ARTICLES RELATING TO DAVID MAYNIER

Questions about SA rifle sale to Turkmenistan

2014-09-10 12:32

The DA wants an explanation for why South Africa sold 50 sniper rifles to Turkmenistan, a country widely criticised internationally for its human rights abuses.

SANDF chief under fire over R100k first class flight

2014-08-26 11:37
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The chief of the SANDF, General Solly Shoke has been criticised after allegedly spending more than R100 000 on a first class ticket to attend a conference in Malaysia in April.

Ex-MP: Arms offset deals a major disaster

2014-02-17 05:30

A damning audit shows how badly South Africans were conned out of billions in offset deals, but parliament did get a warning, says former ANC MP Andrew Feinstein.

Scandal looms over missing spy satellite

2014-01-19 08:42
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The Democratic Alliance is determined to unravel the mystery of the whereabouts of a R1.2bn satellite that South Africa commissioned from a Russian company eight years ago.

Minister won't give cost of arms deal

2013-10-09 14:37

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has refused to respond to a parliamentary question regarding the cost of the 1999 arms deal, saying it's under scrutiny by the Seriti Commission.

DA wants 'complete' arms report

2013-09-03 14:40

The DA says that the committee tasked with controlling SA's trade in conventional arms has not issued complete reports over the past year on weapons sales worth more than R13bn.

SANDF must brief Parliament on DRC - DA

2013-08-26 18:37

The DA wants SANDF chief Lieutenant General Solly Shoke to explain to Parliament whether soldiers were properly equipped to help with peacekeeping efforts in the DRC.

President shouldn't get new jet - DA

2013-05-26 20:37
311 comments

President Jacob Zuma does not need a new jet, the DA says.

Report damns Koloane but MPs unconvinced

2013-05-22 22:34
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The government report on the Gupta scandal damns suspended Chief of State Protocol Bruce Koloane, and exonerates President Jacob Zuma and his ministers, but opposition MPs dismissed the findings.

Guptas apologise for 'misjudgements'

2013-05-20 07:49
177 comments

The Gupta family has apologised for the controversy surrounding the landing of a chartered plane at Waterkloof Air Force Base, saying it had only wanted to hold a memorable wedding.

Gupta debate not about Zuma - ANC

2013-05-12 16:19
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The ANC chief whip has accused the DA of wanting to make President Jacob Zuma the main focus of an upcoming parliamentary debate about the Gupta family's use of the Waterkloof Air Force base.

DA wants parliament probe into 'Guptagate'

2013-05-02 18:36
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The DA has called for a parliamentary probe into why a chartered jet carrying guests for Vega Gupta's wedding was allowed to land at Waterkloof Air Base.

Don't twist CAR deployment - minister

2013-04-23 22:27

Opposition parties have been accused of seeking to score political points from the death of South African soldiers in the Central African Republic.

DA: Presidential spending can't be secret

2013-04-14 18:39
112 comments

The policy to regulate how the president and deputy president spend public money cannot be kept hush-hush, the DA says.

Parliament defence meeting a 'disgrace'

2013-04-04 22:45
81 comments

A meeting of Parliament's joint standing committee on defence was an internationally embarrassing disgrace, the DA says.

DA's CAR call misguided - ANC

2013-04-01 21:57
113 comments

The Democratic Alliance's call for all South African troops to be withdrawn from the Central African Republic is misguided and ill-advised, the ANC says.

DA wants clarity on CAR situation

2013-03-30 13:27
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The DA says that Minister of Defence Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula should "end the rumours and speculation" and provide clarity on what is going on in Central African Republic.

Bodies of Parabats killed in CAR back in SA

2013-03-26 20:45
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The bodies of 13 soldiers killed by rebels in the Central African Republic have arrived in South Africa, the military says.

Know cause of plane crash - DA

2012-12-06 20:04

The DA says it is important to establish why a military aircraft crashed in the Drakensberg near Ladysmith, killing 11 people.

Arms deal witnesses announced

2012-11-24 19:00

The list of witnesses to be called by the Arms Procurement Commission has been announced in Pretoria.

Sisulu: Take your flea-infested body and sit down

2012-11-14 11:33
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Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has told DA MP David Maynier to take his "flea-infested body" and sit down after he accused her of wasting public resources.

DA: DTI needs policy overhaul

2012-08-05 12:59

The department of trade and industry needs a policy overhaul to prevent sanctions busting by South African companies, the DA has said.

Stop arms sales to Rwanda - DA

2012-08-02 22:21

The DA has urged Justice Minister Jeff Radebe, the chairperson of the national conventional arms control committee, to stop arms sales to Rwanda after it was linked to a mutiny in the eastern DRC.

Sisulu to co-operate with R2bn jet probe

2012-07-04 09:12

Former defence minister Lindiwe Sisulu would co-operate with the auditor general and the public protector on probes into the tender process to buy a new presidential jet, her office says.

 

Defence minister dodges plane ticket question

2014-08-28 10:02
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The minister of defence has refused to answer a question in Parliament over a claim that R100 000 was spent on a first-class air ticket for the head of the SA National Defence Force.

DA: Creeping authoritarianism in SANDF

2014-07-23 14:18

There is a "dangerous creeping authoritarianism" within the SA National Defence Force, DA MP David Maynier has warned.

Govt silent over R1.2bn satellite

2014-01-21 11:14
131 comments

The government has declined to answer any questions about the alleged development of a secret spy satellite which reportedly cost the taxpayer R1.2bn.

Zuma denies Guptagate involvement

2013-11-06 19:05
140 comments

President Jacob Zuma has denied claims by SA National Defence Force officials that he was involved in the "Guptagate" scandal.

48 arms-related cases probed in 5 years

2013-10-01 20:33

The National Conventional Arms Control Committee's Inspectorate has probed 48 cases in the past five years, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe has revealed.

DA wants response on DRC

2013-08-31 08:19

Parliament's joint standing committee on defence chair has failed to respond to requests for a hearing to discuss the deployment of soldiers in the DRC, the DA says.

DA slams R2.6m 'holiday spending'

2013-08-16 19:45

The DA has slammed the spending of R2.6m on holiday breaks for President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

DA wants independent Waterkloof probe

2013-05-23 14:22
78 comments

The Democratic Alliance has called for an independent investigation into the clearance for a private plane to land at Waterkloof Air Force Base.

Parties take aim at Zuma over 'Guptagate'

2013-05-22 16:37
241 comments

Opposition parties have placed the blame for "Guptagate" squarely on President Jacob Zuma in a parliamentary debate on the issue.

Waterkloof probe damage control - DA

2013-05-19 22:19
81 comments

The probe into the Waterkloof debacle was a crafted damage control exercise to protect President Jacob Zuma and members of his Cabinet from the political fallout, the DA says.

Briefing was damage control exercise, DA says

2013-05-03 16:07
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A news briefing by several ministers on the landing of a civilian aircraft at an air force base was a damage control exercise, the DA says.

No new mission to CAR - Motlanthe

2013-04-24 20:19

South Africa will not redeploy troops to the Central African Republic, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says.

DA demands copy of CAR accord

2013-04-16 22:36

Questions remain about an accord said to have underpinned the South African troop deployment in the Central African Republic, the DA says.

CAR debate 'could threaten state security'

2013-04-05 13:02
141 comments

The presidency has hit back at people demanding answers about the deaths of 13 SA soldiers deployed to the Central African Republic, warning they threaten state security.

Opposition parties press Zuma on CAR

2013-04-03 17:34
94 comments

President Jacob Zuma breached the Constitution by sending troops to the Central African Republic, opposition parties say.

DA tables motion for CAR withdrawal

2013-04-01 13:26
156 comments

The Democratic Alliance says it is tabling an urgent parliamentary motion to force President Jacob Zuma to withdraw all South African troops from the Central African Republic.

Defence insists wasn't overruled on CAR

2013-03-27 22:15
150 comments

The departments of defence and the military have rejected claims that President Jacob Zuma had ulterior motives when he deployed troops to the Central African Republic.

Motlanthe defends holiday costs

2013-03-06 21:44
136 comments

Paying with public money for transport and security on his Christmas break in the Seychelles was in line with government policy, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says.

Sisulu withdraws 'flea-infested' comment

2013-03-01 09:01
120 comments

Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has withdrawn a remark she made in Parliament last year about DA MP David Maynier having a “flea-infested body”.

Cheeky gift awaits Sisulu: Maynier

2012-11-28 15:24

Democratic Alliance defence spokesperson David Maynier wants to regift the cheap calculator he received from Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu for Christmas.

Answer about Sisulu's jet use withdrawn

2012-11-15 16:30

A written reply to Parliament regarding Lindiwe Sisulu's use of luxury jets while she was defence minister has been withdrawn because it was "factually incorrect and misleading", her office says.

Military deployment unconstitutional - DA

2012-09-20 21:35

The deployment of the SA National Defence Force inside the country over the next four months by President Jacob Zuma is unconstitutional, the DA says.

Government officials in hot water

2012-08-05 07:58

Government officials "placed South Africa at risk" of breaking the United Nations sanctions on doing business with Iran, a newspaper report claims.

Jet move welcomed by political parties

2012-07-06 16:01

The decision by Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula not to purchase a new Boeing 777 jet for President Jacob Zuma has been welcomed by political parties.

Arms deal value under review

2012-05-15 09:11

A review of the actual economic value generated by strategic defence procurement projects is under way, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has told Parliament.

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