Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to open Land Forces Africa


The minister of defence and military veterans, Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula, will open the event in Pretoria on 6 July.

South Africa’s honourable minister of defence and military veterans, Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula, will open the upcoming Land Forces Africa, in Pretoria, at 9am on 6 July.

Over 1 000 regional defence, security and emergency services experts from over 43 countries will gather to discuss advancing Africa’s defence and security objectives through interoperability. The South African Military Health Service and ARMSCOR are key partners to the event.

On Monday, 6 July, the conference will feature general sessions and discussions on interoperability in African multinational operations, as well as military and civilian collaboration in African disaster management missions. Day two of the conference programme offers two separate sessions and introduces the Disaster Management Africa track, where the Nigerian church collapse will be discussed as a case study.

You are invited to the opening of the Land Forces Africa conference (including Disaster Management Africa) to hear the minister’s presentation and talk to some of the leading stakeholders in Africa’s defence and security sector, including:

* Vice admiral (ret) RJ Mudimu, chairman, Armaments Corporation of South Africa (Armscor), Republic of South Africa;
* General Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda, chief of the General Staff, Angola Armed Forces; and
* Lieutenant general Paul Ignace Mella, force commander of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), United Republic of Tanzania.


The exhibition will feature the latest technologies on offer to the defence, security and emergency services industry. More than 50 leading suppliers, including Denel SOC, ARMSCOR, SAAB, TATA Motors and DCD Protected Mobility will be showcasing their solutions to the African market.

The exhibition is free to attend for those currently involved in the defence, security and emergency services sectors.

Where: Heartfelt Arena, cnr Voortrekker and Eeufees Road, Thaba-Tshwane, Pretoria, South Africa
When: 6 and 7 July. Registration is from 7:30pm. Conference starts at 9am on 6 July
Registration: or at the door on 6 and 7 July

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