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South Africa looking to involve BRICS more in peace support operations

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One of many discussion points during the recent BRICS summit in South Africa was more involvement of the bloc in peacekeeping. Putting the...

Sisulu on SA UN Security Council seat

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International Relations and Co-operation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, maintains South Africa will use its tenure on the UN Security Council to promote maintenance...

M&G questions lack of action on Heath report

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The Mail & Guardian newspaper is asking why seemingly damning findings about a presidential jet-leasing contract have not been used to strengthen...

Zuma Boeing going – but new VVIP aircraft to come

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says the military is not now buying a new Boeing 777-2-LR aircraft for President...

Sisulu advises postponement of VIP jet procurement

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Former Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu has advised the Secretary for Defence to suspend the process of purchasing new...

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If memory serves, the removal of Lindiwe Sisulu from defence amounts to the first time President Jacob Zuma has dabbled with the...

SAAF has conducted 814 VIP flights since 2009

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Since 2009 the South African Air Force (SAAF) has conducted 814 VIP flights, including 606 flights by aircraft from 21 Squadron and...

Zuma spent R140 million on VIP flights since 2009

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President Jacob Zuma has spent R140.5 million on VIP flights since 2009, flying 286 times aboard SAAF VIP aircraft and chartered jets,...

New recruitment call centre for defence

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The Department of Defence says it is addressing shortcomings in its recruitment process. In an interview with defenceWeb, Minister of Defence and Military...

Sisulu talks up Youth Service

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South Africa's previously-announced National Youth Service will promote national unity, citizenship education, life and vocational skills to the country's youth. Announcing her decision...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...