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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...

Chief: Defence Reserves pleads for no further budget cuts

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Final preparations are underway for Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, to deliver her budget speech in the National Assembly on...

Alternatives for funding SANDF duties

Talk of "sweating" defence assets and facilities to provide much-needed extra funding for an ailing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has been...

Defence budget makes no provision for Defence Review funding – DA

The allocation of R47.9 billion for the 2018/18 financial year to defence by former finance minister Malusi Gigaba during his sole national...

Defence allocation from National Treasury again down on previous year

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The budget unveiled by former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba showed again defence is a poor relation in the government family. In real...

Defence allocation from National Treasury for 2018/19 down on previous year

The budget unveiled by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday showed again that defence is one of the poor relations in the...

More money from National Treasury for SANDF wages and salaries in...

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Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow defence and military veterans minister Kobus Marais says he is both discomforted and concerned about the revised mid-term...

DoD/Treasury budgetary task team making progress

The proof of the pudding, if there is going to be any, will only be seen when the defence budget is tabled...

UN peacekeeping budget to be cut by $600 million

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United Nations states struck a deal on a $7.3 billion annual peacekeeping budget, diplomats said, cutting $600 million from current costs and...

Defence budget cut impacting on Reserve Force wages and salaries

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A just over 30% cut in the salaries and wages allocation of the national defence budget is impacting negatively on the utilisation...

Algeria’s Bouteflika urges spending cuts, warns on foreign debt

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Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika ordered his government to keep reducing imports and to rationalise spending to cope with a sharp fall in...

Budget talks in Nigeria

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Nigeria's presidency and lawmakers are still in talks over the record 7.44 trillion naira ($24.45 billion) budget for 2017, a government official...

Parliament hears contrasting views on Department of Military Veterans’ performance

The picture of a better functioning Department of Military Veterans (DMV) presented to Parliament by the Defence and Military Veterans Minister was...

Mapisa-Nqakula acknowledges SANDF under-funded; looks to other revenue sources

Just how far behind the financial curve the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has fallen was aptly illustrated this week when the...

Nigeria ups Niger Delta amnesty budget

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Nigeria has almost tripled the budget for an amnesty programme for militants in its oil-producing heartland, the presidency said, a key factor...

Shrinking budget hits SA Navy operations

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The reduction in funding for the South Africa Navy is being felt in the operational budget, which is affecting fleet maintenance, but...

SA defence budget shrinks again

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was allocated R46.8 billion in the 2017/18 national budget on 22 February, representing an increase...

Defence budget up by three percent to R48.6 billion

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Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's national budget for the 2017/18 financial year sees defence and public safety getting R198.7 billion to ensure South...

Current budget allocation insufficient for SANDF – DA

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On the positive side of the ledger the Department of Defence (DoD) can point to spending 99% of its allocated budget, meeting...

Department of Defence spending 55% of its budget on personnel

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The Department of Defence is spending 55% of its budget on personnel, with R24 out of R45 billion rand of its 2015/16...

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