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Heberon acquisition wasted R260 million

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The Department of Defence’s acquisition of R260 million worth of Heberon from Cuba to treat COVID-19 patients was for nought as the drug is...

Work underway to verify status of hostage drama suspects

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Defence and Military Veterans Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla says the department has undertaken measures to verify the status of 57 individuals who were involved...

Border management now on Modise’s legislated imperatives list

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Thandi Modise, who replaced long-serving Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula as defence and military veterans minister in August, has to contend with no less than 15 legislated...

Bail and remands in custody for veterans involved in “hostage” incident

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Unsavoury events in Centurion last week saw over 50 military veterans arrested with two court appearances so far at a central Pretoria correctional facility,...

Post “hostage” military veterans’ press conference downplayed as “appeasement”

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Thursday night’s apparent “hostage” incident involving three of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet Ministers brought the speedy response of what has been termed “an appeasement...

Police arrest 56 suspects for taking defence minister Modise hostage

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About 56 suspects were arrested on Thursday in Centurion after they allegedly held hostage Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise, her Deputy Thabang...

Defence minister rescued after being ‘held hostage’ by disgruntled military veterans

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The South African Police Service Special Task Force has apparently rescued Defence Minister Thandi Modise after she was allegedly held hostage by military veterans...

Minister Modise inspects fire damage at Wallmansthal

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Last week’s devastating fire at the Wallmansthal military area saw hundreds of unserviceable national defence force vehicles burnt out, drawing swift response in the...

Defence Minister’s intermediary force suggestion draws flak

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An apparent need for a “special intermediary force” to handle violence and unrest inside South Africa suggested by new Defence and Military Veterans Minister...

Modise proposes ‘intermediary force’ to deal with riots, unrest

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise told a sitting of the National Assembly that there is a need to consider deploying a special...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...