Peacekeeping: SA punching below its weight

President Jacob Zuma, in a 2009 speech honoring the peacekeeping efforts of the South African National Defense Force (SANDF), proclaimed that “[South Africa] cannot survive in isolation, as its economic development and security is linked to the continent’s stability.” Zuma … Read the rest

SA will ‘enforce’ peace in DRC

Tight security has been thrown around the deployment of more than 1000 heavily armed South African troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In the past 72 hours, 1300 soldiers from 6 SA Infantry Battalion, including paratroops, special forces and … Read the rest

SA to deploy reservists in Mali, DRC

Civilians who have undergone military training could soon be called up for active service and be deployed on potentially deadly peace-keeping operations.

The South African army – already overstretched by peacekeeping deployments across the continent – is fast preparing for … Read the rest