SANDF soldiers open fire on marked police car

No arrests have been made after three South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers allegedly opened fire on a marked police vehicle and that of a tracking company.

According to provincial spokesperson Colonel Leonard Hlati, detectives from Mbuzini are investigating … Read the rest

SA troops ‘held hostage’ in Sudan

The Sudanese government of president Omar al-Bashir literally held a gun to South Africa’s head to secure his safe return to Khartoum.

Netwerk24 can reveal that about 800 South African soldiers in Darfur were held “hostage” by Sudanese troops when … Read the rest

Whites must die for South Africa

The Department of Defence is apparently trying to reverse racial quotas in its recruitment.

The latest South African Survey by the SA Institute of Race Relations shows that the military plans to employ more whites and fewer blacks.

The defence … Read the rest

Airforce member appear on murder charge

saafA SA Air Force member appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on a murder charge on Tuesday.

The matter against Corporal Simphiwe Magudulela, 27, was postponed until September 17 for further investigation and to make arrangements for a psychiatric evaluation.… Read the rest

Lack of funds ground SAAF helicopters, planes

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Expensive, useless hardware

None of the South African Air Force’s 18 Agusta A109 helicopters are being used, because there is no money to operate them, say reports.

The helicopters were occasionally enabled, but did not ascend, an anonymous source reportedly

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SA military spending could soon double

militaryspendingMILITARY spending could increase from R38 billion to R83 billion a year and the total size of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) could be doubled in the near future.

This is if government decides to implement the recommendations of … Read the rest

SA going to war in DRC

M23 welcomed in Goma

As South African troops prepare for deployment to the violence-racked east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the enemy is gearing up for full-scale war.

A 1000-strong South African contingent is expected to be deployed to … Read the rest

M23 welcomed in Goma

As South African troops prepare for deployment to the violence-racked east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the enemy is gearing up for full-scale war.

A 1000-strong South African contingent is expected to be deployed to … 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

South African President Jacob Zuma deploys troops in the country

The SA National Defence Force has officially been deployed domestically from September 14 until next year in Marikana “and other areas of the country where needed”, the Presidency said in a statement on Thursday.

The Presidency said in a short … Read the rest

Army will seek legal advice on Julius Malema

The SA National Defence Force will seek legal advice on expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema’s address to soldiers, the SANDF said on Thursday.

“We want to understand the legality of it and the implication. The meeting between Mr … Read the rest

Nine dead in clashes between black unions at Lonmin mine

The situation at the Lonmin’s Marikana mine in the North West was stable on Tuesday morning following the deaths of nine people, police said.

Captain Dennis Adriao said police had been monitoring the situation at the mine where violence had … Read the rest