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Lack of funding could see SANDF lose ability to execute constitutional...

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) heard a litany of woes – all pertaining to the parsimonious manner the Department of...

SA allocates R664.3 billion to improve safety, security over three years

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Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has allocated R664.3 billion over the next three years to improve the country’s safety and security, and the criminal justice...

Budget cuts a recipe for SANDF disaster

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“The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is now in a full-blown crisis,” is African Defence Review (ADR) director Darren Olivier’s curt summation of the...

Lack of defence funding will reduce operational output

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A single sentence in the latest Department of Defence (DoD) annual report sums up the increasingly worsening situation of South Africa’s armed forces and...

In the eye of the storm – Defence against the pandemic

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Speech by Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula during a mini plenary session to debate the adjusted Department of Defence budget vote in...

Defence salaries a “critical challenge” – portfolio committee

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While welcoming additional funding for the national defence force “earmarked for COVID-19 related activities”, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) again...

Additional funds for police

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Minister Bheki Cele’s police service received an additional R3,7 billion thanks to an adjusted budget allocation from National Treasury for the “the visible policing...

DoD Op Notlela budget request slashed by R1.5 billion

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Those tasked with overseeing finances at the Department of Defence (DoD) to ensure the national defence force effectively contributes to the National State of...

China defence spending rise at three-decade low, still to grow 6.6%

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China’s defence spending this year will rise at the slowest rate in three decades but will still increase by 6.6% from 2019, as the...

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...

Defence budget must be mandate driven – Mapisa-Nqakula

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula today told Parliament defence should be a mandate driven department and not one that is...

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