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Erika Gibson

SANDF’s ‘sick’ training camps defy lockdown

Despite Covid-19 regulations and increases in infections, the army has continued some training courses, putting hundreds of students’ lives at risk

SANDF’s ‘dignity’ comes with a R200m price tag

Find out about the SANDF’s new uniform, which is costing taxpayers close to R200-million, while mission-critical equipment is not maintained

Mozambique wants Lamola to hand over top official behind bars on $2bn scam

Mozambique grows impatient for SA justice minister to rule whether former finance minister will be extradited to Mozambique or US to face corruption charges

Denel money woes clip air force’s wings

A senior officer says the shortage of spares and and ability to service aircraft and vehicles has a negative effect on the SANDF’s operational ability

Cape fire devastation reinforces consequences of defence budget cuts

All the available resources from the private sector needed to be exhausted before the Air Force could be called in to assist in dousing in the flames

Analysts expecting another attack ‘in the next few months’ in northern Mozambique

The extremist insurgency in Mozambique has been an ongoing threat since 2017. SADC needs to act now, say analysts

No emergency plan for the ‘Battle of Palma’

South Africa was willing to assist, but the Mozambican government would not allow foreign military forces to get involved

The many failures of the flight that fetched SA’s vaccines

After not flying for a year, SAA nearly botches humanitarian flight to Brussels — among other infringements — and then delays reporting the issue

Culture of sexual abuse rife in SANDF

Rape, kidnapping and victim-blaming are endemic and perpetrators protected, report finds

The South African connection: How mercenaries aided Trump ally in Libyan op

The UN found that Trump ally Erik Prince violated the Libyan arms embargo. Here are the South Africans the report says helped him to do so

Military lawyers fight their boss

As senior legal officers take their battles with the head of the legal division to court, about a thousand military court cases are in limbo

How smuggled gold destined for Dubai or Singapore has links to France and Mali

Three Malagasy citizens were apprehended at OR Tambo International airport, but now the trail is found to connect to France and Mali

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