Minister wants to arrest white ‘mercenaries’ fighting Boko Haram

The South Africans going to help the Nigerian army against terror group Boko Haram should be arrested on their return, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said in Beeld on Thursday.

She labelled them “mercenaries” in comments made to reporters on the … Read the rest

SA needs to upgrade military equipment says minister

African Aerospace and Defence show drew exhibitors from Russia, China, Germany, the UK, India and the US to Pretoria this week.

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula opened the Pretoria event on Wednesday declaring that South Africa needed to upgrade aging and … Read the rest

Getting away with rape

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has revealed that sexual violence is rife in her department, admitting in parliament that there had been 69 complaints of rape and sexual harassment in the past three years alone.

However, not a single defence department … Read the rest

South African army placed on high alert over Malema

South African military bases were placed on high alert last night.

The status – the first of its kind since the ANC’s takeover of the country in 1994 – comes as axed ANC Youth League president Julius Malema is expected … Read the rest