SANDF hosting annual Chaplain General Symposium


The South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF) is between today (Tuesday) and Friday hosting the 25th annual Chaplain General Symposium.

The purpose of the symposium, hosted by SANDF Chaplain General, Brigadier General Monwabisi Jamangile, is to create a platform for chaplains from all around the world to come together to exchange information and discuss challenges that they are ethically and morally inclined to and come up with possible solutions to improve the inherent capability of the defence force, the SANDF said.

The Chaplain Generals and Chief Chaplains from African countries, the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada and SANDF chaplains are participating in the discussions taking place at the CSIR’s convention centre in Pretoria. The Chief of the SANDF, General Solly Shoke, members from the Military Command, and the senior Command Cadre of the SANDF and other religious leaders namely, Rev Ray MacCauley of Rhema Bible Church, will be in attendance.

The final product of the symposium will enable SANDF members to practice the art of soldiering successfully both locally and abroad from a spiritual perspective. Specialists within the Department of Defence and the religious fraternity will help by means of presentations and interactions with the chaplaincy to achieve the outcome of the symposium.