South Africa: Country Sold R13 Billion of Arms to Non-Qualifying Countries
Business Day (Johannesburg)
29 June 2010
South Africa has sold R13 billion in arms to countries blacklisted by the arms act, NGO Ceasefire claims.
Ceasefire has compiled a database containing information on South Africa’s arms exports to other countries and released its findings to the media today.
“Arms are not potatoes, we need transparency to foster confidence in the countries that we trade with,” says Rob Thomson of Ceasefire.
Thomson reported that the National Conventional Arms Committee hasn’t strictly adhered to the requirement of the arms act. For each criterion in the act there have been at least 6 recipient countries that failed to meet the requirements. South Africa has sold arms to [continue reading]