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SIU Investigation into Denel Amended

November 11, 2019

The Presidency

11 November 2019

Proclamation 32 initiating a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) investigation into Denel has been amended.

The presidency published Proclamation 57 in Government Gazette 42828.

Proclamation 32 was published in July 2019.

Issues to be investigated include procurement of, or contracting for IT security assessment services; services to develop a white paper relating to the validity of advance payment bank guarantees on all contracts entered into by Denel and the Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC Ltd; legal services; steel fabrication services and steel fabricated goods and the awarding of bursaries by Denel.

The investigation was to focus on the period between 1 January 2015 and the date of publication of the proclamation or which took place prior to 1 January 2015 or after the date of publication of the proclamation.

The period of the investigation has now been extended to 8 November 2019.

Paragraph 2A has also been inserted into proclamation 32 expanding the scope of the investigation to include “unlawful, irregular or unapproved measures or practices in relation to the misappropriation of proprietary and intellectual property rights in Denel’s Air-to-Air missiles, Stand-off Weapons, Surface Target Missiles, Air Defence and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle systems”.