visible symbol identity change for the Defence Works Formation.
04 Jun- 2012

Hard work pays off for a DCC member

24-May-2012 SADC Defence Legal Working Group meeting resumes
25-May-2012 The Goodwilll Parcel Project (GWPP) 2012 journey has started
16-May-2012 South Africa’s first Military Ombudsman sworn-in
16-May-2012 Appointment of the Sergeant Major of the South African Army (SA Army)
15-May-2012 The SANDF’s first military Ombudsman sworn in-14 May 2012
10-May-2012 SANDF holds communication seminar
02-May-2012 Military Veterans To Receive Free Education
30-Apr-2012 SANDF participation at the 2012 Freedom Day Celebration
25-Apr-2012 SA Master Chef Competition
15-Apr-2012 SA Delegation receives a warm reception in Malawi
13-Apr-2012 Work of the Defence Review opened to the public
12-Apr-2012 South Africa and the Department of Defence and Military Veterans committed to IONS
11-Apr-2012 Army support base Eastern Cape held a medal parade
08-Apr-2012 The SANDF becomes a Rand Show permanent feature
08-Apr-2012 Third Indian Ocean Naval Symposium
08-Apr-2012 The SANDF opens the 2012 Rand Show
08-Apr-2012 The SANDF opens the 2012 Rand show
04-Apr-2012 Visit to Military Units in the Western Cape by Opinion Formers (Captains of Industry) On 29 – 30 March 2012
03-Apr-2012 A Milestone in 43 SA Brigade 15 Year Span
30-Mar-2012 The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) participates at the Rand Show 2012
29-Mar-2012 DOD International Women’s Day Leadership Seminar
28-Mar-2012 Chief human resource briefs the media.
27-Mar-2012 Exercise Good Hope V concludes
26-Mar-2012 Good Services Rewarded.
26-Mar-2012 Minister Commits to the Defence Industry.
12-Mar-2012 Gauteng Regional Summer Sports and CISM day
12-Mar-2012 Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla delivers a progress report to the ANC Veterans League National Committee
05-Mar-2012 SA Army Infantry Formation Changing of Command Parade
10-Feb-2012 Our President reports back to the nation

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Defence Reports & Publications
Official 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(EA OASS) for 2012.
Department of defence, Defence Secretariat Annual Performance Plan for 2012.
South African National Defence Force Annual Performance Plan for 2012.