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Will SecDef Kudjoe be the driver of change?

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Much has been said and papers with various levels of importance generated, including a Defence Review, with no discernible change in the structure of...

Bleak picture painted for SANDF future in DoD annual report

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The Department of Defence (DoD) annual report for the 2019/20 financial year this week made an unannounced appearance on the department’s website and includes,...

No new defence review for SA Department of Defence

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Defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has confirmed that there will be no new defence review, leaving the South African National Defence Force...

Without funding Defence Review implementation remains work in progress

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A single sentence in the latest Department of Defence (DoD) annual report is the effective death knell of the Defence Review, first announced in...

Yam bemoans underfunded SANDF

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) needs more than R50 billion to be brought back to where it should be, Chief...

Defence Review – no money, so no implementation

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The effort put into what was originally the Defence Review 2012 and subsequently renamed Defence Review 2015 looks to be down the...

Feature: SANDF outlines threats, priorities

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has revealed its short and long term priorities, including border safeguarding, anti-piracy patrol and continental...

Defence Industry Fund set to fast-track transformation in defence industry

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Parliament approved the Defence Review in June 2015. The Defence Review, as a national policy on defence, provides a long-term strategic view on the...

Defence Industry Fund set to fast-track transformation in defence industry

Armscor and AMD will be catalysts to help establish the fund, which will be owned and operated by a Financial Sector Conduct Authority-compliant company.Parliament...

Is the Defence Review dead?

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The South African Defence Review appears to be dead and buried, with the latest information from the Department of Defence indicating the...

Shrinking defence budget making Defence Review ‘unachievable’

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The repeated reductions in the Department of Defence's budget is making the 2015 Defence Review ‘unachievable', with no money available to arrest...

Defence budget makes no provision for Defence Review funding – DA

The allocation of R47.9 billion for the 2018/18 financial year to defence by former finance minister Malusi Gigaba during his sole national...

Dept of Defence annual report short on Defence Review implementation detail

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Top management of South Africa's military resource has indicated it will take six years to fully implement Milestone One of halting the...

Defence top management sets down six years to implement Milestone One...

The strategic statement by Secretary for Defence, Dr Sam Gulube, in the just released 2016/17 Department of Defence annual report, for the...

Funding needed for Defence Review implementation

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The South African Department of Defence (DoD) is still pushing to fully implement the 2015 Defence Review, but points out that additional...

Tough decisions ahead for the DoD in implementing Defence Review milestones

Military observers, including the shadow defence and military veterans minister in the Democratic Alliance (DA) benches of the National Assembly, agree tough...

Personnel rightsizing shaping up to be a headache for DoD

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Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Defence ((JSCD) was last week briefed by National Treasury on implementation of the Defence Review 2015 with...

No money for Defence Review implementation

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The Department of Defence needs R1.8 billion to start implementing the first phase of the 2014 Defence Review and asked National Treasury...

SA National Defence College in synch with the Defence Review

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The SA National Defence College's replacement for the Executive National Security Programme (ENSP) – the Security and Defence Studies Programme (SDSP) –...

Defence Review Milestone Four – a look into the future

An indication of just how far the Defence Review would go towards shaping South Africa's future military commitments comes with a deployment...

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