12 November 1996
A memorandum of understanding between RSA and Malaysia The Defence ministers of South Africa and Malaysia, Joe Modise and D S H Alban respectively, signed a memorandum of understanding on military co-operation in Pretoria between the two countries. The memorandum paved the way for the purchase of South African Rooivalk attack helicopters by the Malaysian government.

Kalley, J. A. et al (1999). Southern African Political History: A Chronology of Key Political Events from Independence to Mid-1997, Greenwood: London, p. 552.