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ANC and DA coalition: An effective force against crime? Compatibility test...

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The African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) share a common goal of improving policing, but have different approaches. The ANC prioritises community...

Democratic Alliance elections manifesto focuses on crime rather than defence

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The Democratic Alliance (DA), as the official opposition in the just ended sixth administration, has had a lot to say about the state of...

SANDF should withdraw from foreign peace missions to focus on security...

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is underfunded and cannot afford to take part in international peacekeeping or peace enforcement missions and should...

Ramaphosa to be asked to set up a farm murder commission

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The recently released national crime statistics for the first quarter of the year make no specific mention of rural crime, including murder. This changed...

Modise given a plus for peacekeeping, scores minus for irregular expenditure

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise did not do enough to eliminate wasteful, fruitless and irregular expenditure in her department which, apart from...

DA outlines expectations for inquiry into riots

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) has written to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Thandi Modise, and the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces...

Questions about Cuban workers and their cost to SA

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Five national government departments and ministries, including Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s Department of Defence and Military Veterans (DoDMV), are the targets of a Promotion of...

Denel facing liquidation call

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Under-fire Denel faces another volley – this time in the form of a court application for liquidation of the State-owned defence and technology conglomerate. The...

Defence and military veterans feature on DA New Year resolution list

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Better utilisation of South Africa’s military infrastructure, both equipment and personnel, is one of 25 New Year resolutions the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) hopes...

DA wants to talk turkey with Denel interim chief

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The Democratic Alliance (DA), in the form of its shadow public enterprises minister, has had enough of “repetitions of turnaround strategies and plans trotted...

Khosa death decision slammed by DA

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) “rejects” the exoneration of soldiers from the death of an Alexandra resident with the Defence Minister, at the same time,...

“Alarming issues” uncovered on border fact-finding mission

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A four week-long fact-finding mission looking into South Africa's land borders by the Democratic Alliance (DA) has, according to the political party,...

SANDF “set up for failure” in Operation Corona – DA

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) maintains government's failure to "fully capacitate" the border protection tasking Operation Corona has "set up the SA National...

Department of Defence fruitless, irregular and wasteful expenditure totals R1.7 billion...

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Research by the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) shows the Department of Defence (DoD) is the joint third largest "irregular spender" of public...

Defence and Public Enterprises ministers score poorly on DA report card

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The performance of Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula in the past Parliamentary year earned her a "D" in the opposition...

Mapisa-Nqakula doesn’t pass muster in DA Cabinet report card

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, was rated an "E" by the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party in its annual Cabinet...

DA to challenge South Africa’s ICC withdrawal in court

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South Africa's main opposition party has filed papers with the Constitutional Court to challenge the government's decision to pull out of the...

DA goes PAIA route for information on Inkwazi

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Unhappy about the lack of information supplied in answers by the Defence and Military Veterans Minister as well as the evasiveness shown...

South Africa opposition wants inquiry into parliament “censorship”

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South Africa's main opposition party has called for an investigation into why mobile telephone reception was cut in parliament ahead of President...

ANC leads South African election with 59 pct

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South Africa's ruling African National Congress has taken more than 59 percent of the votes in the national election after a third...

South Africa police clash with ANC supporters at opposition march

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South African police fired rubber bullets on Wednesday at stone throwing supporters of the ruling ANC who tried to confront members of...

South Africa’s Ramphele changes mind on opposition leadership role

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Anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele will not run as the Democratic Alliance's presidential candidate in this year's election, South Africa's main opposition party...

South African opposition DA drafts in black figurehead for vote

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Anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele will run as presidential candidate for the Democratic Alliance (DA) in this year's South African election, giving the...

DA lists Bills it will oppose, support in 2012

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DA Parliamentary Leader Lindiwe Mazibuko MP has, as part of her party's 2012 Parliamentary agenda listed what draft legislation it will support...

“We have no complaints: DA”

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