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IONS working group examines counter piracy solutions

The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium Counter Piracy Working Group gathered in Pretoria last weekend to look at counter piracy solutions for the...

IONS essay competition

Students of military science, particularly in the maritime domain, have an opportunity to stand up and be counted in the IONS (Indian...

New Indian Ocean naval journal launched

Those responsible for maritime safety in the Indian Ocean and its littoral countries must not only be capable sailors and masters of...

Maldives outlines maritime threats, solutions

The Maldives is facing a growing number of maritime threats, including piracy, illegal fishing, human-trafficking, drug-smuggling and gun-running. However, the archipelago is...

Indian Ocean navies must share information, coordinate maritime communications

The introduction of high-tech sensors and communications equipment by the countries of the Indian Ocean Rim has brought benefits to the region,...

Cooperation, diplomacy and patrols effectively tackle Somali piracy – general

Regional cooperation, maritime patrols, legislation and diplomacy are what is needed to successfully fight piracy, according to the chief of the Tanzanian...

Worthwhile training with SA Navy – German Navy head

German Navy chief, Vice Admiral Axel Schimpf, says his country finds training with the South African Navy worth the effort of sailing...

IONS chairs confident piracy can be beaten…eventually

The third Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) will contribute to the defeat of piracy, the past and present chairmen of the symposium...

SA ponders armed guards aboard merchant ships

South Africa has been asked to grapple with the question of how to deal with armed guards aboard civilian ships at sea. In...

Sisulu opens landmark Indian Ocean Naval Symposium

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu has officially opened the 2012 Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) in Cape Town, which...


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...