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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...

U.S. Congress passes $618.7 billion annual defense bill

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The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a compromise version of an annual defense policy bill on Thursday without controversial provisions such as requiring...

Japan eyes fighter drone, seeks record defence budget amid China assertiveness

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Japan aims to develop a prototype drone fighter jet in two decades with private sector help in a technology strategy that focuses...

Defence Minister looking outside National Treasury to fund the SANDF

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South Africa's shrinking defence budget looks set to shrink even further in the coming few years and this has necessitated Minister Nosiviwe...

Salaries are the largest component of the defence budget

The lion's share of the defence budget for the 2016/17 financial year will go to paying the salaries of the around 80...

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...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...