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Is the South African defence sector fighting in the correct weight...

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SA has a new fighting champion, Dricus du Plessis. As he said after winning the UFC middleweight title bout against Sean Strickland of the...

Aviation holds huge potential for the South African defence industry

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The aviation sector is one of four potential clusters in the South African Aerospace & Defence (A&D) industry that can be used to revive...

An overarching SA defence industry strategy is desperately needed for 2024...

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As South Africa enters 2024, the state of its defence industry is taking centre stage, urging the need for a comprehensive strategy to propel...

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...

2023 a year of ‘good’ mixed with ‘bad’ and some ‘ugly’...

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2023 showed that the SA defence industry (SADI) is mainly on its own when looking for solutions and market opportunities. 2023 kicked off with a...

Denel has ‘stabilised’, but is its future secure?

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The Engineering News article “Denel seeking to rebuild itself after severe collapse” provides interesting reading. There have been no audited Denel financial statements released...

Pulling the South African defence industry out of the mud

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The recent Public Private Partnerships (PPP) for Defence and Security conference provided an interesting outlook on an alternate future for the defence and security...

Can South Africa’s defense industry recover?

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Thandi Modise recognized the irony of a Gripen jet roaring overhead as she delivered a speech to open the African Aerospace and Defence Expo...

Defence industry lekgotla must look to action, not plans

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If next month’s long delayed South African defence industry (SADI) lekgotla is to be of any value it must be in the form of...

AMD calls for defence industry input ahead of lekgotla

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The South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD) is gearing up for an Industry Lekgotla to be hosted by Defence and Military...

Modise pledges support for SA defence industry

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise has said she is committed to supporting South Africa’s defence industry because a healthy defence industry will...

dtic doing it for SADI at IDEX

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Eleven South African defence industry (SADI) companies will be in the Middle Eastern emirate Abu Dhabi next week (20 to 24 February) with Department...

Opinion: SADI-government interaction: 2022 year of “almost” action vs 2023 year...

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2022 provided an interesting dynamic in the interaction between the SA defence industry (SADI) and the government role players that have an interest in...

Fool’s Errand: Input on the South African conventional arms control system

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This opinion piece may be a fool’s errand, because it focuses on the small group which wants to see a viable South African defence...

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...

SA arms and ammunition worth R1.4 billion plus exported in first...

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A Parliamentary oversight committee heard the South African defence industry (SADI) exported military hardware and munitions to 70 plus countries with a monetary value...

Armscor aims to be prime contractor for SA defence industry

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Part of its efforts to raise much-needed capital sees Armscor planning to become a prime contractor and facilitator for the South African defence industry...

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...

Opinion: SA defence industry – Metamorphosis or dying out?

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The definition of a metamorphosis is a complete change. The change can be in character, appearance or condition. The South African Defence Industry (SADI)...

The Past Week in Defence #45 (15 March – 21 March...

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, fifteen crew are kidnapped in the Gulf of Guinea and the US military will train Mozambican soldiers. In...

Opinion: SADI Positioning – It’s Not Luck

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The business book Author Eliyahu M Goldratt has a range of fast-paced action business novels. The novel format is used to bring to life...

NDIC updates Parliament on initiatives to support the defence industry

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The National Defence Industry Council (NDIC) has updated Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) on its initiatives, from small arms manufacturing to alternative...

Joint Standing Committee on Defence highlights woeful state of local defence...

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The declining defence budget and the poor state of Denel are having a negative impact on the South African defence industry, Parliament’s Joint Standing...

Opinion: The South African defence industry and the God of Opportunity

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defenceWeb recently published an article indicating that aerospace, maritime and defence industry association AMD, and I assume the whole member grouping, is looking to...

Defence industry needs to focus on Africa

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The South African defence industry needs to work together and focus on the African market, according to Armscor officials. Armscor CEO Kevin Wakeford said...

A case for the growth of the South African Defence Industry

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Never has the time been so ripe and conducive for the growth of the local South African Defence Industry (SADI). Reading the...

Defence minister Sisulu, industry meet in Stellenbosch

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Reutech Radar Systems played host to the first ever formal engagement between the honourable minister of defence and military veterans, Dr LN Sisulu, and members...

DoD ready to consult on SADI repositioning

The Department of Defence says its "Repositioning of the Defence Industry" proposal, including the place of Denel, is ready for consultation. ...

SADI increasingly fragile

The business rescue proceedings underway at aviation company Advanced Technologies and Engineering (ATE) shows the increasing fragility of the local defence industry. ATE...

SA getting better

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South Africa is showing gentle improvement in human and economic development, according to the latest South African Development Index (SADI) released on...

Timid voices

If the City Press and Rapport newspapers can be believed, the Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (AMD) has tabled before Directorate...

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