Chumani Nqakula 'a sensitive, caring person'

2015-11-07 12:22

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has said a final goodbye to her son Chumani at his funeral in Johannesburg after he was stabbed to death last weekend.

Defence minister ignores us, says commission

2015-11-02 11:56

The defence service commission, a statutory body that looks after the interests of soldiers, wants more powers after complaining that Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is ignoring its recommendations.

How Mandela helped defence minister's slain son see first light

2015-11-01 17:18

Former president Nelson Mandela had come to the assistance of Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula when she went into labour with her son Chumani 23 years ago.

ANC concerned about increasing privately owned security companies

2015-10-11 18:30

The ANC has said it was concerned about increasing number of privately owned security companies which had mushroomed in South Africa.

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.


Visibly shaken Nqakula murder suspect to apply for bail

2015-11-02 16:40

The man suspected of killing Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's son Chumani, shook uncontrollably when he appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.

Man in court for Nqakula murder

2015-11-02 05:39

A 24-year-old man arrested in connection with the killing of the son of Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, is scheduled to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.

Africa puts security hopes in foreign-funded, home-grown strike force

2015-10-29 14:34

Backed by tanks, armoured vehicles and plenty of EU cash, thousands of African soldiers took to an imaginary enemy in the arid heart of SA this week, the last joint exercises before a home-grown continental strike force goes live.

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.

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