Ensuring the smooth functioning of the organisation


The South African Navy’s Logistic Branch’s core responsibility is to ensure the most cost-effective and efficient way of managing the demand and supply of material.

In any large organisation the Logistics Department is vitally important to ensure the smooth functioning of all the facets of the organisation as well as the life cycle of assets within the Department of Defence.

Members who wish to join this mustering need at least Grade 10 Accounting.

Selected members attend a five weeks long course in Cape Town. Subjects covered are the following:

  • Stocktaking
  • Damage, Loss and Control of State Property
  • Receipt, Storage and Transportation of Equipment and Material
  • Packing, Unpacking and Transportation of Equipment and Material
  • Principles of Accounting and Accounting Documents
  • Material Controlling Authorities and Operational Support Information System in Stock Accounting & Verification.

The skills obtained from this course will qualify members to work in Storerooms, Investigations, Procurement, Transport Provisioning, Victualling, Disposal, Inbound/Outbound Logistics Accounting or the Demand and Supply Stock take.

After the course members can be appointed to any unit, ship or Force Structure Element, General Support Base, Depot or storage point of specific bulk stock, the Fleet Logistics Directorate or Navy Headquarters.

Checking goods received.



Enquiries can be directed to: SA Navy Recruitment Centre at (012) 339 4252 or (012) 339 4421.

Mail: Navy Headquarters, Department of Defence, Private Bag X 104, Pretoria, 0001, Recruitment Section

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revision date: Wednesday, February 02, 2011

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