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Speaker calls SADC Parliaments to promote human rights principles

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National Assembly Speaker, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, has called on all Parliaments in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to work together to promote the principles...

Mapisa-Nqakula elected as new National Assembly Speaker

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Former Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been elected as the new Speaker of the National Assembly, following a vote by secret...

Mapisa-Nqakula – not the best but not the worst defence minister

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The departure of Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula as Defence and Military Veterans Minister is a welcome change and the appointment of ANC heavyweight Thandi Modise bodes...

Thandi Modise is South Africa’s new defence minister

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Former speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise has replaced Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula as South Africa’s defence minister. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the move after...

State of Emergency only to be declared when need arises –...

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, says the President will only declare a State of Emergency when the need arises. While the Minister strongly...

Will SecDef Kudjoe be the driver of change?

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Much has been said and papers with various levels of importance generated, including a Defence Review, with no discernible change in the structure of...

Mapisa-Nqakula continues to use “security” to evade Parliamentary questions

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The free flow of information on border protection successes from military provincial tactical headquarters continues unabated in contrast with answers to Parliamentary questions where...

Mapisa-Nqakula’s five-point action plan comes under the spotlight

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“After various parliamentary meetings, colloquiums, academic round tables and defence industry discussions, is it evident the 2015 Defence Review objectives and milestones are unrealistic,...

Defence Minister bemoans R15 billion budget reduction

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Introducing her budget vote in the National Assembly on Tuesday, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula emphasised the impact of an over R15...

Ninth defence budget for Mapisa-Nqakula

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When Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula rises today to deliver her defence budget she does so as the second longest serving defence minister since the defeat of...

Mapisa-Nqakula’s Ministry one of the most expensive in Cabinet

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Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans is one of the most expensive in President Cyril’s Ramaphosa’s Cabinet, an analysis prepared for one...

UDM leader asks Defence Portfolio Committee to investigate apparent Ministerial financial...

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An appeal for Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) to investigate financial abuse allegations appears to be the route chosen by United Democratic...

Full speech by Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on sexual abuse report

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On 8 March, International Women’s Day, the Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) Ministerial Task Team (MTT) presented their report on sexual misconduct cases within...

Sexual misconduct report says SANDF culture needs reform

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On 8 March, International Women’s Day, the Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) Ministerial Task Team (MTT) presented its report on sexual misconduct cases within...

Minister warned to right size SANDF rather than seek more funding

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Cyril Ramaphosa’s defence minister has been warned to desist from asking National Treasury for further funding for the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) as...

Ombud investigation into Khosa death raises further questions

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The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans is reported as claiming she was “misled” about the military board of inquiry (BOI) into the death...

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...

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