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New Beit Bridge fence not fit for purpose

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s apparently well-intentioned upgrade of 40 km of border fence in the national interest backfired as far...

Libya’s humanitarian crisis deepens, talks needed: Red Cross says

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Libya’s humanitarian crisis is worsening, compounded by the halt of oil operations, blockade of ports, and spread of COVID-19, the head of the International...

UN peace efforts continue despite pandemic

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COVID-19 threatens not only hard-won development and peacebuilding gains, it “risks exacerbating conflicts or fomenting new ones” UN chief Antonio Guterres told the Security...

Denel did not meet court ruling to pay salaries

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State-owned Denel cannot honour a Labour Court ruling to pay outstanding salaries, according to a letter reportedly from lawyers representing the ailing defence and...

Agricultural community faces high murder risk

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Farmers, their families and those working for them are four times more likely to be murdered than “the average South African” and twice more...

Defence budget must take SANDF constitutional role into account

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Thomas Walters, Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow deputy defence and military veterans minister, told Parliament certain criteria need to be applied to the South African...

Parliament hears defence budget is insufficient

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South Africa’s defence budget has, according to Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, “been cut beyond the bone” with major acquisition projects for...

SAPS looking to bring back retired “bobbies”

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The SA Police Service (SAPS) wants retired policemen back to “improve staffing levels, fight crime and keep South Africans safe”. This is according to a...

Sappers integral to rural bridge building project

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The partnership involving government via the national defence force and a national department as well as a private sector company has seen another speedily...

Mapisa-Nqakula in self isolation

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has recovered from COVID-19 a Cabinet statement today said. The Minister’s husband, Charles, a former defence minister and...

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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...