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

 Upcoming Event   Public Notice: Naval Exercise RED LION Being Conducted in Simon’s Town

Whilst most activities will be conducted in False Bay, there will be exercises conducted at the shore units which may impact on the local residents of Simon’s Town. More information here ...

 Current Event   Media Release: Exercise Red Lion – Naval Force Preparation Exercise Underway
  • Exercise Red Lion is an annual naval force preparation initiative that takes place under the auspices the broader SANDF Exercise NDLOVU. This exercise focuses on the maritime component of inter-service training and takes place in the Simon’s Town and False Bay area from 4–29 July.
    Details available here ...
 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–1 August 2016...

Visits to Simon’s Town: 7 official visits since 10 November 2006
Departure date 1 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...

 

 26 May 2016    Commander of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and the 22nd Escort Task Group visit Simon’s Town

The Peoples Liberation Army Navy 22nd Escort Task Group came alongside in Simon’s Town for a formal visit from 16 to 20 May 2016. The visit was aimed at strengthening ties between the Chinese and South African Navies...

 26 May 2016    PLAN 22nd Escort Task Group Open to the Public

Visitors came from all over the Western Cape to Simon’s Town to see the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Plan) 22nd Escort Task Group that arrived on 16 May 2016 for a friendly visit...

 20 May 2016    Arctic Convoys display opens at the SA Naval Museum

The opening of the display was officiated by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in South Africa, Mr Mikhail Petrakov and the SA Navy’s Flag Officer Fleet, Rear Admiral B.K. Mhlana...

 18 May 2016   HMS PROTECTOR (A173) Visits Cape Town

The development and progress of any organisation depends on the continuous collaboration and strengthening of existing ties with other organisations possessing a common interest/objective. To this end, HMS Protector paid an informal visit to Cape Town Harbour...

 17 May 2016   NHQ - Admiral Wu Shengli visits Navy Headquarters

The Naval Headquarters has been graced by the visit of the Commander of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, Admiral Wu Shengli and a delegation on Friday 13 May 2016...

 

 09 May 2016   SA Navy festival shines despite stormy weather

The festival had a slow start on Friday as the weather conditions deteriorated and wind speeds increased to over 50kmph forcing the South African Navy organisers to re-locate the Festival Opening Parade indoors. The festival was eventually closed down for the day at 12:30 to ensure the safety of the public...

 03 May 2016   French Naval ship FNS LE MALIN visited Durban harbour

The French Naval Ship (FNS) LE MALIN, an Offshore Patrol Vessel visited Durban Harbour for a port call...

 

 13 April 2016   A time of change for SAS SPIOENKOP

Taking his time to shake everyone’s hand on parade saying farewell to his crew, Captain M.A. Boucher’s 6 years period serving on board SAS SPIOENKOP as the Officer Commanding came to an end...

 08 April 2016   Two Oceans Marathon 2016: The stories of three Naval members

The Chief of the SA Navy, V Adm M.S. Hlongwane, was proud of three members of the SA Navy who participated in the 2016 Two Oceans Marathon. SLt Nomfundo Njapa (Executive Officer of NS Port Elizabeth), CPO Vhutshilo Mpoti from SAS IMMORTELLE and AB Daphne Maja from Navy Headqaurters. Here are their stories as to how they became involved in running...

 07 April 2015   Letter from Admiral TOMOHISA TAKEI, Chief of Staff, Maritime, Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force

Dear Admiral Hlongwane,
Please allow me to write my first letter to you, who is dedicated to the noble service of defending South Africa as the chief of the South African Navy...

 01 April 2016   NHQ - Chief of the SA Navy receives a Brazilian Naval Order of Merit Medal

The Chief of the SA Navy, Vice Admiral Mosiwa Hlongwane, was awarded the Brazilian Naval Order of Merit medal by the Brazilian Ambassador to South Africa, His Excellency Antonio Augusto Martins Cesar on Wednesday 30 March 2016...

 

 

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