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SA Defence

Amatola departs on epic European adventure

The SAS Amatola departing Simons Town. Photo by Dean Wingrin.The South African Navy frigate SAS Amatola departed Naval Base Simon’s Town on 16 January on a 96 day operational, commemoration and diplomatic visit to various European and African countries, known as Operation Ketane.

Navy battles Cape mountain fires

An Oryx dropping water from a Bambi bucket.Sailors from the maritime branch of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) have been doing battle against raging mountain fires threating property in the Cape Peninsula.

SA shipbuilding sector waiting for SA Navy tender finalisation to showcase capabilities

Shipbuilding industry waiting for Biro and Hotel tender announcementsThe South African shipbuilding industry is waiting with bated breath while Armscor completes “internal processes” on tenders for seven new vessels for the South African Navy.

SAAF assisting with firefighting in Western Cape

SAAF fighting fires in Western CapeThe SA Air Force (SAAF), in the form of AFB Ysterplaat-based 22 Squadron, is again assisting with firefighting operations in the Western Cape.

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