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...

 Take Note   Military Skills Development System 2017

The application form for Combat, Engineering, Technical and Support applicants for 2017 is available here...

Closing date: 29 February 2016

 12 August 2016   Exercise RED LION 2016 – Sea phase completed

Exercise RED LION (Ex Red Lion) is an annual South African Naval Force Preparation exercise that takes place around the Western Cape area, which is aligned to Exercise NDLOVU...

 

 10 August 2016   Living Legacy of 9 August 1956 women’s march to Union Building

Able Seaman B. J. Lebelwana, is one of the South African Navy women who is thriving in a male dominated field. She is the only active female occupying a position in the complex and demanding VIP Protection terrain...

 05 August 2016   Nelson Mandela Day 2016

Inspiring stories from naval units giving more than 67 minutes of their time to others whilst others emphasised the importance of appreciating the small things in life...

 

 11 August 2016   Exercise Young Eagle Successfully Executed

The SA Army’s three- (3) week Exercise Ndlovu 2016 at the Combat Training Centre Lohatla came to a conclusion on 28 July 2016 with participating forces returning to their home units ...

 

 22 July 2016   Exercise Young Eagle well underway

Soldiers from different units of the South Africa (SA) Army converged at Combat Training Centre Lohatla on 08 July 2016 to take part in Exercise (Ex) Young Eagle 2016. This exercise is part of Exercise Ndlovu which encompasses the Exercises of various Arms of Services ...

 21 July 2016   Gallery of the South African Navy Fittest Sailor Competition

The Fittest Sailor Competition in pictures ...

 

 21 July 2016   Indian Defence Attaché concludes his tenure

The Indian Defence Attaché to South Africa, Captain (IN) AP Shaji Kutty handed over his diplomatic duties to Captain (IN) Manjit Thomas as he completed his tenure in South Africa after serving for three years ...

 

 20 July 2016   Exercise RED LION Scenario: Humanitarian Relief to a SADC State

The Disaster Exercise (DISTEX) for exercise RED LION took the shape of a humanitarian relief effort which took a “local community” who had suffered medical casualties and hunger as a result of ongoing internal conflict ...

 20 July 2016   Ahoy old friend… Ahoy
Arrival of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Vessel RFA Gold Rover to Simon’s Town

RFA Gold Rover is paying an informal visit to Simon’s Town from 1 July–8 August 2016...

Visits to Simon’s Town: 7 official visits since 10 November 2006 Departure date 8 August 2016

 20 July 2016   Navy Headquarters duo conquer the SAN’s ultimate fitness challenge 

This year’s event had a special significance as two senior naval officers from Navy Headquarters as well as a father and daughter team took on the SAN’s ultimate fitness challenge ..."

 

 19 July 2016   SAS IMMORTELLE Sailors Do Their Bit for Mandela Day

The sailors of SAS IMMORTELLE (the administrative unit of the Navy Headquarters in Pretoria) visited the Happy Sabby Day Care Centre near Hercules in Pretoria to do some maintenance to the facility ...

 

 18 July 2016   Participation of the SA Navy in Knysna Oyster Festival

On Monday 04 July 2016 SAS UMHLOTI entered the notorious dangerous heads of Knysna under the command of Cdr Z. Mabela. The ship was welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd of Knysna residents and visitors who gathered at the quay ...

 

 13 July 2016   Navy Headquarters senior officers take on a fitness challenge

"I would like to see our younger generation becoming more active and developing a love of sport and keeping fit, so I hope that those of us who do participate in these types of physical challenges inspire our juniors to do the same..."

 07 July 2016   A week-long celebration of World Hydrography Day 2016 in Durban

It was once again time for the South African Navy together with the eThekwini metropolitan municipality to host this year’s annual World Hydrography Day in Durban ...

 

 05 July 2016   A Dream Fullfilled

Sintu Ndiki, had always wanted to visit the SA Navy and in particular a naval ship. His wish finally came true when he got the opportunity to visit the SA Navy with the help of the Reach for a Dream Foundation ...

 07 June 2016   NSPE Assists in making MODMV Visit to Buffalo City Municipality a Success

As part of the ‘Youth Month’ celebrations, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans (MODMV), Hon. Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula, travelled to Buffalo City Municipality...

 02 June 2016   Pakistan Navy strengthens diplomatic ties with the South African Navy

Military diplomacy, as opposed to gunboat diplomacy, is the pursuit of foreign policy objectives through peaceful employment of defence resources and capabilities...

 

 01 June 2016   Chief of the Pakistan Navy Visit’s Simon’s Town

The Chief of the Pakistan Navy, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah and his delegation visited Simon’s Town on a friendly visit over the weekend...

 

 

 

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