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StatsSA government spend groupings show defence is low priority

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It’s common knowledge defence and spending on it is a poor relation when it comes to government budget planning and execution. Just how far down...

Treasury/DoD disconnect a problem for defence funding – Marais

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Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow defence and military veterans minister Kobus Marais maintains a “disconnect” between National Treasury and the Department of Defence (DoD) is...

Suggestion for future defence funding to be mandate, not budget, driven

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A joint Department of Defence (DoD)/National Treasury (NT) task team paints a gloomy picture in terms of defence funding other than the allocation given...

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 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...

Fifty-nine percent of defence budget is salaries

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The need to reduce the number of people working in government service, including the national defence force, was forcibly brought home by Finance Minister...

No new taxes in Tunisia budget

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Tunisia's parliament approved a 2019 budget imposing no new taxes on individuals and easing the burden on some sectors after years of tax hikes...

Armscor defence budget allocation slashed

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State-owned defence and security acquisition agency Armscor is in for a belt-tightening year on the heels of being informed its funding allocation...

Fund defence now or risk having to pay in casualties in...

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Respected military analyst Helmoed Heitman is in agreement with Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, that the national defence budget should...

Discipline needed in SANDF – DA and FF+

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Opposition parties – the Freedom Front Plus (FF+) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) – both bemoaned the sorry state of affairs in...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...