Defence Media 2017

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File Category Title Date
Media Advisory Funeral details for Douglas Vakele Mapisa 11 December 2017
Media Advisory Minister Mapisa-Nqakula travels to Serbia 03 December 2017
Media Invitation The South African National Defence Force commemorates World Aids day 2017 28 November 2017
Media Invitation The Chief of the South African National Defence Force awards long-service medals 27 November 2017
Media Invitation The Chief Of The South African National Defence Force Thanksgiving Service at Defence Headquarters on 29 November 2017 27 November 2017
Media Release The South African National Defence Force clarifies the reserve force call-up of honorary Colonel Brian Molefe 20 November 2017
Media Invitation South African National Defence Force to hand out Goodwill Parcels to deployed soldiers at De Brug in Bloemfontein on 14 November 2017 13 November 2017
Media Release During a sting operation by the Military Police a number of arrests have been made, including that of a general officer 07 November 2017
Media Invitation Media visit to South Africa/Mozambique border for the roll-out of new mobility packages for border protection 06 November 2017
Media Statement The South African National Defence Force hands over the mortal remains of the slain private (PTE) Nomathemba Ngeleka to the family 03 November 2017
Media Invitation South African Air Force holds sports merit awards 03 November 2017
Media Statement SANDF announces the name of a member who was killed in the Democratic Republic Of The Congo (DRC) 29 October 2017
Media Release The South African National Defence Force member tried to commit suicide after shooting his alleged girlfriend to death in the Democratic Republic Of The Congo (DRC) 29 October 2017
Media Advisory Minister Mapisa-Nqakula participates in the eighth high level meeting of The Regional Oversight Mechanism 16 October 2017
Media Advisory Minister Mapisa-Nqakula attends the 75th commemoration of the Battle of El Alamein in Egypt 16 October 2017
Media Invitation South African National Defence Force (SANDF) announces funeral details of the SANDF member who died in a car accident between Bethlem and Tweeling in the Free State province 11 October 2017
Media Invitation Memorial and wreath laying service for the fallen military police members at Military Police School Thaba Tshwane on 13 October 2017 - Reminder 11 October 2017
Media Invitation Memorial and wreath laying service for the fallen military police members at military police school Thaba Tshwane on 13 October 2017 10 October 2017
Media Statement The SANDF announces the name of a member who was killed in a car accident 08 October 2017
Media Statement A member of the South African National Defence Force killed in a car accident 07 October 2017
Media Release The announcement of the passing on of the former inspector General of the South African National Defence Force, Major General (Ret) Mxolisi Edward Petane 26 September 2017
Media Release The South African National Defence Force busy with their Bi-Annual Operation Corona rotation 15 September 2017
Media Invitation Surgeon General to bestow Service Medals during a parade to be held at Military Health Training Formation, Thaba Tshwane on 14 September 2017 12 September 2017
Media Invitation South African Military Health Service Annual Academic Days:  19 To 21 September 2017 in Bloemfontein:  Tempe Base 11 September 2017
Media Release The Southern African Development Air Force/Arms/Wings Chiefs discuss matters of mutual interests in Namibia 05 September 2017
Media Statement

SANDF Goodwill Parcel Project receives over 2.4 Million Rands worth of pledges and cash boost

04 September 2017
Media Advisory Minister Mapisa-Nqakula hands over laptops 31 August 2017
Media Invitation

South African Air Force Aviation Awareness Exposition in Eldorado Park 

29 August 2017
Media Statement

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to host a Women’s Parade on 25 August 2017 in Thaba Tshwane, Pretoria

22 August 2017
Media Invitation

Chief of the South African National Defence Force Medal Parade: 04 August 2017

02 August 2017
Media Statement

South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members involved in a fatal bus accident on the N12 Highway

28 July 2017
Media Invitation

Chief Of The South African National Defence Force Medal Parade: 28 July 2017

25 July 2017
Media Statement

The Department of Defence distances itself from the book “Mandela's Last Years” by former Surgeon General Lieutenant General (Dr) Vejay Ramlakan

22 July 2017
Media Advisory

Minister Mapisa-Nqakula to officiate Pass-Out Parade

21 July 2017
Media Release

The Chief of the South African National Defence Force Visits Cuba to strengthen military relations

20 July 2017
Media Advisory

Minister Mapisa-Nqakula hands over mobile labs 

18 July 2017
Media Statement

The South African National Defence Force clarifies the military background of a suspect arrested for scamming prospective job seekers in Pretoria 

05 July 2017
Media Invitation

Department of Defence Logistics Division Change of Command Parade: Thursday, 29 June 2017

28 June 2017
Media Alert

The SANDF warns of a jobs-for-money scam

27 June 2017
Media Invitation

Joint Operational Headquarters Change of Command and Farewell Parade

26 June 2017
Media Invitation Youth Day Media Invite 22 June 2017
Media Invitation

The Department Of Defence To Host The Annual Defence Industry Day 2017 Session At The Council For Scientific And Industrial Research In Pretoria

20 June 2017
Media Advisory

Minister Mapisa-Nqakula opens   Defence Force Service Commission Office

19 June 2017
Media Statement

South African National Defence Force deploys Military Health officers to rescue the situation following a strike by Gauteng Forensic Pathology Services Workers

15 June 2017
Media Invitation

South African National Defence Force announces first director elect of World Hydrography Organisation

13 June 2017
Media Invitation 1 SA tank regiment change of command and farewell parade: 14 June 2017 12 June 2017
Media Advisory

The South African National Defence Force places emergency elements on standby to assist the Western Cape Government Disaster Management Agencies with possible emergencies that might emanate from the reported weather conditions

07 June 2017
Media Statement

The South African National Defence Force confirms the chartering of an execujet aircraft for military and civilian dignitaries in 2015

02 June 2017
Media Invitation

The Chief of the South African National Defence Force confers medals

30 May 2017
Media Invitation Minister Mapisa-Nqakula attends 2017 International Day of UN Peacekeepers 26 May 2017
Media Invitation Minister Mapisa-Nqakula Hosts Post-Budget Vote Working Breakfast. 24 May 2017
Media Advisory

Minister Mapisa-Nqakula briefs media on 2017 Defence and Military Veterans Budget Vote

23 May 2017
Media Invitation

SAAF hosts a memorial service for its Fallen Heroes at Bays Hill Memorial at Valhalla, Tshwane

17 May 2017
Media Invitation

Regional Works Unit Eastern Cape Change Of Command and Medal Parade to be held at Army Support Base Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth on 12 May 2017

11 May 2017
Media Invitation

Acceptance parade of honorary colonel 44 Squadron: hon. Col L.T. Molotlegi

10 May 2017
Media Invitation

South African Air Force Annual Museum Air Show media briefing to be held at Air Force Base Swartkop, Hangar 5 on 03 May 2016 at 09:00

24 April 2017
Media Invitation

Jungle Warfare Training at Port St Johns for South Africa’s contribution to the Force Intervention Brigade in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo

19 April 2017
Media Release

SAAF Museum Annual Air Show “Pioneering Our Future” to be held on 05 – 06 May 2017 at AFB Swartkop Airfield.

13 April 2017
Media Invitation Media visit to 28 Squadron at Air Force Base Waterkloof 03 April 2017 31 March 2017
Media Advisory

Minister Mapisa-Nqakula Signs a Memorandum of Understanding on Defence and Defence Industrial Cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Federal Minister for Defence

28 March 2017
Media Invitation The South African Air Force to unveil first African Female Commander of C130, 25 March 2017 26 March 2017
Media Advisory Minister Mapisa Nqakula, visits Pakistan 26 March 2017
Media Release 7 Medical Batallion Change of Command Parade to be held at Military Health Training formation, Thaba Tshwane on 24 March 2017 17 March 2017
Media Release SAAF Museum Annual Air Show “Pioneering our future” to be held on 05 – 06 May 2017 at AFB Swartkop 15 March 2017
Media Advisory Minister of Defence and Military Veterans official visit to Goma, Democratic Republic Of Congo (DRC): 8th-10th March 2017 07 March 2017
Media Invitation AFB Swartkop Officers Commanding Change of Command Parade to be Held at AFB Swartkop West Parade Ground on 03 March 2017 27 February 2017
Speech Address by the President of the Republic Of South Africa and Commander – In - Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency President Jacob Zuma, on the occasion of Armed Forces Day 21 February 2017
Media Invitation The South African National Defence Force to host Armed Forces Day 2017 parade in eThekwini on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 13 February 2017
Media Invitation The South African National Defence Force cordially invites the media to the 2017 Armed Forces Day celebrations’ media launch at Durban Light Infantry sergeants’ mess (5 DLI Avenue) on Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 10:00am  12 February 2017
Media Statement The South African National Defence Force member hands himself over to the South African Police Service at Inanda in KwaZulu Natal Province 03 February 2017
Media Reminder

South African Air Force to host Prestige Day Parade at Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria

01 February 2017
Media Statement

A South African National Defence Force Member fatally shoots two civilians and injures a South African Police Service member in Ntuzuma, Kwazulu Natal

01 February 2017

Media Statement

100th Year Commemoration of the sinking of SS Mendi at Armed Forces Day 2017 31 January 2017
Media Invitation

The South African National Defence Force to host Armed Forces Day 2017 media launch in Ethekwini on Wednesday, 08 February 2017

27 January 2017
Media Statement The SANDF regrets to anounce the death of Sergeant Major (Retired) Israel Mabotse 26 January 2017
Media Invitation South African Air Force to host prestige day parade at Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria 25 January 2017
Media Statement Armed Forces Day Celebrations and the Centenary Commemoration of the Sinking of the SS Mendi in Durban, Kwazulu natal: 21 February 2017 24 January 2017