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Please keep on praying for our soldiers.

 

MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE SA NATIONAL DEFENCE UNION
SANDU HQ, Pretoria, Friday, 28 August 2015

SANDU DENOUNCES GOVERNMENT’S OBFUSCATION OF FACTS RE. PRIVATE AIRCRAFT CHARTER FOR THE DEPUTY PRESIDENT


The South African National Defence Union denounces the obfuscation of facts, forthcoming from government circles, surrounding the chartering of a private aircraft to transport Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to Japan.

Procedures surrounding the procurement of such a charter include that:

1. Several aircraft options are sourced by the SA Air Force from contracted service providers, inclusive of the costs of aircraft already vetted in accordance with the existing Treasury contract;

2. Should an aircraft, which is not on the original list of vetted aircraft, be suggested by a service provider, same is pointed out to the presidency by the SA Air Force.

3. Stringent security vetting is then performed by the security services of the Presidency on such aircraft, including of its ownership which is sourced from the service provider.

Thus, there is no room for plausible deniability by the Presidency or Government as to the identity of the ownership of such an aircraft.  The Defence Minister‘s contention, today, that the ownership is never disclosed, is plainly incorrect.

The entire procurement process is, however, shrouded in a veil of secrecy, preventing full disclosure of which other options were available to the Presidency in electing a specific choice from the available options, and what the comparative costs of the different options were. Also shrouded in secrecy, is the rationale behind the Presidency exercising a particular choice of aircraft. 

The fact is that the Ministry chooses to steer away from these issues and expects the public to accept decisions which, on face value, represent conflicting interests and nepotism, without it actually bothering to show the contrary through proper and full disclosure of procedure and documentation.

In the meantime R5m of the already depleted SAAF budget is being spent on private profiteering while the SAAF is in dire need of money to maintain full functionality.

Adv JG (Pikkie) GREEFF
NATIONAL SECRETARY: SANDU



 


BREAKING NEWS: NEW AND EXISTING SANDU MEMBERS CAN NOW PAY MEMBERSHIP FEES VIA DEBIT ORDER FROM YOUR BANK ACCOUNT!

SANDU is proud to bring the soldiers of the SANDF a new membership initiative! All members, including those wanting to join South Africa's biggest Military Trade Union SANDU, can now pay membership fees BY DEBIT ORDER!

The fees are broken down as follows:

R26 administration fee (once off).

R85 pm thereafter.

Benefits of joining SANDU and paying membership fees via debit order are as follows:

  1. Your membership deductions are taken from your bank account and no longer from your salary via the SANDF.
  2. You become an exclusive Soldiers Legal Guard (SLG) members. This benefit covers the legal costs and expenses of all SANDU members, should you require a lawyer to represent you in litigation proceedings.
  3. As a SANDU member you now have the benefit of professional, countrywide, debt negotiators who will restructure affordable lower payments to your creditors, leaving you with enough money to pay for your everyday essential living expenses. No more aggressive phone calls from credit departments, no more lost income due to unlawful Emolument Attachment Orders (garnishing orders). No more sleepless nights wondering what will happen to your family when you are not there. This means you will become financially independent the smart way and earn the respect of others. Our highly trained professionals will help you manage your creditors and plan your future. You can enjoy the full protection of the law within 5 working days after a short consultation with our experienced and accredited professionals.

Please note that, along with the SANDU Debit Order form, a SANDU Membership application form MUST be filled in by new SANDU applicants.

Current SANDU members may now switch to the debit order system by indicating at the bottom of the debit order form that they wish to do so.

Membership application and debit order forms can be downloaded here.

DONT DELAY! JOIN SANDU TODAY! THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS WE CAN HELP YOU!