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Defence budget must take SANDF constitutional role into account

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

Parliament hears defence budget is insufficient

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South Africa’s defence budget has, according to Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, “been cut beyond the bone” with major acquisition projects for...

SANDF facing another tough defence budget vote

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The South African Department of Defence is facing more bad news in terms of its budget allocation. Although it has been granted an additional...

China’s defence budget likely to grow despite economic cost of coronavirus

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China, facing what it sees as increasing military pressure from the United States, is likely to shrug off the pall hanging over its economy...

Time for a long, hard look at the SANDF

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The latest defence budget can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back, according to African Defence Review director Darren Olivier, who maintains the...

Minimal increase in defence funding

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Yet another indicator, if needed, that defence is the poor relation in the SA government “family” came with not a single mention of the...

Parliament’s defence committee worried about SANDF budget

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence says it is concerned by the continued reduction of the budget of the South African National Defence Force...

Speech: Defence and Military Veterans Budget Vote 2018-19

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Introduction of the debate on the Defence and Military Veterans Budget Vote 2018 in the National Assembly, by Hon Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister...

Global defence spending rose 3% in 2017; continues to grow

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An increasingly multi-polar global security environment buffeted by healthy economies and ongoing military modernization cycles contributed to a 3.3 percent year-on-year rise...

New acquisitions proposed in Nigeria’s 2018 defence budget

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Nigeria's military aims to acquire a number of new assets with its proposed 2018 budget, including small boats, tugs and helicopters. The proposed...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...