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 men’s honour
for the centenary ceremony in 2017.
Descendants are requested to contact
the South African Department of
Defence and Military Veterans...
World Hydrographic Day 2015: SA Navy
Band Musical Extravaganza Concert
The band stole the hearts of
music lovers in East London during a
remarkable performance at the
Musical Extravaganza Concert that
was held at the Orient Theatre on
Friday evening, 19 June 2015...
World Hydrographic Day 2015: SAS
PROTEA takes invited guests for a
As part of the World
Hydrographic Day (WHD) celebrations,
guests were invited for a sea trip
on board SAS PROTEA on Friday, 19
World Hydrographic Day 2015: SA Navy
joins the local business during a
A crew of 70
members from SAS PROTEA commenced
with work at Nyameko High School
early on Monday, 15 June 2015 after
a planning process of nearly seven
months, and with a huge amount of
support from the local business
community and the members of the
Border Kei Chamber of Business...
DOD participates at the 165th
Pietermaritzburg Royal Show
This annual event attracts thousands
of visitors to the Royal Showground
of Pietermaritzburg and is a major
draw card for tourists...
SA Navy in East London for World
the Daily Despatch on SA Navy events
in East London to celebrate World
Naval Station Durban hosts Maritime
Engineering Cadets Programme Media
Naval Station Durban
(NS DBN) hosted three TVET colleges
from KwaZulu - Natal namely:
Ethekwini, Elangeni and Coastal
College for their Maritime
Engineering Cadets Programme...
SA Navy Celebrates Youth Day with a
temperatures and a promise of rain,
members of the SA Navy fired a
9-inch rifle muzzle-loading gun in
recognition of the youth who
sacrificed their lives during the
1976 Soweto Uprising...
Ahoy East London!
World Hydrography Day, SAS PROTEA
entered South Africa’s only river
port on Sunday, 14 June 2015...
Just Nuisance to be Brought Back to
Seventy five years after
his death this enchanting story of
the only dog ever enlisted in the
Royal Navy will soon be made in to a
Press talks on board FNS ALBATROS
The ship’s 47 years of sea time
will soon come to an end when FNS
ALBATROS sails for Brest in
northwestern France on 9 June before
The South African Navy celebrates
World Hydrography Day in East
London: 17 – 21 June 2015.
Click here for details...
The French Naval Ship FNS ALBATROS
FNS ALBATROS (P681) arrived at Cape
Town’s Victoria and Alfred (V&A)
Waterfront on 3 June 2015...
SAS SIMONSBERG - Official Opening of
the SA Navy Simulation Centre
On Friday, 29 May 2015 the Chief of
the SA Navy, Vice Admiral M.S.
Hlongwane, cut the ribbon as a
symbol to officially open the
Simulation Centre at SAS SIMONSBERG
(Maritime Warfare Training
Naval Reserve - TS Woltemade Sea
Cadets Visit SA Naval Museum and
Sea Cadet Leading
Seaman and Petty Officer classes
from TS Woltemade visited the SA
Naval Museum in Simon’s Town on 23
May 2015 to learn about South
Africa’s Naval history. Prior to the
visit only a 5th of the class and
Officers / Instructors had visited
the naval museum...
German Master Seaman Knots TS
Kreck of the Federal German Navy
visited TS WOLTEMADE, keeping his
promise to the young Sea Cadets that
he would return to share with them
some fun creative advanced knotting
MODMV 2015 Budget Vote and Media
The Minister of Defence and Military
Veterans (MODMV), Hon. Nosiviwe
Mapisa Nqakula delivered her 2015
Budget Vote on 19 May at
A Race Against Time in the Naval
On 22 May 2015, IMT hosted a
team-building event in the form of a
treasure race to create a way for
IMT personnel to become familiar
with their client’s environment ...
Indian National Defence College
Visits Simon’s Town
On Thursday, 21 May 2015 members of
the Indian National Defence College
visited Fleet Command...
Friendly activities between SA Navy
and French Navy
Sports activities enhance physical
and mental fitness for sailors who
have spent a long time at sea. On 13
May, the South African Navy hosted
triple friendly soccer games with
The French Navy visits Cape Town
Early on Monday, 11 May 2015, the
French Navy’s offshore patrol vessel
(OPV) L’ADROIT (P725) came alongside
at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town
for a port call...
Mine Warfare and Underwater Security
Show and Tell
The Show and
Tell is an opportunity for IMT to
showcase the defence research
conducted to satisfy South African
Minister of Defence (MoD) strategic
needs for techno-military support,
products and service...