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Defence industry not specified on critical skills list but disciplines are...

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There are 101 scarce skills on the South African government’s recently published list of them and while the local defence industry is not named,...

Defence industry lekgotla will address challenges

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A defence industry lekgotla next month will bring together the Department of Defence, industry representatives, policy-makers and academics to try and address some of...

Aerospace and Defence Masterplan is the industry’s last hope

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The 2020 Aerospace and Defence Masterplan is “the last hope of the industry” and needs to be implemented in order to save it. This is...

SecDef optimistic on future of local defence industry

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While accepting South Africa’s current – and foreseeable – economic situation as well as other factors, including the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, South African...

Unions want Presidential action on NCACC

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Organised labour in the form of six trade unions is appealing for presidential intervention to shake the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) out...

African defence industry forum proposed

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The establishment of an African defence industry mechanism or forum within the African Union has been proposed in order to develop African solutions to...

AMD cautiously optimistic about SA defence industry prospects

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There is some light at the end of the tunnel for the South African aerospace and defence industry, with various efforts underway to revive...

Aerospace, maritime and defence industries can move SA economy forward

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The aerospace, maritime and defence industries play an important yet largely unsung role in South Africa’s economy and civil society and can do more...

Opinion: SA Defence Solutions Centre – An Alternative SADI Future

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There have been a few documents presented in the last few years that are aiming to address the decline of the South African defence...

Opinion: Glimmers of hope!

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In the last few months it seems as though there is some momentum growing in the discussions around South African Defence capability. The positive...

Aerospace and Defence Masterplan highlights projects that could stabilise the defence...

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Several projects could contribute in important ways to ensuring the stabilisation and survival of the South African defence industry, including an upgraded Rooivalk, Ratel...

Israel says it thwarted foreign cyber attack on defence industry

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Israel said on Wednesday it thwarted a cyber attack on its defence industry by a hacking group known as Lazarus, which the United States...

SA defence industry exported to 100 plus countries in 2020

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The 2020 annual report of Government’s National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) – the latest available – shows 628 contracts valued at R3 111...

Opinion: SA Defence Industry – 18 inches from greatness

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British Politician Andrew Bennett stated that “The longest journey you will ever take is the 18 inches from your head to your heart.” What we...

Declining defence budget hurting defence industry – Parliamentary report

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According to a report of Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD), one of the biggest challenges facing the South African defence industry is...

SA defence industry struggling, but avenues for growth exist

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The South African defence industry is struggling to survive amidst a declining local defence budget, stiff competition and poor economic growth, but it is...

SA defence industry needs international partnerships

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The decline in local defence spending and budget constraints is impacting growth of the South African defence industry and international partnerships are a way...

Israel says it thwarted foreign cyber attack on defence industry

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Israel said on Wednesday it thwarted a cyber attack on its defence industry by a hacking group known as Lazarus, which the United States...

Opinion: SA’s deliberate and predictable underfunding of defence function is a...

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I did not listen to the country’s budget vote this year and have not done so over the last few years. Not because I...

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