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Defence Amendment Bill rejected by Parliament

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The rejection of a Private Members Bill by the Portfolio Committee on Defence was this week, inevitably, followed by Parliamentary rejection and...

Defence Intelligence spy satellite saga continues

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South Africa's defence intelligence community is still on track to acquire a military satellite at a cost of over R1 billion. This, opposition...

Minister at Parliament defence committees’ strategic planning session

Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, tops the list of attendees at the strategic planning session of Parliament's defence committee currently...

New VIP jet and SAAF airlift not on our agenda –...

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Acting Armscor chief executive Sipho Mkwanazi has told MPs that plans to acquire a VIP jet have not been handed to the...

Properly constituted Defence Standing Committee must deal with Defence Review

With leadership of Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Defence now decided, a clarion call has been made for the R10 million plus...

Defence Standing Committee set to elect co-chairmen

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The sluggish movement of Parliamentary bureaucracy seems to be going in the right direction as far as the Joint Standing Committee on...

Defence Review gathering dust in Parliament

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It's not often that David Maynier, the DA shadow defence and military veterans minister, will agree with Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula but when...

Sale of sniper rifles to Turkmenistan questioned

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South African arms sales, this time of 50 sniper rifles valued at more than R5 million, to "the repressive regime" in Turkmenistan...

No added transparency coming for arms acquisitions

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An attempt, via a Private Members Bill in Parliament, to make future arms acquisitions more transparent has been rejected by the Portfolio...

Defence Joint Standing Committee members named

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Thirteen parliamentarians, including four from the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), have been named as members of the Joint Standing Committee on...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...