Current Event   Calling on the Descendants of Those Men Who Served on Board the SS Mendi

The South African Department of Defence and Military Veterans would like to make contact with any family members of those who were on the SS Mendi. The intention is to mint a special medal in the menís honour for the centenary ceremony in 2017.
Descendants are requested to contact the South African Department of Defence and Military Veterans...

 26 January 2015   We are recruiting. Combat, Engineering, Technical and Support Applicants 2016

Minimum Requirements for Applicants with Matric only:
- Combat applicants aged between 18 and 22 must have completed Grade 12 with Mathematics and Physical Science with at least Level 3 for both subjects.
- Engineering and Technical applicants aged between 18 and 22 must have completed Grade 12 with Mathematics and Physical Science with at least Level 3 for both subjects.

Use the 2015 Application Form available on the SAN Careers website.

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2015.

 05 January 2015   A Gift to the Nation, Navy & Community Ė SA Navy Standby Diver Unveiled

A bronze statue of a SA Navy Standby Diver now stands tall at the end of the pier in Simonís Town looking with intent out over False Bay...


 05 January 2015   Reserve Management Centre Simonís Town

Members of the SA Naval Reserves supplement and support members of the fulltime force by filling a variety of critical posts at sea and ashore...


 05 January 2015   Preparing South African Youth for a Nautical Career - Introducing the South African Sea Cadets

The land-based Training Ships located around the country provide a safe space with competent instructors at which training can take place...


 17 December 2015  Application for a Stall at the SA Navy Festival from 20Ė22 March 2015

Applications for a stall at the SA Navy Festival for 2015 is now open. Applications will close on 06 February 2015, after which a selection process will be made

Download the application form and relevant information here.


 11 December 2014   Mandela Medal Parade

The President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma awarded the first South African National Defence Force Mandela Commemorative Medals to deserving members of the SANDF at the Waterkloof Airforce Base in Pretoria on Sunday 7 December 2014...


 03 December 2014   The SANDF Leaves a Lasting Footprint at the 2014 Mitchellís Plain Festival

The Mitchellís Plain festival started off with a wide range of informative activities for the schools in the community. Children got exposed to the South African National Defence Force in a different way to what they are used to...

20 November 2014    Mitchells Plain Festival VIP Gala Evening

A VIP Gala evening for all organisations involved in the annual Mitchells Plain festival was held on the 14 November 2014 at the Westrige Civic Centre in Mitchells Plain...


 18 November 2014   The end of a successfully executed EX IBSAMAR IV

The intention of the concept of EX IBSAMAR IV was to create a framework for an integrated Naval Force, challenging staff and commanders at the various tactical levels with time, distance and space realities, in essence it was to reflect cooperation between different Naval Forces...

 07 November 2014   Bagpipes, Drums, Gunfire at full moon at the Cape Town Military Tattoo 2014

As the full moon hung over Cape Town the sound of bagpipes, drums and gun fire echoed around the Castle walls as the 2014 Cape Town Military Tattoo started with the firing of a quarter pounder cannon...






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