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Refit of SA Navy frigates and submarines stalled by lack of...

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The South African Navy does not have enough funds to refit the majority of its frigates and submarines and combined with underfunding of maintenance,...

Funding sufficient for Projects Hotel and Biro to be completed

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The Department of Defence (DoD) has reprioritised funding to ensure sufficient money is available to honour the full acquisition of inshore patrol vessels and...

Damen Shipyards Cape Town launches first SA Navy Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol...

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has launched the first of three Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPVs) for the South African Navy (SAN), ordered...

DSCT, SA Navy hold blessing ceremony for first new inshore patrol...

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) and the South African Navy (SAN) have held a blessing ceremony for the first of three new multi-mission inshore...

SAN working days at sea exceed force prep ones

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The maritime defence programme of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is executed by the SA Navy (SAN) using 15 platforms ranging from built-for-purpose...

Five maritime patrols this year under Operation Corona

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The South Africa Navy plans to carry out five maritime patrols during the current financial year under the border safeguarding Operation Corona. This is according...

Ramaphosa signs hydrographic bill into law

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law legislation that will improve the safety of navigation in South Africa’s territorial waters, with the Hydrographic Act...

Sandock Austral Shipyards making progress with Project Hotel

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Sandock Austral Shipyards, previously known as Southern African Shipyards, is moving swiftly ahead with the construction of the South African Navy’s new hydrographic survey...

Operation Copper extension to cost R154 million

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The extension of the Operation Copper maritime patrol mission in the Mozambique Channel for another year will cost the South African National Defence Force...

ISS: COVID-19 makes SA’s maritime strategy more complex and more urgent

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The long-term consequences of COVID-19 will make already difficult decisions about South Africa’s maritime security even more complex. A well-managed maritime sector is key...

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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...