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

White South Africans killed in Somalia named

Somalia Al Shabab
Somalia Al Shabab

Denel has released the names of two of three employees who were killed after an attack on a United Nations facility in Somalia on Wednesday.

They were Morne Lotter, 42, of Oudtshoorn and Alan Simpson, 35, of … 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