The head of the Joint Operations (J Ops) Division is called the Chief of Joint Operations. Below follows a Roll of General Officers Commanding the Joint Operations Division:
Lt Gen Themba Templeton Matanzima September 1, 2007 – present
Lt Gen Sipho Zacharia Binda June 1, 2005 to September 20061
Lt Gen Godfrey Ngwenya January 1, 2001 to May 31, 20052
Lt Gen Deon Ferreira August 1, 1997 to December 31, 2000
1 After Gen Binda died of heart failure following a motor vehicle collision, the post was filled by several officers in an acting capacity.
2 Promoted C SANDF