Samuel Hlongwane

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Mosiwa Samuel Hlongwane
Born (1962-07-06) 6 July 1962 (age 52)
Frankfort, Free State
Allegiance  South Africa
Service/branch  South African Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held Chief of the Navy
Deputy Chief of the Navy

Vice Admiral Mosiwa Samuel Hlongwane (born 6 July 1962, Frankfort, Free State)[1] is a South African Navy officer, serving as the current Chief of the Navy.[2]

Hlongwane joined the ANC and its Military wing Umkhonto We Sizwe in 1982 and was trained in Angola and the former USSR.[2] In August 1986, he was selected to attend the Naval Course in Azerbaijan at the Caspian Naval Red Banner College.[1] Following integration in 1994 he attended the Bridging and orientation courses at South African Naval College and Maritime Warfare School.

He served as Director: Naval Policy & Doctrine from 1 April 2008 as a Rear Admiral (Junior Grade)[3]

He was appointed Deputy Chief of the Navy in 2011[4]


  1. ^ a b "Change of Command Parade, Chief of the SA Navy". SA Navy. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Helfrich, Kim. "Hlongwane named new Navy Chief". Defenceweb. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ Rakhibane, Lesley (July 2007). "SANDF heading towards gender equity". SA Soldier 14 (7): 10. 
  4. ^ "APPOINTMENTS AND/OR PROMOTIONS OF LIEUTENANT GENERALS, ADMIRALS AND MAJOR GENERALS". Department of Defence. October 2, 2011. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Deputy Chief of the South African Navy
2011 - 2014
Succeeded by
Hanno Teuteberg
Preceded by
Refiloe Johannes Mudimu
Chief of the South African Navy