south african national defence force (sandf)

  1. Jan

    500 decommissioned SANDF vehicles destroyed in fire

    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...
  2. Jan

    South Africa has one 80-year-old plane left to patrol its seas

    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...
  3. Jan

    Cubans pressuring South Africa for R180 million SANDF owes for Heberon Covid-19 drug

    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...
  4. Jan

    Coolest tanks, armoured vehicles, and aircraft used by the SANDF

    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...
  5. Jan

    The difference between a State of Emergency and State of Disaster in South Africa

    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...
  6. Jan

    Armoured vehicles pull into Durban

    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...
  7. Jan

    "Situation seems to have calmed down" - SANDF

    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...
  8. Jan

    Biggest deployment of South Africa's army since 1994

    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...
  9. Jan

    No warning shots and other rules for soldiers during Operation PROSPER

    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. "Upholding and...
  10. Jan

    Army to deploy 20,000 more troops in South Africa to quell violence and looting

    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. Defence...
  11. Jan

    Vaccines sites closed in areas hit by riots

    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...
  12. Jan

    SANDF deploying to "quell the unrest" in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng

    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...
  13. Kevin Lancaster

    Did SA spend €2 million on Spyware?

    Did SA government blow €2-million on spyware? New information from WikiLeaks suggests that South Africa spent over €2-million on “weaponised German surveillance malware”
  14. jes

    R501-million still owed to ICASA

    R501-million still owed to ICASA Over R200-million owed to the regulator by the defence force and police
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