Hanno Labuschagne

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Ramaphosa authorises SANDF call-up to combat illegal miners

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa authorised the deployment of 3,300 soldiers in support of police efforts to curb illegal mining, his office said in a statement on Thursday.

The deployment will run until 28 April 2024, and Parliament’s defence committee is expected to approve the use of the army in the coming weeks.

[Bloomberg]
 
If they deployed the army from the 80's then they might stand a chance.
The current SANDF is a laughing stock :X3:
sure they using this "call up" as a drill.
for when the ANC loses power and they desperately cling on to power like every other African Country out there.

so laugh all you like, Governments never do things just 'Cause they feel like it.
 

In the barren landscape of Joburg's artisanal mining underworld, we explore the shafts and sewers where, slowly but surely, zama zamas are encroaching on the city’s critical infrastructure. From makeshift bush kitchens to perilous underground tunnels excavated in search of gold, we reveal the harsh reality of their lives. These illegal miners are eking out a living underneath the City of Gold. But at what cost? As environmental decay and armed violence take their toll on Johannesburg, Carte Blanche heads underground and emerges with a disturbing answer.
 
Who knew a conflict half a world away could potentially cause a company with nothing to do with any of it to need to rebrand....

Yes, sometimes names are just not right, market research helps. It reminds me of a certain company in JHB ~1997. They were doing well, wanted to expand into Japan. They had to rebrand as their name meant **** in Japanese. :)
 
Think of the billions saved if during covid Ramposer and his cadres had deployed them to secure critical infrastructure like the railways instead of chasing people around for not wearing masks and staying indoors.
 
sure they using this "call up" as a drill.
for when the ANC loses power and they desperately cling on to power like every other African Country out there.

so laugh all you like, Governments never do things just 'Cause they feel like it.
I love it when you lot do this, SANDF is useless but at the same time is good enough to keep the ANC in power? Why would you war hardened SADF veterans allow that to happen? Surely you can just wake up, crush the useless SANDF and still make it back home in time for breakfast?
 
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