There are growing fears among the nuclear powers that South Africa would not be able to safeguard its stored nuclear material. On November 7 2007, Africa's only enriched-uranium storage facility, Pelindaba in Pretoria, was invaded by two armed gangs.
Yes, this is a serious matter when a nation cannot guard its nuclear materials against theft. In defense of Africa, it should be remembered that Israel was stealing fissionables from the United States to build their first generation weapons. However I note that while this failed theft of nuclear materials in South Africa got a lot of press coverage here in the United States. I wonder if the US media will give the same coverage to the recent story where Israel not only has nuclear weapons but was trying to sell them, and we still do not know everyone Israel sold weapons to!