Inspiring Future Leaders

Article and photos by AB Thabang Ramphago

Navy Festival has for years been known for affording the public a first-hand experience of what the SA Navy is all about, attracting thousands and thousands of people from all walks of life to SA Navy platforms. Outreach programmes are essential in taking the SA Navy to the people who are unable to attend festivities like the Navy Festival.

Navy band entertaining the learners and teachers

On 17 July 2018, the SA Navy Band and members of Naval Base Simonís Town Public Relations visited Fezeka High School in Gugulethu to inform the learners about career opportunities in the SA Navy and to create a positive image regarding the SANDF amongst the learners. School-going youths are regarded as one of the primary stakeholders of the SA Navy.

Dancing along to the sound of the band

A learner enjoys being a conductor of Navy band


Fezeka learners displaying their singing talent. The school has won a singing competition recently

CPO Sthembiso Makuleni explaining career prospects to eager learners