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Military’s R500-million plane contract — for no planes

Even though no planes were ever supplied, a company wants hundreds of millions of rands from the military for a contract to supply two aircraft

Leaked SANDF document details powers of ‘control officer’ during state of emergency

On Sunday, Rapport, sister publication of News24, reported that the Presidency had started to compose regulations for a state of emergency.

​Suspended defence chief director paid almost R3m to sit at home

A senior defence force member, cleared of all wrongdoing, has been left in limbo for three years.

Botched defence department contract cost millions of state funds

The International Chamber of Commerce arbitration court has revealed that a cancelled contract cost the government R300-million, says a report.

Plane sale was plain sailing, insists Sisulu

Former defence minister Lindiwe Sisulu insists there was nothing problematic about the purchase of a new presidential jet under her watch.

Defence ministry slates warship procurement reports

The defence ministry has denied Jacob Zuma will buy an aircraft carrier, with convicted fraudster Tony Yengeni deciding who would get the contract.

Now it’s AdoAir vs air force

Company that loses contract takes defence department to court to explain its decision.

Groundwork for war vets Bill ‘flawed’

In a hard-hitting analysis, the Institute for Security Studies has lambasted the ministerial report on which the Military Veterans Bill is based.

Unions cite dirty tricks

SA's military trade unions allege that the government is trying to get rid of them after the department demanded evidence of their membership numbers.

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Court must declare Cape Town’s ‘inhuman’ demolitions, evictions illegal, says law centre

The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

The active case count of Gauteng surpasses that of whole countries. Workers at clinics report a ‘concerning’ relaxation of basic health protocols

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Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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