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UN encourages SA defence companies to bid for contracts

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A senior official from the United Nations Procurement Division has encouraged South African aerospace and defence companies to bid for United Nations (UN) contracts,...

SANDF self-financing expenditure to benefit peacekeeping, Defence Review

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The Department of Defence generated R385 million this year from reimbursements from the United Nations and the sale of equipment and spares and this...

ISS: SA ends its first big act on the UN Security...

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By 31 October, South Africa will have completed the first of its two presidency months as an elected member of the United Nations Security...

Canada sending CC-130J to support UN operations in Africa

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Canada will be providing the United Nations with a CC-130J Super Hercules tactical airlifter, which will be based at Entebbe, in Uganda, to support...

BIRD Aerosystems providing protection systems on UN helicopters in Africa

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Israel’s Bird Aerosystems has received a contract to provide missile protection systems for United Nations’ Mi-17 helicopters operating in Africa. The company on 5 August...

ISS: South Africa proves its mettle on the UN Security Council

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South Africa is six months into its third term on a highly divided United Nations Security Council (UNSC). How has it fared and where...

ISS: Can the AU and UN find common ground on Sudan?

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Recent developments around Sudan’s transfer of political power show why a more strategic partnership between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN),...

ISS: Is Sudan ready for UNAMID’s exit?

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The UN Security Council (UNSC) is scheduled to make a decision on the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)...

U.N. surveillance expert urges global moratorium on sale of spyware

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The world should impose a moratorium on the sale and use of surveillance software until there are rules in place to stop governments using...

Brand SA welcomes UN recognition of SA’s peacekeeping role

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Brand South Africa has welcomes the United Nations (UN) recognition and praise of South Africa’s role in peacekeeping missions on the African continent. Speaking at...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...