Governance

No defence windfall in Medium Term Budget Policy Statement

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The Department of Defence is not a major beneficiary of state funds in Finance Minister Trevor Manuel's Medium Term Budget Policy Statement...

SCOPA to act quickly on SDP

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Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) is calling on all those who say they have hard evidence of irregularities relating to...

Defence likely to get the MTEF blues

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The military is unlikely to see a hoped-for hike in their budget in the Medium Term Expenditure Framework Finance (MTEF) Minister Trevor...

Motlanthe could ask judge to probe 1999 SDP

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South African President Kgalema Motlanthe says he may establish a judicial commission of inquiry into the still-controversial 1999 strategic defence package (SDP). In...

Defence wants 30% budget increase

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The Department of Defence (DoD) says South Africa will have to substantially increase military spending after the Soccer World Cup to build...

SDP back on SCOPA agenda

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The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) has placed the 1999 Strategic Defence Package (SDP) back on its agenda. The Democratic Alliance...

MPs disconsolate on defence annual report

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Members of Parliament (MPs) are concerned at the state of the defence department following a reading of its latest annual report. Democratic...

New faces in SA’s security ministries

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All three SA's security departments have new ministers after President Kgalema Motlanthe filled two vacancies and moved one incumbent when he appointed his Cabinet.   Motlanthe moved police minister...

ANC wants arms deal report

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The report may find new facts on a controversial decision to choose French IT over a local product for the Navy`s frigates.The...

Russia and Nigeria to sign gas and nuclear deals

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Russia and Nigeria are expected to sign a series of deals including a joint venture agreement on gas exploration with Gazprom and...