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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
at sea'

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 Musterings.

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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.

Credit: Courtesy YOTV and SABC1

Interview with Capt A de Wet of the SA Navy Submarine Service, about a career as a submariner.

Click to view video clip Part 1 (23MB)

Click to view video clip Part2 (28MB)



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: Thursday, May 17, 2018

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