The South African Defence Force (SANDF) and The Rand Show have signed a three year working contract which will see the SANDF showcasing its skills and equipment at the event.

SANDF is one of the key partners of the Rand Show every year, and has committed to supporting the event for the next three years.

Members of the public can expect to see military vehicles, airforce jets and military tactical procedure on display at the show held at Nasrec Expo centre, south of Johannesburg.

This exhibition is attracting a lot of attention this year, with both young and old being overwhelmed by the prowess our South Africa’s military capability.

The lineup this year includes simulated battles followed by a simulated bridge laying, gun run, precision drills, Military Police demo, parachutists and an air display involving types like the Gripen fighter jet.

Visitors will be able to undertake the Heroes Quest, which will send them on a hunt to discover more information about the SANDF.


Another attraction this year is the Mandela exhibition by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The exhibition is in its second year and Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Media Analyst Lunga Nene says the turnout has been satisfactory.

“Visitors have so far exceeded my expectations. Last year the turnout was not that great, but with the centenary of Tata Madiba this year, it is nice to have such a turnout.”

The Mandela exhibition includes a replica of Mandela’s office post his presidency, together with a timeline of Mandela’s life.

For more on the Mandela exhibition, watch the video below:


The Rand show runs until the 7 April 2018.