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SA Defence

Defence allocation in National Budget not enough

Defence treated poorly in National BudgetFinance Minister Nhlanhla Nene was all smiles and bonhomie toward Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, his Cabinet colleague tasked with the defence portfolio, during his national budget address but this did not mask the fact that the country’s military has, at best, marked time in the queue for more money.

SA’s worst wartime naval disaster remembered from Cape Town to Europe

The Mendi memorial in Pretoria.Veterans’ organisations and the defence department have commemorated South Africa’s biggest wartime naval disaster, the loss of the SS Mendi in 1917, in places as diverse as Atteridgeville, Pretoria and Cape Town, as well as a new venue in Europe.

Defence Review appears to still be marking time in Parliament

More public comment on Defence ReviewThe months of travelling the length and breadth of South Africa actively seeking public input on the Defence Review in 2012 was apparently not considered sufficient by Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence.

Zuma commends SANDF during Armed Forces Day celebrations

Zuma hands out medals during Armed Forces Day 2015.President Jacob Zuma handed out Mandela medals to South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members and celebrated the role of the military during the third annual Armed Force Day celebrations in Potchefstroom on Saturday.

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