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Nearly R1 billion worth of defence exports in third quarter of...

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The South African defence industry exported R900 million worth of military equipment, including dual-use items, in the third quarter of 2023, up slightly from...

Eight years on, still no new NCACC IT system

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For the past eight years, South Africa’s National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) has been attempting to switch from a paper-based to a digital...

SA arms exports up in first half of 2023

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If current trends continue, South Africa is set to export far more military hardware and munitions this year than last, as exports in the...

SA defence exports up in 2022

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2022 was a better year for the South African defence industry compared to 2021, with R1 billion more in products being exported to countries...

Billions of rands worth of SA defence exports on hold

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Defence exports worth R2.85 billion are currently on hold to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and Poland, the National Conventional Arms Control...

NCACC chair must not have “line function interest” in arms trade

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Ten Cabinet ministers and deputies make up the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), Government’s regulatory body for the sale and import of arms,...

SA exported R3.3 billion worth of military hardware in 2021

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The South African defence industry exported R3.3 billion worth of weapons, ammunition and military equipment to 67 countries around the world last year, according...

R5 billion in defence exports to the Middle East are unlocked

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The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) has approved multiple defence transactions with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), unlocking billions of...

Industry working to address NCACC challenges

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The South African defence industry is working to address challenges in exporting defence equipment with the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), including R3.7...

South African APCs sold to Mozambique

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Mozambique, battling an Islamist insurgency in its Cabo Delgado province, took delivery of two South African built armoured personnel carriers (APCs) earlier this year...

NCACC challenged by poor reporting, outdated IT systems

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) has raised a number of concerns over the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), including outdated IT...

Opinion: Arms exports framework needs urgent reform to support local industry

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The trade of armaments is a heavily regulated matter both at national and multi-lateral levels. This is understandable given the risks associated with potential...

South Africa amends arms export document after inspection row

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South Africa has made a subtle change to arms export rules that could unlock more than a billion dollars of weapons sales to countries...

RDM feeling pressure from NCACC decision on export permits

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) along with the entire the South African defence industry is feeling the pressure from the National Conventional Arms Control Committee...

South Africa seeks to unlock stalled arms sales to Saudi, UAE

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South Africa aims to free up R15 billion in stalled weapons sales, including to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, by amending a document...

NCACC regulations ‘could destroy the industry’

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The halt of export approvals to South Africa’s biggest military clients Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) could destroy the South African...

South Africa blocks arms sales to Saudi and UAE in inspection...

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South Africa is blocking arms sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the UAE in an inspections dispute, endangering billions of Rands worth of...

NCACC awaiting new chairperson

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The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), tasked with controlling South Africa’s trade in conventional arms, has at the moment ceased to exist as...

Document: NCACC 2017 annual report

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The South African National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) has released its annual report for the 2017 calendar year. Click here to...

South Africa imported R250 million worth of military equipment in 2017

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South Africa imported a quarter of a billion rands' worth of military equipment in 2017, according to unverified figures from the National...

Vehicles, ammunition were bulk of 2017 SA arms exports

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The South African defence industry exported R1.5 billion worth of armoured vehicles in 2017 and billions of rands worth of additional hardware,...

South Africa exported R4.5 billion worth of weaponry in 2017

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The South African defence industry exported R4.5 billion worth of military equipment in 2017, up from R4.2 billion in 2016, according to...

South Africa’s defence exports in 2016 were worth R4 billion

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The 2016 calendar year saw the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) authorise export permits with a total value of R4 170...

Missiles, vehicles, countermeasures amongst items exported by SA in 2016

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The South African defence industry exported R468 million worth of defence equipment to 66 countries in the third quarter of 2016, including...

SA defence exports, imports declined in third quarter of 2016

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The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) has released its statistics for the third quarter of 2016, which show exports (R468 million)...

South Africa exported arms, ammunition, equipment worth R2.7 billion in 2015

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Shadow defence and military veterans minister Kobus Marais does not share the enthusiasm of his colleagues on the Joint Standing Committee for...

National Conventional Arms Control Committee reports get to Parliamentary defence committee

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Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) has taken Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, to task for late submission of National...

Foreign arms sales bring billions to South Africa

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Buyers of South African defence industry products last year included Azerbaijan, Burundi, Kenya and Nigeria according to the National Conventional Arms Control...

NCACC stops Cape Town maritime conference and exhibition

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South Africa's largest maritime and coastal security event has been summarily canned just over a week before it was to take place...

NCACC first quarterly report for 2015

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The first quarterly report by the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) for South African defence exports and imports for 2015 can...

More details on South African arms exports for 2014

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More details have emerged regarding the export of South African military hardware last year, which amounted to almost R3 billion and included...

NCACC 2014 third quarter report

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The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), in its third quarter report for 2014, has released details of South African arms imports...

Arms contracts worth R23 billion authorised by NCACC

The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) approved arms exports worth R23 billion in the last three months, including armoured vehicles that...

Sale of sniper rifles to Turkmenistan questioned

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South African arms sales, this time of 50 sniper rifles valued at more than R5 million, to "the repressive regime" in Turkmenistan...

South Africa imported R169 million worth of military equipment in 2013

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South Africa imported R169.5 million worth of military hardware, including aircraft, ammunition, small arms and electronics, in 2013, according to figures from...

South Africa sold R220 million worth of heavy and light weapons...

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The South African defence industry exported R220 million worth of weapons and ammunition to a dozen countries last year, from missiles to...

NCACC approved contracts worth R79.8 billion in 2013

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The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) approved 288 contracting permits for South African manufacturers worth R79.8 billion last year, which was...

NCACC misses deadline for tabling its annual report

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The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), chaired by Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe, has missed the deadline for tabling...

More information on conventional arms sales to be part of NCACC...

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The quarterly and annual reports of the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) will from now on carry more detailed information on...

NCACC missed three quarterly reports: AG

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The National Conventional Arms Control Committee failed to submit three quarterly reports to Parliament as required by law in the financial year...