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Military Ombud working with defence force to investigate death of Alex resident

18 May 2020, 12:01 PM

The South African Military Ombud’s retired Lieutenant General Vusumuzi Masondo, says it is working with the defence force to determine the facts around the death of Alexandra resident, Collin Khosa.

Interrogating SA football’s ‘non-existent’ National Playing Philosophy

24 April 2020, 12:50 PM

The lack of football around the globe has left most of us blue with very little to keep us glued to our TV sets as the coronavirus pandemic has brought just about everything to a halt. It’s a whole new experience. It’s odd!

SA National Defence Union call for investigation into Alex resident’s murder

14 April 2020, 8:00 AM

The South African National Defence Union (SANDU) has called on the army to swiftly investigate allegations that its members killed a 40-year-old man in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg.

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.



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