Defence Amendment Bill to Parliament


The Defence Amendment Bill of 2017 has been approved by Cabinet for introduction to Parliament.

The Bill aligns the Defence Act, 2002 (Act No 42 of 2002) with current departmental organisational requirements to enhance the efficiency of Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s Department of Defence.

The amendments are, according to a statement issued on Thursday following Cabinet’s regular fortnightly meeting, organisational in nature and apply internally to the Department of Defence.