Speeches, documents & resources

Zimbabwe lawmaker charged with subversion

A Zimbabwe opposition lawmaker was charged with subversion, his lawyer said, after a video surfaced where he purportedly said President Emmerson Mnangagwa would be...

Document: Department of Defence annual report 2017-18

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The Department of Defence has released its annual report for the 2017/18 financial year. Click here to view the document: DoD_Annual_Report_2017-18

Read the DoD annual report

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With currently no indication when the Department of Defence (DoD) website (www.dod.mil.za) will be up and running again, defenceWeb has decided to...

Speech: Cyril Ramaphosa at the opening of AAD 2018

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Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the opening of the Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition, Waterkloof Air Force Base, Pretoria, 19 September...

Speech: Mapisa-Nqakula at AAD 2018 media breakfast

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Address by the minister of defence and military veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, on the occasion of the official media breakfast of the Africa...

DoD belatedly responds to defenceWeb article

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Department of Defence head of communications, Siphiwe Dlamini, responded to a defenceWeb piece published on Tuesday, July 10. His statement reads: "The article...

Document: NCACC 2017 annual report

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The South African National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) has released its annual report for the 2017 calendar year. Click here to...

Speech: Defence and Military Veterans Budget Vote 2018-19

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Introduction of the debate on the Defence and Military Veterans Budget Vote 2018 in the National Assembly, by Hon Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister...

Speech by General Hlatshwayo at Rand Show opening

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Speech by General Barney Hlatshwayo, SANDF Chief of Joint Operations, representing Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, at the opening of the Rand Show...

FF+ leader on farm attacks and murders

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FF Plus leader, Dr Pieter Groenewald, said in a private member's statement in parliament the wave of farm murders and attacks sweeping...

Mapisa-Nqakula on defence budget vote

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Introduction of the debate on the defence and military veterans budget vote 2017 in the National Assembly, by Hon Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, RSA...

Mapisa-Nqakula on International Peacekeeper’s Day

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Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula speaking notes on the occasion of International Peacekeepers' Day, 29 May 2017, De Brug Military Base, Bloemfontein. Secretary for Defence...

Mapisa-Nqakula on NDIC work session

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Keynote address by Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, RSA Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, on the occasion of the first annual work session of...

CArmy on Army Capability Demonstration

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Address by Chief of the South African Army, Lieutenant General Lindile Yam, ahead of the Army Capability Demonstration outside Bloemfontein on 18 May...

Speech: Mapisa-Nqakula on Castle commemorative programme

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Speech by Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, presented on behalf of President JG Zuma, on the occasion of the conclusion of...

Speech: Mapisa-Nqakula ahead of AAD

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Address by the minister of defence and military veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, on the occasion of breakfast media briefing on the eve of...

Speech: Zuma on Delville Wood centenary

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Address by President Jacob Zuma, on the occasion of the Centenary of the Battle of Delville Wood, France, 12 July 2016. Honourable Ministers, Ambassadors,...

Speech: Mapisa-Nqakula on Arque la Battaille centenary

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Speech delivered by the honourable minister of defence and military veterans Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on the occasion of the commemoration of the...

Statement by SA National Defence Force Chief General Solly Shoke – The matter concerning...

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"As Chief of the SANDF I have a constitutional obligation to the people of South Africa to ensure that the SANDF is...

Arms Procurement Commission report

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For the full report by the C ommission of inquiry into allegations of fraud, corruption, impropriety or irregularity in the strategic defence...

Speech: Jacob Zuma on arms procurement commission

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Statement by President Jacob Zuma on the release of the Report of the Commission of Inquiry Into Allegations of Fraud‚ Corruption‚ Impropriety...

India hosts Africa summit

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India hosts its biggest-ever Africa summit this week as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to challenge China's dominance on a continent that...

Speech: Mapisa-Nqakula on Deputy President’s VIP jet charter

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Statement addressing public concerns raised regarding the process and circumstances in acquiring of the chartered aircraft for the deputy president's travel to...

Speech: Nkoana-Mashabane on SADC politics, defence and security

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Closing Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the SADC Ministerial...

NCACC first quarterly report for 2015

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The first quarterly report by the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) for South African defence exports and imports for 2015 can...

Declaration of the minister’s indaba on military veterans

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Declaration of the defence and military veterans minister's indaba on military veterans, Birchwood Hotel & O.R. Tambo Conference Centre, 15th and 16th...

Speech: Mapisa-Nqakula at the Military Veterans Indaba

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Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula' closing remarks at the Military Veterans Indaba 2015, 16th July, Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg. Programme Director Representatives of SANMVA Representatives of various...

Speech: Mapisa-Nqakula at Louis Trichard High School

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Address by the hon. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula at the Department of Defence Vhembe district career exhibition, Louis Trichard High School, Makhado, 26 June...

Speech by Mapisa-Nqakula at passing out parade, SAAF basic military training 2015, Hoedspruit, 11...

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Programme Director Chief of the South African AirForce Lieutenant General Msimang Members of the Air Force Command Council Generals, Senior Officers and Officers Senior...

DEPUTY MINISTER OF DEFENCE AND MILITARY VETERANS, HON KEBBY MAPHATSOE BUDGET VOTE 19...

19 MAY 2015 Honourable Chairperson Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Co-Chairpersons and members of the Joint Standing Committee on Defence Members of the Portfolio Committee...

Speech: Mapisa-Nqakula’s defence budget debate

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Debate on the budget of defence and military veterans by Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister of Defence And Military Veterans, Parliament, Cape Town, 19...

Speech: Mapisa-Nqakula at 4th international security confernce in Moscow

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SPEECH NOTES FOR MS NOSIVIWE MAPISA-NQAKULA, MP, SOUTH AFRICAN MINISTER OF DEFENCE AND MILITARY VETERANS DURING THE 4TH CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL SECURITY...

Battle of Bangui medal recipients

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More than 200 medals have been awarded to soldiers and civilians who were involved in the March 2013 Battle of Bangui in...

Battle of Bangui medal recipients

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More than 200 medals have been awarded to soldiers and civilians who were involved in the March 2013 Battle of Bangui in...

Parliamentary question: lost and stolen firearms

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2571. Dr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Police: (1)       How many firearms belonging to (a) private persons, (b) private...

Statement by the Minister of State Security on the alleged leakage of classified security...

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The Minister of State Security, David Mahlobo has noted with concern latest media reports alleging the release of classified intelligence reports of...

Minister David Mahlobo on signal disruption in Parliament during State of the Nation Address

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"We wish to state that there was no executive or political decision to interfere with the free flow of information and constitutional...

2015 Air Force Day speech by F Z Msimang

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On January 30, the Chief of the South African Air Force, Lieutenant General F.Z. Msimang, gave the following speech to those attending the...

SACAA draft regulations on UAVs/RPAs

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The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has released draft regulations regarding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)/remotely piloted vehicles (RPAs)...

NCACC 2014 third quarter report

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The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), in its third quarter report for 2014, has released details of South African arms imports...

Defence minister’s 6th annual women’s parade address

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula addressed over a thousand female South African National Defence Force personnel during the 2014...

Police mysteriously go missing (on paper)

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In a bizarre reply to a DA parliamentary question the new Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, claims there are only 115...

Police detective numbers questioned

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A reply to a DA parliamentary question posed by Dianne Kohler Barnard has revealed there are 23 682 trained detectives in the...

Address by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the 98th commemoration of the Battle of...

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"It is very moving to be here with you on this special occasion of the annual Memorial Service of the Battle of...

Criminal cops to be dismissed

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More than a thousand police officers with criminal records are to be removed from SAPS after Minister of Police, Nathi Mthethwa, ordered...

South Africa affirms stance on nuclear security

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South Africa reiterated its commitment to maintain the security of all nuclear and other radioactive material within the country, in keeping with...

Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) cluster media briefing

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12 MARCH 2014 Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Directors-General and Heads of other institutions present, Members of the Media, Ladies...

RESERVE FORCE COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA: A TRIBUTE TO NELSON MANDELA (1918 – 2013)

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As we all mourn the passing of one of the greatest citizens of South Africa and of the World, let us also...

DIRCO’s Mandela memorial address

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Address by Mt Marius Llewellyn Fransman, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela memorial service...

Remarks by president Obama at memorial service for Nelson Mandela

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First National Bank Stadium, Johannesburg, December 10: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. To Graca...