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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans congratulate Major Seitebatso Pearl Block Major Block has been an officer since 2007 and has been deployed twice to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) under the auspices of the...
Heroes of the Battle of El Alamein remembered on the 75th anniversary The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula echoed her sentiments to the gallant heroes of the South African Native Labour Corps...
Botswana Defence Command and Staff College on study tour in South Africa Brig Gen Papadi Monnatlhare, Commandant of Botswana Defence Command and Staff College (BDCSC) accompanied by his Directing Staff and Programme ...

Defence  statements & media release

20/11/2017: The South African National Defence Force clarifies the reserve force call-up of honorary Colonel Brian Molefe
It must be pointed out once again that Mr Molefe is a Reserve Force member and is also an Honorary Colonel of one of the Reserve Force Regiments...

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13/11/2017: South African National Defence Force to hand out Goodwill Parcels to deployed soldiers at De Brug in Bloemfontein on 14 November 2017
The annual courtesy is conducted in a form of a parade, and provides a platform for the SANDF senior cadre to deliver...

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Deployment Operations updates

UNITED NATIONS DEPUTY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL (DSRSG) RULE VISIT OF LAW TO NORTH KIVU BRIGADE: MPATI AREA
The DSRSG paid a special visit to investigate incidents and to find a solution for the conflict in the area. The RSA Operational Battalion Commander Lt Col M. Dyakopu and his team arrived at Mpati early to await the high level delegation.

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ELECTION OBSERVERS IN THE DRC VISITED THE RSA OPERATIONAL BATTALION AT MUNIGI BASE  Nov/20/2011
Colonel R.A. Makgae heartily welcomed the high profiled guest and gave an overview of the current situation in North Kivu.

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Service news updates

SA Navy

SAS AMATOLA Returns from an Epic European Adventure
The South African Navy frigate, SAS AMATOLA, returned to Simon’s Town Naval Base harbour on Saturday from a 96-day operational, commemoration and diplomatic visit to various European and African countries....

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SA Army

SA Army Capability Demonstration 2017, General de Wet Training Area in De Brug, Bloemfontein, Free State
The SA Army demonstrated its capabilities that open a wide array of employment possibilities on the domestic as well as continental front in pursuance of stability, peace and security, working together with our African and other partners from across the world....

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SA Air Force

President  Zuma Hosts Africa Day Celebrations
The South African National Defence Force Commander-in-Chief, President Jacob Zuma hosted the 2017 Africa Day Celebrations at the Sefako Makhatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria on 25 May 2017.

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Defence Secretariat Strategic Plan for the fiscal years 2011/12-2015/16.
Executive Authority's Overarching Annual Stategic Statement for 2014.
Defence Secretariat Annual Performance Plan for 2014.
South African National Defence Force Annual Performance Plan for 2017.
Department of Defence Annual report 2015/16
SANDF Journal of Educational Technology

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