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Defence oversight committees note Mapisa-Nqakula’s affordable defence ambition plan

The man at the helm of Parliament’s defence oversight committees sees the development of a policy position on an affordable level of defence ambition...

Defence spending cuts will affect operational ability – DA

Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentarian and eagle-eyed watcher of Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s Department of Defence and Military Veterans (DoDMV) Kobus Marais is adamant inappropriate and...

Defence Minister bemoans R15 billion budget reduction

Introducing her budget vote in the National Assembly on Tuesday, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula emphasised the impact of an over R15...

Ninth defence budget for Mapisa-Nqakula

When Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula rises today to deliver her defence budget she does so as the second longest serving defence minister since the defeat of...

Lack of progress on defence projects questioned

With the defence budget vote in the National Assembly fast approaching, questions about the lack of progress on projects, maintenance and the financial wherewithal...

SA defence budget falling to only .86% of GDP

The South African defence budget for 2021/22 is just .86% of GDP, down from .97%, causing experts to caution that the reduction will have...

Cabo Delgado insurgency highlights need for adequately funded defence force

The Islamist insurgency in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province demonstrates the need for states to develop and fund capable defence forces able to respond to...

Lion’s share of defence budget goes to salaries

Compensation of employees (CoE) is the largest cost driver in the Department of Defence (DoD), according to the latest Estimates of National Expenditure (ENEs)...

No real change in defence budget

Miserly is probably the most apt word to describe the just over R2 billion increase Finance Minister Tito Mboweni “gifted” the defence budget when...

Defence budget must take SANDF constitutional role into account

Thomas Walters, Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow deputy defence and military veterans minister, told Parliament certain criteria need to be applied to the South African...


SANDF youth employment commitment increasingly hamstrung

With an official youth unemployment rate of 46% for the first quarter of 2021, it’s not surprising two published pieces about military recruitment on...