Current Notice   The Lower North Battery and Marine Life

Lower North Battery is a functional naval firing range authorized by Government Gazette. The lower North Battery (then called Zoutman Battery) was designed by Thibault in 1793 and is the oldest fortification in South Africa that is still armed!

(Information provided courtesy of Lt Cdr P. Nel in conjunction with Public Relations Office)

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 16 October 2019   Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Visits Naval Base Durban

Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Mr Thabang Makwetla, visited Naval Base Durban (NBD) on Friday 11 October 2019...

 

 09 October 2019   Chief of the South African National Defence Force Medal Parade

Over sixty Defence Force members from all Arms of Service were awarded medals for distinguished conduct and long and loyal service...

 

 07 October 2019   Chief of the South African Navy Gala Concert

The South African Navy Gala is an event that is hosted annually by the Chief of the South African Navy, Vice Admiral M.S. Hlongwane...

 

 07 October 2019   SA Navy Chef of the Year (COTY) 2019

Nine (9) contestants that entered were given a list of ingredients and were subjected to a daunting task of compiling a three course menu overnight...

 

 02 October 2019   Exercise MOSI

A first of its kind On 26 September 2019, Flag Officer Fleet, Rear Admiral Bubele Mhlana, welcomed delegates for the first ever naval exercise between the South African Navy (SAN), RFN and PLAN...

 

 02 October 2019   The Military Attaché and Advisory Corps visits the South African Navy in Simon’s Town

The Military Attaché and Advisory Corps (MAAC) visited the Fleet Command on 25 September 2019. The visit was aimed at enhancing relations with the South African Navy...

 

 18 September 2019   Visit by the Sri Lanka Defence Service Command and Staff College (DSCSC) to SA Navy

The Sri Lanka Defence Service Command and Staff College (DSCSC) led by Air Commodore Camillus Bertram Labrooy WWV RSP USP MMS (ind) ndc hdmc (HOD) along with his delegation which consisted of 16 senior officers visited the fleet on 11 September 2019...

 18 September 2019   Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans visit Fleet Command

The Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCD&MV) is currently busy with oversight visits from 20 August to 20 September of the Department of Defence (DOD) and South African National Defence Force (SANDF). The committee visited the Fleet which included SAS AMATOLA, SAS QUEEN MODJADJI 1 and Maritime Warfare Training Centre (MWTC) on 10 September 2019...

 11 September 2019   Chinese Central Military Commission visits Simon's Town

The Deputy of Chief of Department Joint of the Chinese Central Military Commission, Lieutenant General Shao Yuanming and his delegation visited Naval Base Simon’s Town...

 

 09 September 2019   CPO Malgas Retires with a Bang!

For the last 22 years, Chief Petty Officer Dudley Malgas has been the man responsible for firing Cape Town's iconic Noon Day Gun. After doing this 6 500 times, he has finally fired his last shot...

 

 

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