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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...

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...

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...

Gallery: Defence Demo Day 20 September 2023

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A strong defence industry is needed to ensure South Africa’s national...

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Deputy Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thabang Makwetla maintains that South Africa’s national sovereignty is at risk without a robust defence sector, as a...

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...

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...

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...

Defence enterprise development fund moves forward

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The defence industry Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) fund has been established as an initiative of the Defence Sector Charter Council (DSCC) to improve...

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)...

Aerospace and Defence Masterplan identifies short-term revenue opportunities

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The Aerospace and Defence Masterplan document has identified a number of pending export opportunities that could begin to generate revenues within 18 months for...

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...

AMD looking to reposition SA defence industry amid uncertain times

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The South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industry Association (AMD) hopes to lead the local defence industry out of the quagmire it finds itself...

AMD paints grim picture of SA defence industry

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Industry association AMD has painted a bleak portrait of the South African defence industry, as exports, research and development and employee numbers decline, but...

SA defence industry needs to sell itself

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The South African defence industry needs to sell itself, otherwise it risks becoming a dead duck, defence expert Helmoed Romer Heitman has cautioned. Speaking to...

SA defence industry at a crossroads – Mapisa-Nqakula

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The South African defence industry is at a critical crossroads due to challenges including the reduced defence budget and fewer acquisition programmes,...

SA defence technology highlighted at AAD despite low defence budget

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With the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition kicking off in Tshwane on 19 September, South Africa's defence industry is on display...

SA defence industry to show it wares overseas

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The South African defence industry will be out in force at several big international exhibitions later this year, including the first edition...

SA Defence Industry Fund officially launched

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The long-awaited Defence Industry Fund (DIF) was launched on Thursday 5 July 2018. The fruit of the 2015 Defence Review and consultations...

Mapisa-Nqakula outlines efforts made to promote SA defence industry

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has outlined a number of strategies state owned arms acquisition agency Armscor is undertaking to...

South African defence needs to be prioritised

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The South African defence sector needs to be given higher priority and allocated more funding in order to drive innovation, economic growth...

Peacekeeping and border security to drive SA defence procurement – report

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Peacekeeping commitments, border security challenges and homeland security requirements will drive South Africa's defence procurement over the next five years, according to...

Defence Review 2014 – The Defence Industry

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An important element of the Defence Review is its consideration of the defence industry which is needed to define the capability actually...

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