South Africa ratified the Convention on 26 June 1998, and the Convention entered into force for South Africa on 1 March 1999.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

In its initial transparency report submitted on 1 September 1999, South Africa reported stockpiled anti-personnel mines under its ownership or possession or under its jurisdiction or control. 

In 2003, South Africa reported that it had completed the destruction of all stockpiled anti-personnel mines.

In total, South Africa reported having destroyed 312,089 mines.

Retained Mines (Article 3)

Notwithstanding the obligation to destroy all stockpiled anti-personnel mines, the Convention permits the retention of the minimum number of anti-personnel mines absolutely necessary for the development of and training in mine detection, mine clearance, or mine destruction techniques. South Africa has reported having retained 576 anti-personnel mines for these permitted purposes.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

South Africa reported that there were no mined areas under its jurisdiction or control.

Article 7 transparency report submitted in 2014 PDF512KB

Snapshots of South Africa at Convention-related activities on Flickr.