ARTICLES RELATING TO ARMS DEAL

Arms deal inquiry advocate resigns - report

2014-04-12 17:00

The chief evidence leader of the arms deal inquiry advocate Tayob Aboobaker has unexpectedly resigned, according to a report.

Arms deal cost R46.6bn - report

2014-04-10 08:37
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A Treasury official has revealed that South Africa's controversial arms deal cost over R46.6bn, according to a report.

Arms committee failed to table report - DA

2014-04-01 21:13

The DA says the National Conventional Arms Control Committee has failed to comply with the deadline for tabling the 2013 annual report in Parliament.

Arms deal jobs: What City Press found

2014-03-30 16:58

One of the companies visited by City Press during a probe into arms deal jobs, was Gemco, a manufacturer of false teeth, which was established in 2004 by BAE Systems, which had sold fighter jets and trainer jets to SA for $7.2bn (about R72bn).

Arms inquiry adjourned

2014-03-20 17:19

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has adjourned to give evidence leaders more time to consult with witnesses.

Arms inqury adjourned

2014-03-06 21:02

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has been adjourned until next week.

Arms deal a turning point in politics - activists

2014-02-27 21:03

The 1999 arms deal is seen as a marker for South Africa's degeneration into corruption and cronyism, former ANC MP Andrew Feinstein has said.

Arms deal documents sought

2014-02-24 19:29

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has been postponed for a week.

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.

Venue unavailable for Arms Commission

2014-01-28 19:01

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has been adjourned as a result of the unavailability of the venue.

Arms inquiry resumes

2014-01-20 20:27

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has resumed its hearings in Pretoria, with two witnesses giving evidence.

Arms inquiry adjourned until 2014

2013-11-25 20:49

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry has been adjourned until January next year.

Cope: Spending on Zuma lawyer a discrimination

2013-11-20 23:15
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The state's spending of R8.8m on attorneys representing President Jacob Zuma over the past four years is a blatant act of discrimination, Cope has said.

Arms deal critic: Probe one-sided

2013-11-08 13:00

A businessman wanting to cross-examine witnesses before the arms deal commission believes their testimony risks being "perjury by omission", it has been reported.

Arms inquiry: Employees' contracts ended

2013-10-27 21:17

Arms inquiry employees whose contracts are coming to an end have been informed by letter, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry says.

Arms deal inquiry postponed

2013-10-17 17:19

Legal representatives of some of the witnesses has requested the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the arms deal be postponed.

Chippy Shaik may make arms deal probe appearance

2013-10-02 09:20

Shamin "Chippy" Shaik, chief of acquisitions for the SA National Defence Force during a controversial arms deal, may be subpoenaed to appear before the Seriti Commission of Inquiry, it has been reported.

Arms deal inquiry adjourned for the week

2013-09-23 10:36

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has been adjourned for the week, the commission's spokesperson says.

Burst water pipe stops arms deal probe

2013-09-09 13:01

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has been adjourned because of burst water pipes.

SAAF very proud of aircraft, arms deal probe hears

2013-09-03 14:42

The SA Air Force is "very proud" of the aircraft acquired through the multi-billion rand arms deal as it had boosted the SAAF's capabilities in training and national defence, the arms deal inquiry has heard.

Defence force is our insurance - officer

2013-08-30 22:46

The defence force is a country’s insurance and serves as a deterrent against any possible threats, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

We are beyond party politics - Air Force

2013-08-28 20:12

The SA Air Force performs its duties solely in the interests of the nation, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the arms deal has heard.

Admiral: We need the arms

2013-08-27 07:13
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South Africa needs the submarines, frigates and other military equipment acquired in the 1999 arms deal to deter possible attacks, SA Navy Rear Admiral Philip Schoultz says.

Navy short of ships

2013-08-22 21:06

The SA Navy is not adequately equipped, despite the multi-billion rand arms deal, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

SANDF admiral: We don't do corruption

2013-08-22 14:32

The SA National Defence Force was not involved in corruption as some arms deal critics claimed, SA Navy Rear Admiral Robert Higgs has told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.

 

Arms inquiry adjourned after power cut

2014-04-10 14:45

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 multi-billion rand arms deal has been adjourned due to a power failure.

Protect whistle-blowers: Madonsela

2014-04-01 22:33

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says the current whistle-blower protection law contains gaps that need to be plugged.

Arms inquiry adjourned

2014-04-01 17:15

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry has been adjourned to allow the evidence leaders time to do further consultation with the next witness.

Few of promised arms deal jobs exist - probe

2014-03-30 15:36

An electrical manufacturing firm that doesn’t exist, a litany of bankrupt companies and a fraction of the jobs promised - that, City Press reports, is the legacy of the arms deal’s disastrous offset projects.

Arms commission adjourned

2014-03-12 22:11

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has adjourned.

Witnesses query arms deal inquiry

2014-02-27 22:38

There were several weaknesses in the way the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal was set up, activists have said.

Arms Commission demands documents

2014-02-25 21:11

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has ordered whistle-blower Richard Young to hand over documents it needed.

Erwin admits arms contracts fell short

2014-02-18 05:30

The arms deal was supposed to generate jobs and stimulate the economy, but it did not produce the expected results, says former minister Alec Erwin.

Arms deal probe should not be scrapped - activist

2014-02-08 07:48

Shutting down the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the arms deal will deny South Africans a rare opportunity to understand the truth, says activist Hennie van Vuuren.

Arms inquiry adjourned

2014-01-21 21:00

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has been postponed to allow for further consultations between evidence leaders and witnesses.

Arms inquiry ready to resume

2014-01-08 17:47

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry is set to resume on 20 January and run until 16 May.

Arms inquiry adjourned

2013-11-21 20:52

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry has adjourned following a request by Lawyers for Human Rights.

Zuma's attorneys rake in over R8.8m

2013-11-20 18:08
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President Jacob Zuma's attorneys have been paid more than R8.8m to represent him in court during the past four years.

Mbeki to be represented by State at arms inquiry

2013-10-27 21:17

Former president Thabo Mbeki and his former ministers have agreed to being represented by a State attorney at the inquiry into the multi-billion rand arms deal.

Manhunt continues for forensic auditor's killers

2013-10-21 15:39

Police are searching for the men who shot and killed a forensic services director at his auditing firm's offices in Johannesburg.

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.

Armscor not in arms deal

2013-10-01 22:38

Arms procurement parastatal Armscor has told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry it was not involved in procurement in the arms deal.

Arms deal probe postponed

2013-09-15 18:41

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has been postponed because chair Judge Willie Seriti is ill.

Air Force explains arms deal role

2013-09-04 22:32

Several government departments have played complementary roles in the controversial arms deal acquisitions, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Hawks, Gripen planes 'met requirements'

2013-09-02 19:08

The Hawks and Gripen aircraft acquired through the 1999 arms deal have proven highly deployable and adaptable, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Threats determine defence budget - SAAF

2013-08-30 18:02

South Africa's military budget has been scaled down as the country is no longer at war, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Budget allocations beyond SANDF - admiral

2013-08-27 17:37

The SA National Defence Force has no say in national budget allocations, the Seriti Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Navy deployed ships for SWC, inquiry hears

2013-08-26 14:15

The SA Navy and its available frigates have played a vital role in security during the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal has heard.

Mbeki offered State legal assistance

2013-08-22 14:32

Former president Thabo Mbeki's legal representation will be covered by the State Attorney at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe says.

Arms deal legally sound - admiral

2013-08-21 14:42

The strategic defence procurement package was in line with the constitutional imperative to defend national sovereignty, the arms deal commission has heard.

 
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