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Fifteen lockdown complaints lodged with the Military Ombud

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The Military Ombud Office has as South Africa enters week four of the national lockdown received 15 complaints of soldiers using excessive force and...

Military ombud still accessible during COVID-19 lockdown

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The South African Military Ombud will close offices during the 21-day shutdown to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus, but its staff will remain reachable electronically...

SEA task team meets Military Ombud

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The Department of Defence Ministerial task team (MTT) investigating sexual abuse and exploitation (SEA) at the behest of the Defence and Military Veterans Minister...

New Military Ombud to meet service chiefs

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Newly appointed Military Ombud, retired lieutenant general Vusi Masondo, has set as one of his first priorities to “engage” the chiefs of the four...

Parliamentary committee given insight on the Military Ombud

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) this week heard a key challenge to the independence of the Military Ombud is it...

Large caseload awaits new Military Ombud

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The new South African military ombud, retired Lieutenant General Vusi Masondo, was officially sworn in today (Friday, 8 November) and has the proverbial mountain...

SA Military Ombud to participate in the International Ombuds Expo in...

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The Office of the South African Military Ombud will participate in the first-ever International Ombud Expo to be held in Abuja, Nigeria, from 28...

Matanzima oversees his last military ombud conference

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Retired lieutenant general Temba Matanzima last week oversaw his final conference as South Africa – and Africa’s – first military ombud. The former three star...

Military Ombud to host annual symposium next week

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The South African Military Ombud will mark its 7th Annual Symposium on Friday 26 April at Emperors Palace. It will be celebrated under the...

Matanzima’s final months as SA’s first Military Ombud

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With only months before he lays down the reins as South Africa’s first military ombud, retired lieutenant general Temba Matanzima can look back on...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...