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South African Justice Ministry Answers Question About Arms Shipments to Guinea in September 2008

May 11, 2010

DEFENSE WEB

Written by Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Development Tuesday, 11 May 2010 12:21

Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Development

National Assembly

Questions for Written Reply

QUESTION 1126

Mr D J Maynier (DA) to ask the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development:
(1) With reference to the 2008 annual report of the National Conventional Arms Control Committee, (a) what is the (i) type, (ii) quantity and (iii) total value of the conventional weapons samples exported to Guinea, (b) what was the (i) purpose and (ii)(aa) date of export and (bb) date of import of the conventional weapons samples, (c) what is the name of the person who authorised the deal and (d) on what date(s) was the deal (i) authorised and (ii) ratified;
(2) whether it is the Government’s policy to export samples of conventional weapons to countries with military governments; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1282E

REPLY: 

The samples exported to Guinea in 2008 were 5 x Bullet Proof Vest samples and 10 x Ceramic Plate samples, free of charge for test purposes. The permit was approved by the NCACC and issued for export in September 2008. In Approving exports for conventional arms, the NCACC is guided by the provisions of the National Conventional Arms Control Act as well as guiding principles and criteria as contemplated in the Act.

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