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Fact file: Namacurra-class harbour patrol boats

Built in South Africa by Tornado Products in 1980-81 these harbour patrol boats can also be transported by road. Some have been...

SA Navy, Deutsche Marine readying for some Good Hope

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German Navy ships are already headed for South Africa for the annual Good Hope exercise involving the armed forces of the two...

Fact file: Warrior-class offshore patrol vessel

South Africa contracted with Israel for six of these vessels in 1974 – three to be built in Israel and the rest...

Fact file: Valour-class small guided missile frigates

The Valour-class frigate is a multi-purpose and multi-capable vessel suitable for executing various naval missions. Frigates are the workhorses of any navy....

New Navy recruits start training swimmingly

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While some have joined the navy with the dream of becoming professional divers, others have set their sights on joining the military...

Fact file: Ranking African Navies

The ranking of navies is highly controversial. Retired Rear Admiral (and now consultant) Rolf Hauter says he is "rather sceptical of ranking...

Whereto for defence in 2010?

A happy and prosperous 2010 to all our readers. Allow me the trite observation that this will be a busy year for us,...

Navy commissions new Ensigns

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The South African Navy today commissioned 57 new midshipmen at a graduation ceremony at the SA Naval College in Gordon's Bay near...

Stolen navy computers found at internet café

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Military police and the South African Police Service have been investigating a navy official accused of theft in Simontown.   The man was arrested last...

SAN appoints Honorary Captain

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The South African Navy (SAN) has appointed South Gauteng High Court judge Lucy Mailula as honorary captain. The ceremony was held...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...