The Past Week in Defence #19 (1-7 August)


In this week’s edition, on the continent, The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency are getting ready for patrol vessels and rigid-hulled inflatable boat deliveries, a Cameroon Air Force C-130 incurs damages after crash-landing, the Southern African Development Community are against the Force Intervention Brigade reconfiguration in the Democratic Republic of Congo, African militant Islamist groups set a record for violent activity, drug trafficking goes unabated in Cabo Delgado as Islamic State warns South Africa not to get involved in the conflict and South Africa’s agricultural community faces a high murder risk.

In SANDF news, there are still no COVID-19 statistics, Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula questioned on topics ranging from mental health to vehicle purchases and Soldiers assist with COVID-19 screening as a second SAHMS deployment is readying for the Eastern Cape.

In company news, the Labour Court rules Denel must pay what it owes employees, Paramount Group alleges smear campaign in Paramount Combat Systems case and SanDock Austral is South Africa’s largest Black-owned defence company.