Farewell to SA’s military establishment?
The SA National Defence Force is struggling to make ends meet because of budget cuts and all-round neglect. Last week’s parliamentary briefing laid bare the state of the entire military establishment, but the defence minister sees it as a magazine half-full
Can SA’s deteriorating military establishment be saved? Defence & military veterans minister Thandi Modise says it can, provided the country learns lessons from the past.
"We need to turn everything upside down and have a relook at how we have done things in the past," Modise says. "We have to see what we can do with the carcasses. What can we sell?"..