Parliament's defence committee says recommendations by the Defence Force Service Commission (DFSC) are falling on deaf ears, while soldiers continue to work with unserviceable equipment and under "unacceptable" conditions.
The DFSC briefed a virtual sitting of Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Defence on Thursday on the recommendations it has made to Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe wanted answers on whether there was a feedback system in place, where the DFSC could track the implementation of recommendations.
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DFSC commissioner Ian Robertson said the minister acknowledged receipt of the reports on tabled findings and recommendations.
All recommendations are submitted to the minister for approval, with the expected implementation by the secretary of defence and SANDF," Robertson said.
Deputy Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thabang Makwetla said the unsatisfactory performance around the implementation of the commission's recommendations may be due to the stretched resources of the department.