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South Africa"s future defence and security

William Gutteridge

South Africa"s future defence and security

identifying the national interest.

by William Gutteridge

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Published by RISCT in London .
Written in English


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SeriesConflict studies -- 298
ContributionsResearch Institute for the Study of Conflict and Terrorism.
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Open LibraryOL17155177M

  In the context of global defence spending and broad geospatial characteristics, the nearest country comparison to South Africa’s military is the Finnish Defence Forces. At first glance the thought of comparing a Scandinavian military to that of an African one seems outlandish, but consider the following: The South African and Finnish Defence. and within which it must operate, outlining South Africa’s strategic and vital interests, geostrategic trends, conflict in Africa and trends on conflict internationally. Part 4 sets out the envisaged strategy to sustain existing defence industrial capabilities and to lay the foundation for an expanded defence industry in the future.

Despite the brief notoriety of U.S. special operations activities after the tragic ambush in Niger last October, U.S. strategic priorities in Africa remain inscrutable. For a recent example of the administration’s enigmatic approach to the continent, look in turn at the Africa sections in the National Security Strategy (NSS) and the National Defense Strategy (NDS). Military Expenditure in South Africa decreased to USD Million in from USD Million in Military Expenditure in South Africa averaged USD Million from until , reaching an all time high of USD Million in and a record low of USD Million in

  As a result when operational commitments expanded after , as South Africa took on regional and continental security obligations there was a resulting disconnect between defence . South African Defense Industry. The origins of the domestic defence related industries can be traced back to the 19th century, but it was only during the Second World War that substantial.


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South Africa"s future defence and security by William Gutteridge Download PDF EPUB FB2

This timely book examines how the South African National Defence Force has adapted to the country’s new security, political and social environment since In South Africa’s changed political state South Africa's Post-Apartheid Military | SpringerLink Skip to main content Skip to table of contents.

South Africa's future defence and security. London: Research Institute for the Study of Conflict and Terrorism, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: William Gutteridge; Research Institute for the Study of Conflict and Terrorism.

This book examines the defence and security challenges facing the new South Africa in the context of development and nation-building priorities. The transformation of security policy during the transition from apartheid and since the April elections is examined. Challenges facing the defence.

South Africa's future defence and security Identifying the national interest. By W. Gutteridge and London (United Kingdom) Institute for the Study of Terrorism. Abstract. SIGLEAvailable from British Library Document Supply Centre-DSC() / BLDSC - British Library Document Supply CentreGBUnited Kingdo.

The Defence Review (first published in draft in ) serves as a highly instructive roadmap for the security challenges facing South Africa and its military in the decades ahead. It offers. The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has revealed its short and long term priorities, including border safeguarding, anti-piracy patrol and continental peacekeeping, which it aims to pursue in spite of severe funding cuts.

In the Department of Defence Annual Performance Plan, Secretary for Defence Dr Sam Gulube states that “the Department of Defence [ ]. GAVIN CAWTHRA is Chair in Defense and Security Management at the Graduate School of Public and Development Management (P&DM) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

He is the author of Securing South Africa’s Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan ), Policing South Africa(Zed Books ), Brutal Force: The Apartheid War.

– Assist with the marketing of the SA Defence Industry, sharing and exchange of technological expertise and the production of defence related articles in South Africa.

– Gaining the support of the host countries for enhancing and building the capacity of the SADC and AU Peace and Security Institutions and Committees and supporting their. Surveying the current state of the peace and security landscape in Africa is a complex task.

The drivers of conflict and violence include young populations, high unemployment, lack of equal opportunities, urbanization, poverty, inequality, too many guns, and bad governance and corruption.

The South African Army has held a technology seminar at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria.

The CSIR’s Defence, Peace, Safety and Security (DPSS) unit hosted the conference and an exhibition to the land service to showcase technologies that may be impacting on it in the medium to longer term (five to 20 years).

In future the SA Army intends to make this seminar a biennial event for invitees from other government departments, members of the defence-related industries, SADC, regional security organisations in Africa and academic institutions. In so doing, it is hoped, collective security in southern Africa and Africa as a whole will be enhanced.

This book is a result of research carried out over a number of years by the Southern African Defence and Security Management Network (SADSEM) on many of these new and emerging security issues, in cooperation with the Danish Institute for International Studies and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

The South Africa Defence & Security Report features Fitch Solutions' independent forecasts for national and international security, the defence industry, military expenditure, employment in arms production, and arms imports and exports, as well as examining industry trends and prospects, national and multinational arms producers and the regulatory environment.

South Africa’s defence and aerospace industry forms a major part of the country’s high-technology manufacturing and services sector.

Moreover, the high-level skills it has developed and is. South Africa’s White Paper on Defense and Defense Review were not merely technocratic exercises, therefore, but “assisted the nation in moving beyond apartheid,” according to Helmoed Heitman.

They “allowed South Africa to enter the 20th century with a very different approach to national security from the past.”. Keep up to date with African defence and security news. Sign up for African Defence Review's monthly newsletter.

Success. First Name. Last Name. Email. Subscribe. @africandefence on Twitter. My Tweets. ARMED FORCES DAY IN SOUTH AFRICA. THOMAS HOLDER and DARREN OLIVIER attend the Armed Forces Day demonstration.

SEE PICTURES. THE ARMY GOES. expressed in the White Paper on Defence: In the new South Africa national security is no longer viewed as a predominantly military and police problem.

It has been broadened to incorporate political, economic, social and environmental matters. At the heart of this new approach is a paramount concern with the security of the people. Challenges ahead if SA wants to be Africa's military superpower. South Africa has big plans to expand its involvement in Africa.

To implement these, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, has a vision and a page Defence Review to guide her in developing the capabilities of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to match the national.

What are the key security challenges facing the countries of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). This chapter highlights the importance of: sub-regional conflicts, migration and xenophobia, democracy and governance, regional institutional structures, environmental and water issues, HIV, and security sector reform.

It finds that in spite of many achievements, regional security. South Africa has military strategy that is too broad for the purposes of national security and professional defence. Many scholars emphasis that every country must have reasonable strategy after defining what their vital interests and national interests are.

According to Hauter (), a National. The South African Defence Force (SADF) comprised the South African armed forces from until Shortly before the state reconstituted itself as a republic inthe former Union Defence Force was officially succeeded by the SADF, which was established by the Defence Act (No.

44) of The SADF, in turn, was superseded by the South African National Defence Force in The second was a direct call by the Assembly during the inaugural session of the AU in Durban in July to operationalize the provisions of the Constitutive Act regarding the Common Defence and Security Policy of the African Union.

21 In this regard, the Assembly requested President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa, in his capacity as chairperson.SOUTH AFRICAN DEFENCE INDUSTRY. Armscor and AMD provide interested parties with an 80% view of the South African Defence Institute.

ARMSCOR. ARMSCOR, the Armaments Corporation of South Africa Ltd, (Act 51 of ) is the officially appointed acquisition organisation for the SA Department of Defence and with the approval of the SA Minister of Defence, also renders a .