Fact file: Chiefs of the SANDF

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SA National Defence Force (1994 – present)
Chief of the SANDF
·         GEN Godfrey Nhlanhla Ngwenya            June 1, 2005 – present
·         GEN Siphiwe Nyanda *                          June 1, 1998 – May 31, 2005
·         GEN Georg Lodewyk Meiring*                November 1, 1993 – May 31, 1998
SA Defence Force (1957-1994)
Chief of the SADF
·         GEN Georg Lodewyk Meiring*                    November 1, 1993 – April 30, 1994
·         GEN Andreas J “Kat” Liebenberg                November 1, 1990 – October 31, 1993
·         GEN Johannes J “Jannie” Geldenhuys*       November 1, 1985 – October 31, 1990
·         GEN Constand Viljoen*                             October 7, 1980 – October 30, 1985              
·         GEN Magnus Andre de M Malan*               September 1, 1976 – October 6, 1980
·         ADM Hugo H Biermann                             April 1, 1972 – August 31, 1976
Commandant General of the SADF
·         GEN Rudolph C Hiemstra                         January 1, 1966 – March 31, 1972    
·         GEN Pieter H Grobbelaar                          January 1, 1961 – December 30, 1965
·         CMDT GEN Stephen A Melville                  September 25, 1958 – December 31, 1960
·         CMDT GEN Hendrik B Klopper                  September 23, 1956 – September 24, 1958
Union Defence Force (1912-1957)
Chief of the South African General Staff
·         LTG Christiaan L de Wet du Toit                 March 16, 1950 - September 22, 1956
·         LTG Leonard Beyers                                  May 2, 1949 – March 15, 1950     
·         LTG Sir HA “Pierre” van Ryneveld                May 2, 1933 – May 1, 1949
·         MG Andries JE Brink                                 October 1, 1922 – May 1, 1933
·         BG JJ Collyer                                            October 14, 1914 – September 20, 1922
Inspector General of the Union Defence Forces
·         BG Sir HT “Tim” Lukin                                July 1, 1912 – October 13, 1914
Commandant General of the Active Citizen Force
·         BG Christiaan F Beyers                             July 1, 1912 – October 13, 1914