JOHN STUPART takes a look at South Africa’s nearest budget-comparable military, their policy, ORBAT, and general function, and uses this to draw some stark lessons for the SANDF.
On 13 September 2016 the South African Air Force hosted its annual Air Force Capability Demonstration (ACD).
With zero budget on the horizon to implement maritime security options as set out by the Defence Review, and a desperate need for a plan B, JOHN STUPART outlines one possibility.
The Seriti Commission was a whitewash, but within the findings are two important things that the commission got right: That the procurements were justified and necessary, and that they are being utilised within SANDF guidelines.
A looming budget speech is set to strip the South African military of what little funding it has left. It is past time for an alternative future policy that fits a cash-strapped defence force.
On 26 November 24 pilots, flight engineers, loadmasters and aerial photographers were awarded their brevets and half brevets at AFB Langebaan. The awarding of these individuals’ wings is the result of a training programme that began in early 2014. For many, particularly the pilots, this ceremony represents just the start of their training in the air force.