Coast Guard for SA?

Could ease pressure on Navy.

Department of Defence looking at establishing Coast Guard

Written by Guy Martin

The Department of Defence is exploring the possibility of establishing a Coast Guard, and continues to push maritime capabilities under Operation Phakisa.

In the 2017 Annual Performance Plan, the Department of Defence (DoD) stated that “over the MTEF [Medium Term Expenditure Framework], the Maritime Defence [component of the SA military] will investigate the establishment of the Coastguard for the RSA [Republic of South Africa] as contemplated by Government.”

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