Under the Non-Proliferation Act (Act No. 87 of 1993), the Department of Trade and Industry provides resources to the South African Council for the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of
Mass Destruction (the Council) to protect the South African interests, fulfill its obligations in accordance with the national non-proliferation policy, and to meet
its undertakings regarding international treaties and regimes. The Council is responsible for implementing government policy on non-proliferation in compliance with multilateral rules
governing trade in controlled goods and technology related to weapons of mass destruction (WMD).