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Parliament committees conduct oversight in KZN, Gauteng

The Joint Standing Committee on Defence and the Portfolio Committee on Police will today undertake an oversight visit to KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng to assess...

South Sudan president dissolves parliament in line with peace deal

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has dissolved parliament, a long-awaited step to pave the way for the appointment of lawmakers from formerly warring parties...

Denel decay to be taken up in Parliament

The decay at Denel has reached the stage where it is affecting combat readiness of especially the SA Air Force (SAAF) with a call...

Virtual oversight visit by Parliamentary committee

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on International Relations made full use of technology to conduct a three continent wide virtual oversight programme of South African foreign...

Parliament’s defence oversight committee lists 2021 challenges

Parliament “officially” starts on Thursday this week with the Presidential State of the Nation Address (SONA) but its engine rooms – the oversight committees...

No military involvement at SONA this year

This year’s SONA (State of the Nation Address) will be stripped of its military ceremony, along with other elements which signify the official commencement...

Tunisia’s parliament approves Cabinet reshuffle amid protests

Tunisia’s parliament on Tuesday approved a Cabinet reshuffle that deepened the conflict between the prime minister and the president, as hundreds protested outside the...

Parliamentary defence oversight committees set to meet before SONA

The first sitting of Parliament this year starts in less than a fortnight with the Presidential State of the Nation Address (SONA) but committee...

Parliament welcomes woman Defence Secretary appointment

The appointment of the new Secretary for Defence, Gladys Sonto Kudjoe, signifies the continued empowerment of women in the defence sector, says Parliament’s Portfolio...

Parliamentary committee takes “strong exception” to CSANDF absence

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) took “strong exception” to the absence of South Africa’s most senior soldier from a briefing where the...


Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...
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