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Admirals meet n Pretoria, Vice Admiral Monde Lobese and PLAN CoS, Vice Admiral Hu Zhongming.

PLAN CoS meets CSAN

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Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Chief of Staff, Vice Admiral Hu Zhongming, has paid a courtesy call to SA Navy (SAN) Chief at...

Shining a spotlight on China’s Type 054A guided missile frigate CNS...

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The Chinese Navy frigate CNS Sanya arrived at the V&A Waterfront harbour in Cape Town on 24 July for a three-day visit as part...

A look at recent Cape Town visitor, PLAN replenishment ship Weishanhu

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Any naval flotilla that is operating far from home, and carrying out long, tedious, patrols is always going to come up against their endurance,...

Arrival of Chinese Navy taskforce in Cape Town a sign of...

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The arrival, in Cape Town, of a flotilla of warships of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), better known today as the Chinese Navy,...

SA Navy chief pledges ship visit to China

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The South African Navy (SAN) is undergoing a rebuilding and maintenance phase to get its vessels out to sea and once this is completed,...

Chinese Navy resumes port visits to Cape Town

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The 43rd Chinese naval escort taskforce of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) arrived in Cape Town on the morning of 24 July for...

Three Chinese Navy ships to visit Cape Town next week

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Another visit to Cape Town by ships of the Chinese Navy will take place this weekend. On Sunday 23 July the destroyer Nanning 162, the...

All systems go for Ex Mosi ll

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South Africa’s east coast between Durban and Richards Bay is set to be a hive of naval activity for 10 days in February when...

Weifang arrives in Kenya

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The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) missile frigate Weifang has arrived in Mombasa, Kenya, after taking part in Exercise Mosi in South Africa with...

EU NAVFOR conducts first exercise with Chinese Navy in Djibouti

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EU Naval Force relations with the Chinese PLA(N) (Peoples Liberation Army) Navy are going from strength to strength following the first combined...

Chinese survey vessel visits South Africa

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The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) hydrographic survey vessel Qian Weichang has paid a visit to Cape Town. The Type 636A survey ship...

Chinese navy pays friendly visit to the Cape

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In what is becoming a frequent stopover destination for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), the 28th Escort Task Group (ETG546)...

Buhari denies cattle grazing plan is “colonisation”

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Nigeria's president denied government proposals to share land to end a wave of violence over grazing rights amounted to "colonisation" of fertile...

“Little interest” in pushing South Sudan peace process forward – UN...

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A window of opportunity for compromise over the 2015 peace agreement by warring parties in South Sudan is narrow, the United Nations...

New UN plan to stabilise Libya

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The United Nations on Tuesday began a new push to stabilise Libya by getting rival factions to revise the stalled peace plan...

Chinese Navy task force makes brief visit to the Cape

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A Chinese naval flotilla on its way home from the North Atlantic called in to Cape Town on Friday 1 September for...

Department of Military Veterans sets out medium term plans

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The medium term between now (2017) and 2020 is going to be a time of consolidation and improvement for the Department of...

China launches new electronic intelligence naval ship

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China's Navy has launched a new electronic reconnaissance ship, state media said on Thursday, the latest addition to an expanding fleet and...

Zimbabwe drops week-old plan for job and bonus

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Zimbabwe's government said it had dropped plans to cut public sector jobs and bonuses less than a week after they were announced,...

South African and Chinese navies increase collaboration

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The increasing cooperation between the South African Navy (SA Navy) and the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) was demonstrated this past...

Djibouti confirms Chinese naval base plans

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Djibouti's foreign minister has confirmed that China will build a naval base in Djibouti, after years of talk surrounding such a proposal....

SA Navy chief visits China

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Vice Admiral Samuel Hlongwane, Chief of the South African Navy, is visiting China, where he met with his Chinese counterpart Admiral Wu...

Chinese warships visiting Sudan

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The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) 20th escort group is on a goodwill visit to Sudan after concluding its anti-piracy patrol in...

Chinese anti-piracy patrol returns home

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The Chinese navy's 19th escort group has returned home after spending 221 days patrolling for pirates off the East African coast and...

Fresh reports circulate on China’s second aircraft carrier

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Fresh reports that China is building a second aircraft carrier circulated over the weekend on a city government microblog and a state-owned...

Chinese anti-piracy frigate docks in Djibouti

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The guided missile frigate Linyi from the Chinese Navy's 19th anti-piracy escort task force has docked in Djibouti for a five day...

Chinese warships on their way to patrol for Somali pirates

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The nineteenth Chinese naval anti-piracy task group has departed China for the Gulf of Aden as China continues with maritime patrols in...

China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip –...

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Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could...

China and Tanzania conclude historic naval exercise

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China and Tanzania have concluded a month-long naval training exercise, the first joint training exercise in the history of bilateral military relations...

China, Tanzania carrying out month long joint naval drills

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The Chinese People Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and the naval wing of the Tanzania People's Defence Force (TPDFA) are carrying out a...

Chinese submarine on its way to Somalia for anti-piracy patrols

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China is for the first time sending a submarine to the coast of East Africa to take part in anti-piracy patrols and...

Chinese Navy Escort Task Group visits Cape Town

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Three vessels comprising the 16th Escort Task Group of the Chinese Navy arrived in the Port of Cape Town on Tuesday morning,...

Chinese naval delegation visits Cameroon

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A Chinese Navy task group has stopped in Cameroon for the first time, as part of a continental goodwill tour that is...

Chinese warships arrive in Nigeria

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Several Chinese naval vessels have arrived in Nigeria for a friendship visit, where they will conduct training exercises with the Nigerian Navy. The...

Chinese naval escort returns from pirate patrol

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China's eighth naval escort flotilla has returned home after a 189-day mission in the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters. The flotilla...

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