Defence department blames lack of funding for failure to act on gender-based violence in the SANDF
/ 11 May 2022

Defence department blames lack of funding for failure to act on gender-based violence in the SANDF

An investigation by the auditor general into the defence department’s records found that a lack of accountability and consequence management is rife

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South African soldiers have been fighting in a distant land for 20 years
/ 22 September 2021

South African soldiers have been fighting in a distant land for 20 years

Troops were sent to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2001 as part of the UN peacekeeping mission that became an offensive against rebels

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Thousands of troops are deployed to protect people and property
/ 15 July 2021

Thousands of troops are deployed to protect people and property

But the biggest internal deployment since 1994 is not without challenges, as food, fuel and simply getting to the hotspots are problems facing the SANDF’s deployment

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Operation Prosper: How SANDF deployment will work
/ 12 July 2021

Operation Prosper: How SANDF deployment will work

The Defence Force soldiers will be armed with live ammunition with strict orders not to shoot unless their lives are in danger, senior officers told the Mail & Guardian

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Culture of sexual abuse rife in SANDF
/ 11 March 2021

Culture of sexual abuse rife in SANDF

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

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Xenophobia weaponised in ‘truck wars’
/ 5 December 2020

Xenophobia weaponised in ‘truck wars’

KZN’s premier has tried to intervene by offering South Africans preferential access to jobs, but foreign drivers say locals don’t want the work

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