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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...

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