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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...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...