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
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:
Ministerial NDIC Workshop – 19 May 2017, Presentation and discussion of the Draft Defence Industry Strategy. Draft Defence Industry Strategy will be released for public comment on 22 May 2017