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Vol 2 (AAC) No 10

Published 1st August 2009

South Africa

South Africa's arms deals with Asia

Anti-arms trade campaigners and opposition MPs are claiming that the African National Congress government covertly sought to sell weapons to repressive regimes in North Korea, Iran, Syria, Libya and Zimbabwe without the required scrutiny. On 5 August, Shadow Defence Minister and opposition Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier accused the government of lax management of the National Conventional Arms Control Committee, which oversees the country's arms sales.

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