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24 Jan 2017
 
 
GCIS: Armed Forces Day celebrations
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In 2012, the President of the Republic of South Africa (RSA) and Commander-in–Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) proclaimed that 21 February each year will be observed and...
 
 
15 Nov 2016
 
DA: Kobus Marais says SANDF Chief splurges R500k on flights to Cuba
STATEMENT
A reply to a DA parliamentary question has revealed that the Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), General Solly Shoke, spent almost R500 000 on flights to Cuba for himself,...
 
 
04 Nov 2016
 
GCIS: 1st International Conference on Military Law in South Africa
STATEMENT
The 1st International Conference on Military Law in South Africa, hosted by the South African National Defence Force and the Defence Legal Services Division over the period 31 October to 4 November...
 
 
08 Sep 2016
 
26 Jun 2016
 
DA: Kobus Marais says DA to seek answers from Minister Nqakula concerning the SANDF Chief's R500 000 jaunt
STATEMENT
The DA will submit Parliamentary Questions to Department of Defence and Military Veterans, Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula regarding the costs and purpose of the trip undertaken by Chief of the...
 
 
24 May 2016
 
Chief of the South African National Defence Force to brief media on members of the SANDF who marched to the Union Buildings
What's On
The Chief of the South African National Defence Force (C SANDF), General Solly Shoke, supported by senior members of the command structure of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will...
 
 
10 Nov 2014
 
DA: David Maynier says Defence Minister refuses to reply to parliamentary questions and General Solly Shoke’s international travel expenses
STATEMENT
The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, is trying to shield the Chief of the Defence Force, General Solly Shoke, from a full blown travel expense scandal in...
 
 
15 Oct 2014
 
South Africa's military-arms cesspit
The South African Civil Society Information Service
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is drowning in a sea of mismanagement, corruption, political manipulation and strategic myopia. While this state of affairs will probably not result...
 
 
23 Jul 2014
 
DA: David Maynier: Address by DA’s Shadow Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, on the Budget vote, Parliament, Cape Town (23/07/2014)
Topics
Our soldiers are now deployed in some of the most volatile conflict zones in the world. I would therefore like to begin by saluting our men and women in uniform serving on the “frontline”. Whether...
 
 
02 Jul 2014
 
FF+: Statement by Dr. Pieter Groenewald, FF Plus chief spokesperson: Defence, on warrants for the arrest of generals a disgrace (02/07/2014)
STATEMENT
“The issuing of warrants for the arrest of the chief of the Defence Force (Gen. Solly Shoke), chief of the Air Force (Lt-Gen. Zakes Msimang) and the Secretary of Defence (Dr. Sam Gulube) is a...
 
 
29 Sep 2013
 
SA: Mapisa-Nqakula: Address by the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, on the occasion of the conference for the establishment of the umbrella association for military veterans, Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, Ekurhuleni (29/09/2013)
SPEECH
It was in recognition of the role played by our military veterans that the Department of Military Veterans was created in 2009 to enable government to allocate resources and for the first time in...
 
 
30 Aug 2013
 
DA: Statement by David Maynier, DA Shadow Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, asserts that Parliament’s Defence Committee is failing our soldiers in the DRC (30/08/2013)
STATEMENT
Jerome Maake, Chairperson of the Joint Standing Committee on Defence, has failed to reply to three separate requests for a special hearing on the South African National Defence Force (SANDF)...
 
 
19 May 2013
 
DA: Statement by David Maynier, DA Shadow Minister of Defence & Military Veterans, calls for an independent investigation into Guptagate by the Public Protector (19/05/2013)
STATEMENT
From the start, the investigation into the landing of the Guptas’ chartered Jet Airways Airbus at AFB Waterkloof was a carefully crafted damage control exercise designed to protect President Jacob...
 
 
12 May 2013
 
DA: Statement by David Maynier, DA Shadow Minister of Defence & Military Veterans, requests the Public Protector to investigate Guptagate (12/05/2013)
STATEMENT
There is very little prospect that current investigations into “Guptagate” will reveal the truth about President Jacob Zuma and his Cabinet’s role in authorising the landing of private Jet Airways...
 
 
15 Apr 2013
 
DA: Statement by David Maynier, on DA Shadow Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, calls on President Jacob Zuma to account to a parliamentary committee on the CAR (15/04/2013)
STATEMENT
The Democratic Alliance’s chief whip Watty Watson has written to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Max Sisulu, requesting him to review the decision not to appoint an ad hoc committee to...
 
 
 
                       
 
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