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South Africa"s policy on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

South Africa"s policy on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

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Published by South African Communication Service on behalf of the Dept. of Foreign Affais in Cape Town .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Nuclear nonproliferation.,
    • South Africa -- Military policy.,
    • South Africa -- Foreign policy.

    • Edition Notes

      ContributionsSouth Africa. Dept. of Foreign Affairs.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJZ5675 .S68 1995
      The Physical Object
      Pagination47 p. ;
      Number of Pages47
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL775796M
      ISBN 100621169749
      LC Control Number97176511
      OCLC/WorldCa38249662

      Nuclear Supplier’s Group (NSG) Background: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) was signed in to prevent spread of nuclear materials, technology and weapons so .


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South Africa's Weapons of Mass Destruction offers an in-depth view of the secret development and voluntary disarmament of South Africa's nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons program, Project by: In South Africa, the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Act 6 provides for the management and control of any weapon designed to kill, harm or infect people, animals or plants through the effects of a nuclear explosion or the toxic properties of a chemical warfare agent.

South Africa played an active role in the discussions resulting in the adoption of a set of "Principles and Objectives for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament". The "Principles and Objectives" focuses, inter alia, on adherence to the NPT, nuclear disarmament, the conclusion of the CTBT and the establishment of nuclear weapon-free zones.

South African Council for the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Press Release. The South African Government shares the international community's concern over the illicit transfer of nuclear and nuclear related dual-use technology and materials that could be used in weapons of mass destruction and encourages the sharing of information that would identify.

South Africa's Weapons of Mass Destruction Helen E. Purkitt, Stephen F. Burgess Published by Indiana University Press Democratic South Africa (CODESA) that involved the government, the an “insurance policy” for themselves and the need to develop new toolsCited by: 1.

Introduction: The Ongoing Problem of South Africa's Unconventional Weapons 2. South Africa in a World of Proliferating Weapons 3. Origins and Evolution of Nuclear-Weapons Research and Development 4. Warheads, Missiles, and Nuclear-Deterrence Strategy 5.

Project Coast and Its Origins 6. Dismantling the Nuclear-Weapons Program 7. The Rollback. The legislation creates the South African Council for the Non-Proliferation [NPC] of Weapons of Mass Destruction, which is charged with export control authority for all nuclear dual-use items.

[61] The Act makes any involvement by South African citizens in the development of nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons.

South Africa is the only country to have developed nuclear weapons and then voluntarily given them up. Purkitt and Burgess tell a comprehensive story of South Africa's nuclear program, from its inception, with inadvertent assistance from the U.S. "Swords into Plowshares" program, which provided the country access to nuclear technology in the s, to the government's decision.

In South Africa due regard has been taken of the gravity of the situation with policy development and the enactment of specific legislation in the form of the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Act, No. 87 of (Act No. 87 of ). From the s to the s, South Africa pursued research into weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.

Six nuclear weapons were assembled. Before the. Buy This Book in Print summary South Africa's Weapons of Mass Destruction offers an in-depth view of the secret development and voluntary disarmament of South Africa's nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons program, Project Coast.

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non-proliferation by or under any law, shall exer cise such power and perform such duty in accordance with the policy determined in terms of section 2. [a87ys4]4 Establishment of South Africa n Council for Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (1) There is hereby established a Council to be known as the South African Council for.

The South African Council for the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (the Council) has continued to fulfil its mandate to control items related to the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery through the implementation of the Government’s policy on disarmament and non-proliferation and relevant non-proliferation legislation.

Since the end of the Cold War, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction has become much more prominent in U.S. national security and foreign policy planning.

Revelations about Iraqi, North Korean, South African, and Israeli nuclear weapon programs, the possibility of a nuclear arms race in South Asia, and the multidimensional conflicts in the Middle East all point.

Meeting report. Presentation on Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Ms Xolelwa Mlumbi-Peter, DDG: International Trade and Economic Development (ITED), in her opening remarks, said that sinceSouth Africa has consistently promoted a view that the continued existence of Weapons of Mass Destruction is a threat to.

South Africa's post-apartheid government implemented its nonproliferation and disarmament policies through the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Act ofwhich controls the transfer of sensitive items and technologies.

[2] Pretoria has since integrated itself into the international nonproliferation regime and is a member in good standing of the major. To amend the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Act,so as to make provision for the representation of the Department of Trade and Industry in the South African Council for Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction; and to render punishable any contravention of, or any failure to comply with, the provisions of a.

The Africa Portal is a research repository and an expert analysis hub on African affairs. 12 12 results Filter your results Year. (2) (2) (1) (5) (1) (1) Subject Weapons of mass destruction (12). Following the dismantlement of South Africa's nuclear weapons, the domestic Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Act committed South Africa to abstain from developing nuclear weapons.

[17] Disarmament and Treaty Commitments. Tony Blair went to war in Iraq despite a report by South African experts with unique knowledge of the country that showed it did not possess weapons of mass destruction, according to a book.

7 Amends the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Act 87 of by substituting the word 'chairperson' for the word 'chairman', wherever it occurs. 8 Short title This Act shall be called the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Amendment Act, A.

Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, the multilateral treaties on weapons of mass destruction,9. The Continent has long expressed its commitment to a world free of the abhorrent and indiscriminate biological, chemical and nuclear weapons (WMD).

The Common African Defense and Security Policy (CADSP), adopted by the Second Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union, held in Sirte, Libya, on 28 Februaryidentifies WMD as a common threat.

Nonproliferation Issues for Weapons of Mass Destruction provides an understanding of WMD proliferation risks by bridging complex technical and political issues. The text begins by defining the world conditions that foster proliferation, followed by an analysis of characteristics of various classes of WMDs, including nuclear, biological, and.

Africa pushes for a ban on nuclear weapons. On 27 October, the First Committee of the United Nations (UN) passed L ‘Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations’.The resolution calls for negotiations to take place next year on a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, and lead towards their total elimination.

The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is a problem facing the U.S. at the end of the s, and will continue to be a trenchant problem in the future. Les Aspin, U.S. Secretary of Defense, augmented U.S. non-proliferation policy this decade with the ‘Defense.

Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation: towards a nuclear-weapon-free world. Lodgaard, Sverre policies. This book will be of great interest to all students of arms control, strategic 3 Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction Responding to the challenge Edited by Ian Bellany. From the s to the s, South Africa pursued research into weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, biological, and chemical nuclear weapons were assembled.

Before the anticipated changeover to a majority-elected African National Congress government in the s, the South African government dismantled all of its nuclear weapons. Southern and eastern Africa has been one of the regions targeted by North Korean proliferation financing activities.

Measures to address vulnerabilities can reduce countries’ risk exposure to this threat., In recent years, preventing the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) has become an important component of broader non-proliferation and.

In the aftermath of French testing in Algeria, the United Nations General Assembly adopted in a resolution calling for a zone free of nuclear weapons in Africa. [2] Three decades later, after South Africa’s accession to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

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Nigeria has voiced its support to the non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), saying a world free of nuclear weapons is the ideal society it : Daily Post Staff.

2 African perspectives on countering weapons of mass destructionAfrican perspectives on countering weapons of mass destruction •• ISS Paper ISS Paper •• September September measures to close gaps in the existing non-proliferation regime.

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It even led EU leaders to adopt a specific WMD strategy at the same time: the EU’s Strategy on the Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (EU WMD Strategy). Inthe situation was different. Many other issues dominated the agenda, and non.Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism Our Mission To counter the threat of terrorists acquiring and/or using a weapon of mass destruction, WMDT works with foreign partners to establish, strengthen, and maintain their capabilities to deter, detect, defeat, and respond to terrorist attempts to acquire or use chemical, biological.