South African National Defence Force (SANDF)

 
Inside the SANDF’s budget crisis
Inside the SANDF’s budget crisis
The SAS Amatola cost R2.4-billion. One of four frigates bought as part of the infamous arms deal, the state-of-the-art ship entered service in...
Get ready for full day of Stage 4 load shedding on Monday - Eskom
Get ready for full day of Stage 4 load shedding on Monday - Eskom
Eskom has announced that South Africans will face a full day of Stage 4 load shedding on Monday as it battles a shortage of capacity.
Gang-affected Cape Flats residents shoot down Armed Forces Day
Gang-affected Cape Flats residents shoot down Armed Forces Day
Thousands of people crowded Muizenberg’s Sunrise beach this week to see the South African National Defence Force showcase its firepower. While...
‘Kanarie’: Coming out in a silenced era
‘Kanarie’: Coming out in a silenced era
Johan Niemand (Schalk Bezuidenhout) is a clumsily tall pupil in matric with Bambi eyes and a likeable quirk that he expresses through music. Two...
'Police lifestyle audits are needed'
'Police lifestyle audits are needed'
The arrest of a police officer from Bellville South, Cape Town, for the alleged theft of 18 firearms from police stores highlights the need for...
Marievale residents take on military and get some relief
Marievale residents take on military and get some relief
“This is yet another one of those cases where organs of state have allowed a situation to develop to a point where a court of law is called upon...
Editorial: When a king turns on his subjects
Editorial: When a king turns on his subjects
Children often play at whose father is strongest of them all. These verbal proclamations of might are usually escalated to a point of exasperated...
Zille: Police and army will help secure Day Zero water distribution points
Zille: Police and army will help secure Day Zero water distribution points
In the event that Day Zero becomes a reality in Cape Town, the South African Police Services (SAPS) has devised a plan for police officers, the...
Leaked SANDF document details powers of 'control officer' during state of emergency
Leaked SANDF document details powers of 'control officer' during state of emergency
Proposed draft regulations for a state of emergency would give the president the right to appoint a "control officer", who would have far-reaching...
Calls for army patrols as gang violence spirals
Calls for army patrols as gang violence spirals
With rifles raised, police speed through the streets of Manenberg, responding to yet another call to quell violence in one of the country's most...
R100m for ‘ads’, too little for ships
R100m for ‘ads’, too little for ships
By the end of March this year South Africa had been due to have a rudimentary cyberwarfare capability, to protect against the kinds of looming...

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