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  • Reserve Force Indaba Concludes on High Note

    Day two of the Reserve Force Indaba executed by the Defence Reserve Division (Def Res Div) wrapped up in Centurion on Saturday 14 September 2019, making constructive progress in empowering the South African...

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  • Deputy President David Mabuza visits the Vaal

    The deputy president of South Africa, David Mabuza visited the Vaal River in Sebokeng yesterday, 12 September 2019. Upon his arrival the deputy president was welcomed by a guard of honor, followed by the dep...

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  • Defence and Military Veterans Deputy Minister, Thabang Makwetla during a working state visit to the United Kingdom

    Defence and Military Veterans Deputy Minister, Thabang Makwetla during a working state visit to the United Kingdom had bilateral talks with the United Kingdom Minister for Defence Procurement, Ms Anne-Marie...

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  • Chief of the SA National Defence Force, General Solly Shoke hosted his second stakeholder visit in Mpumalanga Province

    Chief of the SA National Defence Force, General Solly Shoke hosted his second stakeholder visit in Mpumalanga Province. On Tuesday, 20 August 2019, Chief of the SA National Defence Force hosted a gala dinner...

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  • Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula addresses Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans

    Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula addresses Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans...

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  • SA Army Engineers hard at work creating embankments to level the gabions at Kopa, Chimanimani.

    SA Army Engineers hard at work creating embankments to level the gabions at Kopa, Chimanimani. The team is on-site building a Bailey bridge that will reconnect nearby communities whose access was cut-off ...

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  • The leader of the SA National Defence Force Kitchen Team, Lieutenant Colonel Thabo Halom

    The leader of the SA National Defence Force Kitchen Team, Lieutenant Colonel Thabo Halom presented the trophy to the Defence and Military Veterans Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla. Team won the “Best Team....

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  • Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thabang Makwetla and SA's Ambassador in Russia

    Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thabang Makwetla and SA's Ambassador in Russia, Ms Thusi- Sibanda today laid wreaths at the gravesides of SA struggles luminaries, JB Marks and Moses Kotane....

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  • Defence and Military Veterans Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla

    Defence and Military Veterans Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla, Brigadier General M. Dyakopu (Deputy Chief Army Force Preparation), Defence Attaché; Brigadier General M.B. Masinda at South African Embassy in...

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  • Defence and Military Veterans Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla and Corporal C.B. Shongwe of the Engineering SA National Defence Force Team.

    Defence and Military Veterans Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla and Corporal C.B. Shongwe of the Engineering SA National Defence Force Team. She is the 1st women in the world to participate in the Army Games...

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  • hief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam accompanied by Deputy Chief of the SA Army, Major General de Goede, and Chief Director SA Army Force Preparation

    Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam accompanied by Deputy Chief of the SA Army, Major General de Goede, and Chief Director SA Army Force Preparation, Brigadier General M. Dyakopu attended interviews at...

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  • Happy Birthday to the Chief of the SANDF

    Birthday is a momentous occasion to be commemorated. Celebrating a birthday is one of the greatest moments in a person’s life.Recently, the Chief of the SA National Defence Force, Gen Solly Shoke celebrated his birthday in style...

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  • SA Navy participate in providing humanitarian    assistance to Mozambique, Beira

    The SA Revenue Service (SARS) with the aid of the South African Navy is currently shipping more than 67 storage containers of donations to Mozambique in Beira.This humanitarian aid comes in response...

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  • The mechanical team put effort in ensuring successful humanitarian assistance operation

    The call of being a soldier marked the start of my career ever since I joined the South African National Defence Force, said AB Thato Mjwagu, the enthusiastic junior ERRATT at the SAS DRAKENSBURG.He was speaking this to SASoldier during...

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  • AB Maine esteem his skill during the SA Navy humanitarian assistance mission

    The deployment to Beira to provide humanitarian assistance could not have chanced to happen if one crane was not working on-board the ship SAS DRAKENSBURG, said AB Tshidiso Maine.He was speaking at Naval Base in Durban during the cargo loading...

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  • CSANDF’s Stakeholder Visit to Mpumalanga

    Chief of the SA National Defence Force, General Solly Shoke’s Stakeholder Visit to Mpumalanga Visit, 20 to 23 August 2019 A stakeholder visit between the Chief of the SA National Defence Force and identified business people, farmers and traditional leaders...

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  • Budget Reduction

    The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has pleaded for the support of her Department’s budget in Parliament during a budget vote presentation. She said the much needed R50.510 billion budget allocated will be used to address the challenges...

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  • SANDF Cricket Championship

    Participation in sports is one way of instilling discipline and enhancing soldier’s performance in the battlefield. It allows soldiers to improve general fitness that is conducive to better health and contributes to the health related components, in this case preparing soldiers...

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  • The National Ceremonial Guard (NCG) band makes military occasions eventful and did not hold back at the 2018 Armed Force Day Parade in Kimberley. In a spectacle of thousands that came to witness the parade at the Cenotaph World War Monument; their seamless performance proved to be...

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  • Members of the CSIR and DOD at the last day of the Course.

    The SANDF pride itself on making efforts to engage with communities in order to empower and change lives of the needy. It was an undeniably a joyous affair as the senior citizens of Seochoareng Assisted Living Centre in Vergenoeg (Kimberley), were treated to the musical extravaganza...

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Defence people!

I will pass this way but once please allow me to do the good that I can for never shall I pass this again.
This is era that has been marked with interesting events. Where shall I start: maybe 1994 sounds reasonable. Tight belt we came with vigour still eager to continue with what we started in 1976. Shall we go down the memory line? I know some will go further than others but for me this is neither the platform nor time to do so. Therefore I choose to start here that is the recent past 20 years.


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