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Does South Africa have nuclear weapons?

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September 25, 2009 11:41PM

Yes. South Africa became a nuclear power on September 22, 1977. This was confirmed by the Vela program, a U.S. spy satellite, and the Russian equivalent, on that day. South Africa denies such capability, and the official U.S. and Russian position has been not to challenge South Africa's Claims.