Defence Conversion in South Africa: A Faded Ideal?

"Exploring the links and overlaps between programmes focused on defence conversion and other development initiatives in the country may result in a positive contribution to the poverty alleviation in South Africa. This paper examines defence conversion, a neglected aspect of the defence transformation process in South Africa. It highlights some of the progress and problems to date and provides policy makers with some insights into the defence conversion process. It also raises pertinent questions for them to address and conclude with some tentative practical policy recommendations."