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MEDIA INVITATION BY DEPARTMENT  OF DEFENCE: THE SOUTH AFRICAN ARMY COMBAT RIFLE SHOOTING COMPETITION: 04 10 MARCH 2012 

Date of release 02 March 2012

The SA Army Combat Rifle Shooting Competition will take place at the General De Wet shooting range at De Brug training area near Bloemfontein over period 04 March 2012 to 10 March 2012. Regular and Reserve Force units will participate during the competition. Chief of the SA Army Force Preparation, Major General Luvuyo Nobanda will be the main functionary for the event.

The following teams will take part in the competition:

  • 30 Regular Force units (334 members)
  • 29 Reserve Force units (556 members)
  • 5 International teams from the United States, Botswana, Swaziland, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Lesotho.

The different teams will arrive on Sunday 04 March 2012 and start with the competition on Monday 05 March 2012, followed by the prize giving ceremony for Regular Force units on Tuesday 06 March 2012 at 16:00.

Evaluation of Reserve Force units will take place on Thursday 08 March 2012; followed by the prize giving ceremony on Friday 09 March 2012 at 16:00.

The final competition between Regular Force units, Reserve Force units and the International teams will take place on Saturday 10 March 2012. The prize giving for this event will take place at 12:00 at the shooting range.

You are cordially invited to send a reporter and photographer/cameraperson to attend above-mentioned event over period 04 March 2012 to 10 March 2012 General De Wet shooting range (De Brug). Confirm your attendance with Major Temogo Ditlhoiso at (012) 355 2523/079 813 3527.

Ends.

Issued by: Defence Corporate Communication
Defence Headquarters
Pretoria

Enquiries: Major Temogo Ditlhoiso
(012) 355 2523 or 079 813 3527