South African National Defence Force

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 31st, 2013
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Polokwane – Five people died when a helicopter crashed in the Kruger National Park on Saturday evening, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) said. “The helicopter was on a scheduled aerial patrol of the Kruger National Park as part of Operation RHINO, the anti-rhino poaching operation, in the ...
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Mar 31st, 2013
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Will South Africa ever find out the truth about why its military was deployed to the Central African Republic? What happens if President Jacob Zuma continues to dodge questions about the mission and how SA soldiers ended up in armed combat in another country? Can he be forced to account? The doomed C...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 28th, 2013
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AmaBhungane Reporters The lure of arms deals and diamonds – and possibly other mineral resources – sucked the ANC into the Central African Republic. South African military involvement in the Central African Republic has from the start been entwined with ANC-linked deals, raising questions about the m...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 26th, 2013
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President Zuma described the loss of South African troops in the Central African Republic as a “tragedy” on Monday. He praised the members of the South African National Defence Force who had fought rebel forces despite being outgunned, outnumbered and ill-prepared for combat. At the end of it, howeve...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 29th, 2012
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Once again, a toxic mix of factors is exploding into violence and rebellion in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Last time this happened – and it wasn’t so long ago – the resulting conflict left millions dead and destabilised an entire continent. Will it happen again? So far, the signs aren’t good. B...
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Sep 18th, 2012
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By Simon Freemantle and Desné Masie On 16 August 2012, 34 miners were killed and nearly 80 injured in confrontations with police, while scores more were arrested and allegedly tortured during a wildcat strike at Lonmin PLC’s Platinum Mine in Marikana, South Africa. The event was breathtakingly tragic...
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Sep 18th, 2012
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North West – Julius Malema was sent packing under police escort from strife-torn Marikana on Monday, and threatened with arrest if he didn’t leave the area at once. Malema and his entourage had arrived in two cars at Wonderkop stadium to address striking Lonmin workers, but was forced to leave ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 17th, 2012
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Khadija Patel, dailymaverick SA’s beleaguered government continues its security crackdown in Marikana, with the South African National Defence Force announcing that it deployed 1,000 soldiers to the restive mining town in the North West. But even as President Zuma attempted – not very successfu...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 27th, 2012
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Joint operations between the police and military are becoming increasingly commonplace. But maintaining a strict demarcation between the police and the military is essential to the protection of democracy. Last week, a fully armed contingent of South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers wa...
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Jul 12th, 2011
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There is a range of opportunities for South Africans in the continent’s newest state, South Sudan, ANC chairperson Baleka Mbete said on Tuesday. “I mean [opportunity awaits] people in general. You will not know until you are in South Sudan that there is a space for you… I most defin...