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SA police make R150 million cocaine bust at Durban Harbour

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KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has commended the successful operation by a multi-disciplinary team of police intelligence and border agents at the Port of Durban...

Durban’s crime clean-up campaign gains momentum

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The Durban Metro Police have intensified their crime prevention clean-up campaign in a quest to get rid of drug dens and reduce crime in...

Russian frigate pays “courtesy visit” to Durban

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Russian Navy frigate Admiral Gorshkov (pennant number 454) ported briefly in Durban en route to Richards Bay and Exercise Mosi II in what the...

French warship to visit Durban this week

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French Navy (Marine Nationale) surveillance frigate Le Nivose (F732) will arrive in the port of Durban on Tuesday 31 January, ahead of her regular...

SANDF helps clean up KZN beaches

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Three SA National Defence Force (SANDF) companies have helped clean debris off KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) beaches following recent flooding in the province. The companies from Buffalo...

Port investments an economic contribution – Mbalula

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Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula unveiled critical investments that will contribute to advancing South Africa’s economic interests through Operation Phakisa. The investments include construction of an...

French OPV in Durban

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A French Navy (Marine Nationale) offshore patrol vessel (OPV) is currently alongside in the Port of Durban as part of a three month southern...

Master Plan to expand Port of Durban

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The Department of Public Enterprises has announced a master plan for the Port of Durban which will seek potential private investments of R100 billion...

ISS: Cyber attacks expose the vulnerability of South Africa’s ports

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A joint effort is needed to prevent the unprecedented attack on Transnet’s port operating systems becoming the new normal. On 22 July, the first reports...

Ten suspects remanded for alleged role in Durban unrest

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Ten suspects were on Monday remanded in custody for their alleged role in the recent unrest in greater Durban. The suspects, who appeared before the...

Parliamentarians question intelligence during Durban oversight visit

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A major impression, apart from police and soldiers doing their best to keep a lid on possible further looting and violence in KwaZulu-Natal, is...

Cele satisfied with Durban, Pietermaritzburg mall security as businesses reopen

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Police Minister Bheki Cele has expressed his satisfaction at the security measures established at retail centres as they reopen for business following last week’s...

Residents lock down suburbs in Durban as chaos unfolds

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KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is arguably enduring the worst looting in the province’s history, with key port and trucking operations coming to an almost complete standstill. Protests...

Communities urged to operate within the rule of law

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Government has called on communities that are affected by the ongoing violence in parts of the country to act within the prescripts of the...

Police commended for stabilising Durban city centre

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The KwaZulu-Natal provincial government has commended the joint law enforcement operations for ensuring calm and stability in the Durban city centre amid threats of...

Team probes pipeline theft which led to crude oil spill

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KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has assigned a team of environmentalists to work with Transnet after a pipeline...

Durban airport used to assist USAF delivering aid to Mozambican cyclone...

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The South African port city of Durban is playing a vital role in assisting the United States Air Force (USAF) deliver urgently needed humanitarian...

19 to appear in court for Durban explosions

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Nineteen suspects will on Monday appear before the Verulam Magistrates Court in connection with a series of explosive devices found across Durban...

Extremism element in mosque attack probed

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South Africa's elite police unit took over investigation of a mosque attack near Durban which killed one person because "extremism" is suspected...

Durban mosque attack – one killed

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Three men armed with guns and knives slit the throats of three worshippers at a mosque near Durban in South Africa and...

Police partly to blame for Durban football riot

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Police were partly to blame for a violent pitch invasion at a South African soccer match, where fans were caught on camera...

Le Malin in Durban

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As part of a routine port call, Le Malin is in Durban today (Friday) from Port des Galets on Reunion Island in...

French frigate Floreal damaged by Durban storm

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The French Navy's surveillance frigate FS Floreal, docked in the port of Durban, was damaged by the recent storm in KwaZulu-Natal, which...

Denel to deliver four Casspir armoured vehicles to eThekwini municipality

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The eThekwini Municipality has ordered four Casspir armoured personnel carriers from state-owned defence company Denel Mechem, and will use them for crowd...

Navy dead not included in 2017 National Orders

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The three SA Navy members who died in a rescue attempt at Naval Base Durban in February will be honoured with posthumous...

Bail hearing for soldier accused of murder near Durban to continue

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In addition to charges of murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and murder, a SA Army infantryman also faces military charges, including being absent...

Gallery: Armed Forces Day 2017

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The fifth iteration of Armed Forces Day was held on 21 February in Durban and saw a parade of 300 military vehicles...

Zuma lays wreath, presents medals during wet Armed Forces Day

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President and Commander-in-Chief Jacob Zuma on Tuesday laid a wreath to honour those who died in the sinking of the SS Mendi...

SANDF personnel killed in Naval Base Durban accident

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Three members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and three civilians were killed in a freak accident at Naval Base...

Five SA Navy vessels in Durban for Armed Forces Day, but...

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Five SA Navy platforms are in Durban for Armed Forces Day and while there is no Valour Class frigate alongside, a submarine,...

French naval vessel makes courtesy call on Durban

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The French Navy patrol vessel FNS Le Malin (P725) arrives in Durban tomorrow (Saturday) for her second courtesy call visit in 10...

Lone infantryman shoots and kills two women in KZN

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The actions of a lone soldier who shot two women, wounded a third and apparently also shot and wounded a policeman near...

Durban to host Armed Forces Day

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While this year's Armed Forces Day will be held in Durban, much attention will be focussed on the English Channel where an...

Upgrade ongoing at Naval Base Durban

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Naval Base Durban is among the 32 refurbishment projects on which the Department of Defence (DoD) spent close to half a billion...

Indian Navy vessels in South Africa

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Three Indian Navy vessels have paid a visit to South Africa for the first time in two years. The three vessels were the...

“The Peoples’ Navy” is a big hit in Durban

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Last week's Port Festival in Durban proved a good platform for the SA Navy to once again fly the flag (or should...

The Navy puts its best foot forward in Durban

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South Africa's busiest commercial port – Durban – is currently hosting a significant SA Navy contingent as the maritime arm of the...

Durban to host World Hydrography Day this month

The South African Navy will have three of its vessels in Durban as part of its World Hydrography Day celebrations, to be...

More work required at Naval Base Durban

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Despite a recent change of designation, the South African Navy (SA Navy) facility in Durban harbour has some way to go before...

War memorials in Durban

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Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day (November 11) are the two major annual reminders of those who paid the ultimate price in defence...

French frigate Nivose to visit Durban next week

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The French frigate Nivose will visit Durban for four days next week, highlighting the bilateral maritime cooperation between South Africa and France....

Naval Base Durban still a way off

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There is a still a long way to go before any permanent naval vessel presence re-establishes itself in Durban. SA Navy Chief Vice...

Navy OPVs will be based in Durban

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While it won't be the halcyon days of the strikecraft flotilla Durban can expect more naval activity. The country's busiest port has been...

NS Durban to be OPVs home port

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Preparations are at an advanced stage for Naval Station Durban to become fully operational as home port for the SA Navy's refurbished...

Local defence sector will be part of BRICS Summit

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South Africa's defence industry is going to be part of next week's BRICS Summit in Durban. In addition to a defence seminar on...

Plans for Salisbury Island elaborated

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The South African Navy has shared more details of how it plans to enlarge its presence at Salisbury Island in Durban. Salisbury...

Navy may upgrade Naval Station Durban

Government might consider "re-opening" the former SA naval base on Salisbury Island in the Durban harbour, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans...

Last chance to save Kyoto deal at climate talks

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Almost 200 nations began global climate talks yesterday with time running out to save the Kyoto Protocol aimed at cutting the greenhouse...

KZN community safety activists now Saab Gracan powered

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KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) community safety activists are being equipped with Enfora Mini-MT GPS-powered hand held tracking devices to better support the police and...

Old “Natal Command” site vacated

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says the property commonly known as the “Natal Command” site has been handed back to Ethekweni (Durban)...

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