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defenceWeb is the premier online African defence and security news publication, providing current and emerging news and insights on defence, security, and military technology affairs in Africa. Established in 2008, we offer a consolidated source for news, information, research, and insight for professionals, specialists, media, and the general public. Our focus audience includes key opinion formers and decision-makers in the military, defence industry, Cabinet, officialdom, academia, and media.

For companies, defenceWeb provides a visible platform to access Africa’s defence and security market. Our website has grown significantly over the last decade, with readership reaching 250,000 unique monthly readers and over 1,500,000 page views as of February 2023. We have a significant audience not only in South Africa but also in other parts of Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and North America.

Our products include daily defence and security news on our website, a daily no-cost newsletter delivered to your inbox, relevant industry events, and video. Our team of experienced journalists and analysts work hard to bring you the most accurate and relevant news and insights on African defence and security. Join our community today and stay informed on the latest developments in African defence and security!

About our people

A graduate of Rhodes University with a Bachelor of Journalism, Guy Martin has been writing in the field of defence, with a focus on military aviation, since 2004. Guy has been published in over a dozen aviation and defence magazines, such as Air Forces Monthly, International Air Power Review, Combat Aircraft and Military Technology.

Senior reporter
Kim Helfrich
has been actively involved in defence and military reporting for more than two decades, starting as a specialist defence reporter for the Pretoria News in the mid-1990s. He also covered the defence beat for The Citizen and The New Age prior to joining defenceWeb. His experience and knowledge has seen him address a number of SA National Defence Force training seminars on “The Military and the Media”. He was presented with the Chief of the SA Navy’s Commendation for his reporting on naval affairs. Environmental reporting is his other specialist area and he is a merit award winner in the annual Environmental Reporting Awards sponsored by SABMiller.

Sales director
A graduate of Wits University with a Bachelor of Commerce, Robert Mace has been working in the online publishing space since 1996. He is a founding member of ITWeb and has been working on defenceWeb since its inception in 2008. He is the managing partner of defenceWeb and is directly responsible for sales.