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OUTGOING DEPUTY CHIEF OF THE SA ARMY PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE RESERVES

At the change of office parade held in Pretoria on 24 March 2015, the outgoing Deputy Chief of the SA Army, Maj Gen Les Rudman, PVD, SD, SM, MMM, paid tribute to the Reserves. "I need to express my thanks for the passionate and very often unsung support our Reserve soldiers provide to the defence of our country. Your sense of patriotism and culture of voluntarism is commendable." Maj Gen Rudman has been succeeded by Maj Gen L.R. Smith, SM, MMMM, SA St C (Army).

RESERVE PARTICIPATION IN THE 2015 SA NAVY FESTIVAL

The annual SA Navy Festival was held over the period 20-22 March 2015 in Simon’s Town. This annual event is aimed at educating the public about the world of the SA Navy and the system that has been put in place in order to execute its Constitutional Mandate of protecting the territorial integrity of the Republic of South Africa and its people.

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CHANGE OF COMMAND AT REGIMENT ORANJERIVIER

On 14 February 2015, during a parade at the Regimental Headquarters of Regiment Oranjerivier, the outgoing Officer Commanding of the regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Jaco Olivier, ceremonialy handed over the symbol of command to his successor, Major J.P. Wessels.

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SA ARMY AIR DEFENCE ARTILLERY CHANGE OF COMMAND PARADES ON 19 MARCH 2015

The SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation presented two Change of Command Parades in Kimberley in the past two days. Maj Gen Sandile Hlongwa handed over command of the Air Defence Artillery School to Col Leon Puckree on 18 March and Maj Gen Jabulani Mbuli handed over command of the SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation to Brig Gen Sandile Hlongwa on 19 March 15.

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SA ARMY COMBAT RIFLE SHOOTING COMPETITION - 2015 FLASH RESULTS

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

  • 1st – RSA Reserve Force A Team
  • 2nd - RSA Regular Force A Team
  • 3rd – RSA Reserve Force B Team
  • 4th – Botswana
  • 5th – RSA Regular Force B Team
  • 6th – USA
  • 7th – Namibia
  • 8th – 7 Scots Royal Regt, Scotland
  • 9th – Malawi
  • 10th– Nigerian Navy
  • WHITE HORSE SHOOT

  • 1st – Natal Carbineers
  • 2nd – Witwatersrand Rifles
  • 3rd – Regt President Steyn
  • 4th – Infantry School
  • MITCHELL'S PLAIN FESTIVAL 2015

    The aim of the expo at the Festival was to make younsters from local schools aware of the careers in the SANDF and Department of Defence

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    DETAILS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN MEMORIALS UPDATED

    The details of South Africa's Memorials on this webiste have been updated. To see the latest version please click on MEMORIALS on this page.

    ARMED FORCES DAY PARADE: 21 FEBRUARY 2015

    The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) reached yet another milestone when it presented a very successful 2015 Armed Forces Day at Tlokwe Municipality- Potchefstroom on 21 February 2015. The Forces on parade were under the command of Brigadier General Deon Holtzhausen, the General Officer Commanding South African Army Artillery Formation.

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    2015 SANDF CAREER EXPO POTCHEFSTROOM - TLOKWE MUNICIPALITY

    Directorate Human Resource Acquisition, in collaboration with the Services and Divisions of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), hosted a four day fun filled military career expo in Potchefstroom (Tlokwe Municipality) over the period 18 – 21 February 2015. The expo was held at the Trim Park. The expo was aimed at marketing career opportunities available in the SANDF, thus making it possible for the SANDF to identify candidates who are willing to serve and who will add value to the organization.

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    CHIEF OF THE SA AIR FORCE TALKS ABOUT THE RESERVES AND THE URTP

    In his speech at the SA Air Force candidate officers' commissioning parade on 30 January 2015, the Chief of the SA Air Force, Lt Gen F.Z. Msimang said: "One of the Ministerial Priorities is the transformation and revitalisation of the Reserves. It is my intent to build the SAAF Reserve Force capability that it is relevant and potent in all musterings, and to support the Reserve Force Flying Squadrons. Proper career planning and administration of the SAAF Reserve Force members will be high on my agenda this year." Gen Misimang added that the University Reserve Training Programme continues to be implemented by the South African Air Force.

    NEW EDITION OF THE RESERVE FORCE VOLUNTEER PUBLISHED

    Summer 2015 Edition

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    THE PASSING-OUT CEREMONY OF THE OFFICER FORMATIVE TRAINING COURSE OF THE UNIVERSITY RESERVE TRAINING PROGRAMME (URTP): POTCHEFSTROOM

    When several hundred curious university students attended a SANDF recruitment campaign launched on the campuses of five universities in Gauteng and North West during 2013, they probably did not anticipate that in 21 months’ time a number of them would become full-fledged soldiers and proud members of the SANDF Reserve Force.

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    THE UNIVERSITY RESERVE TRAINING PROGRAMME (URTP): THE FORMAL DINNER -THEORY PUT INTO PRACTICE

    The final module of the 2013/14 URTP Officer Formative course, presented under the auspices of the GOC SA Army Armour Formation, included the unit standard “officership”. On Friday evening, 12 December 2014 the theoretical training was put into practice when the Officer Commanding of Regiment Mooirivier (RMR), Maj Heinko Stark, hosted a formal dinner.

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    100 YEARS OF ADA HISTORY

    Fellow Gunners and Friends, 2014 is a significant year for the SA Army Air Defence Artillery. This year the Air Defence in South Africa is 100 years old, the Corps is celebrating 75 years and Regiment Oos Transvaal is 50 years old. To commemorate these events the ADA Fmn decided to embark on a project to write and publish a new book on the ADA History since the inception of the corps up until recent times.

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    DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY VETERANS SOUTH AFRICA CONTACT DETAILS

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    What is the Reserve Force?

    "It is universally acknowledged that in a democracy the Citizen in Uniform, the part-time soldier, is an indispensable element of a country's defence". - Joe Modise, Minister of Defence, 5 June 1996 (South African Defence Review 1998). Reserve Force service is military service rendered by citizens of the country on a voluntary basis. The members of the Reserve either serve within the structure of an allocated unit or in accordance with a professional and skills requirement programme. Under normal circumstances the period of service will vary according to an agreed contract between the Reserve Force member and the SANDF.

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    CODE OF CONDUCT FOR UNIFORMED MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE /strong>

    I pledge to serve and defend my country and its people in accordance with the Constitution and the law and with honour, dignity, courage and integrity. I serve in the SANDF with loyalty and pride, as a citizen and a volunteer. I respect the democratic political process and civil control of the SANDF. I will not advance or harm the interests of any political party or organisation. I accept personal responsibility for my actions.

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    HOW WILL THE EMPLOYER BENEFIT?/strong>

    Indirectly, an effective Defence Force will help to ensure a safe and secure national and local environment, in which South Africa can develop and prosper.

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