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    Try www.defenceweb.co.za or ask on these forums, there is usually someone with useful knowledge on the subject http://saairforce.co.za/forum/

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    SAAF Oryx Deployment to Goma, DRC


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    Nice vid , thanks for posting. Tail number 1213 out of 19sqdn AFB Hoedspruit

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    Thanks for the video.

    I tried figuring out when I worked on the ORYX deployment project.

    I came to Canada in 1993 so it must have been before then.

    So they have been flying for quite a while now and still looking good SAAF!

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    Soldiers kept under lock and key
    2012-11-30 10:46


    Johannesburg - Large-scale desertions at the army headquarters in Pretoria during the working day have resulted in drastic action - employees are locked in to prevent them from leaving the premises, Beeld reported on Friday.

    The rule came into effect this week, and will be enforced as long as the authorities feel it is necessary to drum into soldiers that official working hours have to be taken seriously.

    According to the army there is nothing controversial about the rule, and that it was definitely time to crack the whip.

    The new regulation followed increasing complaints of nobody being in the office on especially Wednesday and Friday afternoons.

    Employees have reportedly been abusing a long-standing rule in the army that allows soldiers who officially practice sport to leave with a "sport pass".

    Most of the people who leave on a Wednesday afternoon do not take part in any kind of sport, it was established.

    The three building exits are being locked in the morning and reopened at 16:00.

    At 16:00, Beeld reported, there is a frantic stampede to get to the gate first, to avoid the long queue at the exit, where employees are delayed while guards search each car to combat theft of government property.

    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Ne...d-key-20121130

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    "...authorities feel it is necessary to drum into soldiers that official working hours have to be taken seriously".

    Seriously? Comparing the old SADF to the new SANDF, it sure seems that a lot has changed.

    It's really sad to see things deteriorating to this point.

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    sad state of affairs....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cpl Kat View Post
    "...authorities feel it is necessary to drum into soldiers that official working hours have to be taken seriously".

    Seriously? Comparing the old SADF to the new SANDF, it sure seems that a lot has changed.

    It's really sad to see things deteriorating to this point.
    We did the same in our day, so whats new, in fact we were forced to go on sports parade. Only problem was there were no facilities in the desert so we had to build them, but we just 'ballas bakked' instead (lazed around), ha ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2SAI Desert Rat View Post
    We did the same in our day, so whats new, in fact we were forced to go on sports parade. Only problem was there were no facilities in the desert so we had to build them, but we just 'ballas bakked' instead (lazed around), ha ha.
    Sure, we all abused Sport Parade, and I did my fair share of BB, but the problems they are describing are much bigger than that.

    The news article talks about having to lock them in during a regular working day to ensure they don't disappear during regular working hours.

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    Plus they're not talking about a bunch of national servicemen who generally were not doing military service by choice, and so were often looking at any way of bucking the system. These guys are volunteers who are there by choice, if they don't want to do the job they should just leave, or be fired...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Africanadian View Post
    Plus they're not talking about a bunch of national servicemen who generally were not doing military service by choice, and so were often looking at any way of bucking the system. These guys are volunteers who are there by choice, if they don't want to do the job they should just leave, or be fired...
    Well by "volunteers" we are referring to what we used to call "PFs" or Permanent Force members. They are career soldiers, whereas we were conscripts or Citizen Force.

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    Short video of the Air Capability display earlier this year.


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    Nice to see that the operational capability is still there. Thanks for sharing.

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    Does anyone in SA have more info on these clashes. What SA units are there, in some of the photos I've seen there are Gecko ATV's with troops lounging on them in a "slapgat houding" were there parabats there? Very sad to see losses like this, especially against ass clown rebel troops.

    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Ne...-Zuma-20130325

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    There are mainly parabats from the 44th as well as a detachment of Special Forces, engineers and medical personal.

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