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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...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...