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Defence committees provide recommendations to SA defence sector after German study...

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) and Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) recently conducted a study tour to Germany, and...

Minister Modise MIA for Defence Force Service Commission

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At the centre of its raison d’etre for the Defence Force Service Commission (DFSC), a ministerial advisory body is supposed to provide expert advice...

Joint Standing Committee on Defence gets up close and personal with...

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Since its maiden flight in September, the Milkor 380 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been attracting significant amounts of interest from all quarters, and...

Parliament wants to know what’s happening with Chief Defence Reserves

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The non-appearance of Major General Stephen Marumo, the last permanent Chief Defence Reserves, at last week’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) meeting raised...

SA Military Bargaining Council to be operational in January

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Come January, men and women in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) will have another avenue for service-related grievances. The Military Bargaining Council (MBC), Parliament’s...

Conditions of service top complaints list to Military Ombud

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Dissatisfaction with and unhappiness about conditions of service in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) topped the list of complaints – by far –...

Funding shortfall means military health patients face complications and possibly death

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A presentation by the Director: Military Health Planning of the SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) left Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) under...

SANDF not satisfied with Denel’s ability to maintain prime mission equipment

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) is “concerned by the return on investment (ROI)” the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) receives for its...

Top SANDF council informed and educated on Denel “mysteries”

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Three weeks after the Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) urged Denel and the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) to ‘thrash out concerns’, it...

Denel and SANDF advised to “thrash out” equipment issues

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One Parliament defence oversight committee – the Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) – maintains it’s time for management of the national defence force...

Thumbs up for SANDF national stay-away deployment

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Operation Prosper is an encompassing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) tasking which sees the military support government in efforts to ensure, among others, the...

SANDF faces paralysis if recruitment not addressed – JSCD

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That South Africa needs a defence force is not in question. However, what is worrying to Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) is...

Parliamentary defence committee concerned about SANDF spares

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Funding, more specifically a lack of it, has again been cited as hobbling the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) particularly as far as its...

Ad-hoc deployments affect SANDF cash flow and impact operational efficiency

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The financial hole the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) finds itself in is not solely due to its disproportionally high salary bill but also...

National defence force divorcing Public Works and Infrastructure

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South Africa’s military facilities are the grounds for divorce proceedings currently underway between the Department of Defence (DoD) and Minister Patricia de Lille’s Department...

Treasury funding not the only mountain SA defence industry has to...

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It is common knowledge the South African defence industry is, to use a nautical term, in the doldrums, with a lack of government funding...

Technology needed as border protection force multiplier

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Technological innovation is needed if the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) border protection tasking is to “enhance” work executed under the Operation Corona mandate. Parliament’s...

Hoefyster’s future in the hands of control board and steering committee

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Next in line for the seemingly never-ending saga that is the SA Army’s new infantry combat vehicle (ICV) to replace the ageing Ratel is...

Parliament oversight committee wants fiscus to boost local defence industry

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The lack of funding for defence in South Africa means the local defence industry is reliant on exports, notwithstanding the “world class military equipment...

JSCD wants DoD “weaned off” Public Works and Infrastructure

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD), mindful of apparent shortcomings in Minister Patricia de Lille’s Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI), wants...

SA arms and ammunition worth R1.4 billion plus exported in first...

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A Parliamentary oversight committee heard the South African defence industry (SADI) exported military hardware and munitions to 70 plus countries with a monetary value...

Defence Minister to elaborate on spoiled rations in Mozambique

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise has been granted time to study the Military Ombud report on bad and spoilt military rations in...

Save Denel to ensure local defence industry’s future

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If Denel goes down, Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) is concerned that South African defence technology development could grind to a halt. After...

1 Military Hospital now “a white elephant”

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A forensic report into an apparently flawed and – to date - failed repair and maintenance project (RAMP) at the SA Military Health Service...

Call for “senior government authorities” to help with defence exports

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A R3.5 billion backlog of South African defence industry exports to particularly the Gulf region should receive attention from “senior government authorities” in the...

Collaboration and technology will boost border protection

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One Parliamentary defence oversight committee – the Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) – maintains better collaboration between all components of Cabinet’s “justice and...

Military discipline not properly enforced says DFSC

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Pillars in defence forces and militaries worldwide are command, control and discipline with all three to a greater or lesser extent under the microscope...

Conditions of service top complaints list to Military Ombud

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The Military Ombud received almost four times as many complaints about conditions of service in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) than bad and...

SANDF told to spend election allocation prudently

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One of Parliament’s two defence oversight committees, while approving the “employment” of soldiers to assist in keeping the peace during local government elections, called...

Holomisa seeking another oversight committee investigation

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Retired general and sitting parliamentarian Bantu Holomisa wants one of Parliament’s two defence oversight committees to investigate what he alleges is abuse of office...

Mapisa-Nqakula financial abuse allegations not going away

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A pair of parliamentarians are not ready to accept an explanation of being sent “from pillar to post” and want the Joint Standing Committee...

Backlog of NCACC approvals for two Gulf States

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The South African defence industry is deeply dependent on exports to the Gulf Region but exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates...

Time the NCACC is treated as the “crucial entity” it should...

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The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) is seen by at least one respected military analyst and observer as “a crucial entity whose decisions...

Cuban drug task team report not available for Parliamentary oversight meeting

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New Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise did not have to face hostile questions on the apparently illegal acquisition of an unregistered Cuban...

JSCD updated on Op Vikela, South Africa’s commitment to SADC Mission...

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Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s final contribution as defence minister was informing the Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) that President Cyril Ramaphosa was asked to reduce...

JSCD concerned about intelligence shortcoming during civil unrest

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Intelligence, more specifically a lack of it, as well as unsuitability of current SA Army equipment to deal with civil unrest are two over-riding...

Parliamentarians question intelligence during Durban oversight visit

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A major impression, apart from police and soldiers doing their best to keep a lid on possible further looting and violence in KwaZulu-Natal, is...

Call for SA intelligence community to stand up on civil unrest...

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) wants South Africa’s intelligence community “critically involved in understanding and characterising” civil unrest and violence that rocked...

Defence oversight committees note Mapisa-Nqakula’s affordable defence ambition plan

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The man at the helm of Parliament’s defence oversight committees sees the development of a policy position on an affordable level of defence ambition...

JSCD welcomes new top SANDF command

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One of Parliament’s dedicated defence oversight committees – the Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) – has welcomed the new appointments to the Military...

Joint Standing Committee on Defence highlights woeful state of local defence...

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The declining defence budget and the poor state of Denel are having a negative impact on the South African defence industry, Parliament’s Joint Standing...

Parliamentarians go hands-on with peacekeepers in DRC

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Two parliamentary committees last month went on an oversight visit to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – the first time parliamentarians have...

No expanded deployment for Operation Corona due to lack of funding

Indications are any plans to expand the presence of soldiers on South Africa's landward borders will not happen if the current status...

Special JSCD hearing on DRC deployment must happen – DA and...

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The official Parliamentary opposition and South Africa's largest military trade union are up in arms about the apparent disinterest shown by the...

Lack of intelligence contributed to SANDF deaths in CAR – Claim

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The issue of intelligence has been a simmering pot since the announcement of the death of 13 crack South African soldiers in...

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