Media treatment of Guptas borders on the criminal - CEO

2015-09-04 14:56

Media "attacks" on the Gupta family following Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s use of one of their jets border on the criminal, CEO of the Gupta-owned TNA Media Nazeem Howa says.

Air force doesn't know who owns charter planes - defence minister

2015-08-28 12:46

The air force has no idea who owns the aircraft it charters to fly senior government members on official business, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

SANDF chief logistic officer to be buried with full military honours

2015-05-10 16:05

SA National Defence Force’s chief logistics officer Lieutenant General Bongani Isidore Mbatha, who died last week, will be buried with full military honours.

Xenophobia: Repatriated Zimbabweans 'severely traumatised'

2015-04-22 12:55

Zimbabwe’s ministry of health says some of the more than 400 Zimbabweans who were repatriated following xenophobic attacks in SA were “severely traumatised” and needed special counselling.

No troops spotted in Alexandra - reports

2015-04-21 19:35

By nightfall no troops have been seen in Alexandra in Johannesburg, according to reports.

Army deployed into Alex

2015-04-21 13:23

The army will be sent into the Johannesburg township of Alexandra, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has announced.

No justification for land grabs - Mapisa-Nqakula

2015-04-14 15:39

The illegal occupation of government and private-owned land will not be allowed to continue, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

Ex-SA soldiers 'playing major role in fight against Boko Haram'

2015-03-05 16:05

Former South African Defence Force soldiers are reportedly playing a major role in the fight against Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria.

Jonathan misses out on AU's Boko Haram talks

2015-01-29 17:16

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan will not attend the AU summit, even though discussions on Boko Haram feature high on the agenda.

Tanzania ready to take on DRC rebels - Kikwete

2015-01-14 16:17

Tanzania is ready to take on Rwandan rebels in eastern DRC, President Jakaya Kikwete says, suggesting a joint offensive with the UN-backed, South African forces is imminent.


Why Cyril Ramaphosa had to use a Gupta plane

2015-08-30 15:06

The SA Air Force pays up to $30 000 (R400 000) per course for advanced training for its VIP pilots, but four of the six sessions it booked and paid for overseas were cancelled this year at the last minute.

Defence minister to hold briefing on Ramaphosa Japan plane

2015-08-28 05:47

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is expected to shed light on claims that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa used a plane owned by the Guptas for an official visit to Japan.

Xenophobia: 338 soldiers deployed at a cost of R4m

2015-04-24 17:34

A total of 338 soldiers, expecting to cost just over R4m, have been deployed to help police following a spate of attacks on foreign nationals.

No sign of soldiers in Alexandra

2015-04-21 23:21

Despite promises that soldiers would be sent into Alexandra, they seem to be keeping a low profile.

SANDF to be deployed in all volatile areas - minister

2015-04-21 16:23

The SA National Defence Force will be deployed to any region the police believe to be volatile, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

Statue vandalism is a criminal act - Mapisa-Nqakula

2015-04-14 18:27

The vandalising of statues and memorials is a criminal act and contrary to the principles of South Africa's Constitution, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

At least 48 arrested for xenophobic violence

2015-04-14 12:40

At least 48 people have been arrested in relation to xenophobic violence in KwaZulu-Natal since the weekend, governments says.

Minister to probe abuse at army base

2015-02-05 16:01

Allegations of abuse at the army's infantry school near Oudtshoorn will be swiftly investigated, the defence ministry says.

Arrest SA ‘mercenaries’ on Boko Haram mission – Mapisa-Nqakula

2015-01-28 21:15

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says the “mercenaries” from South Africa helping to train Nigerian soldiers to fight Boko Haram should be arrested on their return.

No plans for VIP jet for Zuma - Armscor

2014-10-17 07:00

Controversial plans by the department of defence to buy a VIP presidential jet have not been handed on to Armscor, says the state-owned arms procurement agency.

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