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Procurement issues hamper Military Ombud

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South Africa’s Military Ombud is seemingly hampered in finding “workable solutions” to spending its goods and services budget as these have to be procured...

Military Ombud hosting annual symposium

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The South African Military Ombud Office is today hosting its eleventh annual symposium under the theme, “the role of military ombud institutions in promoting...

Conditions of service top complaints list to Military Ombud

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Dissatisfaction with and unhappiness about conditions of service in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) topped the list of complaints – by far –...

Military Ombud outreach in two provinces

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This month (May) and next has and will see personnel from South Africa’s Military Ombud conducting an outreach programme across three provinces. Making servicemen and...

Malawi knocks on SA military ombud door for advice

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South Africa’s military ombud, retired Lieutenant General Vusi Masondo, took time to share with his Malawian counterpart his experiences and knowledge as the person...

Military Ombud marks 10th anniversary

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This Friday (11 November) marks the 10th anniversary of the SA Military Ombud office and its lustre will be added to by its annual...

Military Ombud investigating 85 cases

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The South African Military Ombud has finalised 258 cases in the current financial year and is working on another 85, Ombud Vusi Masondo has...

Civilians part of Military Ombud KZN outreach

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Retired general Vusi Masondo, South Africa’s military Ombud, wants ordinary people to know they can complain to his office about the conduct of soldiers. Staff...

Conditions of service top complaints list to Military Ombud

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The Military Ombud received almost four times as many complaints about conditions of service in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) than bad and...

Masondo wants Military Ombud Act reviewed

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The death of Alexandra resident Collins Khoza, apparently at the hands of soldiers during the early stages of the national state of disaster lockdown...

Lockdown sees high incident numbers reported to Military Ombud

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Over three-quarters of incidents reported to the Office of the Military Ombud, headed by retired general Vusi Masondo, in the 2020/21 financial year have...

Military Ombud to the rescue for MSD volunteers

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What can only be termed a complete disregard for set down conditions of service for volunteers who make it through the selection process for...

Op Notlela Military Ombud complaints number less than 100

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With thousands of soldiers deployed across the length and breadth of South Africa for most of last year it appears, as always with exceptions,...

Cost of litigation a concern for the Military Ombud

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The cost of litigation is a concern when it comes to Military Ombud matters that are taken as far as the country’s high courts,...

Ombud investigating 32 lockdown complaints against soldiers

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The Military Ombud received 32 complaints about soldier behaviour, including apparent bullying and violence, in the just on the five months South Africa has...

Military Ombud still busy with Khosa investigation

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The Military Ombud, retired general Vusi Masondo, is keeping his cards close to the chest as regards his office’s investigation into the death of...

Military Ombud told “work fearlessly” by Parliamentary Committee

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) this week reminded the Military Ombud it has to work without fear, favour, bias or...

Khosa death is a Military Ombud “non-adversarial admin inquiry”

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The Military Ombud investigation into “conduct of soldiers concerning interaction with the Khosa family” is ongoing, retired general Vusi Masondo’s office said in a...

Military Ombud on Khosa death investigation

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An initial round of “bureaucratic bungling” has been corrected and the Military Ombud is on track with its independent investigation into the alleged murder...

Khosa death still under investigation, but not by SANDF

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The death of Collins Khosa is, as far as can currently be established, being investigated only by the Military Ombud and police. This after Defence...

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...

South African Military Ombud on working visits to SADC countries

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The South African Military Ombud Lt Gen (Ret) Temba Matanzima led a delegation in a working visit to Namibia on 25 February, where he...

SA Military Ombud to host international ombud conference

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South Africa will from 29 to 31 October host the 10th International Conference of Ombud Institutions for the Armed Forces (ICOAF) at...

Military ombud hosts annual symposium

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South African Military Ombud, retired General Temba Matanzima, hosted the annual Military Ombud Symposium on Wednesday, which marked six years of the...

SA Military Ombud to host 10th international ombud conference

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South Africa will be the first country in Africa to host the 10th International Conference of Ombud Institutions for the Armed Forces...

Military Ombud signs agreement with Defence Force Service Commission

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The South African Military Ombud Office and the Defence Force Service Commission (DFSC) on 5 July signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)...

Military ombud under scrutiny at symposium

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The Office of the Military Ombud met strategic stakeholders at the Military Ombud Symposium held under the theme: "Ombud institutions in search...

Military Ombud success rate passes the 1 500 case mark

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Since it was established in 2012 the SA Military Ombud office has dealt with more than 1 500 cases reported to retired...

Military Ombud meets new Public Protector to cement ties

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Had complaints not been made to the Public Protector by soldiers unhappy with various aspects of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF),...

Military Ombud, Public Protector agree to co-operate

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The South African Military Ombud's office and the Office of the Public Protector have signed a five year memorandum of understanding (MoU)...

South Africa to participate in international military Ombud conference

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South Africa's military grievance system, in the form of the Military Ombud Office, has only been operational for three years but has...

Military Ombud shows no fear or favour

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"We deal with cases brought by members or against members of the force without fear or favour" was how South Africa's military...

Military Ombud complaints can now be done on the web

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The Office of the Military Ombud is now running a website to facilitate better communication and assist SANDF members wanting to lodge...

DA lists Bills it will oppose, support in 2012

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DA Parliamentary Leader Lindiwe Mazibuko MP has, as part of her party's 2012 Parliamentary agenda listed what draft legislation it will support...