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SA Defence

Current budget allocation insufficient for SANDF – DA

Defence budget allocation insufficientOn the positive side of the ledger the Department of Defence (DoD) can point to spending 99% of its allocated budget, meeting most targets and getting an unqualified audit from the Auditor General.

Armour Formation marks its 70th anniversary

Armour Formation 70th anniversaryThe SA Army’s Armour Formation marks its 70th anniversary this month with the fourth Armour symposium and a thanksgiving service at Tempe outside Bloemfontein.

Two star admiral is acting Joint Ops Chief

Acting Joint Ops chiefThe senior officer currently heading up the Joint Operations Division of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) as acting chief following the death of Lieutenant General Duma Mdutyana is a SA Navy flag officer with more than 40 years of service.

New Navy patrol vessels can wait, but the fleet must have an operational budget – Heitman

Heitman on new Navy patrol vesselsOne who is not overly distressed about the budget review process for new in- and offshore patrol vessels - with reservations - is respected defence and military analyst, Helmoed Heitman.

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