Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

Navigation

You are here: Home / News / General / Military Academy Exercise Trans Enduro

Military Academy Exercise Trans Enduro

The Military Academy in Saldanha houses the Faculty of Military Science of Stellenbosch University. This is where junior officers of the South African National Defence Force receive their Professional Military Education before continuing with their military careers.

1. The Military Academy in Saldanha houses the Faculty of Military Science of Stellenbosch University. This is where junior officers of the South African National Defence Force receive their Professional Military Education before continuing with their military careers.

2. The Academy participates in the University’s fund raising efforts by the University’s Maties Community Service organisation and the Academy equivalent, MASIZA, the Academy raises funds by planning, organizing and participating in an internationally unique event called Exercise TRANS ENDURO. 

 3. This Exercise comprises three teams, namely a Land, Cycling and Sea Team, with 300 Academy students participating. The Exercise is also supported by a log-, media-, signals- and a kaaswors team. The teams travel from Port Elizabeth to Saldanha over a period of ten days, staying overnight in pre-determined towns/venues along the way. 

 4. During the day, the Cycling Team covers a certain distance on bicycles, with ten cyclists at a time riding pre-designated sections. The Sea Team, consisting of two rubber dinghies with outboard motors, travels by sea along the coast, with teams also changing at pre-determined points. 

 5. The Land Team moves from town to town by vehicles, raising funds for the Maties Community Service and MASIZA as well as doing community service along the way. The type of community service typically includes cleaning streets and neighbourhoods, painting school buildings, and visiting old-age homes. Throughout the process, courtesy calls are made on the Mayors and other local authorities.

 6. The entire exercise is planned and executed by Military Academy students. This develops their leadership skills and enhances their understanding of the practical issues related to community service. In return, communities get exposed to the high calibre of the young men and women serving in the South African National Defence Force.

  7. Funds raised is then used by the students for a variety of activities – servicing of the bicycles, defraying of accommodation costs, purchasing of paint and other cleaning materials, T-shirts for the different teams, and generally helping to cover the many unexpected logistical costs that arise, to name but a few. 

 8. Surplus of funds at the end of the exercise are added to the money collected by the Land Team for the Maties Community Service and MASIZA. Thus all money generated is used, directly or indirectly, for community service projects controlled by either Stellenbosch University or the Military Academy.

 

Date

Town

Launch Site

 

a

b

 

Wed 26/11/14

08:00

 

 

Port Elizabeth

 

Hobie Beach

 

Thurs 27/11/14

08:00

 

 

Jeffreys Bay

 

Main Beach

 

Fri 28/11/14 08:00

 

 

Plettenberg Bay

 

Main Beach

 

Mon 01/12/14 08:00

 

 

George

 

Wildernes/ Saint Georges Square

 

Tues 02/12/14 08:00

 

 

Still Bay

 

Still Bay Harbour

 

Wed

03/12/14

08:00

 

 

Struis Bay

 

Struis Bay Harbour

 

Thurs 

04/12/14

08:00

 

 

Hermanus

 

New Harbour

 

Fri 

05/12/14

08:00

 

 

Cape Town

 

Hout Bay

 

Our Presenters
Mhlangabezi Sithonga
Adrian Louw
André Vaynol
David Lowe
Nelia Louw
Janet Marshall
Toekie Oberholzer
Pieter van Aswegen
Mik Long
Master Blaq
Daniel Morake
Bongo Mandoyi
Manie Kitching
Michael Range
Miranda Savage
George
Stoffel su Toit
Claudia
Anne Krebs
Heidi Scrooby
Petrovna
Contact Us

Whale Coast Media

Gateway Centre, Hermanus, 7200

PO Box 79, Kleinmond 7195

T: (028) 312 2314

F: (086) 545-6903

M: admin@whalecoastfm.co.za

Facebook Like Box