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New Armscor board starts work on May 1

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The immediate past Chief of the SA Navy takes up chairmanship of the Armscor board on May 1 and will head up...

African peacekeeping deployments show what the SANDF can do

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula used her post State of the Nation briefing opportunity to enlighten South Africans on peacekeeping...

The Defence Minister missed an opportunity to tell it like it...

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, appears to be following the good news mode that Cabinet Ministers and other elected government...

Top Sandu man wants financial compensation for alleged defamation by the...

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The SA National Defence Union (Sandu), in the person of its national secretary Pikkie Greeff, has taken exception to a statement issued...

Defence Review approved, new Armscor chairman named

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A 15 word sentence in the statement on this week's Cabinet meeting will boost the country's entire defence community. The sentence reads: "Cabinet...

Sisulu’s bizjet flights could see legal action

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A lengthy quest by an MP to establish just how often former defence and military veterans minister Lindiwe Sisulu used Gulfstream jets...

Defence Review delayed again

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It appears unlikely Roelf Meyer's Defence Review with be tabled in Parliament before it rises ahead of the May election, even though...

Options for new SAAF maritime surveillance platforms

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With approval, in principle at present from the National Treasury, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's unhappiness about "her people" flying...

Sixty-two percent of SANDF facilities in unacceptable condition

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Only 38% of the South African National Defence Force's (SANDF's) facilities are in acceptable condition as are only half the living quarters...

Badger IFV cost almost doubles

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has informed Parliament the cost of the SA Army's new infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) –...

Defence minister meets with top generals to discuss SANDF transformation

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Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula yesterday met with all 250 generals and staff officers of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to...

Defence budget “increase” just under producer price inflation rate

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The amount of money made available to the Department of Defence (DoD) and its two major components – the SA National Defence...

Still no Parliamentary progress for Defence Review

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There is still no clarity on when the Defence Review will make it to Parliament with Secretary for Defence, Dr Sam Gulube,...

Constitutional Court reserves judgement in Armscor dismissal case

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Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula acted in bad faith when she dismissed Armscor chairman Maomela "Mojo" Motau and his deputy Refiloe Mokoena, Armscor...

February 21 is Armed Forces Day

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South Africa's most central major city, Bloemfontein, will be the venue for Armed Forces Day 2014. Friday, February 21, will see the third...

Defence Minister appeals to the Constitutional Court to remove Armscor chairman

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will fire her next shots in the Constitutional Court in the battle to oust retired...

Defence minister enters the spy satellite fray

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Responding to the saga of South Africa's cancelled spy satellite, defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula insists information regarding state security should not be...

Where is South Africa’s secret spy satellite?

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Government has drawn a veil of secrecy over the possible development and existence of a secret spy satellite costing more than a...

SANDF Commander-in-Chief and Defence Minister don’t pass muster

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The politicians in overall and ultimate control of South Africa's military – President and SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Commander-in-Chief Jacob Zuma...

Still no progress on Defence Review

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An indication of the priority rating, or lack of it, attached to the Defence Review comes from Shadow Defence and Military Veterans...

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