n Institute for Security Studies Papers - An alternative to the SA Navy's corvettes
|Article Title||An alternative to the SA Navy's corvettes|
|© Publisher:||Institute for Security Studies (ISS)|
|Journal||Institute for Security Studies Papers|
|Author||Commodore Theo Honiball|
|Publication Date||Oct 1996|
The Navy, as part of the SANDF, has a role in defending the sovereignty of the State, i.e. to protect South Africa against aggression from outside its borders. That is the Navy's primary role - to fight at sea. All other roles, such as sea-fishery protection, search and rescue, combating piracy, smuggling and pollution, as well as diplomacy, are classified as "assistance to other departments" and are secondary functions.
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