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Crime detection university coming – Ramaphosa

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To improve the quality of general and specialised police investigations, government will establish a Crime Detection University at Hammanskraal north of Pretoria. This was announced...

Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...

SONA costs cut while SANDF commitment remains the same

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The Parliamentary budget for Thursday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa has been cut by almost half but this will...

MDC walks out of Zimbabwe SONA

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Zimbabwean opposition lawmakers walked out of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's state of the nation address to parliament, signalling lingering bitterness after losing a...

SANDF at SONA

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The eyes of many South Africans will be on the Parliamentary precinct come Thursday evening for reasons ranging from viewing a display...

Parliament defends SANDF deployment for SONA

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No South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers will be deployed within the Parliamentary precinct during President Jacob Zuma's State of the...

9 SA Infantry Bn called on for Parliamentary security work

The 441 soldiers who were yesterday informed they would be on security duty in and around Parliament by SA National Defence Force...

SONA not likely to provide insights on any defence issues

Defence and related issues have never featured prominently in the annual State of the National Address (SONA), delivered by President Jacob Zuma...

SONA preparations on track

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Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana says Parliament is ready to host this year's State of the Nation Address (SONA). Mgidlana said this when...

Defence and security non-starters in SONA

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Apart from passing mentions of continental peacekeeping support and the need to stamp out rhino poaching, yesterday's State of the Nation Address...

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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...