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Treasury/DoD disconnect a problem for defence funding – Marais

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Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow defence and military veterans minister Kobus Marais maintains a “disconnect” between National Treasury and the Department of Defence (DoD) is...

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...

Maintenance ensures military facilities are in “a fair state”

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The Department of Defence (DoD) maintains its facilities are “generally in a fair state” and their condition is such they do not impact “negatively...

Shoke awards long service medals to SANDF members

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Chief of the SA National Defence Force, General Solly Shoke, has conferred medals to members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for...

Gulube to stand down as Secretary for Defence

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When Dr Sam Gulube exits his office in the Armscor building at year-end it brings down the curtain for him on eight years as...

Without funding Defence Review implementation remains work in progress

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A single sentence in the latest Department of Defence (DoD) annual report is the effective death knell of the Defence Review, first announced in...

Thankful SANDF receives hampers for the festive season

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Spouses Forum recently hosted a breakfast for the Goodwill Parcel Project (GWPP) 2019.   The SANDF Spouses Forum held...

New chiefs of SA Army, Joint Operations, SAMHS announced

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has announced several high-level promotions and transfers, including a new Chief of the Army, new Chief of...

China looks to increase defence ties with South Africa

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A long-time commercial partner with numerous African countries, the People's Republic of China is looking to improve its defence ties on the continent, with...

SA Army conducting Exercise Ukuthula

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The South African Army is currently conducting Exercise Ukuthula 2019 at the Combat Training Centre in the Northern Cape with the aim of validating...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...