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VIP protection will cost South Africa R3 billion this financial year

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In the current financial year (2018/19) the National Treasury allocated just under R3 billion to VIP protection – "a deeply conservative estimate"...

DA objects to VIP jet spend

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The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party has objected to the lease of a VIP jet for President Jacob Zuma, which will cost...

Presidency outlines cost breakdown of international visits

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President Jacob Zuma's working visit to Russia in May cost about R956 000, while his visit to China during the 2014/15 financial...

Acquisition of additional VIP aircraft now a SCAMP project

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The acquisition of additional VIP aircraft by the SA Air Force (SAAF) has gone from a review of requirements and available budget...

Cost of Zuma VIP flights now classified – DA

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The cost of VIP flights for President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe have been made "confidential for security reasons" by...

More helicopter hassles for the SAAF

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Financial allocations for search and rescue, a major component of the work done by the SA Air Force's (SAAF) Cape Town and...

No movement yet on new SAAF VIP aircraft

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's assertion that Treasury approval has been granted for the acquisition of new VIP aircraft appears...

Almost 1000 ferry flights in four years: PQ

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Answers to Parliamentary questions show the South African Air Force either directly through regular and reserve units or charter flights, authorised over...

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...

SAAF has chartered 55 flights costing R76 million over last three...

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The South African Air Force has spent R76.2 million chartering 55 flights for VIPs over the last three years, according to information...

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,...

SAAF establishes unit to manage VIP transport

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has created a single command at Air Force Base Waterkloof to manage VIP flights, the chief...

More confusion on Zuma flight

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The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party says the defence department's handling of the questions surrounding the back-up aircraft used to shadow President...

Backup plane used to shadow Zuma

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The Ministry of Defence has confirmed a "backup plane" was chartered to shadow President Jacob Zuma's jet during his recent visit to...

DA to probe VIP back-up flights for President Jacob Zuma

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The opposition Democratic Alliance party says it wants to know why it was necessary to charter a second aircraft to shadow the...

VIP jet tender “was flawed” – court papers

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An affidavit tabled in court by new defence secretary Sam Gulube suggests that there may have been grave flaws in the R800...

Zuma flies “Air Ichikowitz”

President Jacob Zuma was flown to the United States this week on a revamped luxury jet, which costs several million Rand to...

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