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Department of Defence faces critical audit findings; urgent reform needed

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The Department of Defence (DoD) received stark warnings from its audit committee chair during a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military...

Defence and associated entities’ annual reports cost R1 million plus over...

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Production of annual reports and financial statements in the defence and military veterans portfolio cost over R1.6 million over the past three financial years. The...

Department of Defence performance declining, annual report reveals

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Mainly due to funding constraints, South Africa’s Department of Defence (DoD) is missing more of its performance targets. In a presentation to the Portfolio Committee...

SA Defence Dept not hacked – DoD spokesman

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South Africa’s Department of Defence (DoD) maintains its information communication technology (ICT) system – two weeks after a cyberattack reportedly siphoned 1.6 terabytes of...

New additions to the DoD’s ammunition fitter ranks

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The Ammunition Corps of the Department of Defence (DoD) now boasts 105 qualified fitters in its ranks thanks to 17 newcomers who made it...

SANDF salaries and personnel numbers remain a thorny issue

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The man at the helm of personnel in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) told a recent, and reportedly overdue, communication period the South...

Modise tasks DoD with reviewing its problematic procurement system

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise has said that to root out financial irregularities in the Department of Defence (DoD), she has ordered...

Military Veterans Department tops DoD debtors’ list

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The lack of pertinent information in presentations to Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) saw questions posed to the acting Secretary for Defence...

Moving Denel from Public Enterprises needs “entire government” participation

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise made it clear she alone cannot move Denel from the control of its current government shareholder to...

Permanent senior DoD staff – including DefSec – still to be...

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Thandi Modise’s Defence Ministry is currently short of six senior staffers with the offices of the Secretary for Defence (SecDef) and Chief Financial Officer...

Modise pledges support for SA defence industry

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise has said she is committed to supporting South Africa’s defence industry because a healthy defence industry will...

Auditor General finds five “material irregularities” in Modise’s DoD

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Secretary for Defence (SecDef) Gladys Kudjoe is the accounting officer for the Department of Defence (DoD) and the Auditor General (AG) has pointed to...

SA defence level should be identified and developed – Modise

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In her first foreword to a Department of Defence (DoD) annual report, Thandi Modise acknowledges “a view needs to be developed on what level...

Godongwana allocates defence minimally more money

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The defence component of Thandi Modise’s Ministry was on the receiving end of a small funding increase by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana during yesterday’s...

Another attempted DoD fraud condemned

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The senior communicator in the Department of Defence (DoD) condemns – in indignant terms – a fraudulent procurement document which stoops as low as...

DoD tops government wasteful expenditure list

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Minister Thandi Modise’s Department of Defence (DoD) is, according to the Auditor General (AG), the “worst offender” among government departments when it comes to...

DoD performance plan not bullish on declining defence budget

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Parliamentarians were told there are nine “broad implications” of a declining defence budget when the Department of Defence (DoD) presented its latest annual performance...

Ministerial imperatives for Modise include halting defence capability decline

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Thandi Modise’s Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans (MoDMV) is tasked with providing strategic direction to, among others, direct national defence policy with the...

June Pretoria UN peacekeeping technology symposium on track

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Around 250 delegates are expected to attend June’s sixth United Nations (UN) Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping International Symposium in Pretoria. The 21 to 24...

Defence Minister taken to task for “broken” SANDF

“Disaster”, “weak political leadership”, “broken entity” and “embarrassing” were some of the words used by the Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow defence and military veterans...

Department of Defence underfunded by 50%

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With a budget of R49 billion for the current financial year, the Department of Defence (DoD) is underfunded by 50%, as its full cost...

DoD provides little clarity on dispute with former staff

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A group of former Department of Defence (DoD) staff are going the legal route to complain about their positions being terminated following last year’s...

Corruption cloud over SecDef’s head from her stint at SSA

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Allegations of fraud and corruption involving over R110 million naming current Secretary for Defence Gladys Kudjoe while she held a senior position at the...

Questions over R180 million plus DoD rent payments to Armscor

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United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader, retired general Bantu Holomisa, maintains all is not well with the rental lease entered into between the Department of...

Armscor tasked with IP commercialisation process

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As the custodian of Department of Defence intellectual property (IP), Armscor has been tasked with identifying and making accessible IP for commercialisation. The National Defence...

SA defence attache corps numbers 63

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An indication of the importance the Department of Defence (DoD) attaches to international relations through what it terms “a layered approach” in support of...

SANDF moving from mandate driven to budget driven defence force

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, believes that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is moved from being a mandate driven...

Serious questions arise from Department of Defence presentation

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The Department of Defence’s spending on salaries, the shrinkage of the Special Defence Account and ability to pay for urgent equipment upgrades were some...

Opinion: Is a new beginning possible, or will Defence march on...

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Towards the end of 2006 South African Department of Defence (DD) top management attended a week-long Defence Management Seminar at Mount Grace, Magaliesberg. The...

Mapisa-Nqakula’s Ministry one of the most expensive in Cabinet

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Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans is one of the most expensive in President Cyril’s Ramaphosa’s Cabinet, an analysis prepared for one...

Cabo Delgado insurgency highlights need for adequately funded defence force

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The Islamist insurgency in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province demonstrates the need for states to develop and fund capable defence forces able to respond to...

EOH to pay back over R40m to Department of Defence

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The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has uncovered irregularities of more than R40 million in the Microsoft software licences procurement contracts awarded by the Department...

DoD investigating hundreds of millions of rands’ worth of corruption and...

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The Department of Defence is investigating more than half a billion rands’ worth of corruption and fraud cases, the Portfolio Committee on Defence and...

Full speech by Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on sexual abuse report

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On 8 March, International Women’s Day, the Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) Ministerial Task Team (MTT) presented their report on sexual misconduct cases within...

Gulube urges defence sector to weather the COVID-19 storm

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Outgoing Secretary for Defence Dr Sam Gulube has urged the local defence industry and defence force to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the country...

South Africa getting new Secretary for Defence

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Gladys Sonto Kudjoe has been appointed as the new Secretary for Defence and will take office from the beginning of August as incumbent Dr...

Armscor facing major funding shortfall

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Armscor is faced with a major reduction in funding due to South Africa’s reduced defence budget, and this is affecting its ongoing projects, the...

SANDF facing another tough defence budget vote

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The South African Department of Defence is facing more bad news in terms of its budget allocation. Although it has been granted an additional...

Department of Defence Engineering, Science and Technology Conference 2019

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The Department of Defence Engineering, Science and Technology Conference (DESTC) explored the Department of Defence (DoD) preparing for the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and...

Defence Minister confident her department can overcome financial misconduct

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula manages and oversees a department that is regularly on the receiving end of qualified audit opinions from...

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...

Parliament shines spotlight on civil-military relationship

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) held successful colloquium last week on civil-military relations (CMR). Cyril Xaba, Chairperson of the PCDMV, said...

Defence minister sounds budget alarm bells

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For the second year running, Minister for Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has sounded alarm bells about the continuing ability of the South...

Special Defence Account faces closure

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The Department of Defence’s Special Defence Account (SDA) is facing closure, potentially cutting off a R5 billion annual source of funds for the South...

Document: Department of Defence annual report 2017-18

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The Department of Defence has released its annual report for the 2017/18 financial year. Click here to view the document: DoD_Annual_Report_2017-18

President Ramaphosa visiting Department of Defence

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President Cyril Ramaphosa today, 15 January, visiting the Department of Defence and Military Veterans as well as the State Security Agency in Pretoria. The visits...

Use military veterans for security suggests top analyst

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The security of defence and defence related facilities seems "an outstanding opportunity" for the Department of Military Veterans (DMV) top military analyst Helmoed Heitman...

Read the DoD annual report

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With currently no indication when the Department of Defence (DoD) website (www.dod.mil.za) will be up and running again, defenceWeb has decided to...

Department of Defence annual report not user friendly

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A Member of Parliament and a military analyst are among those canvassed by defenceWeb who see the Department of Defence (DoD) annual...