Governance

PCOD raps DoD on annual report

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The National Assembly's Portfolio Committee on Defence (PCOD) has rapped the Department of Defence for its sixth consecutive qualified audit from the...

Cabinet approves revision of peace mission white paper

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Cabinet has approved a revision of the White Paper on South Africa's participation in International Peace Missions. The revision updates a 1999 document.  Cabinet...

Interpol talks fugitive

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The South African Police Service's Crime Intelligence and Interpol liaison division is hosting the fifth International Conference on Fugitives from today to...

MP calls for SDP witnesses

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Democratic Alliance (DA) Member of Parliament (MP) Eddie Trent has this week sent out written appeals to key individuals who he says...

Stratfor: Iran Returns to the Global Stage

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After a three-month hiatus, Iran seems set to re-emerge near the top of the U.S. agenda. Last week, the Iranian government congratulated...

Academics question offsets

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Academics have questioned government's industrial participation or "offsets" policy that applies to all government contracts of over US$10 million.  According to the Business...

SANEF talks media law with Motlanthe

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The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) has appealed to President Kgalema Motlanthe not to sign into law the Film and Publication...

Arms Trade Treaty proponents confident ahead of vote

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Activists supporting the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) are confident of an overwhelming vote in favour of the landmark agreement when the United...

SA to establish a national computer security incident response team

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South Africa is to establish a national computer security incident response team (CSIRT) to prevent, contain and ameliorate cyber attacks and apprehend...

NCACC amendment Bill set for enactment

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The National Council of Province's Select Committee on Security & Constitutional Affairs has cleared the National Conventional Arms Control Amendment Bill for...

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...

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