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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...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...