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Collins Khosa case still receiving attention: Defence Minister

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says the case in which soldiers are accused of brutality in an incident that led to the...

Mozambique insurgency could spread through southern Africa – Mapisa-Nqakula

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has warned that the Islamist insurgency in Mozambique could spread to neighbouring Southern African Development Community (SADC)...

Khosa death still under investigation, but not by SANDF

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The death of Collins Khosa is, as far as can currently be established, being investigated only by the Military Ombud and police. This after Defence...

Budget cuts mean South Africa is losing its sovereign capability, defence...

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Successive budget cuts are causing the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to lose its capabilities and are also threating South Africa’s defence industry,...

Ministerial Task Team to take on half a decade of sexual...

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The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, has a new, “Ministerial Task Team” (MTT) assigned to investigate all cases of sexual misconduct...

South Africa’s second Military Ombud takes office

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On 8 November at the South African Military Health Services (SAMHS) training formation in Thaba Tshwane, South Africa’s second Military Ombud, Lieutenant General Vusumuzi...

SANDF self-financing expenditure to benefit peacekeeping, Defence Review

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The Department of Defence generated R385 million this year from reimbursements from the United Nations and the sale of equipment and spares and this...

Defence minister expects more from SA defence attaches

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, has said she expects more from South Africa’s defence attaches. She was speaking at the fourth...

Defence minister sounds budget alarm bells

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For the second year running, Minister for Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has sounded alarm bells about the continuing ability of the South...

SANDF deployment to have an element of surprise

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While the President has given the go-ahead for boots on the ground to be deployed to areas in the Western Cape that are plagued...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...