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South Africa’s foreign military representation reaches 62 countries

That the South African military is part and parcel of the country's foreign policy is evidenced not only by troop and materiel...

South Africa’s defence exports in 2016 were worth R4 billion

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The 2016 calendar year saw the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) authorise export permits with a total value of R4 170...

Brown meets Pakistan Defence Production Minister

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Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown is in Pakistan drumming up business for the South African defence industry, particularly the Denel group. She said...

More money from National Treasury for SANDF wages and salaries in...

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Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow defence and military veterans minister Kobus Marais says he is both discomforted and concerned about the revised mid-term...

Former Lesotho defence chief arrested

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The former head of Lesotho's armed forces was arrested over unspecified offences committed during his four years in the job, police said. Lieutenant...

US Defence Secretary on Niger ambush

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said the military was looking into what changes, if any, should be made after an ambush in...

South Africa pushing cyber defence

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The CSIR and Denel have – and are – progressing on various aspects of South Africa's ability to defend itself from cyberattacks, an area...

Dutch defence minister resigns over Mali deaths

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Dutch caretaker Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis is resigning after a report highlighted serious failures by her department during a United Nations peacekeeping...

CAR defence minister sacked

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Central African Republic (CAR) president Faustin-Archange Touadera has sacked his defence minister, according to a state radio broadcast, amid growing violence threatening...

Denel to show its wares in Poland

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With the door to potential business in the Pacific Asia region having been closed, Denel is turning its attention to central and...

DoD/Treasury budgetary task team making progress

The proof of the pudding, if there is going to be any, will only be seen when the defence budget is tabled...

South Africa strengthens defence industry ties with Russia

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Russo/South African defence industry ties were further cemented with the recent visit of an Armscor delegation to Russia for a series of...

SANDF knew about Amabutho Royal Defence – general

The South African military maintains it was "aware" of the recruitment and training scam running north-west of Pretoria where more than 200...

Moroccan defence spending to hit $3.9 billion by 2022

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Moroccan defence spending will increase from a $3.5 billion budget in 2018 to a peak of $3.9 billion by 2022, reflecting a...

EU flexes military muscles with new defence plan

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European Union leaders launched their the most ambitious defence plan for decades on Thursday, agreeing a multi-billion-euro weapons fund, shared financing for...

Threats, NATO demands underpin global arms demand

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Military conflicts and growing threats around the world continue to underpin demand for weapons, but industry and government leaders from the United...

Parliament hears contrasting views on Department of Military Veterans’ performance

The picture of a better functioning Department of Military Veterans (DMV) presented to Parliament by the Defence and Military Veterans Minister was...

Mapisa-Nqakula acknowledges SANDF under-funded; looks to other revenue sources

Just how far behind the financial curve the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has fallen was aptly illustrated this week when the...

Defence Charter will bring change to the industry – Mapisa-Nqakula

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula announced details of the Defence Industry Charter that will substantially change the face of the...

Mapisa-Nqakula tells workshop defence industry is essential for economic growth

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula today acknowledged a defence force is an expensive asset – costly to develop and maintain...

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