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The SA Army Flexes its Muscles at this Year's Rand Show 2014, 18 to 28 April 2014, Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec

For all those who thought last year’s Rand Show was exhilarating. Wait until you experience this year’s bolder and better event.

The SA Army, the usual crowd puller will be all out with its hardware and able personnel to woo the audience with a wide range of streamlined events for the duration of the show.
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SA Army Hosts an Impressive Generals' and Admirals' Club Imbizo, 28 March 2014

The SA Army College was transformed into a war-time operations centre when over ninety two South African generals – retired and serving – gathered for their quarterly Generals and Admirals Club Imbizo at Paratus Club on 28 March 2014.

The gathering hosted this time by the SA Army and organised by Warrant Officer Class One Annecke Janse van Rensburg, from SA Army Corporate Communication is a flagship elite meeting of past and present flag-officers - from all arms of service - willing to contribute their wealth of expertise in pursuit of our military’s operational effectiveness. 
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The SA Army Fosters Relations with Brazil, 5 to 7 March 2014

The Deputy Chief of the SA Army, Major General Les Rudman, welcomed the Brazilian army delegation at the SA Army headquarters for a bi-lateral military agreement on 5 March 2014.

The Brazilian delegation led by Chief of the Brazilian Army Department of Foreign Relations, Lieutenant General Paul Cruz, included four senior officers; Colonel W.M. Lauria, Colonel Luiz Eduardo Garcia de Mesquita, Colonel Valerio Lange and Lieutenant Colonel Francisco Wellington Franco de Souza.
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Bethlehem Celebrates 150 Years of Existence with a Little Help from SA Army, 2 Field Engineer Regiment, 7 March 2014

The parade commander, Major Stanley Mapp and the Executive Mayor, Mr Tjhtane Mofokeng, acknowledge the march past

The 7th of March 2014 marked the 150th year’s celebration of the City of Bethlehem. The day was blessed with light showers and slow winds as 2 Field Engineer Regiment members prepared for the march through the streets of Bohlokong Location. As an integral component of the community of Bethlehem, all serving members of different Departments within the community took part in this event.
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SA Army Engineers Host National War College, 7 March 2014

Warrant Officer 2 Themba Mvala from SA Army 35 Engineer Support Regiment presenting the Mobile Mine Breaching System to the War College learners

Learners on the 2014 Joint Senior Command and Staff Programme, visited SA Army, 35 Engineer Support Regiment on 7 March 2014 as part of their annual South African National War College visit which seeks to familiarise learners with the capabilities of the four arms of service.
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SA Army Sows Seeds of Peace in Mission Thebe, 8 March 2014

Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General V.R. Masondo

The Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General Vusi Masondo, handed over three thousand eight hundred trained Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) soldiers to their government at Mura Military Base, in Likasi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on 8 March 2014.
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SA Army Officers Shine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

From left; Staff Sergeant Gova, SA Army Infantry General Officer Commanding; Major General Lindile Yam, Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General Vusi Masondo    (fourth from left) with recipient, Lieutenant Colonel Ezekiel Motsitsi and Master Warrant Officer Joao Lipema, Training Warrant Officer during the meet-and-greet and demonstration at Mura Training Centre

After spending almost 7 months battling the odds in Mura Base as trainers under Mission Thebe, five SA Army members’ dedication was finally recognized by their hosts, the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) top brass.
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Annual SA Army Signal Formation and SA Army Corps of Signals', 7 March 2014

Brigadier General Leon Eggers, General Officer Commanding, SA Army Signal Formation laying the first wreath in honour of members who passed away

The first big event of the SA Army Signal Formation Corporate Calendar 2014, began on a sombre note. The annual SA Army Signal Formation and South African Corps of Signals’ Annual Memorial Service was held on 7 March 2014 on Wonderboom Military Base, Pretoria.
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SA Armed Forces Day 2014

President of the Republic of South Africa, Jacob Zuma and SA National Defence Force medal recipients

Warriors of Bangui Honoured for Bravery on Armed Forces Day 2014, Bloemfontein, 21 February 2014
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SA Army Takes a Lead at the Armed Forces Parade in Bloemfontein, 21 February 2014
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Another Milestone in SA Corps of Signals, 1 March 2014

Brigadier General H.E. Gunter and Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General V.R. Masondo

“Don’t underestimate the power of a woman” – Anonymous. The power and tenacity of a South African Corps of Signals woman has led to another milestone in the history of the corps. On 1 March 2014, Brigadier General Heidi Eberhard Gunter, became the first female in the South African Corps of Signals to be promoted to the rank of Brigadier General.
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SA Army 2 Field Engineer Regiment Handing and Taking Over Parade, 28 February 2014

Lieutenant Colonel Omphithletse Bernard Monyatsi officially
handing over the command of 2 Field Engineer Regiment to
Lieutenant Colonel Luxolo Veleile Ngwadla

2 Field Engineer Regiment presented the Change of Command Parade for Lieutenant Colonel Omphithletse Bernard Monyatsi (the outgoing Officer Commanding) and Lieutenant Colonel Luxolo Velile Ngwadla (the incoming Officer Commanding), and the Change of Office Parade between Master Warrant Officer Dick Shadrack Mkhonto (the outgoing Regimental Sergeant Major) and Warrant Officer1 Louis Theodorus Viljoen (the incoming Regimental Sergeant Major). The parade looked marvellous with all the members on parade wearing patties and caravatte after they were not being worn for a number of years.
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All Roads Lead to Bloemfontein for this Year's Armed Forces Day, 21 February 2014


All roads lead to Bloemfontein for this year’s Armed Forces Day, 21 February 2014

The City of Roses, as the Free State capital city is affectionately known, will play host to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) top brass as well as rank and file during this year’s celebration taking place on 21 February.
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SA Army 2 Field Engineer Regiment Participates in the Annual "Bieliemielie" Festival in Reitz, 13 February 2014

Young Boithati Mofokeng tests the radio signals in the command Ratel

The event started on Thursday morning 13 February 2014, with different parties and markets in the local area setting up their displays and stalls. The locals seemed energetic as the festival started taking shape later during the day.

2 Field Engineer Regiment also took the opportunity to display its prime mission equipment. The display included the Mine Detecting Systems, Battle Tractor, Bridge Carriers, Construction Vehicles, and Battle Field Equipment. To complement the display, 21 Field Engineer Squadron also deployed and set up a standard SA Army Engineer Corps water point, a standard Personnel Mine Field with buried mines, an a standard “white” Military bed.
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Chief of the SA Army Generals' Inauguration Ceremony, 22 January 2014


The Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General V.R. Masondo inauguration SA Army Senior Officers who were promoted from the rank of Colonel to Brigadier General at Paratus Club, SA Army College on 22 January 2014.

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Change of Command at 35 Engineer Support Regiment, 13 February 2014, Dunnottar

Colonel Gerrit Janse van Vuuren addresses the parade while Lieutenant Colonel Sam Mbonani looks on

On 13 February 2014 the new Officer Commanding of 35 Engineer Support Regiment took over in a first-rate parade held by the regiment in Dunnottar. The ‘bees’, as the unit is commonly referred to, were indeed abuzz on the day in which they turned out spectacularly on the parade, complete with colours.
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South African Army Strategic Profile


Foreword by the Chief of the South African Army
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SA Army Seminar 21

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Reconstruction and Development in Africa
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