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SONA doesn’t do defence

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) was much in evidence ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). This high visibility did...

CAF goes diplomatic in his Prestige Day address

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The Air Force Prestige Day address by Lieutenant General Zakes Msimang on 31 January was widely anticipated to shed some light on probably the...

Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...

Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...

SA Defence Inc. not in a good place

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SA Defence Inc. – the colloquial name military watchers have given to the country's armed forces and its defence industry – looks...

Defence Minister needs a hearts and mind campaign and a retrenchment plan that works

When she delivered her budget vote address in Parliament last month, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula certainly drew a line...

Is the Defence Review dead?

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The South African Defence Review appears to be dead and buried, with the latest information from the Department of Defence indicating the...

Real action needed or the SANDF might just as well shut up shop

"The over-riding impression I have of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is that it's marking time," was the comment of an...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...