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DA wants a new defence review and for SANDF to withdraw...

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In light of the severe underfunding of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and its consequent impact on equipment and capabilities, and the...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Without funding the Defence Review will remain just another paper exercise

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Roelf Meyer and the team who put together the Defence Review on instructions from former Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu were told to...

Funding for Defence Review recommendations is a challenge – Security Cluster

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Implementation of "some" Milestone One recommendations in the Defence Review could present a challenge to the Department of Defence (DoD) because the...

UK follows US in looking to the future of helicopters

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The UK military will soon consider a study on the requirements for the future of its helicopter fleets that could pave the...

DoD’s Dlamini on DRIPT

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The actual number of people involved in the Ministerially appointed Defence Review Implementation Project Team (DRIPT), is "not an issue" with the...

Defence Review implementation depends on funding – SA Army

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Implementation of the 2014 Defence Review by the South African Army depends on the injection of additional funding, according to the Chief...

Minister tells AMD work on implementing the Defence Review starts now

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is adamant that work will start in the current financial year to arrest the decline...

Minister welcomes Defence Review approval

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The Defence Review's approval by Parliament has been welcomed by Defence and Military Veterans' Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula who called it "a major...

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...

Defence Review given the thumbs up by Parliamentary review committee

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The Defence Review has taken another step on the long route through the Parliamentary bureaucracy to full approval with the National Assembly...

Parliamentary Defence Committee slated by DA

Feisty opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) MP David Maynier is again not holding back when it comes to a Parliamentary committee he serves...

Defence Review appears to still be marking time in Parliament

The months of travelling the length and breadth of South Africa actively seeking public input on the Defence Review in 2012 was...

SAAF at 95 falls short of 1998 Defence Review’s equipment recommendations

Last Friday the SA Air Force (SAAF) officially marked its 95th anniversary as part of the annual Air Force Day parade with...

Defence Committee chair denies allegations of laziness

The co-chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Defence, Malusi Motimele, has denied allegations of laziness among Committee members and maintains the...

Defence Review short-changed time-wise by Parliamentary committee

There does not appear to be any real urgency regarding the Defence Review and its need to progress through the Parliamentary process...

2015 must be the Year of the Defence Review

With 2015 now into its third week, South Africa should be back at work and work for the Defence Ministry in the...

Minister at Parliament defence committees’ strategic planning session

Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, tops the list of attendees at the strategic planning session of Parliament's defence committee currently...

Mixed bag at AAD 2014

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This year's edition of Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) was move varied in terms of participation, with South African exhibitors appearing to...

Properly constituted Defence Standing Committee must deal with Defence Review

With leadership of Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Defence now decided, a clarion call has been made for the R10 million plus...

Defence Review gathering dust in Parliament

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It's not often that David Maynier, the DA shadow defence and military veterans minister, will agree with Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula but when...

Denel is Defence Review ready for command and control

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One who shares Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's enthusiasm for the Defence Review is Denel chief executive, Riaz Saloojee. The man who heads up...

Defence minister can’t wait for Defence Review

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Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says she cannot wait for the implementation of the 2014 Defence Review as she is desperate to acquire...

An effective defence industry is needed to support a changing SANDF

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For the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to be an effective and relevant force, as outlined in the 2014 Defence Review,...

Minister talks force restructuring in line with the Defence Review

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The words spoken by Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula during Friday's Women's Day parade indicates she knows what is required...

Defence Review marking time in Parliament

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As of now there is no Joint Standing Committee on Defence and Military Veterans, the Parliamentary committee that should be first port...

Feature: The Army and operations other than war

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Operations other than war (OOTW) take up the vast majority of the SA National Defence Force's (SANDF's) working hours with taskings ranging...

Military command needs to get on board Defence Review

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With the far-reaching Defence Review being tabled in parliament on 3 July, one of the next steps towards implementation is getting military...

Challenges ahead if SA wants to be Africa’s military superpower

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South Africa has big plans to expand its involvement in Africa. To implement these, defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has a vision and...

Defence Review on Parliamentary hold at least until mid-August

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is on record as saying the 2014 Defence Review is all that will keep the...