The unmitigated failure of South Africa’s commitment to the goal of Silencing the Guns

The end to the proliferation of weapons of war involves a commitment on the part of all countries to the effective implementation of a general moratorium on the acquisition, supply and use of weapons of war which, inevitably, imposes pernicious consequences to the extent to which armed conflict is propagated within and across countries. However, general evidence from the African continent regarding the ability of African countries to end the proliferation of weapons of war demonstrates an unmitigated failure.