media statement 2008

STATEMENT BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS

INVITATION TO ATTEND SA ARMY EXERCISE SEBOKA OPEN DAY: THURSDAY 16 OCTOBER 2008

A force of close to 5 000, including about 18 SA Army units and various support units from the SA Air Force, SA Navy and the SA Military Health Services, are converged at the SA Army Combat Training Centre in Lohatlha, Northern Cape.

This force will participate in Exercise Seboka over the period 08 to 19 October 2008. Exercise Seboka is an annual joint conventional exercise, aimed at presenting a simulated combat opportunity to exercise SA Army forces, integrated with other Arms of Services.

This year’s Open Day will be presented on Thursday 16 October 2008. The highlights of the day will be marked by a static display, simulated recapturing of an oilfield, an integrated Armour attack in a built up area, and a mobile mechanised attack supported by Rooivalk Attack Helicopters, Armour and Artillery. The Minister of Defence Charles Nqakula will address the media.

You are cordially invited to send a reporter or a cameraperson to cover the SA Army Exercise Seboka Open Day at the SA Army Combat Training Centre on Thursday 16 October 2008. 2005.
RSVP to Major Danny Shibambo by Monday 13 October 2008 12h00 on (012) 355 6388 or 082 805 1319.

Issued by:

Department of Defence
Defence Corporate Communication
Private Bag X161
Pretoria
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Enquiries: Major Danny Shibambo
(012) 355 6388 or 082 805 1319

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