South African Navy – The South African Navy and African Maritime Security

US Naval War College Review – This article begins with a brief outline of the history of South Africa’s navy—a history that accounts for some of the contemporary navy’s shortcomings. The article then outlines the SAN’s current capabilities and addresses the current constraints it faces. The article closes by looking to the future and advocating steps and measures that will need to be taken if the South African Navy is to make a significant contribution to African, or indeed even South African, maritime security.