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Theft of military weapons first made public by shadow defence minister

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The public spiritedness of a Democratic Alliance (DA) MP in revealing the theft of assault rifles from a Lyttelton, Centurion, military base was almost...

Shadow defence minister positive ahead of Parliament opening

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Re-appointed Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow defence and military veterans minister Kobus Marais is cautiously optimistic the start of the sixth parliament could herald positive...

SANDF personnel strength – by the numbers

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel strength las year was 73 844 with 219 generals and admirals heading up the country's military. The senior...

More questions coming about Armscor salary increases

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula maintains there is nothing untoward in salary and other personnel cost increases at Armscor. She was reported as...

Navy deteriorating, Parliamentary Committee hears

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Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) has heard there is "a steady deterioration" of capability in the maritime service...

Project Hoefyster “severely affected” – Gulube

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Major delays in delivery of the SA Army's new infantry combat vehicle are affecting overall modernisation of the SA National Defence Force...

If Rooivalk leaves the DRC, FIB morale and confidence will suffer...

"Should the Rooivalk be withdrawn, the Force Intervention Brigade's (FIB) morale and confidence will be negatively impacted on," is one aspect of...

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...

Slow progress with DoD financial misconduct disciplinary proceedings

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Indications are it's not only the legal services division of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) that's battling to meet its commitments...

DA to report SANDF officer to Human Rights Commission for hate...

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A SA National Defence Force (SANDF) officer who used social media to launch a hate speech attack has apparently been given a...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...