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SANDF moving from mandate driven to budget driven defence force

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, believes that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is moved from being a mandate driven...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...