SA President Cyril Ramaphosa. FILE PHOTO: ANA

JOHANNESBURG, September 19 (ANA) - President Cyril Ramaphosa will officially open the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2018 Exhibition at the Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria on Wednesday.

"President Ramaphosa will officiate in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of South Africa’s armed forces," said the Presidency in a terse statement.

The Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition, which is staged every two years, attracts exhibitors in defence technology and innovation from across the world and showcases the capabilities of armed forces."

In 2016, the event attracted 532 defence exhibitors from 34 countries. As many as 33,862 trade tourists visited the show which injected R1,14  billion into the economy.

- African News Agency (ANA)