The Past Week in Defence #47 (29 March – 4 April 2021)

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As Africa’s leading defence news portal, defenceWeb aims to give you the latest updates on African defence, the South African National Defence Force and the defence industry.

In this week’s edition, on the continent, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency helicopters are delivered, questions arise over South Africa’s arms supplies to Mozambique as violence spikes in Cabo Delgado, South Africa was warned on Mozambique insurrection last year, the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security has been released and a policing report says automatic weapons should not be used on protesters.

In SANDF news, the Makhanda infantry base is not secure after its fence was stolen, the Department of Defence emerges as a top 10 contributor to the Auditor General’s irregular expenditure list, Private sector security are guarding the building housing Defence headquarters, and Defence committees are not finished with 1 Military Hospital.

In industry news, Armscor further explains efforts to leverage Intellectual Property and Hensoldt South Africa and the CSIR partner on radar development.



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00:00:56 – NIMASA helicopters delivered
00:01:18 – Questions arise over SA’s arms supplies to Mozambique
00:02:43 – SA warned on Mozambique insurrection last year
00:03:47 – National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
00:05:13 – Automatic weapons should not be used on protesters says policing report
00:06:24 – Makhanda infantry base not secure
00:07:51 – DoD a top 10 contributor to AG irregular expenditure list
00:09:03 – Private sector security guarding building housing Defence headquarters
00:10:26 – Defence committees not finished with 1 Military Hospital
00:11:53 – Armscor further explains efforts to leverage IP
00:13:25 – Hensoldt South Africa and CSIR partner on radar development