2017 confirms defenceWeb as South Africa’s leading defence news source


defenceWeb remains the largest, most credible and widely read defence and security news website in Africa, with three-and-a-half thousand stories published in 2017.

These were viewed over two million times by nearly half a million unique visitors in 2017, proving that readership remains extremely robust, both locally and internationally. Accessibility is key to defenceWeb’s philosophy, and our content is freely available via our app and through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Publishing daily, defenceWeb makes sure you are first with the news and strives to cover all the big and small aerospace, defence and security news stories out there, from rhino poaching to the coup in Zimbabwe.

defenceWeb is a trusted media partner for many other events as well, and will be covering many defence, security and aerospace conferences, exhibitions and events next year. Many important events were attended in 2017, such as the Aerospace, Maritime and Defence (AMD) conference, Aaardvark Roost Electronic Warfare Conference, Africa Border Management and Security Conference, Homeland Security Africa, Securex and Radar Interest Group conference.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are a hot topic and defenceWeb attended several unmanned events, such as Drones Africa and the CSIR’s UAV Symposium. Other aviation events included the Aeronautical Society of South Africa’s annual conference, air shows and South African Air Force capability demonstration.

defenceWeb prides itself on providing unrivalled coverage on the South African National Defence Force and consequently in 2017 covered many SANDF events such as changes of command, vehicle handovers, exercises, capability demonstrations, parades, and of course the big calendar items such as the Navy Festival and Armed Forces Week.

2018 is nearly upon us and our readers can look forward to more stellar coverage from defenceWeb in the New Year, including of Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) – defenceWeb is proud to be an official media partner for 2018’s biggest African defence event, which will be held in September.