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63rd Anniversary of Japan Self Defence Force, 28 June 2017 

Lieutenant General Yam giving a keynote address at the Japan Self Defence Force Day

The Japan Embassy in South Africa under the leadership of His Excellency, Ambassador Shingeyuki Hiroki hosted a reception at the embassy premises to honour the 63rd Anniversary of Japan Self Defence Force Day on 28 June 2017. The event was officially opened by playing of the national anthems of both countries.
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Chief of the SA Army Military Attaché and Advisory Corps Briefing, SA Army College, 9 June 2017 

Chief of the SA Army Military Attaché and Advisory Corps Briefing 2017

The Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam warmly welcomed members of the Military Attaché and Advisory Corps during his annual briefing on Friday, 9 June 2017 at SA Army College, Thaba Tshwane. Guests attending were members of the Military Attaché and Advisory Corps and the SA Army Command Cadre.
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Pretoria Regiment Change of Command Parade, 2 June 2017

The new Officer Commanding of Pretoria Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Johnny Chabalala

The start of 2017 saw change in command of the Pretoria Regiment. The unit started the process of handing and taking over of the unit from Lieutenant Colonel Cliff van der Westhuizen to Lieutenant Colonel Johnny Chabalala.
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SA Army Capability Demonstration 2017, General de Wet Training Area in De Brug, Bloemfontein, Free State, 18 May 2017


SA Army Capability Demonstration

The SA Army demonstrated its capabilities that open a wide array of employment possibilities on the domestic as well as continental front in pursuance of stability, peace and security, working together with our African and other partners from across the world.
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Senior SA National Defence Force Officers Graduate from Zimbabwe Staff College Joint Command and Staff Course Class of 2016


President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe and SA Army Senior Officer

Three South African National Defence Force senior officers graduated from the prestigious Zimbabwe Staff College during a ceremony presided over by Head of State, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwean Defence Forces, President Robert Gabriel Mugabe on November 26, 2016.
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SA Army Breaks New Ground Qualifying More Officers in a Drive to Address its Military Law Backlog

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The SA Army took the military law training of its officers to unprecedented heights with a pilot programme that enrolled a record 112 learners at 10 South African Infantry battalion in Mahikeng.
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SA Army at the Bloemfontein Show 2017, 27 April to 7 May 2017, Show Grounds Curie Avenue, Bloemfontein


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The SA Army participated together with the SA National Defence Force to contribute by exhibiting SA Army military equipment and to explain career opportunities within the SA Army.
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SA Army at the Rand Easter Show 2017, NASREC Johannesburg, 14 to 23 April 2017
 Theme: “Not Just Another Hero”


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The SA Army has come out in full force at the Rand Show 2017 taking place at Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg.
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SA Army Air Defence Artillery School Inaugurates its 6th Officer Commanding, 9 March 2017, Kimberley


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As the early sun rays shone on the grounds of Air Defence Artillery School in Kimberley on the morning of 9 March 2017, it became apparent that the winds of change were once again blowing at this premier Air Defence Artillery Centre of Training Excellence with gunners finalizing preparations for the change of command parade.
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SA Army Military Skills Development System Application Form

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The South African Army Military Skills Development Application Form
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South African National Defence Force Armed Forces Day on 21 February 2017, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal


The South African National Defence Force will present the Armed Forces Day on 21 February 2017 with several activities leading up to it over the period 15 to 21 February 2017 in Durban Kwa-Zulu Natal. The Mass Military Band Gala Concert will be one of the events or activities to be presented on 18 February 2017 at the Durban City Hall. It involves performances by the combined bands and choirs to entertain visitors to Armed Forces Day 2017.

The Theme of the Mass Military Band Gala Concert:  "Honouring Great South Africans through the Music of the Past Decade"

The South African National Defence Force Armed Forces Day 2017 messages: "The force that cares" and "The SA National Defence Force the pride of the nation"


South African Armed Forces Day 2017 links on the Internet


South African Army Writing Skills Competition 2016

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South African Army Writing Skills Competition 2017 Winners

One of the challenges currently identified within the SA Army is the lack of a reading and writing culture within the organisation. In order to address this it was decided to facilitate an annual writing competition for members in the ranks of private (Pte) to colonel (Col). The aim is to encourage thinking about contemporary and future challenges that the SA Army may face, as well as to develop its members’ reading and writing skills. This contributes to the concept of creating a learning organisation.
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