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 menís 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

 26 May 2016    Commander of the Chinese Peopleís Liberation Army and the 22nd Escort Task Group visit Simonís Town

The Peoples Liberation Army Navy 22nd Escort Task Group came alongside in Simonís 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 Simonís Town to see the Chinese Peopleís 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 Navyís 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 Peopleís 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 everyoneís hand on parade saying farewell to his crew, Captain M.A. Boucherís 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...

 31 March 2016   God has sent me an angel

This was the first words that passed through the mind of Mr Aubrey Lebise after his brand new Ipad Air 2 (valued at R16 000 and not insured) was returned to him a few hours after he thought he lost it forever...

 

 30 March 2016   Under the theme Ďedutainmentí, the 2016 Rand Easter Show opens gates to the public

The 2016 Rand Easter Show commenced on Thursday 24 March, at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg. After a week -long preparations of setting up displays, Major General K.C Matlhabane inspected the displays on behalf of Chief SANDF...

 30 March 2016   IBSAMAR V sitrep 25 - Summer Games 

The Exercise IBSAMAR V Summer Games was held on-board SAS SPIOENKOP on Saturday 19 March 2016, while on route to Simonís Town, South Africa from Antsiranana, Madagascar. These games were held to celebrate the conclusion of the deployment and to boost the spirit de corps...

 30 March 2016   IBSAMAR V sitrep 24 - SAS SPIOENKOP arrives in Tanzania

The last port call for SAS SPIOENKOP was in Antsiranana, Madagascar on 15 March 2016. The Port of Antsiranana is a commercial port...

 

 30 March 2016   IBSAMAR V sitrep 23 - SAS SPIOENKOP arrives in Tanzania

SAS SPIOENKOP arrived in Tanzania on 10 March at the port of Dar Es Salaam. The Bridge team once again proved their proficiency as the ship navigated through local fishermen trading from homemade canoes using bed sheets as sails..

 

 

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