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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...

SANDF underfunded and being outpaced by militaries in the region –...

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has warned that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is underfunded and is being outpaced by...

Mapisa-Nqakula hands over bridges in the Eastern Cape

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has handed over two bridges to communities in the Eastern Cape after six children were swept...

DoD warns of fake social media accounts

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The Department of Defence and Military Veterans has warned the public to be aware of fake social media accounts purporting to be...

High-level meeting over DRC

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is in Kampala, Uganda, for a meeting aimed at discussing the peace and security situation...

Woman’s defence sector lobby group launched

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An officially endorsed organization has been launched to advance woman's interests in the South African defence sector. The South African Woman in...

SA defence industry at a crossroads – Mapisa-Nqakula

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The South African defence industry is at a critical crossroads due to challenges including the reduced defence budget and fewer acquisition programmes,...

Speech: Mapisa-Nqakula at AAD 2018 media breakfast

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Address by the minister of defence and military veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, on the occasion of the official media breakfast of the Africa...

SANDF celebrates Women’s Day

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) today hosted its annual Women's Day Parade at Air Force Base Swartkop, Pretoria. The event...

SANDF weapons used in cash in transit heists

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Weapons stolen from the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) have been used in cash in transit heists, Defence and Military Veterans...

Mapisa-Nqakula presides over passing out parade of MSD recruits

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, presided over a passing out parade of Military Skills Development (MSD) recruits at the...

Navy, Defence acknowledges it is in danger of sinking

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The operational future of the South African Navy (SA Navy) is in question as it struggles against an internal enemy: how to...

Africa Truck project still on the cards

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Defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has said the Africa Truck project is moving ahead and will be commissioned by 2019....

Speech: Defence and Military Veterans Budget Vote 2018-19

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Introduction of the debate on the Defence and Military Veterans Budget Vote 2018 in the National Assembly, by Hon Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister...

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