It should be frowned upon for a minister or proxy to call a CEO of a state entity enquiring about opportunities for comrades, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa will be accompanied by a delegation made up of International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Police Minister Bheki Cele and State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo when he attends the state funeral of former president Robert Mugabe in Harare, Zimababwe.
Despite a budget cut of billions, the purchase of a VVIP presidential jet by the South African Defence Force is not off the table.
The Department of Defence has overspent on VVIP flights by R22.5m since 2015, a parliamentary reply has revealed.
State Security Minister David Mahlobo says he has still not seen the intelligence document containing claims that former finance minister Pravin Gordhan was plotting against the president with international banks.
Hosting the annual Armed Forces Day celebrations has cost almost R50m in the past two years, says Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.
Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is concerned about the actions of a group of armed soldiers who used army trucks to dump furniture at the Port Elizabeth city hall and ram a government vehicle.
Here are the main stories in five of South Africa's Sunday newspapers.
A man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing to death the son of Minister of Defence and Military veterans Nosiviwe Nqakula in Johannesburg.
A foreign couple has been shot and injured inside their home in Alexandra, in the latest spate of xenophobic violence, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.
Attorneys representing Lieutenant-Colonel Stefan van Zyl, who was suspended over the Guptagate saga, has served the minister of defence with court papers demanding his immediate reinstatement as an SA Air Force officer.
The inter-ministerial committee of ministers in the security cluster, set up by President Cyril Ramphosa, says "enormous challenges" have been encountered in the investigation of political killings in KwaZulu-Natal.
"All of us had butterflies in our stomachs," Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has told News24 Politiki in reaction to President Cyril Ramaphosa's promise, made in his maiden State of the Nation Address, that he would stamp out corruption.
An explosion at a factory in Ghana has injured at least 80 people, and the first batch of the 300 cattle donated by Mugabe to the AU has been auctioned in Harare.
A memorial will be erected in the Central African Republic for the 15 South African soldiers killed there in 2013.
South Africa's military veterans' database is contaminated, Parliament has heard.
President Jacob Zuma is still considering what to do about Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's admission that she helped bring a Burundian woman into South Africa without the proper papers, the Presidency says.
The bail application of the man accused of killing Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's son, Chumani, is expected to be heard in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.
South Africa needs more white soldiers. When she visits military bases she can easily count the white soldiers, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Tuesday morning at a press conference before her budget speech in Parliament.
The deployment of the army to quell the xenophobic violence that has left seven people dead was happening at "just the right time", Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says.
The DA wants National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to order Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to answer questions on SANDF chief Solly Shoke's travel expenses.
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