Warship fires on fishing boat near Cape Agulhas

The skipper of a fishing boat says he was fired upon by a warship during a naval exercise near Cape Agulhas.

The Task Group comprises the flagship Hessen and frigates Karlsruhe and Brandenburg about 20 nautical miles offshore. The Brandenburg … Read the rest

Russian Helicopters at Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition

The International Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition opened Wednesday in South Africa, and Russian Helicopters is presenting a lineup of military and civilian flying machines.

Nearly 800 helicopters manufactured by Russian companies are currently in use across the African … Read the rest

Ivor Ichikowitz now runs biggest defence company in Africa

Ivor Ichikowitz
Ivor Ichikowitz

A fortnight ago, one of the biggest defence companies on the continent was formed. That’s defence companies as a whole, not private-owned or state-owned, but any defence company.

It didn’t receive a huge amount of coverage, perhaps because … Read the rest

Labour Court orders Denel to employ white woman

The Labour Court ruled in Solidarity’s favour yesterday by ordering Denel Dynamics to permanently appoint a member of the union retroactively as of 10 February 2011 following 24 months of service as a contract worker. Solidarity cautioned companies to stop … Read the rest