Establishing and maintaining the focus of a national vision in respect of Defence Industry
Co-ordinating approaches between the SANDF & Defence Industry
Overseeing the development & implementation of policies & strategies, including the National Defence Industrial Strategy
Ensuring the optimal integration of the defence industry within the National Development Plan
The National Defence Industry Council (NDIC) was launched by the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans (DMVA), Honourable Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on 3 March 2016. She delegated the responsibility of chairing the NDIC to the Secretary for Defence, Dr Sam Gulube. The NDIC, which consists of senior government officials, captains of industry and its association, Aerospace, Maritime and Defence (AMD). The NDIC initiated a two-phased project to develop a Defence Industry Strategy in Phase One and the Master Plan or the Implementation Plan in Phase Two. The strategy is designed to be inspirational, aspirational and transformative. It seeks to guide the relationship between government and the defence industry, and to propose approaches for developing and transforming the industry. The Minister released the draft Defence Industry Strategy on 19 May 2017 for public comment and inputs.
NDIC is chaired by the Minister of Defence but she has delegated this responsibility to the Secretary for Defence
Secretary for Defence, Chief of the SANDF, CEO of Armscor, Group CEO of Denel, CEO of CSIR, Executive Director of the AMD, NDIC Secretariat: Director Industry Support (Defence Materiel Division)
The Presidency; Military Veterans; Police; State Security Agency; Science and Technology; International Relations and Co-operation; Public Enterprises; Trade and Industry; and the Small Business Development
The NDIC would meet quarterly under the stewardship of the Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans and would be “the highest consultative body between the defence industry and the DoD on matters of policy formulation and compliance, export support, armament acquisition and joint planning”.
The NDIC was officially launched by Hon Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, 3 March 2016 NDIC was tasked with developing a Defence Industry Strategy.
An NDIC Strategic Development Project was initiated with seven (7) Workstreams with the following tasks:
Download Draft Defence Industry Strategy -This document comprises background material and a draft defence industry strategy developed by the National Defence Industry Council (NDIC). As such, this document remains subject to changes following inputs received during further consultations and during the public comment phase. It is issued in its current form solely for the purposes of public comment and inputs.