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Submarine Museum relocation moves forward with major boost from mayoral donation

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The Mayor of Cape Town has made a significant contribution of R750 000 to the Naval Heritage Trust (NHT) to support the relocation of...

Naval Museum does its share to tell South Africans about “their”...

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Proof of the contribution military museums make to public and wider civil/military relations comes from the SA Naval Museum which reported a high visitor...

IMT shows AI and VR developments to senior SANDF acquisition personnel

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The Simon’s Town-based Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT) recently showcased developments in capability and service, including artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR), to...

No evidence of Lady R loading weapons – Ramaphosa

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There was nothing untoward or suspicious about the December arrival of a Russian cargo ship in the Simon’s Town naval harbour, South African President...

SA Naval Dockyard improvements will see better service

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Just on half the content of Armscor’s first newsletter of the year – dubbed “a new design and approach” to stakeholder communication – is...

Nuts and bolts info on Lady R inquiry missing

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Last weekend’s announcement of a judicial inquiry by the South African Presidency into the Lady R and what she might or not have unloaded...

Did South Africa sell arms to Russia? Only a series of...

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On 11 May 2023 the US ambassador to South Africa, Reuben Brigety, claimed that South Africa had secretly exported arms to Russia in December...

“Tell us what was loaded on the Lady R” – OUTA

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The war of words around Lady R and her supposed South African arms/weapons cargo generated comment and response from academics, civil society, politicians and...

Russian cargo vessel’s Simon’s Town berthing escalated to enquiry

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The apparent clandestine visit of a Russian cargo vessel to Naval Base (NB) Simon’s Town in December will be addressed by an independent enquiry...

Did Lady R offload ammunition in Simon’s Town?

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The Russian cargo vessel Lady R is long gone – currently at anchor off Beira in Mozambique - with unanswered questions about her docking...

Modise still mum on Lady R

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The “deafening silence” around Lady R and her seemingly secret stop in Naval Base (NB) Simon’s Town’s harbour serves only to raise suspicions Democratic...

Mysterious Russian cargo ship Lady R exits Simon’s Town

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The furtive arrival of Russian cargo vessel Lady R in Simon’s Town earlier this week was nowhere near in the same class as her...

Unexpected arrival of Russian ship in Simon’s Town raises eyebrows

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The arrival of a Russian cargo ship in Simon’s Town, the home port of the SA Navy (SAN) fleet, is believed to be a...

Reports of SA Navy frigate firing a cannon round into Simons...

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Weekend reports of a South African Navy (SAN) frigate accidentally or mistakenly firing a 76 mm cannon round into the mountains above Simons Town...

Progress with dockyard renewal

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The Simon’s Town dockyard, now in its third year of Armscor management, has made “significant progress” on the renewal strategy put in place by...

Armscor reports progress on dockyard renewal

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Armscor presented a comprehensive three year, three phase renewal for the Simons’ Town dockyard to the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans with...

COVID-19 hasn’t beached the Navy

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The SA Navy (SAN) maintains the COVID-19 pandemic has had “minimal” impact on naval operations and personnel with the fleet “able to deploy as...

Additional capabilities for Simon’s Town dockyard

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The Armscor controlled and managed naval dockyard at Simon’s Town is recognised as a strategic facility and is undergoing re-establishment to boost capabilities, according...

Naval Dockyard expected to make a R30 million loss

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The Naval Dockyard in Simons Town is expected to make a loss of R30.6 million for the 2018/19 financial year - the...

HMS Portland visits South Africa

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The Royal Navy ship HMS Portland is paying a visit to South Africa, with stops in Durban and Simon's Town. HMS Portland (F79)...

China’s Poly Defence partners with Denel

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Denel and Poly Technologies, part of China's mammoth state owned Poly Defence group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join forces...

Cape Town reaffirms Navy’s right of entry

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The City of Cape Town has reaffirmed the South African Navy's (SAN) right of entry into Simon's Town. Speaking at the Right of...

Navy wants Simon’s town dockyard back – Mudimu

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The South African Navy has fired the first broadside in its attempt to win back control of the Simon's Town naval dockyard...