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Missing and stolen SAPS firearms show shortcomings – DA and FF+

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Police Minister Bheki Cele and his SA Police Service (SAPS) National Commissioner, General Fannie Masemola, stand accused of losing “yet another war on crime”...

Calls for investigation into SANDF’s R5 million military funeral

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The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party has called for an investigation into the R5 million funeral of SA National Defence Force Chief Logistics, Lieutenant...

SA Presidency acknowledges receipt of call for farm murder commission

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The latest spate of farm killings has seen renewed calls for action including a commission of inquiry and an appeal to the national agricultural...

Farm attacks and murders raise concerns on food security in addition...

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The loss of human life in farm attacks while a tragedy has another side to it – that of food security – with two...

DA outlines expectations for inquiry into riots

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) has written to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Thandi Modise, and the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces...

DNA Backlog now exceeds 300 000 cases in Forensics Division of...

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The DNA backlog crisis in the Forensics Division of the South African Police Service (SAPS) now exceeds 300 000 cases and it is estimated...

DA looking to make SA unrest report public

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The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party is seeking to obtain a report from the State Security Agency (SSA) on the recent looting and unrest...

Opposition to Firearms Control Amendment Bill increasing

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Opposition to Police Minister Bheki Cele’s proposed changes to the law governing firearm ownership continue to mount with one political party staging what it...

More voices added to anti-gun law change lobby

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Police Minister Bheki Cele’s plan to stop South Africans owning firearms for self-defence continues to be criticised with political parties and think tanks adding...

New – no extra cost- rural safety plan unveiled

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) unveiled an innovative rural safety plan which, it maintains, will not need extra funding from National Treasury to work. The...

DA calls for NATJOINTS to halt logistics sector attacks

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The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) will be writing to the National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, to request that he activate the National Joint...

DA pickets DoD building in support of better defence funding

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The sorry state of funding for the national defence force, particularly as regards its border protection tasking Operation Corona, took to the streets by...

Another call for soldiers to help fight crime on the Cape...

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A Democratic Alliance (DA) march on Nyanga police station this week was yet another call for soldiers to be deployed in the...

Gupta landing at AFB Waterkloof again under the Parliamentary spotlight

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It's been more than four years but the apparently illegal touchdown at AFB Waterkloof of a chartered civilian aircraft carrying passengers bound...

UK PR firm probed over South African “economic apartheid” campaign

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A London-based public relations body has opened an investigation into one of its members, Bell Pottinger, amid allegations the company lies behind...

South African opposition leader says barred from entering Zambia

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South African opposition leader Mmusi Maimane said Zambian immigration officials barred him from entering their country late on Thursday, stopping his visit...

DA objects to VIP jet spend

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The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party has objected to the lease of a VIP jet for President Jacob Zuma, which will cost...

Seriti Commission final report reaps far more criticism than praise

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While, as to be expected, the ruling ANC has welcomed the Seriti Commission's report that found no wrongdoing in the 1998 Arms...

DA not impressed with Rheinmetall Denel involvement in Saudi armaments factory

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The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party wants to know why a South African company has been an integral part of setting up...

Defence Minister to face questions on VIP aircraft charters – again

If past response is anything to judge by, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will not adequately answer questions about the...

New shadow DA defence minister will work for a professional and...

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There's a new man flying the defence flag in the opposition Democratic Alliance's (DA's) shadow cabinet and his first position is that...

South Africa opposition wants inquiry into parliament “censorship”

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South Africa's main opposition party has called for an investigation into why mobile telephone reception was cut in parliament ahead of President...

Defence Minister scores 60% on Cabinet Report Card

The biggest and most important task ahead of Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, is to "rescue" the Defence Review. This is...

ISS survey: MPs too absent, too often

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As the general elections approach, it is worth noting what, in fact, the people of South Africa will be voting for. Strictly...

South Africa police clash with ANC supporters at opposition march

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South African police fired rubber bullets on Wednesday at stone throwing supporters of the ruling ANC who tried to confront members of...

South Africa’s Ramphele changes mind on opposition leadership role

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Anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele will not run as the Democratic Alliance's presidential candidate in this year's election, South Africa's main opposition party...

South African opposition DA drafts in black figurehead for vote

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Anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele will run as presidential candidate for the Democratic Alliance (DA) in this year's South African election, giving the...

SANDF Commander-in-Chief and Defence Minister don’t pass muster

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The politicians in overall and ultimate control of South Africa's military – President and SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Commander-in-Chief Jacob Zuma...

DA upset by wait for Parliamentary CAR briefing

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The chorus of voices wanting explanations for South Africa's military deployment in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the 13 body bags...

State Security avoids discussion on amendments to secrecy Bill: DA

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The opposition Democratic Alliance party says the Department of State Security is still dodging debate on the controversial Protection of State Information...

Sanparks officials arrested for rhino poaching

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The four officials were arrested on Tuesday afternoon after two rhino were found killed in the Kruger National Park (KNP) earlier that morning, SANParks...

DA retains Maynier at defence

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The opposition Democratic Alliance party has shuffled its "shadow cabinet" with David Maynier retaining the Defence and Military Veterans portfolio. James Selfe...

Ministers of defence, correctional services, home affairs show improvement – DA

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The security cluster has shown some improvement in the Democratic Alliance's annual Cabinet Report Card, with the ministers of correctional services, defence...

Cape Town ‘killing cable thieves’

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The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) will be laying charges against the Democratic Alliance (DA) for "trying to kill copper thieves". The...

Court ruling backs DA proposal

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The opposition Democratic Alliance party says a ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) that trade unions can be held liable...

DA clarifies position on draft Dangerous Weapons Bill

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The opposition Democratic Alliance party says the draft Dangerous Weapons Bill was drawn up in response to a Constitutional Court ruling "and...

Unabridged budget vote: Science & Technology: Dr Wilmot James (DA)

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Minister Naledi Pandor delivers science and technology policy and she does it well. Her deputy is the experienced Derek Hanekom, whose special...

Zuma explains SOE review

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President Jacob Zuma says a two-pronged review of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) including Denel and South African Airways will culminate in a united...

MoD urges Parliament to ask for state of readiness debate (updated)

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The Ministry of Defence says Parliament should ask it to brief members on the state of readiness of the SA National Defence...

Prisons dept, prosecutors too slow in fighting corruption: DA

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The Democratic Alliance says the prisons department and prosecutors are making haste too slowly in the fight against corruption in the penal...

DA commends prisons dept on e-tagging

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has welcomed the viability studies being conducted by the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) into satellite tracking devices...

Time to revamp police corporate culture: DA

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The opposition Democratic Alliance party says it is time to revamp the corporate culture of the South African Police Service, which is...

SANDF’s new border security proposal must be scrapped: DA

The Parliamentary opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party says believes that the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Lindiwe Sisulu, should reject what...

DA suspends Kohler Barnard

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The Democratic Alliance has this morning suspended its combatative police shadow minister Dianne Kohler Barnard for five days after she reportedly used...

SONA reaction mixed

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address has elicited a mixed response from business, unions, politicians and the commentariat with the...

SAA: R1.6 billion bail-outs but still R307 million spare for sports

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A parliamentary reply from the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) discloses that despite facing ongoing financial turmoil and requiring R1.6 billion in...

Parliament questions acting SecDef’s competence

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African National Congress (ANC) Members of Parliament have savaged the acting Secretary for Defence (director general), Tsepe Motumi, effective accusing him of...

Support tumbles for ANC rival

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Support for a South African opposition party formed by defectors from the ruling African National Congress has slumped since the April election...

“We have no complaints: DA”

Some years ago the then-fledgling e.tv ran a series of billboards in which they promised to report all manner of unlikely news...

Zondi defends DoD UXO tender, procurement system

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Mthobisi Zondi, the head of the Department of Defence's (DoD) Supply Chain Integration Division, has defended the military's procurement processes and the...