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Sisulu condemns illegal occupation of property

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Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, has condemned the recent spate of illegal occupation of private properties, including land and housing units...

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...

Sisulu

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...

More clarity on SCAMP, capabilities needed: Maynier

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Opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Minister of Defence and Military Veterans David Maynier wants greater clarity on military capital acquisition and capability....

Improved support for soldiers, families

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South African military salaries will be adjusted to recognise years of service in an effort aimed at improving their low salaries and...

Speech: LN Sisulu, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans: defence budget...

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­Chairperson, Ministers and Deputy Ministers, Honourable Members, Invited guests, Ladies and Gentlemen I know now what Marcus Brutus felt when, in urging...

Tone but not words

The tone,but not the words of an answer to a Parliamentary question leaves one in no doubt the defence department is being...

Ministry of Defence budget hopelessly inadequate – Sisulu

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The Ministry of Defence's R38.4 billion budget is "hopelessly inadequate", according to Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu, who has...

Sisulu witnesses swearing in of SA’s first military ombudsman

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Lieutenant General Themba Matanzima has been sworn in as South Africa's first military ombudsman at a ceremony in Pretoria today, which was...

SANDF has 2 100 soldiers deployed on peacekeeping operations

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The South African National Defence Force has approximately 2 100 soldiers deployed on peacekeeping and peace building initiatives, in the Democratic Republic...

Minister’s Budget Vote

The draft Defence Review 2012 will be the main focus of Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu's Budget Vote on...

Border patrol Operation Corona successful – Sisulu

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Operation Corona is proceeding as planned and has been successful in safeguarding the borders of South Africa and helping state agencies to...

SANDF acquisition priorities revealed

The acquisition focus of the South African National Defence Force in the near term will be on crisis response, border security and...

Defence Review re-orders SANDF technology priorities

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The consultative draft of the 2012 Defence Review states government will support "niche capability areas in which the South African defence and...

Defence industry ownership under spotlight

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The 2012 Defence Review will have significant impact on industry ownership, if the current consultative draft is implemented. The document, released last Thursday,...

Defence Review relooks SANDF-defence industry interaction

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The consultative draft of the 2012 Defence Review again commits South Africa's Department of Defence to develop a healthy partnership with its...

Defence review, IONS – anything new?

Defence minister Lindiwe Sisulu has received a draft of a long-awaited defence review against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium...

Draft Defence Review report handed over to Sisulu

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans has received a draft of a long-awaited defence review. Prepared by a committee, chaired by...

Media Statement: Sisulu: Defence Review

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MEDIA STATEMENT: THE RELEASE OF THE DRAFT 2012 DEFENCE REVIEW DOCUMENT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: THURSDAY 12 APRIL 2012: CSIR, PRETORIA It is a...

SA ponders armed guards aboard merchant ships

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South Africa has been asked to grapple with the question of how to deal with armed guards aboard civilian ships at sea. In...

SA Navy may extend management of state-owned maritime patrol vessels

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The South African Navy may continue to manage the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries' maritime patrol vessels longer than a year,...

Sisulu wants more military veterans, BEE transformation in SA defence industry

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Lindiwe Sisulu, has said she wants to see more military veterans employed in the local defence...

Sisulu launches SA Defence Industry Council at Defence Industry Day

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Lindiwe Sisulu, has launched the South African Defence Council as the highest-level body between the defence...

DA says Sisulu trying to obscure cost of Zuma’s shadow planes

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South Africa's Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Lindiwe Sisulu, is trying to cover up the true extent, and cost, of President...

DA wants open SAAF brief

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will strongly oppose a decision taken by Sediane Montsitsi, chair of the Joint Standing Committee on...

Statement:Sisulu: ICTS cluster

International Cooperation, Trade and Security Cluster (ICTS) media briefing by the Minister of Defence, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu 26 Feb 2012 In 2010, the...

Notes for Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms LN Sisulu,...

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Notes for Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms LN Sisulu, at the signing of the Agreement on Defence Cooperation between the...

Ministers of defence, correctional services, home affairs show improvement – DA

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The security cluster has shown some improvement in the Democratic Alliance's annual Cabinet Report Card, with the ministers of correctional services, defence...

Denel’s positioning awaiting DR, Presidential Review outcome

Minister of Public Enterprises Malusi Gigaba says the placement of Denel – as an entity reporting to his department or the defence...

Salojee & Gulube

The appointment of Riaz Salojee as group CE at Denel is welcome. He replaces Talib Sadik who steps down this month after...

Sisulu confirms Gulube as new SecDef

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu has confirmed the appointment of Dr Sam Makhudu Gulube as the new Secretary for...

Statement: Sisulu appoints new Secretary for Defence

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December 1, 2011 The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu takes pleasure in announcing the appointment of Dr Sam...

Sisulu commends SANDF for DRC role

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Defence and Military Veterans minister Lindiwe Sisulu has applauded the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for the role it is playing...

Managing vulnerabilities versus strengths major part of the Defence Review: Sisulu

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Managing vulnerabilities in relation to strengths will define the major part of the Defence Review, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe...

Sisulu again headed for Congo

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu this afternoon will arrive in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for...

Sisulu concludes First International Defence Policy Review Seminar, Cape Town, 24...

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Delegates attending the first international seminar on South African defence policy review agreed that the South African National Defence force must respond...

Speec: Sisulu: Defence Review

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Address by LN Sisulu, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans at the Defence Review workshop, Cape Town, November 24, 2011 Minister Namoloh, Minister...

Defence Review seminar underway in Cape Town

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu will this afternoon at 2pm open an international seminar on the updating of the...

Sisulu to vist DRC Sunday

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will on Sunday travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo to meet her counterpart Charles...

Gagiano still head of SA Air Force

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Lieutenant General Carlo Gagiano remains the head of the South African Air Force and is back at work this week, after defence...

R98.5m defamation suit against Sisulu

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SA National Defence Force (SANDF) members have made defamation claims amounting to R98.5 million against Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, their union says....

South African Air Force seeking two new VIP aircraft

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The Department of Defence has issued a tender for two new VIP aircraft for President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe,...