Department of Defence

 
Ramaphosa laughs at generals’ proposal
Ramaphosa laughs at generals’ proposal
Army generals, frustrated with the restrictive and strict legislation governing state procurement, want government to allow them to look after...
Gupta Waterkloof landing approval was ‘pure misunderstanding’ — Koloane
Gupta Waterkloof landing approval was ‘pure misunderstanding’ — Koloane
The approval of the Gupta family’s landing request at Waterkloof Air Force Base in 2013 was an “issue of pure misunderstanding” according to...
Leaked SANDF document details powers of 'control officer' during state of emergency
Leaked SANDF document details powers of 'control officer' during state of emergency
Proposed draft regulations for a state of emergency would give the president the right to appoint a "control officer", who would have far-reaching...
​Suspended defence chief director paid almost R3m to sit at home
​Suspended defence chief director paid almost R3m to sit at home
A top defence official has been paid almost R3-million while sitting at home doing nothing.
Botched defence department contract cost millions of state funds
Botched defence department contract cost millions of state funds
A cancelled defence department contract cost the taxpayer about R300-million after the International Chamber of Commerce arbitration court ruled...
Plane sale was plain sailing, insists Sisulu
Plane sale was plain sailing, insists Sisulu
She would, however, co-operate with the auditor general and the public protector on an investigation into the tender process to buy the plane, her...
Defence ministry slates warship procurement reports
Defence ministry slates warship procurement reports
The defence ministry has denied that President Jacob Zuma intended buying an aircraft carrier, with convicted fraudster Tony Yengeni deciding who...
Now it's AdoAir vs air force
Now it's AdoAir vs air force
The political turbulence buffeting the presidential VIP aircraft is worsening as attention now focuses on the relationship between the department...
Groundwork for war vets Bill 'flawed'
Groundwork for war vets Bill 'flawed'
In a hard-hitting analysis, the Institute for Security Studies has lambasted the ministerial report on which the controversial Military Veterans...
Ineffective border patrol 'poses a threat to SA security'
Ineffective border patrol 'poses a threat to SA security'
South Africa's ineffective border patrol is of grave concern and poses a threat to the country's security, a report by Parliament's portfolio...
Want to buy a Boeing or an Impala jet?
Want to buy a Boeing or an Impala jet?
Fancy your own Boeing 707? The Defence Department has a couple to spare, no doubt going cheap.
Soldiers call for Lekota to step down
Soldiers call for Lekota to step down
Members of the South African National Defence Force Union (Sandu) on Friday called for Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota to step down....