- National Conventional Arms Control
- The Regulation of Foreign Military Assistance
Act, No 15 of 1998
- Prohibition of Mercenary Activities and
Regulation of Certain Activities in Country of
Act, No 27 of 2006
- Anti-Personnel Mines Prohibition Act, No 36 of
The authority responsible for the control
over trade in conventional arms and rendering of
foreign military assistance is the National
Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC).
- The NCACC is a statutory body that reports
to Parliament and consists of Cabinet Ministers
and Deputy Ministers.
- No person may trade in conventional arms or
render foreign military assistance unless that
person is registered with the Directorate
Conventional Arms Control (DCAC) and is in
possession of a permit authorised by the
Committee and issued by the DCAC. Permits are
required for armaments development and
manufacturing, marketing, contracting,
exporting, importing or transferring
(conveyance) of conventional arms, which
includes; weapons, ammunitions, vessels (land, sea
and air) designed for war, articles of war, and
related systems, components, technologies,
dual-use goods or services.
- Applications for registration and permits
are processed by the DCAC, which refers them to
various departments for review. These reviews
are considered by the Scrutiny Committee, which
makes recommendations to the NCACC.