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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Reuters. Reporting by Joe Bavier & Emma Rumney; editing by Jason Neelyby.]

South Africa is investigating the alleged misappropriation of intellectual property rights belonging to state defense firm Denel, the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) confirmed on Wednesday.

The IP relates to air-to-air missiles, stand-off weapons, surface target missiles, air defense and unmanned aerial vehicle systems, the SIU told Reuters.

“The focus area for the investigation in question is unlawful, irregular or unapproved measures or practices in relation to the misappropriation of proprietary and intellectual property rights,” SIU said.

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