Cabinet approves SANDF Review 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pretoria - Cabinet has approved the South African Defence Force Review 2014, and directed for it to be tabled in Parliament.

“The Review provides a long-term defence policy and defence strategic trajectory to be pursued by the country over the next four Medium Term Strategic Framework periods,” Acting Minister for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Angie Motshekga, said on Thursday following Cabinet’s regular meeting.

She said the document will be shared with the public, as they participated in the public consultations that were held across the country in the past year.

The Defence Review was recently finalised and submitted for Cabinet approval.

The first draft of the review was made public in April 2012 by the then Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Lindiwe Sisulu. Following consultation with the current Defence Minister, among others, a number of changes were made to the second draft that was released in November 2012.

According to the Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, the objective of the Defence Review was to create a balanced, flexible and modern force that uses advanced technology in response to the changing nature of the defence function globally. –

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