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ISS: Is South Africa finally putting the law above politics?

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South Africa’s new justice minister Ronald Lamola has shown a creditable commitment to the rule of law rather than political solidarity with former liberation...

SA facilitates multilateral S&R agreement

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Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula facilitated the signing of a multilateral search and rescue agreement by Rui J. Carneiro Mangueira , Angolan Ambassador to the...

Zondo commission adjourns after Zuma claims it’s unfair

A South African judge adjourned until Friday a public inquiry into state corruption, after lawyers for former president Jacob Zuma said he was being...

Opposition parties weigh in on soldiers supporting Western Cape police

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The continued use of soldiers to support policing operations – again underway in Western Cape – is an area of concern and can be...

Six years and counting for BMA legislation to be approved

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In 2013 Cabinet agreed to establish a Border Management Agency (BMA). The ensuring years have seen a name change to Border Management Authority but...

Defence minister sounds budget alarm bells

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For the second year running, Minister for Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has sounded alarm bells about the continuing ability of the South...

SANDF deployment to have an element of surprise

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While the President has given the go-ahead for boots on the ground to be deployed to areas in the Western Cape that are plagued...

SANDF underfunded and being outpaced by militaries in the region –...

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has warned that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is underfunded and is being outpaced by...

Sisulu to ask Cabinet to declare dams as National Key Points

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Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says she will soon ask Cabinet to declare all major dams as national key points in...

R38 million allocated towards establishing Investigative Directorate

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Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Ronald Lamola says the department will provide budgetary support towards the establishment of the NPA’s Investigative Directorate. This comes after...

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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...