An anti-piracy agreement has been reached between South Africa and Mozambique, to be extended eventually to include Tanzania. The agreement was signed at the third South African-Mozambican Joint Permanent Commission on Defence and Security Session in Pretoria on 8 November.

With the largest coastline in Africa after Somalia, Mozambique lacks sufficient resources to police its 2,470 km coast on its own. The South African navy has been helping to patrol the waters off northern Mozambique since January 2011, with notable success near Pemba, the country