Time to press the re-set button as defence and related industries prepare to play stronger economic role[Johannesburg, 15 July 2021] -
13 July 2021, Johannesburg. As South Africa this week faced the worst civil unrest we have seen in years, it is becoming ever clearer that our country needs to press the re-set button on some of our current thinking.
Most of the country looked on in horror as riots in Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng, which began from politically motivated intentions, moved into the criminal realm via the looting of businesses and cargo trucks; the blockading of key arterial transport routes; and the targeting of individuals through intimidation, victimisation and even death.
The Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD), a grouping of aerospace and defence manufacturers, supports the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to quell the outbreaks of civil disobedience, in support of the police services and society in general... [Full Story...]