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Should armed soldiers enforce a national state of disaster?

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While alarmist cries of “tanks in the townships” at commencement of the coronavirus lockdown never materialised, questions have and are still asked about armed...

Government urged to lead on defence industry support and funding

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Military analyst Helmoed Heitman is cautiously optimistic about the Defence Industry Fund (DIF) saying, on one hand, the defence industry has "real...

Fund defence now or risk having to pay in casualties in...

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Respected military analyst Helmoed Heitman is in agreement with Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, that the national defence budget should...

Alternatives for funding SANDF duties

Talk of "sweating" defence assets and facilities to provide much-needed extra funding for an ailing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has been...

Crystal ball gazing at the SA Navy’s new capabilities

In February Armscor made public the names of preferred bidders for new naval platforms, including a hydrographic vessel. Durban-based SA Shipyards was announced...

New Navy patrol vessels can wait, but the fleet must have...

One who is not overly distressed about the budget review process for new in- and offshore patrol vessels - with reservations -...

Defence Review stagnates while Africa’s strategic situation changes

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Roelf Meyer and his Defence Review Committee have done everything asked of them in creating the document that should shape the future...

SANDF still badly underfunded – Romer-Heitman

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The South African military is "not some form of silly putty that can be stretched forever – it will fail and then...

Sisulu announces public defence review

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu wants a wide-ranging defence review with maximum public participation to guide policy far into...

Sisulu refers DR to a committee

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The Afrikaans daily, Beeld, reports Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu has appointed a "heavy-weight" committee to review the latest...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...