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Eastern Cape school gives Defence Minister a sheep

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s declaration of interests to Parliament include a sheep, Russian vodka and champaign (sic) glasses. This information, along with...

New Defence and Military Veterans Minister?

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Indications are South Africa will have a new Minister of Defence and Military Veterans following the 8 May national elections. The current incumbent, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula,...

Sappers to build a bridge at Matatiele

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The SA Army’s Engineer Formation is again on the receiving end of a ministerial request, this time to assess assistance to an Eastern Cape...

Women advancing in the SANDF

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According to Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula the national defence force today has six female major generals and 46 women in the...

President Ramaphosa visits the Department of Defence

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  Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula used a one-on-one opportunity to tell the Commander-in-Chief of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) how the...

Defence minister seeking a suitable Armscor chairman

The Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans confirmed the resignation of Armscor chairman retired vice admiral Johannes Mudimu. In response to a defenceWeb question the...

DA to pursue unsatisfactory answer from Mapisa-Nqakula

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Opposition Democratic Alliance (MP) Kobus Marais will be seeking "better" answers from the Defence and Military Veterans Minister during the upcoming short Parliamentary session. Last...

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...

Defence Minister to visit soldiers deployed to rehabilitate the Vaal River

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is scheduled to visit southern Gauteng tomorrow to see first-hand progress on the "Vaal River...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...