n African Security Review - A brave new South African defence industry? : commentary

Volume 12, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Extracted from text ... Little research has been done on the state of the South African defence industry since 1994. From an industry perspective, two related factors served it with a virtual death sentence in the late 1980s. The first factor was the end of the Cold War which left the world with considerably more capacity and capability to develop and produce arms than it needed or could afford. The second factor was the end of Apartheid in South Africa and the concomitant decline in the National Party government's need for an independent arms industry. In the 1990s, the industry therefore not only ..

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