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Celebrating Women's Month: Rise of Women in the SA Army


Chief Director SA Army Force Preparation, Major General Nontobeko Mpaxa

The month of August is a time to celebrate the success women have achieved, to highlight and tackle the challenges and discrimination still faced by South African women. The South African National Defence Force has taken great strides since 1994 in recruitment, training and promoting female members. The Chief Director of the SA Army Force Preparation Major General Nontobeko Mpaxa and Staff Officer 1 Protocol to Chief Army, Lieutenant Colonel Nolubalalo Skritshi are testimonies of such milestones.
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Broadcast Pre-Recorded Interview with Infantry Member on Expressions SABC 1


Expressions SABC 1:  Interview with Lieutenant K.L. Mohlaka from 4 SA Army Infantry Battalion

As South Africa is celebrating women month during the month of August. The SABC approached the SA National Defence Force to interview a female member. Expressions is a Youth Current Affairs Show where ordinary people and experts are given the opportunity to discuss topical issues. The focus of the Expressions broadcast is females who has a career in a field dominated by males. The recorded interview with Lieutenant K.L. Mohlaka from 4 SA Army Infantry Battalion will be aired on
SABC 1 on Thursday, 10 August 2017 at 21:00.



Exercise SHARED ACCORD 2017


Exercise SHARED ACCORD 2017

Footage: Courtesy SA Defence News








Chief of the SA Army Generals' Inauguration, SA Army College Paratus Club, 28 July 2017

Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General and SA Army newly appointed Brigadier Generals

The Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam inaugurated nineteen SA Army Senior Officers who were promoted from the rank of Colonel to Brigadier General at Paratus Club, SA Army College on 28 July 2017.
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SA Army Headquarters 67 Minutes of Generosity for Deaf School, The Dominican School for Deaf in Hammanskraal, Pretoria, 28 July 2017 

Colonel Petrus Motlhabane addressing the audience as SA Army Program Director for the Mandela Day: 67 minutes gathering at The Dominican School for Deaf Children’s hall in Hammanskraal, Pretoria

On 28 July 2017, the SA Army Headquarters members again took time out from the tight schedule to spend their 67 minutes of generosity in honour of South Africa’s liberal and humanitarian icon for the seventh consecutive year at The Dominican School for Deaf Children in Hammanskraal, Pretoria.
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SA Army Support Formation Support Formation Celebrates Mandela Day in Soshanguve, 21 July 2017 


General Officer Commanding SA Army Support Formation, Major General L.C. Nobanda hands over the donated goods to the founder and programmer director of the children Centre Kgomotso Nyalunga

The happy faces of orphaned children and teens were brightened by the presence of the SA Army Support Formation on the 21st of July 2017, to lend a helping hand to Kgomotso Children's Centre in Soshanguve as part of the Mandela Month, which is attributed to community building and outreach programmes.
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SA Army Support Formation Fulfils the Chief of the SA National Defence Force's Project on Mandela Day, July 2017 

Major V.N. Pamla leading by example as she lent a helping held during the clean up

In November 2009 the United Nations General Assembly declared 18 July of every year as Nelson Mandela day. In recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to this country’s fight for freedom. On this day every year citizens are encouraged to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate and living in poverty. With this being said citizens over the years have spent their 67 minutes offering their time and services at orphanages, old age homes and schools across the country just to mention a few.
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SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation hosted the Mandela Day on the 28th July 2017 at Phuthaditjaba Primary School in Atteridgeville 

SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation members with learners at Phuthaditjaba Primary school in Atteridgeville

The SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation (ADA FMN) hosted the Mandela day on the 28 July 2017 at Phuthaditjaba Primary school in Atteridgeville. The theme for the event was “fitness brings healthy body and mind, in conjunction with school principal Mr Baloyi and Major E. van Renburg, Communication Officer, SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation Headquarters.
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Giving Back For Mandela Day - Making it Count, SA Army Support Formation,17 Maintenance Unit 


17 Maintenance Unit - Giving back for Mandela Day 2017

Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. Mandela Day calls on us all, to make the world a better place. Each year on the 18th of July we look back on what has been done, and forward to what will be done.
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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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The South African Army Military Skills Development Application Form
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  SA Army Monthly Themes  




August 2017

African Union Link

SA Army Military Skills Development System

Army MSDS System

E TV Interview on Careers in the
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SA Army Seminar 21

SA Army Seminar 21
Reconstruction and Development in Africa
Prospects and Implications


Annual SA Army Fittest Soldier Competition




Events Calendar 2016


SA Army Events Calendar 2017
SA Army Foreign Visits


SA Army Foreign Visits 2017 
SA Army Speeches


SA Army Capability Demonstration 2017



South African National Defence Force Armed Forces Day on 21 February 2017, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal


Future SA Army Strategy 2030

Assessing Military Power

Chinese Views of the US War in Iraq Warfighting Lessons

Strategic Trends 2007 – 2036, Right Horizon Scanning, Wrong Military Responses

The US Military and Non-Conventional War: Is Firepower Cheaper Than Manpower?
Vision 2020 Seminar 21 Book:

Vision 2020 ver 2009: Slide Show


Application for war veterans grant

SA Army Video Clips
SA Army Visual Images


Annual South African Army Writing Skills Competition 2016
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