Recently released market study: South Africa Defence & Security Report Q3 2011

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June 26, 2011 - PRLog -- South Africa's defence force remains the most advanced on the continent and operates with a consistent focus on training and redevelopment, despite budget constraints which limit its expansion. Involvement with neighbouring countries in joint security operations provides further scope for the country to maintain a strong power base. With a long-running domestic weaponry and equipment industry, the defence force is well equipped and able to participate in international trade.

South Africa has worked to meet requirements set by the UN, the EU and its own African Union regarding trade, anti-terrorism measures and security. The country is in an important strategic position due to its geographic location and its long established industries.

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Recent revelations of corruption and indiscreet dealings have caused strain between the South African government and both its people and international contacts. Support is dwindling fast for the current President Jacob Zuma. Demonstrations, sometimes violent, are erupting regularly over poor living conditions and a sense of being ignored by the governing party. The likelihood of Zuma being forced to step down as leader of the African National Congress is increasing. However, support for the African National Congress party remains strong.

With a stable democracy in place and much party support for the ruling party, South Africa's economy has a chance to strengthen and recover from its current fragile position. A series of strikes by key workers has forced the country to increase wages, despite recommendations to the contrary by a banking sector struggling to control inflation. However, commercial industries inside South Africa are long established which provides some stability despite employee strike action and underworld trading.

High unemployment continues to trouble South Africa, coupled with a high rate of disease striking workers in their most productive and profitable years. Wages are low and living conditions very poor. On top of this, the country is working to overcome a vacuum of educated workers created by the apartheid years.

Report Table of Contents:

SWOT Analysis
- South Africa Security SWOT
- South Africa Defence Industry SWOT
- South Africa Political SWOT
- South Africa Economic SWOT
- South Africa Business Environment SWOT
Global Political Outlook
- Japan After The Quake
- Global Hotspots: Libya, Iran, Afghanistan, Korea
- Wild Cards To Watch
Security Risk Analysis
- BMI's Security Ratings
- Table: Middle East And Africa Defence And Security Ratings
- Table: Middle East And North Africa State Vulnerability To Terrorism Index
- South Africa - Security Ratings
- City Terrorism Rating
- Table: BMI's Africa City Terrorism Index
Political Overview
- Domestic Politics
- Long-Term Political Outlook
Security Overview
- Internal Security Situation
- Organised Crime
- HIV/Aids
- Latest Developments
- Table: Insurgent Groups In South Africa
- External Security
- Border Security
Armed Forces And Government Spending
- Armed Forces
- New Role For The SANDF
- Acquisitions
- HIV/Aids
- 'Army Vision 2020'
- International Deployments
- Table: South African Foreign Deployments
- Weapons Of Mass Destruction
Market Overview
- Arms Trade Overview
- Industry Trends And Developments
- Procurement Trends And Developments
- Air Force
- Navy
- Army
- Latest Developments
Industry Forecast Scenario
- Armed Forces
- Table: South Africa's Armed Forces, 2002-2008 ('000 personnel, unless otherwise stated)
- Table: South Africa's Available Manpower For Military Services, 2008-2015 (aged 16-49, unless otherwise stated)
- Defence Expenditure
- Table: South Africa's Government Defence Expenditure, 2008-2015
- Table: South Africa's Defence Expenditure Scenario - Changing % Of GDP, 2008-2015 (US$mn)
- Defence Trade
- Key Risks To BMI's Forecast Scenario
- Macroeconomic Outlook
- Table: South Africa - Economic Activity, 2007-2015
Company Profiles
- Aerosud
- BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa
- Denel
- Grintek Defence & Technologies
- Reutech
- Thales South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Country Snapshot: South Africa Demographic Data
- Section 1: Population
- Table: Demographic Indicators, 2005-2030
- Table: Rural/Urban Breakdown, 2005-2030
- Section 2: Education And Healthcare
- Table: Education, 2002-2005
- Table: Vital Statistics, 2005-2030
- Section 3: Labour Market And Spending Power
- Table: Employment Indicators, 2001-2006
- Table: Consumer Expenditure, 2000-2012 (US$)
- Table: Average Annual Wages, 2000-2012
- How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
- Defence Industry
- City Terrorism Rating
- Table: Methodology
- Sources

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