Hundreds of army vehicles destroyed in fire — which was put out by civilians
Hundreds of military vehicles were destroyed in a fire at the South African National Defence Force's Wallmansthal military base north of Pretoria this past week.
Volunteer firefighters from the Sinoville Firefighting...
South Africa has one 80-year-old plane left to patrol its seas
South Africa's navy and airforce do not have money to service or replace their scanty contingents of vessels and aircraft essential to protecting the country’s coastline.
This is because the South African National Defence Force has...
Cubans want the R180 million SANDF owes for illegal Covid-19 drug
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) still owes R180 million for an unproven Covid-19 drug it procured in an illegal deal with a Cuban company.
This was revealed by South Africa's secretary of defence, Gladys Kudjoe...
Best tanks and aircraft used by South Africa's military
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has a range of powerful armoured vehicles and aircraft at its disposal.
Following the force's deployment to parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal last week, several videos surfaced on social...
State of Emergency vs State of Disaster in South Africa
The main difference between a state of emergency and a state of disaster is that certain protections afforded by the Bill of Rights can be suspended in a state of emergency.
According to Webber Wentzel partner Michael Evans, the major...
Army tanks roll into KwaZulu-Natal
South African National Defence Force tanks are starting to roll into areas in KwaZulu-Natal to help to secure hotspots in the province.
This deployment forms part of Operation PROSPER, which started on 12 July with the deployment of 2,500 South African...
Rioters lose steam
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has issued a statement saying that the violence and looting that has gripped the country for the past week seems to have calmed down.
"Operation Prosper is underway in various parts of the Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal to put...
South Africa's biggest army deployment since 1994
South Africa is expected to deploy the largest number of defence force members in the country since 1994 to help law enforcement officials clamp down on the rampant looting and public violence that has plagued much of KwaZulu-Natal and parts of...
Rules for soldiers while fighting riots in South Africa revealed
The Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans has published a code of conduct for South Africa's armed forces to adhere to during their mission to support the police in quelling riots around the country.
Army deploying thousands more troops in South Africa
South Africa will significantly ramp up the number of soldiers deployed to help quell riots following days of looting and destruction of businesses, after the government said a military presence may be helping to ease the violence.
South African Covid-19 vaccines sites closed in areas hit by violence and looting
The Gauteng Provincial Government says vaccination sites in those areas affected by sporadic acts of violence and lawlessness have had to be temporarily closed due to safety concerns by both the staff and members...
Army deployed to stop riots and looting in South Africa
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) announced that it has started with pre-deployment procedures to help law enforcement agencies deployed in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal to quell the unrest that has gripped both provinces in the...
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