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UCT residence students pay tribute to SS Mendi

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On the Sunday closest to 21 February members of foreign diplomatic corps, South African National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel, veterans, University of...

Ramaphosa highlights SANDF’s achievements at Armed Forces Day

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South Africa's new Commander in Chief Cyril Ramaphosa underlined the achievements of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) during his first...

Waterjets a focus area of Project Syne frigate upgrade

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

Shrinking budget hits SA Navy operations

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

SAS Amatola to visit four African countries on her European tour

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The South African Navy frigate SAS Amatola will pay diplomatic visits to Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Angola and Namibia this year while en...

SA’s worst wartime naval disaster remembered from Cape Town to Europe

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Veterans' organisations and the defence department have commemorated South Africa's biggest wartime naval disaster, the loss of the SS Mendi in 1917,...

Zuma awards medals to Battle of Bangui soldiers in celebration of...

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Commander-in-Chief and President Jacob Zuma on Friday awarded medals to soldiers involved in the deadly Battle of Bangui in March last year...

Mendi heroes remembered

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Members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and its predecessor, veterans' associations and the public recalled the sacrifice of the...

New technology tribute to SS Mendi chaplain

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On Tuesday the Duke of Kent, Commonwealth War Graves Commission president, will unveil a new style information panel at the Southampton (Hollybrook)...

Sisulu condemns piracy

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu has again spoken out against the scourge of piracy. Addressing the 10th South African-Botswana...

IMO issues ship security guard guidance

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An International Maritime Organisation (IMO) working group has provided further interim guidance on the use of privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP)...

Mendi on second Copper deployment

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The South African Navy Valour-class frigate SAS Mendi (F148) is heading for Pemba port in northern Mozambique to take up her second...

More light on OP Copper?

More light may be thrown Thursday on Operation Copper, the South African National Defence Force's secretive counterpiracy patrol along the Mozambican coast....

US Navy purchases Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs)

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The US Navy has ordered more Long Range Acoustic Devices from LRAD Corporation. The units can be used for long distance communication...

Amatola to be repaired by March

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu has confirmed the replacement of the port diesel engine of the SAS Amatola will...

Sisulu calls for SADC action against pirates

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South African Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu says the fight against piracy in African waters needs to move from...

New captains for three SA frigates

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The South African Navy this morning changed the command of three of its four Valour-class frigates during a single parade. Rear Admiral...

SA, Moz sign anti-piracy MoU

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu and her Mozambican counterpart Filipe Jacinto Nyussi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with...

Sisulu watches Bafana defeat with World Cup sailors

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu joined sailors aboard SAS Mendi last night to watch the South African national soccer...