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Challenges ahead if SA wants to be Africa’s military superpower

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South Africa has big plans to expand its involvement in Africa. To implement these, defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has a vision and...

Defence Review on Parliamentary hold at least until mid-August

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is on record as saying the 2014 Defence Review is all that will keep the...

National Defence Industry Council on the way

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The relationship between the South African defence industry, the Department of Defence (DoD) and the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) will be...

Mapisa-Nqakula striving to retain leadership and technical skills

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Changes planned for the human component of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) announced by defence Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula in her budget...

South Africa still open on Central African Republic return

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Despite losing 15 soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR), South Africa has not ruled out a return to the war-torn country. Speaking...

Minister looks to Defence Review as Defence Force saviour

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is so hard pressed to continue and maintain its current level of commitments that only...

SANDF becoming an “armed welfare service”

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF), which should be saving lives, is becoming an "armed welfare service which is saving jobs,"...

Mapisa-Nqakula to deliver her second defence budget speech

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Tomorrow is defence budget day in Parliament and while Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula can point to a slight increase...

Ministerial military health task team still working

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The work being done by a military health task team is ongoing and its final report to Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is expected...

Investigation into senior DMV officials to be completed by June 22

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June 22 is the deadline for the submission of a preliminary report on an investigation into Department of Military Veterans (DMV) Director...

South Africans a proud part of UN peacekeeping operations

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Last week the United Nations marked the International Day of the Peacekeeper and uniformed South Africans, particularly those deployed with the Force...

Military medical task team’s work expanded

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The military hospital task team appointed by Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has had its mandate extended and will now...

Mapisa-Nqakula stays on as Defence Minister

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The retention of Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula as defence minister has been welcomed "in the interests of continuity". She is the only member of the...

Keep Mapisa-Nqakula on as Defence Minister

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Jacob Zuma's election victory was a foregone conclusion back when he was named the number one candidate on the ANC election lists...

SANDF decline no surprise

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's comments as regards the shortcomings of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) are "no surprise". This...

Defence Review work ahead for SANDF Chief

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Now that the Defence Minister has made her public pronouncements on the Defence Review and the fact it still has to be...

More money a must for the SANDF

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Unpacking the Defence Review compiled by Roelf Meyer and his team Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, pointed out there was...

Top DMV officials on “special leave”

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The top man at the Department of Military Veterans (DMV), along with a deputy director general, have both been put on special...

Defence minister opens Rand Show with a bang

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Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula officially opened the 2014 Rand Show on Friday morning with a number of impressive demonstrations from the various...

Ministerial task team investigating optimal functioning of military hospitals

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A Ministerial task team has been given six weeks to come up with recommendations to ensure the SA Military Health Service's (SAMHS)...

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