South African Navy participate in Youth day at
DE HOOP Primary School Somerset West
Article by Able Seaman V.S. Khoza.
Photos by Able Seaman V.S. Khoza & Petty Officer
22 June 2017
African Navy (SA Navy) participated in a careers’
exhibition at De Hoop Primary School under the theme
Youth Day. De Hoop Primary School is a public school,
situated in Somerset West, consisting approximately 1200
learners and is a double medium school.
Leading Seaman Z. Nqilo explaining the function of the
12.7mm Browning Machine Gun.
participants included the Human Resources Department
(Recruitment) and the Maritime Reaction Squadron. The SA
Navy’s Human Resources Department provided learners of
De Hoop Primary school an opportunity to gain knowledge
on the SA Navy and what career paths are available once
they complete Grade 12. The Maritime Reaction Squadron
showcased a Harbour Patrol Boat with armament (1x12.7mm
Browning Machine Gun and 2x7.62mm Light Machine Gun) at
the outdoor exhibition.
Warrant Officer Class 2 M.S. Wantza and Leading Seaman
R.R. Malesa talk about SA Navy careers