17 September 2018
Rheinmetall Denel Munition to honour colleagues with memorial service at 14:00 on 20 September
Cape Town: Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) will host a memorial service this week for those who died on 3 September.
The memorial will honour our dedicated colleagues, Nico Angelo Samuels, Stevon...
14 September 2018
Rheinmetall Denel Munition remembers colleagues
Cape Town: The staff at Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) are mourning their eight colleagues who died on 3 September, after the families received official confirmation of the identities from the...
13 September 2018
Rheinmetall Denel Munition receives identities of colleagues who died in blast
Cape Town: Today the management of Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) was given the identities of those who died in the incident on 3 September.
The families of those affected were invited to an...
4 September 2018
Update: Explosion at Rheinmetall plant Somerset West
Somerset West, Western Cape – Rheinmetall Denel Munitions plant situated in Somerset West experienced an explosion at its propellant operations building, on Monday, 3 September 2018. During...
4 September 2018
Denel SOC Ltd Flies Flags at Half Mast in the Aftermath to Rheinmetall Denel Munition Accident
The Board of Directors and Management of Denel SOC have been deeply saddened by the tragic events that resulted in an unconfirmed number of fatalities at Rheinmetall Denel Munitions premises in...
3 September 2018
Rheinmetall Denel Munitions Fire
Denel SOC Ltd has learnt with shock of the tragic explosion that has resulted in a fire at Rheinmetall Denel Munitions (RDM) site in Somerset West, near Cape Town. Should the deaths that the media...
29 August 2018
Strong Actions Taken To Rebuild Denel
The new Board of Denel has initiated wide-ranging steps to combat corruption, strengthen governance, investigate dubious transactions and restore the organisation’s reputation and...
27 August 2018
Reduced Budgets And Local Defence Industry Support Enables Denel Participation At AAD2018
Within the current operating context of austerity and prudent financial management, Denel’s participation at the upcoming Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition, has been enabled through...
18 June 2018
Denel Group Chief Financial Officer Placed on Special Leave Pending Disciplinary Process
The Denel Board of Directors has put the Group Chief Financial Officer (GCFO), Mr Odwa Mhlwana, on special leave pending a disciplinary process into serious allegations of misconduct against...
8 June 2018
Denel Welcomes Debt Extension As It Embarks On Its Turnaround
The Board and Management of Denel SOC Limited confirmed that the company has been granted an extension to repay its unsecured debt that was due on Sunday June the 10th. The extension is on a R290m...
15 May 2018
Denel Board Accepts Group Chief Executive's Resignation
The Denel Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of the group’s Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), Zwelakhe Ntshepe, with effect from today.
Mr Ntshepe has been with the company for 20...
12 April 2018
Denel To Showcase Products For Growing Asian-Pacific Markets
The Denel Group will show off its world-class range of products and various capabilities at an international defence exhibition attended by high-level decision-makers from the region and other...
10 April 2018
Denel Welcomes New Board, Looking Forward To A New Growth Trajectory
Denel executives welcome and look forward to working with the new interim Board appointed by the Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr Pravin Gordhan, yesterday to provide oversight and help the...
8 January 2018
Standout Achievers Benefit From Denel Schools Programme
The value that Denel adds to education, especially in science and mathematics, was underlined by the achievements of matriculants who benefited from the enrichment programmes it offered over...
15 December 2017
Denel Confirms Payment of December Salaries
Denel has today confirmed to its employees, including all organised labour unions in the company, that the December salaries as well as the outstanding 13th cheque payments will be paid out as...
12 December 2017
Cheetahs Take To The Skies Again In America
Denel has concluded an agreement for the sale of 12 South African-designed Cheetah fighter jets to the US-based Draken International.
The contract includes return to service and flight acceptance...
18 October 2017
South African Deminers Achieve Major Success In Foreign Conflict Zone
Demining teams from Mechem have lifted more than 23 000 landmines over an eight-month period on the eastern border of Turkey. This is regarded as one of the most significant achievements ever in...
11 October 2017
Denel Boosts Confidence Of Matriculants Prior To Big Exams
Matriculants across the country who attended enrichment classes and spring camps offered by Denel are looking forward with great confidence to the coming year-end exams.
They expect to follow in...
4 October 2017
Denel Committed To Good Corporate Governance
Denel has noted media reports with regards to the allegations of refusing to release an adjusted audit report which would state that Denel has an unqualified audit with irregular expenditure from...
26 September 2017
Fraudulent Use of Denel Maritime Trademark
A fraudulent email is currently being distributed to potential suppliers to elicit information on behalf of Denel Maritime. The email contains a PDF attachment with a fraudulent “Request for...
7 September 2017
Denel Targets World's Top Defence Show
Denel will be extending its marketing drive into European markets next week through its participation in the world’s leading defence and technology exhibition, DSEI 2017 in London.
29 August 2017
Prominent Presence In Poland For Denel
Denel will have a strong marketing presence at Central and Eastern Europe’s most prominent defence and technology exhibition taking place in Poland next month.
The International Defence Industry...
25 August 2017
Growing And Creating Value For The Customer Under Challenging Economic Conditions
The Denel Group’s annual results for the 2016-17 financial year show a company that has weathered a challenging global economic period, but managed to perform better than anticipated. The global...
25 August 2017
Denel Decision To Exit The Denel Asia JV
When Denel SOC was inducted into the Top 100 Global Defence Companies hall of fame in 2015, no one could have predicted that the company would work its way up from the 97th to the 84th position...
17 August 2017
New Appointments Will Strengthen Denel's Leadership Team
Denel has appointed two seasoned professionals to fill key leadership positions and drive the company’s strategic direction during a new phase of growth. Mr Odwa Mhlwana is the new Group Chief...
10 July 2017
A Taste Of High-Flying Science At Denel Annual Youth Camps
Denel is giving high school learners in six provinces a rare opportunity to brush up on their maths and science performance through tuition and exposure to living examples from the innovation that...
5 July 2017
More CASSPIRS Ready For Delivery To African Client
Another consignment of 21 Casspir mine-protected vehicles is ready for handover and shipment to an African client. This forms part of a total order of 45 vehicles of which Denel has already...
27 June 2017
Denel Young Engineers Attend Women In Innovation Conference
The Denel Group has given three young female engineers an opportunity to sharpen their leadership skills, build networks and get armed with practical tools to thrive in the Science, Technology,...
23 May 2017
Denel Endeavours To Re-Establish Itself In the East Asian Market
Denel has noted the recent media reports on the National Treasury’s (NT) former Director General, Mr Fuzile’s court papers regarding the establishment of a joint-venture company Denel entered...
19 May 2017
Denel Hosts Inaugural Ministerial Workshop On The National Defence Industry Council
Denel is delighted to host the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and the National Defence Industry Council (NDIC) for their inaugural ministerial workshop...
16 May 2017
Denel Media Statement On Denel Asia JV
Denel has noted media reports with regards to the National Treasury (NT) views on the new venture company Denel has entered into as a vehicle to penetrate the Asia-Pacific markets.
3 May 2017
Fitch Confirms Denel's Rating As Stable And Positive
Fitch Ratings has affirmed both of Denel’s National Long-Term Rating and National Short-Term Rating as positive. The outlook for both ratings remains stable, with the National Long-Term Rating...
24 March 2017
Denel Seeks Closure On The Legality Of Denel Asia JV
Denel has applied to the High Court of South Africa in Gauteng for an order declaring that it obtained approval to form a joint venture with VR Laser Asia which resulted in the establishment of...
11 March 2017
Denel and tkMS sign MOU to collaborate on Submarine and Frigate Upgrades
As Denel gets ready to revive the Naval Dockyard facilities in Simonstown, the company is collaborating with thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (tkMS) for joint support of the SA Navy frigates and...
10 March 2017
Celebrating Top Academic Achievement In Critical And Scarce Skills At Awards Event
Denel’s top academic performers from the company’s Schools Outreach Programme (SOP), the Group’s Bursary scheme and the Denel Technical Academy will be celebrated at the company’s annual...
31 January 2017
Denel To Highlight Its Capabilities At Top Middle Eastern Defence Show
Expectations of rapid growth in defence spending in countries in the Middle East offer platforms for Denel’s participation in the region’s top defence exhibition next month.
19 January 2017
Denel On Track To Meet Contract With Namibia
Denel is on track to deliver armoured patrol vehicles and light-weight remote weapon systems to Namibia within the next four months.
The contract is a substantial one and consists of eight RG32M...
5 January 2017
Denel Adds ‘Final Push’ To Achieving Free State Matriculants
Matriculants in the Southern Free State emerged as among the top achievers in the 2016 year end results thanks to academic enrichment classes offered by young engineers at Denel.
8 December 2016
The “Bull” In Denel’s Kraal Gets Even Better
Advanced versions of Denel PMP’s iNkunzi PAW semi-automatic weapon, deployed to destroy high-value targets especially in urban warfare, have now become available on the global markets.
7 December 2016
Denel Partnership With European Manufacturer Producing Results
Africa’s leading ammunition manufacturer, Denel PMP, is partnering with Nordic company, NAMMO, to produce niche products that meet the specialised needs of the South African National Defence...
5 December 2016
Denel Joins Forces With Global Leaders To market Geospatial Products
Specialised software to improve geospatial intelligence available to African defence forces will be developed and marketed in a new collaboration between Denel and global geospatial technology...
30 November 2016
Umkhonto Missile Ready For Final Testing On Frigates
The delivery of Denel’s Umkhonto surface-to-air missile to an international client has reached an advanced stage with extensive testing scheduled to take place in early 2017.
The missiles are...
26 October 2016
Denel Reports To Parliament On Financial Sustainability And Growth Prospects
Denel continues to maintain a healthy financial position and is poised for a period of sustained growth in the defence and high-technology areas.
The state-owned technology company presented its...
5 October 2016
Denel Supports Free State Learners Before Final Exams
Rural high school learners in the Free State will receive a “final push” from Denel to prepare for the year end exams.
Young black engineers from the defence and technology company will spend...
4 October 2016
Denel Attracted Strong Global Interest In Defence And Technology Products At Africa’s Premier Show
Denel is confident that its participation in Africa’s largest defence and technology exhibition will lead to a growth in business and a stronger order book.
Zwelakhe Ntshepe, the Acting GCEO of...
29 September 2016
Young Denel Engineers Produce Breakthrough Weapon
The challenge given to the three young engineers to redesign an infantry soldier’s most trusted ally, the machine gun, making it lighter and easier to handle without compromising its firepower...
12 September 2016
Denel Poised To Make Major Announcements On New Initiatives
Less than a month after announcing a 41% growth in revenue for the past financial year, the Denel Group is poised to reveal ground-breaking partnerships with leading global defence players at the...
23 August 2016
Leveraging Strategic Partnerships Is Critical For Denel's Sustainable Growth
The results we are presenting today reflect the resilience and hard work of Denel employees without whom, none of these results would have been possible. Denel is on a sustainable growth...
27 July 2016
Denel Vindicated As High Court Dismisses With Punitive Costs LMT Minority Shareholders' Business Rescue Application
The application for business rescue that was brought to the North Gauteng High Court as an urgent matter by some shareholders of LMT Holdings on July 13 was dismissed with costs by the same court...
19 July 2016
First Batch Of Denel Vehicles Shipped To UAE Client
The first batch of RG31 mine-resistant vehicles manufactured by Denel Vehicle Systems for the UAE Armed Forces has been shipped.
The RG31 is a Mobile Mortar Platform (MMP) which is highly-regarded...
14 July 2016
Denel Rejects Minority Shareholders Claims And Will Oppose Business Rescue Application In Relation To LMT Holdings
Denel wish to respond to the adverse reporting which was carried by certain publications today.
Denel categorically deny that it is captured by the Gupta family.
The alleged work or contract which...
13 July 2016
Defence & Technology Giant Brings Huge Career Expo And Innovative Products To Rural Eastern Cape Learners
High school learners in the Eastern Cape will be inspired to follow careers in science, technology and other critical and scarce skills at a big career exhibition hosted by Denel at the Mthatha...
30 June 2016
Denel Helps Free State Learners To Achieve In Maths And Science
More than 1 000 high school learners in the Free State will benefit from classes in science and mathematics offered by Denel employees this weekend.
This initiative is part of the defence and...
26 May 2016
Canine Sleuths Contribute To Success Of Anti-Poaching Operations In Kruger National Park
Tracker dogs trained by Denel are having increasing success in curbing the smuggling of rhino horn and ivory in the Kruger National Park.
Six tracker dog teams consisting of dogs and their handlers...
15 May 2016
Denel Response to the Sunday Times
Denel denies that Parliament was misled. Please note that the Denel presentation to Parliament never said that Denel Asia was initiated by Mr Saloojee. In his presentation to the Board on the 10th...
11 May 2016
Denel's Venture In South East Asia Forms Part Of Global Growth Strategy
Denel is increasingly looking at export sales -- including in the rapidly-expanding Asia-Pacific region -- in terms of its mandate to create a financially self-sustainable defence business, Mr...
5 May 2016
Fitch Ratings Confirm Denel's AAA Status
Denel welcomes the decision by Fitch ratings agency to maintain the company’s long-term rating and affirm its current short-term rating and outlook, despite a broad set of challenges that have...
5 May 2016
Denel Board Media Statement
The Denel board has noted the Media statements attributed to Minister Pravin Gordhan, and wishes to categorically deny that the Denel board or its executives are arrogant and belligerent.
27 April 2016
Youthful Innovation At Denel Praised In Parliament
Young innovators at Denel are doing pioneering research and producing technology that contributes to “the creation of new industries” in South Africa.
Speaking in Parliament the Deputy Minister...
23 April 2016
Denel Reinforces Commitment To Good Governance
Denel is a strategic company for South Africa and over the past months, the company, its Board and senior executives have been under tremendous media attack and scrutiny. As the Board, we are...
14 April 2016
Denel Media Statement on National Treasury Pronouncements
Denel has noted media reports with regards to the National Treasury (NT) views on the new venture company Denel has entered into as a vehicle to penetrate the Asia-Pacific markets.
Chapter 3 of the...
8 March 2016
Security Concerns And Smuggling Lead To Rising Demand For Canine Sleuths
Escalating global concerns about aviation safety and border security are contributing to a rapid growth in demand for South African-trained sniffer dogs.
Mechem is one of the world’s most trusted...
29 February 2016
Trusted Casspir Adds Firepower To Its Mine-Protection Qualities
The versatility and range of Denel’s Casspir mine-protected vehicles has been expanded to accommodate the firepower requirements of different clients. This will attract the interest of defence...
2 February 2016
The Power Of The Rooivalk On Show During A Three Day Demonstration
The formidable combat capability of the Rooivalk Attack Helicopter, one of the most advanced weapon systems produced by the South African defence industry, will be on display during the...
27 January 2016
Casspir Eland Joins Denel's Impressive Vehicle Stable
Denel has expanded the range of its recovery vehicles based on the well-known Casspir mine resistant system and is responding to keen interest shown by clients on the African continent.
22 January 2016
Denel Honours Top-Performing Students Who Excel In Science And Technology
Matriculants who participated in Denel’s Maths and Science enrichment programmes in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the North West, received a 100% pass rate in the 2015 year-end exams. The 230 Grade 12...
10 December 2015
Denel-Trained Youth Clear Land For Housing Development In The City Of Tshwane
Newly-trained young people temporarily employed by Denel are clearing a former military training ground for a new housing development in Tshwane. The programme offers short-term employment for 20...
17 November 2015
Denel Voices Strong Support For Growth Of Aerotropolis In Gauteng
Denel supports the development of an Aerotropolis in Ekurhuleni and its potential to transform the economy of the Gauteng City Region.
Mr Victor Xaba, the Deputy Chief Executive of Denel...
10 November 2015
Combat Proven Rooivalk Gives Winning Edge To Forces
The successful deployment of the Rooivalk combat helicopter during peace-keeping operations in Africa has focused international attention on the technological capabilities of the South African...
9 November 2015
New Contracts To Boost Denel's Armoured Vehicle Business
Denel Vehicle Systems has concluded a contract of more than R900-million with NIMR in the United Arab Emirates for the development and supply of advanced mine-protected vehicles.
This contract for...
5 November 2015
Dubai Airshow An Opportunity For Denel To Market Its Aerospace Capabilities
Denel will showcase its expanding capabilities in both the defence and civilian aerospace industry at the Dubai Airshow next week.
The biennial event in the United Arab Emirates is an opportunity...
16 September 2015
Denel Products On Show In London
Denel’s growing status in the global defence industry is on display in London this week when the South African technology company is participating in the Defence and Security Equipment...
18 August 2015
Combat Games Played In True Military Environment
Cheetah fighter jets, Puma helicopters, armoured vehicles and artillery shells will provide the backdrop for a unique weekend of paintball and simulated warfare hosted by Denel.
17 August 2015
Pioneering Women Celebrated At Denel Through Pictures And Words
The contribution of women to the growth of Denel and their role in South Africa’s high-tech defence industry are being celebrated through a distinctive photographic exhibition during...
11 August 2015
Denel Enters Top 100 Of Global Defence Companies
Defence and technology company, Denel, is now ranked among the top 100 global defence manufacturers, and the second largest in the southern hemisphere.
The ranking is done by the international...
30 July 2015
Students From Cameroon Start On-The-Job Training At Denel
The first group of aviation technicians from Cameroon trained by Denel have started with practical on-the-job training within the aerospace and defence technology group.
Speaking at an awards...
23 July 2015
A Strong Order Book, Growing Profits And Diversified Product Offering Confirm Denel As Africa’s High-Tech Powerhouse
Denel is consolidating on the gains of a number of strategic decisions, including the turnaround the company embarked on over 3 years ago. The company’s future is positive, with an order book of...
16 July 2015
Denel Dogs To Sniff Out Rhino Poachers In Kruger
The formidable tracking skills of Denel’s trained dogs will now be used to sniff out rhino poachers in the Kruger National Park.
Specially trained dogs will be deployed in South Africa’s top...
3 July 2015
Denel To Offer Wide-Ranging Products To African Defence Leaders
Denel’s ability to provide African security forces with integrated defence solutions will be highlighted at a summit of defence decision-makers to be held in Tshwane on the 6th and 7th July.
26 June 2015
Denel Book Will Radically Change South Africa’s Maths, Science And Technology Landscape
A new book supported by Denel is set to forever change the understanding of post-school application of Mathematics, Science and Technology education for the South African learners when it is...
25 May 2015
Africa Day Message from Denel
Today people across the continent are celebrating Africa Day. Denel has deep roots on the African continent and we have elevated the African market to be a primary focus area for our...
15 April 2015
Denel Brings Strong Offerings In Missile, Turrets And Aviation Technology
Defence equipment and systems produced by South Africa's high-technology group, Denel SOC, can meet all the requirements of South and Latin American countries and can even be further adapted for...
13 April 2015
Denel Group Takes High-Tech Defence System To South American Markets
Opportunities for South African defence and security products in South and Latin America are growing, and Denel is stepping up its marketing efforts in these key markets, says the Group CEO of...
17 March 2015
Denel Moving Into Civil Security On The African Continent
Denel has joined forces with local hold baggage screening company, Aviation Co-ordination Services (ACS) in their drive to provide secure hold baggage screening services at African airports...
10 March 2015
New Alliance To Boost South Africa's Electronic Warfare Capabilities
Denel has joined forces with local specialist company, GEW Technologies, owned by Airbus, to collaborate on future electronic warfare programmes.
The new alliance will significantly strengthen...
5 March 2015
New Doors Opened For Emerging Defence And High-Technology Companies
Emerging entrepreneurs who want to make breakthroughs in the defence and high technology manufacturing sectors will benefit from a support and development programme managed by...
18 February 2015
South African Defence Group To Be A Prominent Participant At IDEX 2015
South African defence and technology group Denel will showcase the range and quality of its leading projects at the IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi later this month.
Riaz Saloojee, the Group Chief Executive...
19 September 2014
Denel Aviation offers unique engineering and flight operations services to African clients
Denel Aviation has the experience, skills and capacity to meet the aviation engineering requirements of any country in Africa, says the Chief Executive Officer, Mike Kgobe.
The company is using its...
18 September 2014
Denel's plans for local passenger aircraft receive high-level support
The concept of a locally-designed and manufactured passenger aircraft to serve regional destinations has been taken a further step forward by Denel at the African Aerospace and Defence Exhibition...
17 September 2014
Denel signs MOU with CAE and Elisa to facilitate establishment of world-class training centre in South Africa
Today at Africa Aerospace and Defence, Denel announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with CAE, a global leader in simulation and training, and Elisa, a local South African...
14 April 2014
Denel Aviation becomes a RH accredited centre
The company is the Design Authority of the SAAF unique Oryx medium transport helicopter, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the SAAF Rooivalk combat support helicopter and assigned as Design...
3 April 2014
TNPA awards helicopter pilotage contract to Denel Aviation
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is pleased to announce that its helicopter service will from April 1 be undertaken by Denel Aviation which was awarded the contract after a competitive...
27 March 2014
Research on regional aircraft granted to Denel and Academics
Research into the development of a local aircraft to serve regional markets in Africa and a pilotless helicopter will be taken another step further when post graduate engineering students present...
26 February 2014
Denel tells parliament of its 'Transition from good to great'
Denels successful financial turnaround and its strong record of delivery on major products and projects in support of South Africas national defence will feature prominently in its presentation to...
20 January 2014
Fitch ratings confirms Denel's financial turnaround and long-term potential
Denel welcomes the decision by the Fitch Ratings to upgrade the companys long-term rating and affirm its current short-term rating and outlook.
It is a vote of confidence in our prudent financial...
9 January 2014
Matric Achiever Attributes Success To Denel's Maths And Science Classes
Enrichment classes in maths and science offered by Denel contributed to the achievements of an 18-year old North West student who ranks among the countrys top matriculants. Itumeleng Mofokeng, a...
17 June 2013
Oboronprom & Denel Aviation expands for Mi-8/17 helicopters
Paris - 17 June 2013
Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, and Denel Aviation today signed an agreement to increase the range of services offered by the centre opened in South Africa...
26 March 2013
Denel's African footprint strengthened with new heli centre
New helicopter maintenance centre with strengthen Denel's footprint in Africa. Africa's first centre of excellence for the repair and servicing of products of Russian Helicopters, the Rostec...