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DMV has its fourth acting DG as legal action looms

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The perennially under-performing Department of Military Veterans (DMV) has another acting Director-General at the helm – the fourth interim appointment since 2017 - with...

Slow pace of veterans’ pension pay-outs worrying

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The snail’s pace of military veteran pension pay-outs is “a concern” to the Parliamentary oversight committee – the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military...

Veterans’ skills development programme underway in Gauteng

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The Gauteng province is the centre point of a 10-day skills development programme for military veterans under the auspices of the Department of Military...

AG finds “material misstatements” in DMV annual report

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Further evidence the Department of Military Veterans (DMV) qualifies for a serial offender title when it comes to service delivery – and other failures...

Military Veterans Dept annual report delayed due to ‘instability in the...

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise has informed Parliament that the finalisation and publication of the Department of Military Veterans annual report and...

Military veterans’ pension with government agency for roll-out

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise almost repeated herself when answering another Parliamentary questioner wanting to know when old soldiers will start receiving...

Department of Military Veterans DG suspended

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The Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) heard this week the director-general of the Department of Military Veterans (DMV) is suspended. The announcement...

DMV director general under fire

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In the same week the Department of Military Veterans (DMV) was taken to task for seemingly non- and/or poor execution of duties assigned it,...

DMV taken to task by Parliamentary committee

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“Under-performance” and “serious concern” are among words used by Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) in the wake of an annual...

Progress on military veterans’ issues disputed

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The official line that government “continues to make significant advances against a huge backlog” in dealing with military veterans’ affairs doesn’t ring true to...

DMV underachieves in delivering to military veterans

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The Department of Military Veterans (DMV) has underachieved in its performance for the final three quarters of 2021, and only managed to achieve less...

Ex-MK military veterans conference to be held in East London

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The Department of Military Veterans, together with the All-inclusive Ex-MK Conference Preparatory Committee, will host a conference of Ex-MK military veterans later this week...

DMV working toward a “self-sufficient military veterans’ community”

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The Department of Military Veterans (DMV) maintains it is progressing in its “quest to provide a dignified, unified, empowered and self-sufficient military veterans’ community”. A...

DMV facing hefty contract cancellation lawsuits

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There are currently contract cancellation lawsuits totalling R189 159 000 against the Department of Military Veterans (DMV). This is according to a presentation by DMV...

Last chance for Eastern Cape military veterans to register

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Military veterans in Eastern Cape have a final opportunity to register for benefits officially due to bona fide old soldiers. The Department of Military Veterans...

Dept of Military Veterans suspends senior officials as it cleans house

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The Department of Military Veterans is investigating irregular expenditure amounting to R119 million and has since placed four senior officials on precautionary suspension pending...

Work on military veterans’ database going again after “challenges”

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The Department of Military Veterans (DMV) should be accorded a high priority by government as the majority of its area of responsibility is seen...

Acting DMV director general reports progress on veterans’ affairs

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The most senior public servant in the Department of Military Veterans (DMV) notes in his report as accounting officer in the latest annual report...

Department of Military Veterans marks 10th anniversary with separate vote

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According to Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, the latest annual report (2019/20) of the Department of Military Veterans (DMV) comes at “a historic moment” marking not only...

Database clean-up and “consequence management” coming at Military Veterans Department

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The Department of Military Veterans (DMV) will have Parliamentary oversight keeping a close watch as it “cleans” the military veterans database, long a source...

Presentation: Department of Military Veterans on 1st quarter performance

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On 21 October 2020, the Department of Military Veterans gave a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans on its first...

DMV not meeting targets

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Those tasked with ensuring South Africa’s military veterans are in a good space have a long way to go if the latest Department of...

Mgwebi back in harness at the Department of Military Veterans

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The South African soldier who was force commander of the UN's single largest peace support mission retired from active service earlier this...

Funding shortfall of millions for Military Veterans Department

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The Department of Military Veterans (DMV) provided education support to more than 7 000 military veterans and their dependents last year and...

Department of Military Veterans sets out medium term plans

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The medium term between now (2017) and 2020 is going to be a time of consolidation and improvement for the Department of...

Military Veterans Department spends millions on education support

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The Department of Military Veterans (DMV) maintains its commitment to paying for education of veterans and their dependents has over the past...

New DMV director general to prioritise military veterans’ database

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Military veterans across South Africa will be hoping the new top man at the Department of Military Veterans (DMV) can engineer a...

Reliability of military veterans’ database questioned

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The reliability of the military veterans' database has been questioned by Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) particularly as...

Military Veterans Department acknowledges shortcomings, points out achievements

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After being rapped over the knuckles earlier this month by Parliament's Select Committee on Security and Justice, the Department of Military Veterans...

DMV called to task for not building houses for military veterans

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A parliamentary committee has expressed "grave concern" over the lack of housing provided by the Department of Military Veterans (DMV) following a...

Maphatsoe points to improvements in veterans’ affairs, DA takes opposing view

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Figures supplied by Deputy Defence and Military Veterans Minister Kebby Maphatsoe indicate there is an improvement in services for veterans including areas...

More money for military veterans department

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The Department of Military Veterans plans to greatly roll out benefits to military veterans over the next couple of years, with a...

Department of Military Veterans turnaround strategy is in full swing

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South Africa's military veterans – and their dependents – will be pleased to learn the turnaround strategy at the Department of Military...

Defence minister names DMV turnaround team

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has named her "formidable team" to lead a turnaround at the Department of Military Veterans...

Military Veterans Department turnaround on track to start soon

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will this week announce details of "a formidable team" to lead a turnaround programme at...

Turnaround coming at DMV

The Department of Military Veterans (DMV) is looking for a new director general. Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula told last week's first ever South African...

Veterans’ status under the spotlight at indaba

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Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula appears to have chosen sides with veterans who served in the non-statutory forces before democracy. This week she...

Veterans’ housing programme underway

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By the end of March next year at least 1,900 military veterans will have their own houses. The Department of Military Veterans (DMV)...

Houses for 1 500 military veterans will become reality this financial...

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An upbeat director general Tsepe Motumi has told the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans that the Department of Military Veterans...

All is not well in the Department of Military Veterans –...

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The Department of Military Veterans (DMV) is losing what is probably the biggest battle in its history, the one for sound management...

R145 million for military veterans’ education support

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The Department of Military Veterans (DMV) has set aside R145 million to assist military veterans and dependents in their studies. Since the enactment...

DMV has asked for re-allocation of R185 million, some for Tomb...

The Department of Military Veterans (DMV) ended the year with just over R185 million of its allocated funding unspent but asked National...

Department of Military Veterans not up to scratch

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The Department of Military Veterans (DMV) is not having a good 2014. It has been troubled by allegations of improper financial behaviour,...

Department of Military Veterans, Paramount Group announce multimillion-rand high-tech skills transfer...

Dependents of MK veterans will be mentored by Paramount employees to enable the South African defence industry to move into the future.Paramount Group, Africa's...

Department of Military Veterans, Paramount Group announce multimillion-rand high-tech skills transfer...

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Paramount Group, Africa's largest non-government-owned defence and aerospace manufacturer, in partnership with the Department of Military Veterans, today announced a multimillion-rand hi-tech skills development...

Top DMV officials back at work

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After three months on suspension, the Director-General of the Department of Military Veterans (DMV) and a Deputy Director-General have been reinstated but...

Second military veterans’ health and wellness programme gets underway

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Tomorrow the Department of Military Veterans (DMV) starts it second national healthcare programme for soldiers no longer in the ranks. Lenz Military Base,...

Military veterans getting free services

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South African military veterans are getting access to a range of free services, including healthcare, education support, skills development and housing, according...

Investigation into senior DMV officials to be completed by June 22

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June 22 is the deadline for the submission of a preliminary report on an investigation into Department of Military Veterans (DMV) Director...

Veterans’ verification process will continue until year end

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The Department of Military Veterans (DMV) is currently busy with a second round of verification of former non-statutory force members who were...