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The South African Naval Yeomanry:
- To create valuable employment opportunities and keep people constructively employed within the community.
- The training schedule complements student schedules and a number of people will be able to fund their educations this way including furthering the education of people from previously disadvantaged communities and previously disenfranchised persons.
- The term Naval Yeomanry is used to define this as a sub structure within South Africa that functions independently but not solely independent of the South African National Defence Force and that may be under the jurisdiction and under the control of the South African Navy, however it is not funded solely by the Government of the Republic of South Africa. Allowance is provided for that this structure be funded through provincial governments, municipalities, other government agencies apart from the National Defence Budget, Private Business Subscriptions, Donations and Foreign Agencies. This is in order to minimize the burden of cost associated with training of personnel, obtaining equipment, servicing and maintaining equipment as well as the paying of salaries to members. This capital will be sourced by a civilian board employed for the sole purpose of acquiring and securing the funding necessary to maintain the Naval Yeomanry and marketing the Naval Yeomanry in order to acquire subscribers in the Private and Public sector who wish to employ and make use of members of the structure or the structure as Security Guards, Artisans, General Labour etc. Companies who wish to make use of the Naval Yeomanry will be required to sign a contract that stipulates the period of and the service that they wish to acquire, these companies will be required to pay a monthly subscription based on their requirements that will be reviewed from time to time and adjusted as required. The monthly subscription should be less than that which the company will pay should they hire private individuals to do the same work.
- The Chairman of the Naval Yeomanry Board should be appointed by the Commodore of the South African Naval Yeomanry and applications for this post should be open to the public. Other personnel required for the day to day functioning of the Naval Yeomanry Board will be sourced through employment agencies and appointed by the Chairman of the Naval Yeomanry Board as deemed necessary.
- For the South African purpose a Yeoman Seaman will be a person in attendance of the South African Naval Yeomanry and may or may not be seconded for duty with Port Net, The Department of Fisheries and the Local Municipality in which the Naval Yeomanry is based and private companies who subscribe to the service unless a state of war or National Emergency exists.
- During a time of war or National Crisis the Naval Yeomanry will function as a Naval Unit under the Chief of the South African Navy. The Naval Yeomanry may be detached to the South African Army, Medical Health Service, Air force or the South African Police to do service at any time as required by the South African Government and the President of the Republic of South Africa.
- The Naval Yeomanry will comprise of Yeoman Seaman who are made up of individuals who are either ex-Navy, Unemployed Seamen from the fisheries or merchant Marine, and any other person over the age of 16 years old who is willing to sign a pledge of allegiance to serve the Republic of South Africa, defend the constitution of the Republic and protect the National Flag at all cost to life or limb from destruction or defeat. Undergo basic naval training that will be conducted on Training Ships before being designated a specific Mustering. They will then be stationed on a Working Ship attached to a specific municipality or port.
- The South African Naval Yeomanry, will be utilised as a Coast Guard and Costal Defence component at the discretion of the Chief of the South African Navy or the State President of the Republic of South Africa. However the more common role of its members will be to function as a disciplined and trained unit that may be utilised in the South African Ports Authority, Municipality or other Government and Provincial departments or private companies and services that may need to fill a complement and who require the services of a temporary work force. The Naval Yeomanry may assist emergency services in times of natural disaster including fighting of fires, search and rescue food relief, logistic and supply support. Members of the South African Naval Yeomanry, called Yeomen Seamen, are enrolled in the South African Naval Yeomanry, and undergo basic training and orientation program, on completion of basic training Yeomen Seamen will be sent to do a trade or qualification that they request and subject to availability or other admission criteria. On completion of this course the Yeoman Seaman will return to the training unit where he/she will undergo training to qualify as a Non Commissioned Officer or a Junior Commissioned Officer or remain a Seaman. All Commissioned Rank will be awarded in the form of a Commission Certificate issued by the Officer Commanding the South African Naval Yeomanry and the Chairman, Non-Commissioned Officers will be appointed with the issuing of an order by their respective Commanding Officers and undersigned by the Executive Officer of the South African Naval Yeomanry.
Section (1) Membership in the South African Naval Yeomanry shall be open to:
- Any Person who is a citizen of the Republic of South Africa including those who are either ex or serving in the reserve units of or serving in the Navy, Army, Medical Services, Air-force, Paramedics, Firefighters, NSRI Crew members, South African Police Personnel, Security Officers, other trained emergency personnel, employed or unemployed Seamen from the fisheries or merchant Marine, any student or scholar and including any person over the age of 16 years old who is willing to sign a pledge of allegiance to serve the Republic of South Africa, defend the constitution of the Republic and protect the National Flag at all cost to life or limb from destruction or defeat.
- Every Person who intends to join the South African Naval Yeomanry must be willing to:
- a) Undergo basic Naval training that will be conducted on Training Ships and submit to the authority of any person placed over them.
- b) They must obey the Standing Orders and any sub order,
- c) Attend parades
- d) Do duties as permanent or reserve force members of the South African Naval Yeomanry
- e) Be prepared to follow all and any orders and commands given
- f) Wear the South African Naval Yeomanry Uniforms as required in orders.
- g) Defend the constitution of the Republic and protect the National Flag at all cost to life or limb from destruction or defeat by a foreign or internal rebel threat to our Democracy.
- h) They must be prepared to bear arms in the defence of the Republic of South Africa and give their lives for their country as a duty and an honour.
Section (2) Membership shall be:
- Full time paid members,
- Part Time Paid Members,
- Full time Non Uniform Members who are paid,
- Part time Volunteers who are unpaid.
All members will remain in service for a fixed contracted period, part time contracted period or a volunteered period, or for the duration of their normal working life span or a part thereof until they resign, retire are honourably discharged due to service rendered, illness or injury or are dishonourably discharged due to the failure to conduct themselves within the realms of the auspices of the South African Naval Yeomanry.
Section (3) any person shall be considered in good standing with the South African Naval Yeomanry as long as he/she fulfils the following criteria:
- Over the age of 16 years old who is willing to sign a pledge of allegiance to serve the Republic of South Africa, defend the constitution of the Republic and protect the National Flag at all cost to life or limb from destruction or defeat.
- Follow all and any orders and commands given without hesitation or question as long as the order given is a legal order.
Section (4) Standing Orders:
The following Naval Yeomanry Standing Orders revolve around the South African Navy. Standing Orders are formed and edited by the Commanding Officer (NY), governing party and the Naval Personnel Command; which supreme edition is awarded to the office of the Chief of the South African Navy. However the Naval Yeomanry Standing Orders are formed and written to fit the best interest of the Naval Yeomanry as a whole.
Date Created: 24 February 2014
CHAPTER ONE, PART ONE ‐ THE WORKERS AND THEIR RIGHTS:
Subsection One ‐ The Naval Yeomanry is based on workers’ rights as laid down by the department of labour and governed by the Labour Relations Act of South Africa, as the saying we have is: “Without workers, there is nothing.” Therefore the rights of the workers are the superior interest of the Naval Yeomanry Command.
Subsection Two ‐ The workers have the right to freely express their opinions and speech as they see fit, as long as it does not, but is not limited to:
- Break the Statuesque that exists within any command structure. ii .Conflict with anything in the Naval Yeomanry Standing Orders. iii. Offend anyone else in a public listening space.
Subsection Three ‐ If someone is found to be doing something against the Naval Yeomanry Standing Orders or the South African
Navy Code of Conduct, they will have action taken against them, which may include, but is not limited to:
- Have a court proceeding taken against them.
- Receive a fair demotion in relation to the offense.
iii. Be dishonourably discharged in a situation fair for this. iv. Be put on probation.
- Removal of special privileges ‐ e.g., rights, hallway access, etc. vi. Be reported to a senior officer.
Subsection Four ‐ All workers are to be treated fairly and equally and not discriminated against (refer to Chapter One, Subsection Seven).
Subsection Five ‐ It is within any Member’s power to leave the Naval Yeomanry at any time, for any reason, as well as request an HONORABLE DISCHARGE (after confirmation by the respective CHIEF OF NAVAL YEOMANRY PERSONNEL or CHIEF OF THE NAVAL YEOMANRY. Naval Yeomanry personnel may re-join at any time and will not be discriminated against for leaving. If the personnel decides to come back and be employed by the Naval Yeomanry, and does not wish to start from the initial rank (Recruit) then some conditions may apply, but are not limited to:
- If previously enlisted as seaman (SAN or SANY) they will return as a Seaman Recruit. ii. If previously Junior OTHER RANKS (AB, LS, PO) they will return as an Able Seaman.
iii. If previously a Senior OTHER RANKS (CPO, SCPO, MCPO, CMCPO, MCPON) they will return as a Chief
- If previously a Chief Petty Officer or Warrant Officer (CPO, WO1, WO2) they will return as a Petty
- If a retirement package is worked out with the NAVAL PERSONNEL, upon return the retiree will often receive the same, or as close as possible to the rank when they retired.
Subsection Six ‐ Anyone has the right to work in the Naval Yeomanry, and no one can be rejected from enlisting, unless they fall into one of these categories:
- They have obvious malicious intent against the Naval Yeomanry. (This must be provable or with reference.)
- They have been dismissed from any military branch.
iii. They have been dismissed from an allied organisation or well respected organisation (for a legitimate reason).
- They could be a danger or security risk to the Naval Yeomanry or their workers. (This must be provable or with reference.)
- And other things similar to this description.
Subsection Seven ‐ No worker can be discriminated against, rejected or excluded from activities, operations, etc. within Naval
Yeomanry because of:
- Personal interests or hobbies (as long as they are not offensive to other Naval Yeomanry Personnel). iii. Sexuality (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, etc.)
- .Appearance, ALTHOUGH they must submit to the Naval Yeomanry Manual of Dress. This excludes the issue of cross dressing. You must wear the uniform/clothes appropriate to your REAL LIFE GENDER, otherwise it is deceiving.
- And other things similar to this description.
Subsection Eight ‐ Dishonourable Discharges are issued in the last of circumstances in the Naval Yeomanry, the circumstances in which a Dishonourable Discharge may occur are, but are not limited to:
- Double jobbing. ii. .Self‐promoting.
iii. Treason/giving out classified information.
- And other things relating to similar pretence.
- Personnel within the Naval Yeomanry is entitled to re-join after a Dishonourable Discharge if a senior rank to the discharger approves this but they must join as a recruit (no multiple rank promotions or restoration of ranks will be awarded). Although if another Dishonourable Discharge is issued to this same person, the second time it becomes permanent. Unless approved by the respective CHIEF OF THE NAVY, CHIEF OF NAVAL YEOMANRY and the respective Officer Commanding.
Subsection Nine ‐ In relation to the subsections in the above chapter, there are conditions which apply to Naval Yeomanry personnel who leave to create their own new Naval Yeomanry. Naval Yeomanry personnel are free to leave at any time and we do endorse the creation of new Naval Yeomanry. HOWEVER, if this new Naval Yeomanry may be considered a security risk to the Republic of South Africa, they may be automatically declared an enemy. These security risks include such things as, but are not limited to:
- The personnel who are making the new Naval Yeomanry collude with others while still employed in the Naval Yeomanry to do so.
- The personnel who are making the new Naval Yeomanry use their influence in the Naval Yeomanry to influence people to move to their new Naval Yeomanry (personnel stealing).
iii. The personnel who are making the new Naval Yeomanry allies with an enemy the Republic of South
Africa or who South Africa is at war with.
CHAPTER TWO, PART TWO ‐ THE WORKERS AND THEIR RIGHTS:
- Subsection One ‐ The jurisdiction of your co‐workers at any rank higher than you allows them to give you orders, as long as it is within their power to do so, but it must not break the Naval Yeomanry Standing Orders or the Naval Yeomanry Code of Conduct.
- Subsection Two ‐ If you find that someone is doing something outside of their jurisdiction, and then it is within your rights to deny the proposal or order, but in doing so, if the order was valid, you may be subject to discipline as in Chapter One, Subsection Three.
- Subsection Three ‐ Officers and senior ranks are the role models of all Naval Yeomanry personnel and therefore should take an authority and mature role to their job and duties assigned.
- Subsection Four ‐ If any Officer or senior rank is doing something out of their jurisdiction, this is a serious offense and may be subject to those terms in Chapter One, Subsection Three.
- Subsection Five ‐ If your co‐workers are doing something against the Naval Yeomanry Standing Orders or the Naval Yeomanry Code of Conduct or out of their jurisdiction, then it is to be brought to the attention of the Office Commanding or the next senior rank within the Naval Yeomanry and a complaint is to be lodged via the Complaint Form.
- Subsection Six ‐ If an Officer or senior rank is being abusive then it should be brought to the attention of the Officer Commanding or next senior rank and anything that affects the Naval Yeomanry as a whole should also be brought to the attention of that said Officer Commanding or next senior rank.
- Subsection Seven ‐ If the governing party or the Naval Yeomanry Command is being abusive in any terms, or ruling in an obvious biased manner, then it should be brought to the direct attention of the CHIEF OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN NAVY.
CHAPTER THREE ‐ JURISDICTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Subsection One ‐ the responsibility of all workers falls within the jurisdiction of the Officers and the Naval Yeomanry Command.
Subsection Two ‐ Workers and others must be treated with equality, despite any ranking or position held in the Naval Yeomanry; thus Naval Yeomanry officers and the Naval Yeomanry Command must make sure all workers are being treated equally and fairly.
Subsection Three ‐ the governing party and the Naval Yeomanry Command, has the role of making all major changes to the
Naval Yeomanry, which include, but are not limited to:
- The hiring of Naval Yeomanry personnel.
- The dismissal of Naval Yeomanry personnel.
iii. The moderation of Naval Yeomanry rooms or applicable rooms.
- The administration/moderation of the official Naval Yeomanry forum and/or website, radio, etc. v. The initiation of new ranks, rates, specialties, factions or positions within the Naval Yeomanry.
CHAPTER FOUR, PART ONE ‐ RESPONSIBILITIES OF NAVAL YEOMANRY COMMAND:
Subsection One ‐ the line of succession is the line in which the position of the CHIEF OF NAVAL YEOMANRY is awarded. This comes into play when the CHIEF OF NAVAL YEOMANRY retires or goes on leave. The order of succession is as follows:
- Chief of Naval Yeomanry (CONY)
- Executive Officer Flag of Naval Yeomanry (XOF)
iii. Naval Yeomanry Staff Officer (NYOS)
- Commanding Officer Ship or Shore base (COS)
- Executive Officer Ship or Shore Base (XOS)
CHAPTER FOUR, PART TWO‐ RANKS ROLES:
Subsection One – Chief of Naval Yeomanry (CONY):
- This position holds supreme power and is Commander‐in‐Chief of the Naval Yeomanry. The Chief of Naval Yeomanry is in overall charge of administration and legislative powers within or in relation to the Naval Yeomanry. These powers include; but are not limited to:
- Naval Yeomanry Standing Orders Decisions. iii. Administrative Decisions.
- Executive Decisions. v. Staff Decisions.
- Legal Decisions.
vii. Procedures, Policies and Protocol decisions. (E.g. Uniform, promotions, medals etc.)
viii. Monitoring and controlling of the Naval Yeomanry Operations Command ix. Forum administration.
- Indirectly monitoring and controlling the Naval Yeomanry.
- Indirectly monitoring and controlling the Office of Naval Yeomanry Ships, Shore Bases and Training.
Subsection Two – The Executive Officer Flag (XOF) is the assistant to the Chief of Naval Yeomanry the Executive Officer Flag’s job is to assist the Chief of Naval Yeomanry in all matters listed below. These powers include; but are not limited to:
- Assisting in Naval Yeomanry Standing Orders Decisions. ii. Assisting in Administrative Decisions.
iii. Assisting in Executive Decisions. iv. Assisting in Staff Decisions.
- Assisting in Legal Decisions.
- Assisting in Procedures, Policies and Protocol decisions. (E.g. Uniform, promotions, medals etc.)
vii. Assisting in the monitoring and controlling of the Naval Yeomanry operations Command viii. Assisting Forum administration
- .Directly monitoring and controlling the respective Officers and Officer Commanding Ships, Shore
Bases and Training.
Subsection Three – Naval Yeomanry Staff Officer (NYOS):
- This person is in charge of Staff Management. This position deals with all matters pertaining to staff and personnel whether it be about conflict, praise promotions, fairness, equality etc., which include but are not limited to:
- The “overview” monitoring of the Officer commanding and Officers of Shore Bases, Ships and Training
iii. Monitoring and controlling the Office of Naval Yeomanry Staff, and subsidiary Personnel Specialists and Personnel Clerks
- Monitoring and controlling of all transfer procedures
- Monitoring and controlling of all grievance procedures (including complaints etc.)
- Monitoring and controlling of all transfers from an external source (another military)
vii. Monitoring and controlling of all transfers from an internal source (inter‐branch transfers)
viii. Ensuring that fairness and equity is maintained within the Naval Yeomanry for example, personnel being promoted fairly
- Any other issues pertaining to the monitoring and controlling of staff and personnel
Subsection Four – Officer Commanding secondary Division (OCD)
- The “overview” monitoring of their respective department.
Subsection Five – Commanding Officer Ship or Shore Base (COS)
- Monitor and control the general operations of their respective Ship or Headquarters ii. Provide general assistance to Naval Yeomanry Command when requested
Subsection Six – Executive Officer Ship or Shore Base (XOS)
- Assist in monitoring and controlling the general operations of their respective Ship or Headquarters
- Provide general assistant to Naval Yeomanry Command and Commanding Officer when requested.
Subsection Seven – Master at Arms of the Naval Yeomanry (MANY):
- This position is appointed to the most senior Warrant Officer Class 1 and this person is the head of the Other Ranks and is the personal adviser to the Chief of Naval Yeomanry on all matters and events in relation to the Other Ranks. The MANY is assigned by the presiding, respective Chief of Naval Yeomanry.
The MANY deals with but is not limited to:
- The training, assessment and grading of Other Ranks.
iii. The handling of Other Ranks relationships and associations (e.g. OTHER RANKS workers’ rights)
- Handling personnel disturbances between Other Ranks.
- Serving a generally pre‐set term of around 2 years.
Subsection Eight – Officer of the Day (OOD) ‐ this is a rotating position, and is usually given to the most senior Lieutenant
Commander currently in Naval Yeomanry Headquarters. The OOD deals with but, is not limited to:
- Over viewing the Duty Officer, who is monitoring and controlling of general operations in HQ. ii. Ensuring the junior grade commissioned officers are following standing orders.
iii. The Officer of the Watch is responsible for the basic running of the normal operations of the HQ, and therefore takes responsibility for any matters (positive or negative) that happens, during his/her watch.
- The Officer of the Watch is dubbed as the ‘Officer Commanding’ the Naval Headquarters at that time, and thus is the highest point of contact for operational and administration activities.
Subsection Nine – Duty Officer (DO) ‐ The DO deals with, but is not limited to:
- ensuring the other ranks (NCO/WO) are completing their duties.
- Monitoring and controlling of the operations such as recruitment desk, moderation positions, sentry duty, etc.
Subsection Ten – Boatswain’s Mate of the Day (BMOD). The BMOD deals with, but is not limited to:
- Monitoring and controlling of the Non‐Commissioned Officers.
- Ensuring the general operations of the HQ is being adequately completed.
iii. Marinating constant communication with the OOD and the reporting of NCO/WO performance.
CHAPTER FIVE ‐ LEGAL ASPECTS:
Subsection One ‐ All legal matters are headed by the Naval Yeomanry Staff Officer and his/her ruling is final in the matter of the legal area.
Subsection Two ‐ If an offense is caused to disrespect or disregard the Naval Yeomanry Standing Orders or Code of Conduct, then it is a verified rule for a court hearing.
Subsection Three ‐ All court hearings, trials, and Executive Officer Flag cases will be heard by the Naval Yeomanry Staff Officer or designated Legal Person.
Subsection Four ‐ Once a case is over, if the personnel feel it has been misjudged or there has been a biased ruling the personnel may apply for a re‐trial by a new judge, or higher level judge. (The personnel will be assigned one, not the personnel’s pick.) The second ruling will be final.
Subsection Five ‐ to be allowed to make a case and get it tried, first the personnel has to have obvious evidence or referrals about the allegations that are made. If the Naval Yeomanry Staff Officer sees there to be no initial case because there is no evidence, they may decline it. However, if this seems to be a bias or unfair ruling, the personnel may appeal to the XOF. Subsection Six ‐ Foreign personnel (people not employed by the Naval Yeomanry) may also apply for a court XOF case, on verified grounds. This includes ex‐ Naval Yeomanry personnel who wish to appeal against their discharge (although the discharge must be in the past month).
Subsection Seven ‐ Grounds for a XOF case are, but are not limited to:
- Unfair discharge ii. Unfair demotion iii. Discrimination
- Unequal and/or unfair working environment and/or unfair treatment
CHAPTER SIX ‐ DISCIPLINE:
Subsection One ‐ All Naval Yeomanry personnel, as they are equal, are subject to the same punishment (although this disregards senior ranked personnel who will be expected to act with more regard, intention and maturity than others).
Subsection Two ‐ If an unreasonable act is done and it can be verified then, regardless of rank and/or position, the offender will be punished accordingly.
Subsection Three ‐ Discrimination against race, heritage, looks or wealth will not be tolerated under ANY circumstance, and this should be held at a court hearing.
CHAPTER SEVEN ‐ FOREIGN POLICY:
Subsection One ‐ All foreign personnel (allied only) are to be treated with the utmost due respect, such as Naval Yeomanry personnel of the same rank, would receive.
Subsection Two ‐ the entrance of foreign personnel (allied only) is permitted in the Naval Yeomanry. Ranks from Enlist to Warrant Officer are permitted in the normal workers’ section, while Commissioned Officers are permitted in the Officers Mess. Subsection Three ‐ Foreign personnel are not permitted within the inner rooms of the Naval Yeomanry unless accompanied by a Naval Yeomanry delegate.
Subsection Four ‐ Foreign personnel (allied only) are only to be let behind the barriers of the Naval Yeomanry if they are wearing their organisation’s regulated uniform and assigned group badge (if the organisation has one.)
Subsection Five ‐ Although foreign personnel (allied only) are to be treated with the same respect as Naval Yeomanry personnel, foreign personnel may not give orders to Naval Yeomanry personnel.
CHAPTER EIGHT ‐ WAGES:
Subsection One ‐ the wages for the Naval Yeomanry are set by the Chief of the NAVY.
Subsection Two ‐ the minimum rank for a starting wage is Petty Officer. i. Work at least 4 hours since your last pay.
- Not currently be on probation. iii. Work at least 6 hours a week.
Subsection Three ‐ Pay is given out at a designated time (set by the Naval Yeomanry Staff Officer pay sheets are given out by the Chief of Naval Yeomanry personally, or a designated representative. If you do NOT attend the designated time (or time that has been specially arranged) then you will not receive pay sheet. Although if you have arranged in the previous 48hours prior to pay with the Naval Yeomanry Staff officer, you may receive it at a different time. Pay will be paid directly into a Bank account designated by the Recipient.
Subsection Four‐ All Personnel that fall into the ranks of Seaman, Able Seaman and Leading Seaman will be paid according to watches that they have completed. A watch is a three hour period that the person is on duty and recorded to be on duty for the full three hour period in the Watch Log book of their respective division or designated area of responsibility.
- Will be paid weekly in cash that is sealed in an envelope attached to a pay sheet on which all the persons details including the watches recorded will be printed.
- Each watch will be designated a time during their own duty watch at the end of a duty week when they may collect their pay from their watch commander.
iii. All recruits under training will receive a token salary during their training period starting at a minimum of R 500.00 per week that will be paid to the recruit on completion of (a) Basic Training, (b) The Successful completion of their first quarter while on course or during advanced training and thereafter every subsequent semester completed.
- Pay will be determined by the guidelines of the South African Department of Labour.
CHAPTER NINE ‐ REVENUE:
Subsection One ‐ If any draws, lotto, raffles, or other fund raising events are organized where it is a pay‐to‐enter or donation event, all revenue raised goes toward the Naval Yeomanry for things such as:
- Adding new rooms to the Naval Yeomanry. ii. .Re‐furnishing old rooms.
iii. Wages for workers.
- Purchasing of Ships, vehicles and equipment.
Subsection Two ‐ any donations that are given to the Naval Yeomanry (including those done by PayPal) go into the Naval
Yeomanry and the Naval Yeomanry only.
Subsection Three – Any operations in the name of Naval Yeomanry which involve the obtaining, and acquiring of furniture is automatically the property of Naval Yeomanry and is to be handled over immediately.
CHAPTER TEN ‐ ALTERNATE MUSTERINGS/RANK ACCOUNTS (NAVAL YEOMANRY ID CARDS):
Subsection One ‐ Alternate accounts are permitted within the Naval Yeomanry although you are limited to three as long as they adhere to the following subsections listed below (although they are NOT recommended to be used).
Subsection Two ‐ Alternate accounts cannot be used to work in the Naval Yeomanry. The only exceptions to this are accounts which have been authorized for regular use by the Chief of Naval Yeomanry, Naval Yeomanry Executive Officer Flag, Naval Yeomanry Staff Officer or respective Officers in their own respective Ships or Shore Bases or a Commissioned Officer who is testing the other personnel (although a rank cannot be given to this alternate testing account). If the use of an alternative account is due to a ban, if the personnel can provide reasonable evidence that the personnel is verified as true, a Commissioned Officer of their respective branch may add them to the respective branch personnel list next to their official account with “official‐account/name‐of‐alt‐account”
Subsection Three ‐ Only ONE of your accounts is permitted in the Naval Yeomanry premises at any one time. (This excludes the Chief of Naval Yeomanry)
Subsection Four ‐ If you bring in an alternate account and you are a Commissioned Officer under no circumstance may you promote your alternate account?
Subsection Five ‐ It is highly recommended to use alternate accounts that are not used in the Naval Yeomanry for any warfare, raids, special operations, etc.
Subsection Six ‐ Alternate accounts, if previously arranged with a Commissioned Officer (preferably a Naval Yeomanry Operations Command representative), may be used if your main account has something wrong with it or is disabled (e.g. hotel banned).
Subsection Seven ‐ Random people make alternate accounts and thus pose as high ranks. The “no alternate account” rule stops the posing of high ranks. Any alternate account saying it is someone or holds their rank is to be regarded as INVALID and not let in. Anyone found using a clone that disregards Chapter Ten will receive an one‐rank demotion per offense to Chapter Ten.
Subsection Eight ‐ the changing of accounts within the Naval Yeomanry is NOT recommended and may be denied. However, if for some reason a Naval Yeomanry personnel needs to change their name, they must speak to the Chief Information Technician/Forum ADMIN with approval from the XOF or NYOS (if of the rank Command Chief Petty Officer or below) or the
Chief of Naval Yeomanry (for Warrant Officer or above) who will directly approve the name change. NO ONE ELSE MAY APPROVE A NAME CHANGE!
CHAPTR ELEVEN – RATINGS Subsection One – Ratings.
- Seaman Candidate – Any Man or Woman who has been accepted into the Naval Yeomanry but who has not passed the Naval Orientation Course (Completed in First week of Basic Training)
- Seaman Cadet – Man or Woman under Basic Training
iii. Seaman third class – Man or Woman Qualified as a Seaman and in their first year of secondary training
- Seaman Second Class – Man or Woman Qualified as a Seaman and in their Second year of secondary training
- Seaman First Class – Any Man or Woman who is in their final year of qualification, who has qualified but who has not completed the Able Seaman course, who is waiting to be promoted and any other person who has not qualified but who is filling an administration or other secondary role in the Naval Yeomanry.
- Able Seaman – Any person who has satisfied the promotions committee that they are competent and have completed the necessary courses.
vii. Leading Seaman – Any person who has satisfied the promotions committee that they are competent and have completed the necessary Coxswains courses.
viii. Petty Officer ‐ any person who has satisfied the promotions committee that they are competent and have completed the necessary Junior Leaders courses
- Chief Petty Officer ‐ any person who has satisfied the promotions committee that they are competent and have completed the necessary courses
- Warrant Officer – South African Navy Qualification Criteria must be completed and any person who has satisfied the promotions committee that they are competent.
CHAPTER TWELVE ‐ WARFARE RAIDING IF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA IS IN A STATE OF WAR:
Subsection One ‐ this is in relation to the authorization permission for raiding. There are five people who have unlimited power to call raids. These people are: the State President of the Republic of South Africa, Chief of the Navy, The Chief of the Army and The National Executive of the Republic of South Africa.
Subsection Two ‐ this is in relation to the authorisation permission for raiding in “OPEN WARFARE” as a military unit. If the Naval Yeomanry is at “OPEN WARFARE” as called upon by the Republic of South Africa. The Chief of the Navy or any of the following personnel may call a raid at their own free will:
- Chief of Naval Yeomanry
- Naval Yeomanry Executive Officer Flag iii. Naval Yeomanry Staff Officer
- Respective Commissioned officers and Officers commanding a Unit or Ship in open Combat.
- In extreme cases where a Naval Yeomanry unit or ship is isolated and cut off from all command structure and radio communication and in order to save life, limb or property the senior ranking member who is of sound mind and spirit and who is responsible to make the decision may call a raid.
CHAPTER THIRTEEN – RELATIONSHIPS AND “SPOUSING”: Subsection One – Imposed Restrictions.
- If you are dating a subordinate, they cannot be in your rate/billet ii. If you are dating a superior, you cannot be in their rate/billet
iii. If you are dating a subordinate, you cannot promote them, unless you are the only person able to do so.
- If you are dating a superior, they cannot promote you
Subsection Two – Recommended Restrictions.
- It is not advisable to date within Naval Yeomanry at all, however there is no order preventing dating within the Naval Yeomanry however when dating within the Naval Yeomanry the following should be adhered to:
- Sharing quarters is not permitted when on duty.
iii. Officers are highly recommend not to date OTHER RANKS/WO
Iv. be discreet when showing your affection in Uniform
Article IV DUES OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NAVAL YEOMANRY BOARD
The Chairman of the South African Naval Yeomanry will appoint a Finance Committee of which the Chairman will be the Chair. As the officer assigned the primary responsibility of overseeing the management and reporting of the South African Naval Yeomanry’s fund raising, logistics, equipment and finances.
Specific duties to the financial role and Treasury role, including:
Bank account maintenance – Selecting a bank, signing checks, and investing excess funds wisely
Financial transaction oversight – Being knowledgeable about who has access to the South African Naval Yeomanry’s funds, and any outstanding bills or debts owed, as well as developing systems for keeping cash flow manageable
Budgets – Developing the annual budget as well as comparing the actual revenues and expenses incurred against the budget including the paying of salaries
Financial Policies – Overseeing the development and observation of the South African Naval Yeomanry‘s financial policies
Reports – Keeping the Officer Commanding regularly informed of key financial events, trends, concerns, and assessment of fiscal health in addition to completing required financial reporting forms in a timely fashion and making these forms available to the Officer Commanding and publishing them in a financial report that will be circulated in the South African Naval Yeomanry’s newspaper. Copies of this report will also be made available to the relevant government departments including SARS.
Finance Committee – Serving as Chair of the Finance Committee
The Chairman is largely influential in proper financial management and thus, also greatly affects the public’s perception, trust, and assurance in the South African Naval Yeomanry management. Therefore, a person with desirable qualifications such as financial literacy, attention to detail, timeliness in completing tasks, neat and accurate record keeping, and a willingness to ask questions.
The South African Naval Yeomanry need to be sure there are open and constant lines of communication between the Chairman and Board members, Senior Officers and the Government about sound financial policies/procedures and budget oversight.
The South African Naval Yeomanry must also be cognisant of South African law, which requires non-profit organizations to have a Chairman, a Secretary, and a Financial Officer. In the case of the South African Naval Yeomanry this will be the Commanding Officer, Executive Officer and a Chairman of the Naval Yeomanry Board. However the South African Naval Yeomanry may elect to have both a Chairman and a Financial Officer or a Board member Treasurer operating as a Financial Officer at a later date or if requested to by the Chairman.
Ultimately, while financial management is the primary focus of the Chairman, the entire Naval Yeomanry board shares accountability. The Chairman shouldn’t feel, or be made to feel, that they have sole responsibility for the financial health of the organization. Their role is to make sure that the information is accurate, timely and provided to the necessary parties.
SOUTH AFRICAN NAVAL YEOMANRY BOARD CHAIRMAN
Responsibilities as a Chairman
- To ensure that the South African Naval Yeomanry complies with its Constitution and any other relevant legislation or regulations;
- To ensure that the South African Naval Yeomanry pursues its objects as defined in its Constitution;
- To ensure the South African Naval Yeomanry applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects;
- To contribute actively to the South African Naval Yeomanry Board’s role in giving firm strategic direction to the South African Naval Yeomanry, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance;
- To safeguard the good name and values of the South African Naval Yeomanry.
RESPONSIBILITIES AS A FINANCIAL OFFICER/CHAIRMAN
- Maintaining an overview of the South African Naval Yeomanry’s affairs;
- To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the South African Naval Yeomanry
- To ensure the financial stability of the South African Naval Yeomanry and to ensure the proper investment of funds.
- Keeping the Committee informed about its financial duties and responsibilities and advising on the financial implications of the South African Naval Yeomanry’s strategic plans;
- Overseeing, approving and presenting budgets, accounts and financial statements, with a formal presentation each year at the Annual Officers Board Meeting;
- Ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained;
- Liaising with staff about any financial matters;
- Authorising payments and signing cheques as required;
- Ensuring that End of Year accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required and that there is external scrutiny of aforementioned accounts, with implementation of any recommendations made by the independent examiner and/or auditor;
- To convene and chair the Naval Yeomanry Board’s working group and to ensure that the South African Naval Yeomanry has an appropriate reserves and investment policy;
- To convene and chair other working groups of the South African Naval Yeomanry Board as required;
- Oversight and management of the selection procedure for the training courses and Scholarships;
- Contributing to the fundraising strategy of the South African Naval Yeomanry;
- Sitting on appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary panels as required.
Article V LEADERSHIP
Section (1) Officers are commissioned by the Chairman and the Chief of the Naval Yeomanry shall include: Examples:
- Chief of the South African Naval Yeomanry/Commanding Officer – Rank: Commodore (Cdre)
- Chairman of the Naval Yeomanry Board
- Executive Officer/Flag Officer to the Chief – Captain (Capt.)
- Officer of Divisions – Captain (Capt.)
- Standards and Legislation Officer – Captain (Capt.)
- Chief of Personnel – Captain (Capt.)
- Principal of the Junior Officers Academy – Captain (Capt.)
- Administration and Financial Officer – Captain (Capt.)
- Officer Commanding The Naval Yeomanry Gymnasium – Commander (Cmdr.)
- Mustering and training advisory Officer – Commander – (Cmdr.)
- Divisional Commanders – Commander (Cmdr.)
- Sea Captains – Commander (Cmdr.)
- Shore Captains – Commander (Cmdr.)
- All First Officers – Lieutenant Commander (Lt.Cmdr)
- All Second Officers – Lieutenant (Lt.)
- All Third Officers – Sub Lieutenant (Sub)
- All Deck or Platoon Commanders – Ensign (Ens)
- Student Officers – Mid Shipman – (Mid)
- Senior NCO – Warrant Officer (WO)
- Senior Watch Commanders – Chief Petty Officer (CPO)
- Other Members:
- Petty Officer (PO)
- Leading Seaman (LS)
- Able Seaman (AB)
- Seaman (SEA)
Article VI DUTIES OF LEADERSHIP
Note: This section should include all roles and responsibilities charged to each officer (elected and appointed) within the organization. Providing details will assist your officers in their transition each year. There should be a section here for every officer listed in Article V, Sections (1) & (2).
Section (1) The Commodore is the senior naval yeomanry flag officer rank, equivalent to lieutenant general. A commodore is typically senior to a Navy Captain and junior to a vice admiral. A Commodore is an appointed rank with a NATO code of OF-8, although in some navies like the French Navy it is an OF-7 rank, the OF-8 code corresponding to the four-star rank of squadron vice-admiral in the United States Navy. The Commodore is also a Flag officer, the flag officer is a commissioned officer in a nation’s armed forces senior enough to be entitled to fly a flag to mark the position from which the officer exercises command. In the South African Naval Yeomanry the Commodore is a Commissioned officer in the South African Navy. Due to the nature and functioning of the South African Naval Yeomanry the Commodore will fly a Flag that indicates his presence. The flag will be a Blue Cross on a white background and a blue orb in the top left corner of the flag. The Commodore of the South Africa Naval Yeomanry will remove his flag should a South African Navy Flag Officer take command or be present or be in the vicinity. The Commodore will always hand command of the South African Naval Yeomanry to a Navy Rear Admiral or higher commissioned by the President of the Republic of South Africa and who is acting under the orders of the Chief of the South African Navy. Thus all members of the South African Naval Yeomanry fall under the direct command and instruction of the South African Navy.
Duties: “calling for and presiding over all scheduled meetings, serving as the spokesperson and point of contact for the South African Naval Yeomanry, appointing and commissioning of other officers and the Chairman, providing a charge and general oversight for all committees, establishing goals for the organization to work toward, etc.
Section (2) The Executive Officer is a Commissioned Officer in the South African Naval Yeomanry and shall serve in absence of the Chief or the South African Naval Yeomanry, and shall perform such duties as assigned by the Chief. As the next ranking line officer in the South African Naval Yeomanry, the executive officer serves as the aide or “executive” to the Commodore of the South African Naval Yeomanry. As such, the XO is the direct representative of the Chief of the South African Naval Yeomanry in maintaining the general efficiency of the South African Naval Yeomanry. With the assistance of the heads of departments, the XO arranges and coordinates all duties, drills, exercises, personnel organization, and the policing and inspection of the South African Naval Yeomanry. The XO investigates matters affecting the discipline and conduct of the personnel and makes recommendations concerning these matters to the Chief of the South African Naval Yeomanry. The XO usually approves or disapproves leave lists and leave requests. If the XO is unable to carry out the duties of the office, the next senior line officer assigned to the South African Naval Yeomanry normally assumes the duties. After confirming the South African Naval Yeomanry readiness, the XO then reports to the Chief that the South African Naval Yeomanry is ready for duty. If the Commodore is disabled, the immediate superior in command of the South African Naval Yeomanry the XO is dedicated as the acting Chief of the South African Naval Yeomanry until a permanent Chief can be appointed by the Chairman of the South African Naval Yeomanry Board. XO may have one or more assistants. Other officers are often assigned to this billet as a collateral duty.
Note: The XO is required to chair a standing committee.
Section (3) The Administration and Financial Officer – Captain (Capt.) shall be responsible for maintaining all records of the South African Naval Yeomanry (e.g. constitutional amendments, meeting minutes, membership rosters, attendance), and for recording the minutes of all meetings and communicating with membership on behalf of the Chief of the South African Naval Yeomanry. This Officer has a staff that assist in fulfilling this function.
Note: These are generally the duties of the secretary, though the South African Naval Yeomanry include management of the treasury and/or oversight of marketing and publicity.
Section (4) The Chairman of the Naval Yeomanry Board shall be responsible for managing the South African Naval Yeomanry’s finances.
Note: Duties include being chairman of the South African Naval Yeomanry Board, coordination of fundraising efforts, general bookkeeping and financial reports to the executive, deposit of all funds in the organization’s account, and approval of expenditures in conjunction with the Chief of the South African Naval Yeomanry or faculty/staff advisor—requirement of at least two signatures and/or an order from the Chief of the South African Naval Yeomanry to approve budget expenditures is strongly advised. The Chairman appoints his own staff as required.
Article VII COMMITTEES
Section (1) There shall be 3 (three) standing committees, and their charge is as follows:
- Fundraising Committee: Responsible for ensuring that enough funds are raised annually to cover costs associated with the day to day running of the South African Naval Yeomanry.
- Marketing Committee: Responsible for publicity materials related to open activities, recruitment, and fundraising and community involvement.
- Recruitment Committee: Responsible for managing the recruitment of new members, new member orientation and verification of current member’s fulfilment of requirements.
Section (2) The Chief of the South African Naval Yeomanry or the Chairman may create new committees as needed.
Article VIII SOUTH AFRICAN NAVAL YEOMANRY COMITTEE MEETINGS
Section (1) There shall be a minimum of 3 (three) meetings per month.
Section (2) the business of these meetings shall be conducted in accordance with the South African Naval Yeomanry’s Rules of Order.
Section (3) This South African Naval Yeomanry is subject to the policies and procedures of the South African Navy and the laws of the Republic of South Africa
Section (6) All general meetings shall be open to any officer of the South African Naval Yeomanry, Non Commission Officers may attend on request
This constitution of the South African Naval Yeomanry has been ratified (or amended) by the Chief of the South African Naval Yeomanry on 13 August 2014.
M E Holden (Commodore) J van Reenen (Captain[Naval])
(Printed name of the Chief of the South African Naval Yeomanry) (Printed name of Flag Captain)