About the publication
Established in September 2008, defenceWeb is the premier online African defence and security news publication, keeping readers up to date with current and emerging defence, security and military technology affairs in Africa.
defenceWeb offers professionals, specialists interested in defence matters in Africa, media and the general public a consolidated source for news, information, research and insight. Our focus audience is the key opinion former and decision-maker in the military, defence industry, Cabinet, officialdom, academia and the media. For companies, defenceWeb provides a visible platform from which to access Africa’s defence and security market.
defenceWeb’s traffic has grown enormously over the last decade, starting off with just over 1 000 readers per month in October 2008. In September 2018, defenceWeb recorded 86 000 visitors to the website and 230 000 hits. Two years later, monthly traffic stood at 120 000 unique visitors and 500 000 page views. About half of this number comes from South Africa but defenceWeb also has significant audiences elsewhere in Africa, in Europe and North America, with readership in some 200 countries. Our traffic has been growing at an impressive rate year on year, ensuring the website remains Africa’s key defence information source. According to Alexa rankings, defenceWeb is the number six defence news website in the world.
Our products include daily defence and security news on our website; a daily no-cost newsletter delivered to your inbox; social media channels across LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and Android and Apple apps for handheld devices and tablets – the industry’s first totally free defence news application for iPhone, iPad and Android.