While South African soldiers were fighting for their lives in the CAR last year, a different battle was going on back at defence headquarters.
The South African National Defence Force has filed a high court application challenging the order to arrest three of its top officials.
General Solly Shoke, Lieutenant General Zakes Msimang and Secretary for Defence Sam Gulube have been found in contempt of court.
Maite Nkoana-Mashabane discusses her first term as international relations minister, terror in Africa, conflict in Nigeria, and patriotism in SA.
Contradictory sets of minutes from an August 1998 meeting cast doubt on government's decision to buy the more expensive jets.
The cash-strapped armed forces are in a "critical state of decline" that will take at least a decade to fix, according to the SA Defence Review.
Four SANDF officials implicated in the Guptagate saga will appear in military court to have their fate revealed to them.
The SANDF has told Parliament that treasury does not support it enough financially and "tell us what to do and not to do".
Rumours that SA soldiers have been killed or seriously injured in DRC should not be taken seriously, says the South African National Defence Force.
Women should be encouraged to join the South African National Defence Force, says Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.
Two women, a civilian and a medic, have received a special mention for bravery in the CAR from Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.
A young army recruit is in danger of losing the use of an arm after he and 10 others were punished for going to a pub without permission.
Claims that South African soldiers in Sudan have not been getting their fortnightly allowance from the UN are unfounded, says SANDF.
South Africa will send troops to the DRC as part of a UN mission to neutralise armed groups in the conflict-torn east of the country.
Watch the M&Gâ€™s video analysis of South Africa's disastrous military deployment in the Central African Republic, in our latest M&G hangout.
A fortnight after 13 South African soldiers died in the battle for Bangui, much remains unclear about what happened, and why.
South African army casualties in the Central African Republic two weeks ago may have been dramatically higher than the military has been telling us.
There has been no official confirmation that South African troops and equipment have been shipped to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.