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DoD gets extra R143 million to lease aircraft and guard facilities

Embattled Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been taken to task for allocating more than R143 million to the Department of Defence (DoD)...

Presidency slams DA for Seriti Commission report comments

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The Presidency has taken exception to comments made about the final report of the Seriti Commission saying the Democratic Alliance (DA) "attacked...

Guard duty at SANDF headquarters should be done by soldiers

The Department of Defence apparently outsources guarding services at its headquarters in the Armscor building to the tune of R11.14 million for...

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...

Seriti Commission hears front line defence equipment is properly utilised

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A Seriti Commission evidence leader has said as part of a closing submission to the Arms Procurement Commission public hearings that no...

Mapisa-Nqakula will not make public presidential flight cost details

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has refused to give Parliament details of presidential flights involving the South African Air Force...

The South African military machine needs more money – MPs

Both the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Freedom Front Plus (FF+) have made it clear South Africa's military needs to be properly...

DA calls for Defence Review to be revised

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Outspoken opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) MP David Maynier wants to see the Defence Review withdrawn from Parliament and revised to the point...

Parliamentary Defence Committee slated by DA

Feisty opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) MP David Maynier is again not holding back when it comes to a Parliamentary committee he serves...

Did State Security spy on Defence Intelligence’s satellite programme?

Another apparent revelation by the Al Jazeera/Guardian Spy Cables has led long-time spy satellite seeker after the truth, David Maynier, to ask...

Call for “Spy Cables” Parliamentary briefing

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Parliament's Joint Standing committee on Intelligence has declared its "concern" regarding the Spy Cables, classified documents from intelligence services, including South Africa's...

Defence Committee chair denies allegations of laziness

The co-chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Defence, Malusi Motimele, has denied allegations of laziness among Committee members and maintains the...

Defence Review short-changed time-wise by Parliamentary committee

There does not appear to be any real urgency regarding the Defence Review and its need to progress through the Parliamentary process...

Intelligence IG appointment will go by the book

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A number of applications have been received for the position of Inspector General of Intelligence but no decision has as yet been...

New Intelligence Inspector General must be impartial and independent

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Advocate Faith Radebe vacates the office of Inspector General for Intelligence on March 31 and a call has been made for her...

Does South Africa have a working synthetic aperture radar satellite?

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David Maynier, the DA shadow defence and military veterans minister, will not be flavour of the month in the Defence Ministry and...

Seriti Commission will not respond to fee payment questions

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The Arms Deal Commission appears to be taking exception to the level of interest shown in it by the Democratic Alliance (DA)...

Arms contracts worth R23 billion authorised by NCACC

The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) approved arms exports worth R23 billion in the last three months, including armoured vehicles that...

Seriti Commission costs could rise to over R100 million

According to the Department of Justice and Correctional Services the Seriti Commission has cost the taxpayer over R83 million to the end...

Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence approached for information on spy satellite

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Democratic Alliance shadow defence and military veterans minister David Maynier is not letting go of the Russian spy satellite saga and has...

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