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Still no pay for Umzimvubu Regiment volunteers

There appears to be no satisfactory end in sight for Umzimvubu Regiment soldiers still waiting to be paid after two years – and two...

Still no indication when veterans’ pension payments will start

That Maliyakhe Shelembe, an opposition parliamentarian tasked with oversight of military veterans’ affairs, takes the plight of old soldiers seriously comes with what he...

“Headless” department not managing military veterans’ affairs

The military veterans’ component of Minister Thandi Modise’s Cabinet portfolio is under fire, this time for not ensuring at least an acting director-general is...

New military veterans’ pension regulations are not constitutional – claim

United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa maintains Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise should give urgent attention to, among others, “major problems...

Progress on military veterans’ issues disputed

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...