Future of the South African Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2018

This report is the result of SDIs extensive market and company research covering the South African defense industry, and provides detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values including key growth stimulators, analysis of the leading companies in the industry, and key news.


* The report provides detailed analysis of the current industry size and growth expectations from 2014 to 2018, including highlights of key growth stimulators, and also benchmarks the industry against key global markets and provides a detailed understanding of emerging opportunities in specific areas.

* The report includes trend analysis of imports and exports, together with their implications and impact on the South African defense industry.

* The report covers five forces analysis to identify various power centers in the industry and how these are expected to develop in the future.

* The report allows readers to identify possible ways to enter the market, together with detailed descriptions of how existing companies have entered the market, including key contracts, alliances, and strategic initiatives.

* The report helps the reader to understand the competitive landscape of the defense industry in South Africa It provides an overview of key defense companies, both domestic and foreign, together with insights such as key alliances, strategic initiatives, and a brief financial analysis.


Reasons to Buy:

* The African Economic Outlook data for 2009 shows corruption in South Africa to be the fourth-highest of the 53 countries in the African region. In 2009, South Africas corruption perception index (CPI), a score that is based on the degree of corruption as perceived by industry professionals and country analysts, and ranges between 10 (highly uncorrupt) and 0 (highly corrupt), is estimated at 4.7 far above the African average of 2.86. The decision made by South Africas first democratically elected government to purchase ZAR30 billion (US$3.5 billion) worth of weapons in 1999 has been the single largest, and one of the most controversial, defense procurement deals in post-apartheid South African history.

* In South Africa, the lack of transparency in arms procurement processes remains a common challenge, obstructing an informed debate on any arms trade treaty among countries and aiding corruption. Furthermore, distrust between countries often escalates, leading to the excessive and destabilizing accumulation of arms.

* Managing the weapons acquisition process is a challenge to both the political and technical systems in South Africa. The South African defense policy frameworks, written in the 1990s, have been proven unsuitable by several procurements, most notably the US$3.5 billion Strategic Defense Package of 1999, which was marred by corruption and irregularity. As a result, functions, mandates, and roles that were not envisaged at the time have been written into current defense force roles.

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Future of the South African Defense Industry - Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2018