Current Event   Calling on the Descendants of Those Men Who Served on Board the SS Mendi

The South African Department of Defence and Military Veterans would like to make contact with any family members of those who were on the SS Mendi. The intention is to mint a special medal in the men’s honour for the centenary ceremony in 2017.
Descendants are requested to contact the South African Department of Defence and Military Veterans...

 21 July 2015   Counter Piracy IONS Working Group

The Counter Piracy Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Working Groups (WGs) were established to progress capability building within specific maritime security challenges common to the member and observer nations of IONS. These WGs established include the Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief, Counter Piracy and Information Sharing and Interoperability WGs..

 17 July 2015   Defence Force Service Commission visit to SAS WINGFIELD

On 27 March 2015 Chief of the South African Navy (C Navy) visited SAS WINGFIELD...

 17 July 2015   NS DBN - KZN Military Tattoo: 08 – 11 July 2015

Durban has been rocking to the sounds of music, big guns and fireworks from 08 July 2015 to 11 July 2015. Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Rear Admiral R. Higgs represented the SAN as the Chief functionary on 9 July...

 14 July 2015   SA Navy courtesy call with Knysna Mayor

The Executive Mayor of Knysna, Councillor, G. Wolmarans, hosted a courtesy call with the Officer Commanding (OC) of SAS UMZIMKULU, Commander (Cdr) E.M. Nyati and OC SAS UMHLOTI Cdr B.E. Short on Thursday, 9 July 2015, at the Mayor’s office, Knysna Municipality...

 

 14 July 2015   SA Navy enters the Knysna Heads

The residents of Knysna came to witness one of the SA Navy’s Mine Counter Measure (MCM) vessels, SAS UMZIMKULU enter the Knysna heads on Tuesday, 7 July 2015.

On 9 July 2015, the second SA Navy MCM SAS UMHLOTI safely entered the Knysna heads under the command Cdr B.E. Short....

13 July 2015   Royal Australian Navy Ship visit South Africa

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Ship HMAS ANZAC (Frigate) paid a formal visit to South Africa, Cape Town V&A Waterfront on 06 July 15.

 

 13 July 2015   The arrival of the new Tug IMVUBU

The three existing South African Navy tugs joined efforts and went out to sea on Thursday, 09 July to escort and welcome the new tug IMVUBU upon its delivery to Simon’s Town Naval Harbour from Damen Shipyard Cape Town...

 

 30 June 2015 World Hydrography Day 2015: SA Navy on parade in East London

A Right of Entry parade was held on Saturday, 20 June 2015 as part of the World Hydrography Day 2015 celebrations in the city centre where the Executive Mayor of Buffalo City Metro, Cllr Alfred Mtsi welcomed the SA Navy to town...

 29 June 2015   World Hydrography Day 2015: SA Navy Band Musical Extravaganza Concert

The band stole the hearts of music lovers in East London during a remarkable performance at the Musical Extravaganza Concert that was held at the Orient Theatre on Friday evening, 19 June 2015...

 

 29 June 2015   World Hydrography Day 2015: SAS PROTEA takes invited guests for a sea trip

As part of the World Hydrography Day (WHD) celebrations, guests were invited for a sea trip on board SAS PROTEA on Friday, 19 June 2015...

 

 29 June 2015   World Hydrography Day 2015: SA Navy joins the local business during a community project

A crew of 70 members from SAS PROTEA commenced with work at Nyameko High School early on Monday, 15 June 2015 after a planning process of nearly seven months, and with a huge amount of support from the local business community and the members of the Border Kei Chamber of Business...

 

 29 June 2015   DOD participates at the 165th Pietermaritzburg Royal Show

This annual event attracts thousands of visitors to the Royal Showground of Pietermaritzburg and is a major draw card for tourists...

 

 29 June 2015   SA Navy in East London for World Hydrography Day

Articles from the Daily Despatch on SA Navy events in East London to celebrate World Hydrography Day...

 

 18 June 2015   Naval Station Durban hosts Maritime Engineering Cadets Programme Media Launch

Naval Station Durban (NS DBN) hosted three TVET colleges from KwaZulu - Natal namely: Ethekwini, Elangeni and Coastal College for their Maritime Engineering Cadets Programme...

 

 17 June 2015   SA Navy Celebrates Youth Day with a Bang

Despite winter temperatures and a promise of rain, members of the SA Navy fired a 9-inch rifle muzzle-loading gun in recognition of the youth who sacrificed their lives during the 1976 Soweto Uprising...

 

 15 June 2015   Ahoy East London!

To celebrate World Hydrography Day, SAS PROTEA entered South Africa’s only river port on Sunday, 14 June 2015...

 

 12 June 2015   Just Nuisance to be Brought Back to Life

Seventy five years after his death this enchanting story of the only dog ever enlisted in the Royal Navy will soon be made in to a movie...

 

 09 June 2015   Press talks on board FNS ALBATROS

The ship’s 47 years of sea time will soon come to an end when FNS ALBATROS sails for Brest in northwestern France on 9 June before being de-commissioned...

 

 05 June 2015   The French Naval Ship FNS ALBATROS

FNS ALBATROS (P681) arrived at Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront on 3 June 2015...

 

 03 June 2015   SAS SIMONSBERG - Official Opening of the SA Navy Simulation Centre

On Friday, 29 May 2015 the Chief of the SA Navy, Vice Admiral M.S. Hlongwane, cut the ribbon as a symbol to officially open the Simulation Centre at SAS SIMONSBERG (Maritime Warfare Training Centre)...

 02 June 2015   Naval Reserve - TS Woltemade Sea Cadets Visit SA Naval Museum and SAMTRA

Sea Cadet Leading Seaman and Petty Officer classes from TS Woltemade visited the SA Naval Museum in Simon’s Town on 23 May 2015 to learn about South Africa’s Naval history. Prior to the visit only a 5th of the class and Officers / Instructors had visited the naval museum...

 

 

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