Cape Town - The City of Cape Town has welcomed the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and visitors to the city for the annual Armed Forces Day.
This is the first time in the history of Armed Forces Day that the event will be commemorated in Cape Town.
The City is supporting the SANDF with services and making its venues available to host the various events from 16 to 22 February 2019.
The events are aimed at celebrating the commitment shown by the men and women serving and those who have served in the SANDF as well as to commemorate the sinking of the SS Mendi on 21 February 1917.
It will also honour those men and women who have laid down their lives in the line of duty.