Fact file: Chiefs of J Ops


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