Navy News, the official
magazine of the South African Navy, has come a long way since June 1966,
when the magazine ran for a while as a 10-page black & white newspaper.
Navy News re-emerged in its current A4 format in 1982 and has earned
itself a reputation among similar magazines internationally and as the
top naval magazine in Southern Africa. The magazine is a glossy A4
colour magazine with a minimum of 36 pages and is published bi-monthly.
click here to view a gallery of additional photos
our Navy News constitution, we are mandated to:
an effective communication medium for Chief of the SA Navy.
leading naval reference (sharp-end of the navy is key) through continual
growth, lack of bias, professionalism and creative vision.
internal communication within the SA Navy
and esprit de corps within the SA Navy.
positive image of the SA Navy
publication of high standard of which all subscribers will be justifiably proud.
Navy News constantly
strives to live up to and improve on the expectations of our target audience. To
this end we have introduced:
Ask a sailor –
profiles of serving members
telescope- overview snippets of the fleet.
Nautical origins of
More competitions –
spot the difference, crossword puzzle etc...
Freelancers (predominantly serving on board SA Navy vessels) who will provide
more sharp-end content.
of the edition - Recognition of dedicated members (uniformed and PSAP) who
we don’t always get to hear about. Anybody can nominate and be nominated.
Using a point scoring system, the editorial committee and Navy News
personnel will select the winner.
Spotted at the
museum – interesting tales of visitors and weddings that take place in the SA
Advertising in the Navy News Magazine
The production and
mailing costs of Navy News Magazine are carried entirely by the subscription and
advertising revenues raised.
Our magazine is a A4
glossy with a minimum of 36 pages, produced every two months (6 editions per
year). Our No 6 (end of year) is often a bumper edition (which could include
extra pages, an insert or a calendar etc) should the first edition of the year
not include a calendar.
We have a regular
print run of approximately 5000, which we distribute to subscribers and a number
of maritime-related institutions locally, nationally and internationally
including current foreign attachés and SA embassies heads of various Government
departments, libraries and other selected stakeholders.
Some of our
advertisers purchase extra magazines, which they distribute to business
acquaintances, friends and family and our hotel advertisers place copies in
their rooms for guests. Back copies are placed in the SA Naval Museum and the
Naval a Public Relations department hands out backdated magazines when they
conduct tours of the Naval Base at Simon’s Town. Our magazine is also advertised
and sold at festivals and exhibitions. Don’t hesitate to phone should you
require further information.
How to get material
to us for publication
Navy News welcomes
your opinion and contributions and we'd love to hear from you! Send us your
articles, letters, competition entries as well as photographs (please send us
your ORIGINAL JPG photos or PDF at a file size of at LEAST 350 Kb to 700Kb) to
the Editor, any way you can.
Editor: Ms Thobeka Magcai 021
Deputy Editor: WO2 Ben Daniels
Articles/ photos: Ms Karen Kilpatrick - 021 787 4607
Advertising: Mr Duke Moon - 021 787 4812
Distribution (updating of addresses/new subscriptions
etc): 021 787 4808
All contributions will be credited. (Please note the disclaimer at
the foot of our contents page with regard to anonymity, however.)
How to contact us
• Telephone: +27 21 787 4607
• Facsimile: +27 21 787 4710
• E-mail: email@example.com
• Postal Address: Private Bag X1, Simon’s Town, 7995
• Physical address:
Building 462, West Yard, Naval Base Simon’s Town.