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Time for South Africa to decide on the defence force it...

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An irate Democratic Alliance (DA) MP maintains it’s time those in charge of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) “lock themselves in a room...

Mapisa-Nqakula on Cape Flats soldier utilisation

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The difference between “deployment” and “employment” of soldiers is an operational issue left to commanders on the ground is how defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula...

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...

Discipline needed in SANDF – DA and FF+

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Opposition parties – the Freedom Front Plus (FF+) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) – both bemoaned the sorry state of affairs in...

Gupta landing at AFB Waterkloof again under the Parliamentary spotlight

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It's been more than four years but the apparently illegal touchdown at AFB Waterkloof of a chartered civilian aircraft carrying passengers bound...

Mapisa-Nqakula acknowledges SANDF under-funded; looks to other revenue sources

Just how far behind the financial curve the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has fallen was aptly illustrated this week when the...

Minister confirms 35 Squadron grounded

The SA Air Force (SAAF) is currently not able to perform any maritime patrol taskings because none of its C-47TP aircraft are...

Cost of flying SANDF chief and “delegation” to Cuba close to...

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That close to half a million Rand can be spent on foreign air travel when key defence areas are being neglected,...

Current budget allocation insufficient for SANDF – DA

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On the positive side of the ledger the Department of Defence (DoD) can point to spending 99% of its allocated budget, meeting...

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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...