Sep 11th, 2012
SOUTH Africa exported more than R2bn-worth of weapons in the second quarter of this year but it is the R2,2m sale of equipment to Zimbabwe that has caused concern. The second-quarter report of the National Conventional Arms Control Committee, chaired by Justice Minister Jeff Radebe, says the weapons ...
Jul 11th, 2012
International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has confirmed that allegations former South African ambassador to Iran, Yusuf Saloojee, received payments from cellphone giant MTN are being investigated. That is an apparent reversal of an earlier position which was that if anyone had evidence ...
Jun 29th, 2012
Johannesburg – Defence Minister Sam Makhudu Guluybe is in the US to finalise the purchase of a 300-seater R2bn Boeing for President Jacob Zuma, a report said on Friday. The VIP jet would cost $150m (about R1.26bn) and an extra $80m (about R672.5m) to reconfigure, The Star reported. Also include...
Mar 24th, 2011
A South African opposition lawmaker was ejected from parliament on Wednesday after suggesting a minister had “blood on his hands” for authorising the sale of arms to Libya. David Maynier, a member of the opposition Democratic Alliance, was ordered to leave after asking Justice Minister Je...