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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...

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...

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...

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...

Call for “senior government authorities” to help with defence exports

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A R3.5 billion backlog of South African defence industry exports to particularly the Gulf region should receive attention from “senior government authorities” in the...

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...

Backlog of NCACC approvals for two Gulf States

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The South African defence industry is deeply dependent on exports to the Gulf Region but exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates...

Time the NCACC is treated as the “crucial entity” it should...

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The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) is seen by at least one respected military analyst and observer as “a crucial entity whose decisions...

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...

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...

AMD mourns the passing of Minister Jackson Mthembu

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The South African Aerospace Maritime Defence Industry Association (AMD) has said the passing of Minister Jackson Mthembu is a great loss not only to...

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...

NCACC to investigate SA defence equipment in Libya

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSDC) has asked questions about military hardware exported to Turkey “that might” have found its way to strife-torn...

SA authorised R500 million in arms exports for first quarter of...

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The SA National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) approved 137 export permits valued at over R500 million in the first quarter of 2020 and...

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...

Defence industry job losses will continue if South Africa cannot export

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The South African defence industry will continue to lose jobs as well as revenue, fiscal contributions and technological prowess if it is not able...

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