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The South African Navy (SAN) is one of the arms
of service of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).
the SA Navy's core business is to 'fight
The SA Navy is a modern,
balanced and credible Navy which commands international
respect and contributes to the safety, security and welfare
of South Africa in times of peace and war.
The SA Navy relies heavily on the expertise of all serving naval
officers and ratings. Discipline, dedication, hard work and a keen
interest in the maritime environment will contribute to a successful
career with infinite challenges and opportunities. The SA Navy has
various specializations and careers which are referred to as
On the bridge of one of the SA Navy’s Valour Class Frigates
What is the SAN’s core business?
The South African Navy's core business is to “fight at sea”
thereby protecting South Africa’s coastlines and marine resources.
For this reason, the South African Navy uses ships and submarines to
conduct its business and its fleet is based in Simon’s Town (Cape
Town). The South African Navy has Naval Stations in Durban and Port
Elizabeth. The Headquarters is situated in Pretoria.
visitors since February 2011
Enquiries can be directed to: SA Navy Recruitment Centre at (012)
Mail: Navy Headquarters, Department of Defence,
Private Bag X 104, Pretoria, 0001, Recruitment Section