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Minister Class names possible for new SA Navy patrol vessels

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The SA Navy has not yet allocated names for the new additions to the fleet. However, informed sources in Simon’s Town indicate the possible...

SA Navy officer suspended for alleged sexual abuse

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Proof of the seriousness with which the South African military establishment takes the issue of gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual abuse and exploitation (SEA)...

New Flag Officer Fleet has 23 years service in the SA...

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The recently appointed SA Navy Flag Officer Fleet (FOF) is a 23-year veteran of the maritime service. Forty-six- year-old Rear Admiral Musawenkosi “Kop” Nkomonde was...

Navy not taking on extra personnel to man MMIPVs

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The SA Navy will not sign on extra personnel to crew its inshore patrol vessels (IPVs), the first of which is planned to go...

Exercise Imvubu underway in Richards Bay

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The SA Navy’s Maritime Reaction Squadron (MRS) has set up camp in the northern KwaZulu-Natal harbour city of Richards Bay for a month-long exercise. A...

Sailors and soldiers shoulder to shoulder in Western Cape coronavirus prevention

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The latest stop on Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula coronavirus awareness visits to bases and facilities around the country was Western Cape. She...

No first quarter Op Copper deployment this year

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With the end of 2020’s first quarter only days away, it’s apparent there will not be a SA Navy Operation Copper deployment as previously...

SA Navy can support Gulf of Guinea anti-piracy ops, but…

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Taken purely in terms of manpower and platforms there is no reason why the SA Navy should not be in the Gulf of Guinea,...

SA Navy Op Copper deployments valuable for commerce and security

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Defence analyst Helmoed Heitman is a firm believer in the dictum “you cannot control what you can’t patrol” and to this end maintains SA...

Navy projects Biro and Hotel on schedule

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Work on the SA Navy’s multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) is, according to Armscor, on schedule with the first of three to be delivered...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...