ARTICLES RELATING TO NOSIVIWE MAPISA-NQAKULA

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.

Zuma arrives in US for UN meeting

2014-09-21 19:29

President Jacob Zuma, accompanied by numerous ministers, have arrived in New York to attend the United Nations general assembly.

Defence minister dodges plane ticket question

2014-08-28 10:02

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.

Mapisa-Nqakula to speak to media on parly chaos

2014-08-26 07:09

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will brief the media on the disruptions in Parliament last week.

Defence minister welcomes Armscor ruling

2014-06-11 05:33

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has welcomed a Constitutional Court judgment which upheld the dismissal of two Armscor executives.

Judgment in Armscor case

2014-06-09 19:12

The Constitutional Court will give judgment on the dismissal of two Armscor executives by Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

SANDF needs more money, says minister

2014-04-23 17:41

The defence force does not deploy itself, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has said in asking for a bigger budget for the SANDF.

Minister: Call for spoilt-vote treacherous

2014-04-14 14:38

Government says those calling on voters to spoil their ballots in next month's elections are being "irresponsible and treacherous”.

 

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.

Spies trained in Russia raise double-agent fears

2014-08-31 11:25

SA’s State Security Agency has spent almost R10m on sending a group of spies to Russia for training - which has raised concerns that they could turn and become double agents.

Ministers mum on contingency plan for Parly

2014-08-26 12:47

Cabinet ministers would not be drawn on what measures would be put in place to deal with chaotic disruptions to parliamentary proceedings.

SANDF discipline problem growing - minister

2014-07-23 14:55

Indiscipline in the SA National Defence Force continues to grow, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

Dismissal of Armscor directors upheld

2014-06-10 18:05

The dismissal of two senior Armscor executives by Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been upheld by the Constitutional Court.

Mapisa-Nqukula admits military meltdown

2014-04-23 20:36

The SANDF is in urgent need of investment to ensure it can meet its international commitments after two decades of budget cuts have left it under-equipped, the defence minister says.

Ailing SANDF needs resuscitation

2014-04-23 14:33

The decline of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) needs to be urgently turned around, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.

Presidential medical unit costs R11.5m - minister

2014-04-04 13:33

Providing medical services for President Jacob Zuma, his dependants and predecessors is an expensive business, according to Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

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