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Civil unrest update: 2 500 troops being deployed, no state of...

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Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has authorised the deployment of 2 500 member of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to support police during...

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...

Defence committee to visit SA’s borders

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Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) has committed to visiting South Africa’s borders to see first-hand areas of concern, after the head of...

Defence committee hears top personnel “removed” for not following drills

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Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) late last year heard two top personnel were "removed" from an infantry unit for apparently...

South Africa exported arms, ammunition, equipment worth R2.7 billion in 2015

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Shadow defence and military veterans minister Kobus Marais does not share the enthusiasm of his colleagues on the Joint Standing Committee for...

National Conventional Arms Control Committee reports get to Parliamentary defence committee

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Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) has taken Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, to task for late submission of National...

Parliament defence committee meeting canned at the last moment

A meeting of Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) set for today (Friday) where important reports were due to be tabled...

Parliamentary defence committee approves Op Fiela at last

Just short of two months into Operation Fiela, the Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) has adopted a letter informing Parliament of...

Parliamentary defence committee approves Op Fiela at last

Just short of two months into Operation Fiela, the Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) has adopted a letter informing Parliament of...

Defence Review given the thumbs up by Parliamentary review committee

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The Defence Review has taken another step on the long route through the Parliamentary bureaucracy to full approval with the National Assembly...

New Military Discipline Bill on the way

Participation in strikes, secondary strikes and unlawful or illegal labour actions will in future be sufficient grounds for dismissal from the SA...

Parliamentary Defence Committee slated by DA

Feisty opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) MP David Maynier is again not holding back when it comes to a Parliamentary committee he serves...

Defence Review appears to still be marking time in Parliament

The months of travelling the length and breadth of South Africa actively seeking public input on the Defence Review in 2012 was...

Defence Committee chair denies allegations of laziness

The co-chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Defence, Malusi Motimele, has denied allegations of laziness among Committee members and maintains the...

Minister at Parliament defence committees’ strategic planning session

Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, tops the list of attendees at the strategic planning session of Parliament's defence committee currently...

Properly constituted Defence Standing Committee must deal with Defence Review

With leadership of Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Defence now decided, a clarion call has been made for the R10 million plus...

Defence Standing Committee set to elect co-chairmen

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The sluggish movement of Parliamentary bureaucracy seems to be going in the right direction as far as the Joint Standing Committee on...

Defence Review gathering dust in Parliament

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It's not often that David Maynier, the DA shadow defence and military veterans minister, will agree with Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula but when...

Defence Joint Standing Committee members named

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Thirteen parliamentarians, including four from the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), have been named as members of the Joint Standing Committee on...

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