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SANDF downplays reports that members are using excessive force

31 March 2020, 12:16 PM

South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Spokesperson, Sphiwe Dlamini has sought to downplay reports that some of the soldiers have been using excessive force against members of the public to enforce the 21-days nationwide lockdown.

Ramaphosa urges security forces to act within the law

31 March 2020, 5:41 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on security forces to act within the law at all times.

South Africa under lockdown in bid to stem COVID-19 outbreak

27 March 2020, 6:01 AM

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says she believes that the 21-day national lockdown will yield positive results in slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

Refrain from disobeying safety orders: Defence expert

24 March 2020, 12:01 PM

Security and defence experts are calling on people to refrain from disobeying safety orders from members of the South African National Defence Force, who have been tasked to support the SA Police Service when the national lockdown takes effect.


Residents welcome new border fence between South Africa and Zimbabwe

20 March 2020, 3:23 PM

The South African National Defence Force and residents in villages near the border with Zimbabwe have welcomed plans to rebuild the border fence.

South Africa bungled the Spanish flu in 1918. History mustn’t repeat itself for COVID-19

11 March 2020, 6:36 AM

As the issue of repatriation of foreign nationals from China grabs the headlines in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent in the wake of the spread of COVID-19, there are some important lessons that can still be drawn from events 102 years ago in 1918 when an earlier epidemic, of so-called Spanish flu, arrived in the country.

Four new coronavirus cases confirmed in South Africa

9 March 2020, 3:38 PM

The number of South Africans who have tested positive for the coronavirus in South Africa has now increased to seven with four additional cases confirmed.

South Africans in Wuhan waiting in anticipation to be evacuated

9 March 2020, 2:25 PM

South Africans, residing in the Chinese city of Wuhan, say they’re waiting in anticipation for communication from government – on details of when and how they will be evacuated from the region.

Some South Africans in China no longer returning: Mkhize

9 March 2020, 9:16 AM

Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, says some South African students trapped in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the corona virus outbreak, have now opted to stay instead of joining the team that will be repatriated soon.

SANDF plane identified to repatriate South Africans from Wuhan remains grounded

6 March 2020, 6:49 AM

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) plane that has been identified and prepared to repatriate South Africans in China remains grounded.



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