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Paramount Maritime launches survey motor boat for SA Navy

Paramount Group company Paramount Maritime has launched the first of three next-generation Survey Motor Boats (SMBs) for the South African Navy in support of...

Five maritime patrols this year under Operation Corona

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...

Project Hotel sees progress but funding is a concern

Project Hotel, for the provision of a new hydrographic survey vessel for the South African Navy, is seeing concrete progress, with six out of...

Project Biro on schedule, with delivery for mid-2021

Project Biro, for the construction three new inshore patrol vessels for the South African Navy, is well on track, with the first vessel to...

Ramaphosa signs hydrographic bill into law

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

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

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

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...

SA Air Force and Navy support COVID-19 lockdown efforts

The South African Air Force (SAAF) and the SA Navy (SAN) are playing a vital role in assisting the efforts to combat and contain...

Foreign warships arrive in Cape Town for inaugural naval exercise

After six months of planning, warships from Russia and China arrived in Cape Town this past weekend for the inaugural Exercise Mosi, a multinational...


SANDF youth employment commitment increasingly hamstrung

With an official youth unemployment rate of 46% for the first quarter of 2021, it’s not surprising two published pieces about military recruitment on...