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Worthwhile training with SA Navy – German Navy head

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

Defence review, IONS – anything new?

Defence minister Lindiwe Sisulu has received a draft of a long-awaited defence review against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium...

IONS chairs confident piracy can be beaten…eventually

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

South Africa to build own Offshore Patrol Vessels

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South Africa is planning to locally build the new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) to be acquired under Project Biro to replace the...

SA ponders armed guards aboard merchant ships

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

SA Navy continues with anti-piracy patrols

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The South African Navy continues to patrol the waters of the Mozambique Channel as part of its commitment to anti-piracy operations off...

SA Navy may extend management of state-owned maritime patrol vessels

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The South African Navy may continue to manage the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries' maritime patrol vessels longer than a year,...

Sisulu opens landmark Indian Ocean Naval Symposium

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

SMC agenda to be presented at IONS

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The Southern African Development Community's (SADC's) Standing Maritime Committee (SMC) will present their common SADC maritime security agenda at the Indian Ocean...

Naval leaders to meet in Cape Town

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Naval leaders from countries bordering the Indian Ocean will be meeting in Cape Town in April this year to discuss matters of...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...