How South African weapons are fuelling war crimes in Yemen

The New Arab | Suraya Dadoo | 3 May 2021 As the country stood on the brink of democracy in November 1993, Nelson Mandela proudly promised that in the new South Africa human rights would be the “light that guides our foreign affairs.” However, decades later, South African-made weaponry has been deeply involved in the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.…

South Africa is putting profit before Yemeni lives

Aljazeera | Michael Marchant & Zen Mathe | 19 April 2021   The South African state has abandoned its commitment to human rights to profit from weapons deals. In so doing, it has become complicit in war crimes in Yemen. Democratic South Africa’s commitment to human rights has never been solely inward-looking. Its constitutional order was…