• Why South Africa’s military is failing to do its job

    A soldier with the 9th South African Infantry Battalion during a biennial training exercise with the US military in the Eastern Cape. US Army/ Taryn Hagerman Much has been said about the size of South Africa‚Äôs defence budget, the tension between commitments and capabilities, and the need to arrest the decline in defence. Despite the […]

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    SANDF members will only be on stand by during SONA: Minister

    Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will only be on standby during the State-of-Nation Address on Thursday. She was reacting to the outcry of some opposition parties which have accused government of militarising the address. At least 441 members of the SANDF will work with the SAPS […]

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    Can South Africa ever become Africa’s military superpower

    South Africa has big plans to expand its involvement in Africa. To implement these, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, has a vision and a 400 page Defence Review to guide her in developing the capabilities of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to match the national, regional and continental role envisaged […]

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