The Past Week in Defence #63 (19 July – 25 July 2021)

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In this week’s edition, peacefulness decreases slightly in sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria receives its first six Super Tucanos, the insurgency in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado grows amid Rwandan and Southern African Development Community deployments, defence Intelligence lays out maritime security threats in Africa, SA intelligence agencies not up to scratch according to the Institute for Security Studies, and defence minister Mapisa-Nqakula believes South Africa’s democracy is under threat as she is taken to task over unrest comments.

In SANDF news, South African Special Forces arrive in Mozambique and the SA Navy is also part of Operation Prosper.

In industry news, revitalising South Africa’s defence industry is part of the Defence Sector Charter Council’s work, salary woes continue at Denel and Armscor redefines its financial future.



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00:00:52 – Peacefulness decreases slightly in sub-Saharan Africa
00:01:35 – Nigeria receives first six Super Tucanos
00:02:25 – Cabo Delgado insurgency grows amid Rwandan and SADC deployment
00:04:10 – Defence Intelligence lays out maritime security threats in Africa
00:06:00 – SA intelligence agencies not up to scratch, time for change
00:06:51 – SA’s democracy under threat – Mapisa-Nqakula
00:07:48 – South African Special Forces arrive in Mozambique
00:08:36 – SA Navy also part of Op Prosper
00:09:44 – Revitalising SA defence industry part of Defence Sector Charter Council’s work
00:11:37 – Salary woes continue at Denel
00:12:25 – Armscor redefines its financial future