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Russian and Chinese naval vessels heading for South Africa

Russian and Chinese warships are en route to South Africa where they are due to take part in Exercise Mosi with the South African...

Waterjets a focus area of Project Syne frigate upgrade

One of the items on the South African Navy's four Valour class frigates that will receive attention during Project Syne, for their...

SAS Amatola prepares for change of command

As the South African Navy frigate SAS Amatola nears the end of her 96 day operational, commemoration and diplomatic visit to various...

Shrinking budget hits SA Navy operations

The reduction in funding for the South Africa Navy is being felt in the operational budget, which is affecting fleet maintenance, but...

SAS Amatola kicks off exercise with German Navy

The South African Navy's frigate SAS Amatola has commenced Exercise Good Hope VII with Germany as part of her 96 day visit...

SAS Amatola undergoing midlife refit

The South African Navy frigate SAS Amatola has had both of her engines changed as part of a major mid-life refit that...

Navy to stay in Mozambique Channel until March 2014

The South African Navy will continue anti-piracy patrols in the Mozambique Channel until at least the end of March next year. This is...

Mozambique Channel contact for Amatola

With just over two weeks logged on her latest anti-piracy patrol deployment in the Mozambique Channel SAS Amatola has recorded her first...

South African Navy to resume maritime security operations in Mozambique Channel

The South African Navy will resume anti-piracy patrols off Mozambique and Tanzania later this month, with the SAS Drakensberg returning for her...

Navy resumes anti-piracy patrols after two-month hiatus

After an absence of two months, the South African Navy has resumed anti-piracy patrols off the coast of Mozambique. The frigate SAS Amatola...


SANDF youth employment commitment increasingly hamstrung

With an official youth unemployment rate of 46% for the first quarter of 2021, it’s not surprising two published pieces about military recruitment on...