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SA allocates R664.3 billion to improve safety, security over three years

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Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has allocated R664.3 billion over the next three years to improve the country’s safety and security, and the criminal justice...

Difficult for citizens to become interested in defence as it is...

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Defence is not a vote-winning portfolio and because of this, there is very little to no party politics around defence, a webinar on the...

Senior management among first recipients on Defence COVID-19 vaccination schedule

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A schedule, without dates, has been released by the Department of Defence (DoD) for categories of personnel to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Senior management will...

Opinion: Economic recovery and the defence industry

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In his statement in early September after the Statistician General, Risenga Maluleke, released quarterly GDP statistics wherein South Africa’s GDP shrunk by 51%, President...

Defence committee mini-symposium presentations

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On 3 September, the Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) held a mini-symposium on the South African National Defence Force’s Force Design and Related...

IFS looking to add more value in the African aerospace and...

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) specialist IFS is targeting the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), South African Police Service (SAPS), defence companies and other...

China defence spending rise at three-decade low, still to grow 6.6%

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China’s defence spending this year will rise at the slowest rate in three decades but will still increase by 6.6% from 2019, as the...

High number of applicants for life threatening work shows magnitude of...

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When well over half a million South Africans, mostly aged between 18 and 34, apply for work that can see them facing life threatening...

Armoured combat vehicles lead defence exports

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Armoured combat vehicles lead defence exports “Made in South Africa” armoured combat vehicles continue to lead the way as the local defence industry puts most...

Mapisa-Nqakula addresses woman’s day parade

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, joined the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) on 29 August in paying tribute to all...

Vietnam and South Africa continue to foster defence policy dialogue

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Vietnam and South Africa agree to maintain defence policy dialogue as they consider it to be an important mechanism in promoting the two countries’...

DTI wants SA defence industry to be part of Latin America...

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With no real prospects in sight locally, the South African defence industry will this year again be looking to the export market to survive...

Defence Review 2015 unlikely to ever be fully implemented

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Indications are the once highly touted Defence Review 2015 will end up in the archives with only minor implementation unless there is...

Defence Sector BBBEE Code gazetted

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Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies this week gazetted the BBBEE Defence Sector Code just on six months after it was signed...

European defense coalition launched in Paris

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A coalition of European militaries ready to react to crises near the continent's borders was launched on Wednesday with Finland becoming the...

Alternative funding, models needed for SA defence industry – Armscor

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The South African defence industry needs to find different funding methods and new models. This includes pursuing lucrative United Nations procurement in...

Africa’s changing security situation is more work for Defence Intelligence

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Defence Intelligence, according to the latest Department of Defence (DoD) annual report, "remained true to its mandate conducting intelligence, counter-intelligence and collection...

Pentagon sees China as “growing risk” to US defence industry

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China represents a "significant and growing risk" to the supply of materials vital to the US military, according to a new Pentagon-led...

UK says it is looking for SA defence partnerships

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The UK says it is making a renewed effort to build defence partnerships with South Africa. This comes after a lull in...

Work on South Africa’s cyber defence strategy in process

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Two of the top people in South Africa's defence and security establishment this week assured the country development of its national cyber defence strategy...

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