oa Arms Control : Africa - The destruction of South Africa's cluster munitions
|Article Title||The destruction of South Africa's cluster munitions|
|© Publisher:||Institute for Security Studies (ISS)|
|Journal||Arms Control : Africa|
|Publication Date||Mar 2009|
|Pages||7 - 9|
On the 3 December 2008 South Africa's new Minister of Defence Charles Nqakula announced in his first high-profile statement since taking up his post that South Africa is to destroy its 'relatively small stockpile of outdated cluster munitions'. Nqakula make the statement from Oslo, Norway, at the signing ceremony of an historic new international treaty, the Convection on Cluster Munitions, which bans the use, production, transfer and stockpiling of cluster munitions.
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