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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...

Revised military veterans’ pension regulations published

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A last minute rush saw a Government Gazette published yesterday (Friday 6 October) with details of revised pension regulations for military veterans. The Department of...

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 veteran pensions on administrative hold

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Military veterans now have to wait for ministerial approval before the “payment process” for pensions can be started, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and...

Armiger launches new online learning platform to empower military veterans

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South African training and simulation solutions provider Armiger has launched a new online learning platform explicitly tailored to empower and support the educational needs...

Parliamentary committee hears veterans’ department not meeting targets

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“Challenges” along with “low performance” and “major misalignment” made regular appearances in a Parliamentary Communication Services statement regarding a Department of Military Veterans (DMV)...

Military veterans’ pension admin processing underway

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Regulations governing the long awaited military veterans’ pensions could be open to a second round of public submissions but this will not materially affect...

Military veterans’ pensions being rolled out

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According to Deputy Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thabang Makwetla, the roll-out of pension benefits for South African military veterans is “commencing”. A statement, issued...

New military veterans’ special pension regulations are “us vs them” –...

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Retired military officer and United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader, Bantu Holomisa, is another public representative taking up cudgels on behalf of South Africa’s military...

Admin delays still impacting military veterans special pension pay-out

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In December “administrative delays” were cited as the reason why military veterans had not received pension pay-outs. Four months later it appears “process and...

Questions around new veterans’ pension regulations lead to WhatsApp groups

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The signing into law of draft pension regulations for military veterans in December – with the first payment yet to be made – drew...

New military veterans’ pension regulations are not constitutional – claim

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

Mabuza singles out military veterans in his Christmas message

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South African Deputy President David Mabuza wore his presidential military veterans’ task team cap for part of a wide-ranging Christmas message to South Africans. As...

Admin delays put a hold on December pension payments for military...

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“Delays in the administrative process” put a temporary hold on old soldiers receiving their first military pension pay-out this month (December) according to Deputy...

Mabuza wants SANMVA back in the fold

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Military veterans in Durban heard Deputy President David Mabuza as head of the Presidential team tasked with their best interests is “concerned” about the...

Mabuza tells veterans their “plight” is a high government priority

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Deputy President David Mabuza, wearing his Presidential task team on military veterans’ hat, identified four obstacles hindering delivery of services for old soldiers. One, he...

Mabuza visits Western Cape to engage military veterans

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Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the Presidential Task Team on Military Veterans, will on Thursday 10 November visit...

DMV delivering skills development, business facilitation programmes – Modise

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According to Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise, her ministry has progressed in a number of areas pertaining to benefits for old soldiers. Answering...

Armscor aims to develop defence industry business for veterans

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In what can be seen as an effort to ensure the entry of military veterans into the South African defence industry, Armscor has set...

North West follows policy for military veterans’ housing

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Military veterans heard this week their housing needs in North West can only be accommodated if they are listed and verified on the national...

Mabuza on third visit to North West military veterans

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Deputy President David Mabuza, charged with bettering the lives of military veterans, today (Tuesday, 12 July) makes his third visit to North West as...

Military veterans “not forgotten”, will receive pensions – Deputy President

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Both President Cyril Ramaphosa and his point man on military veterans, Deputy President David Mabuza, used this week’s Presidency budget vote to remind South...

Mabuza’s veterans’ team makes its fifth stop in Mpumalanga

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The Presidential task team on military veterans (PTTMV) roadshow continues its schedule of engagements with old soldiers and is today (Tuesday, 7 June) in...

Mabuza back in North West for second veterans’ meeting

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Less than a month after engaging military veterans in the North West province, Deputy President David Mabuza is today (Thursday, 2 June) again in...

Mabuza maintains government “committed” to military veterans

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Deputy President David Mabuza told military veterans in Bloemfontein government is “committed to resolving their challenges and giving them quality services”. The South African number...

Case against hostage drama military veterans withdrawn

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The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has withdrawn the case against 52 military veterans accused of taking Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise, her...

North West military veterans on Deputy President’s agenda

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Mafikeng in North West will tomorrow (Saturday, 14 May) be the focus of Deputy President David Mabuza’s attention in his presidentially appointed position as...

RDM upskilling 100 military veterans a year

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) is providing up to 100 military veterans a year with skills they can use to create livelihoods for themselves. The company...

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...

Houses this year for some North West military veterans

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Just on a hundred military veterans in North West will receive houses this year, according to the provincial human settlements department. “The department is responsible...

SANMVA is “managing body” for military veterans – Mabuza

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The SA National Military Veterans Association (SANMVA) is the body managing the affairs of old soldiers, Deputy President David Mabuza has said in reply...

Six books to honour military veterans

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The Department of Military Veterans (DMV) will on Friday launch six military veteran books as part of continued support to military veterans by documenting...

Makwetla to host Limpopo military veterans imbizo

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Come Friday (18 March) military veterans living in Limpopo will hear a progress report on work done by the Presidential task team on military...

Military veterans task team reports to Parliament

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South African military veterans have “benefitted” by way of government providing just over two thousand houses for old soldiers in five years, a Presidential...

Ramaphosa wants military veterans to enjoy “the fruits of freedom”

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Answering questions in the National Assembly (NA), President Cyril Ramaphosa said military veterans and their children should “enjoy the fruits of freedom they helped...

Work underway to verify status of hostage drama suspects

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Defence and Military Veterans Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla says the department has undertaken measures to verify the status of 57 individuals who were involved...

Bail and remands in custody for veterans involved in “hostage” incident

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Unsavoury events in Centurion last week saw over 50 military veterans arrested with two court appearances so far at a central Pretoria correctional facility,...

Ministerial ‘hostage’ incident seen as another intelligence failure

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Three Cabinet Ministers held against their will by members of a grouping calling themselves the Liberation Struggle War Veterans (LSWV) drew reactions ranging from...

Government sets out military veterans’ benefits

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Government is working at and on benefits ranging from Presidential pardons through to pensions, education support and provision of land for farming and human...

Post “hostage” military veterans’ press conference downplayed as “appeasement”

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Thursday night’s apparent “hostage” incident involving three of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet Ministers brought the speedy response of what has been termed “an appeasement...

Police arrest 56 suspects for taking defence minister Modise hostage

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About 56 suspects were arrested on Thursday in Centurion after they allegedly held hostage Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise, her Deputy Thabang...

Defence minister rescued after being ‘held hostage’ by disgruntled military veterans

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The South African Police Service Special Task Force has apparently rescued Defence Minister Thandi Modise after she was allegedly held hostage by military veterans...

Mabuza meeting military veterans in Polokwane

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Deputy President David Mabuza’s ongoing engagement with military veterans tomorrow (Saturday, 5 June) sees him in Polokwane to assess how the Limpopo provincial government...

Improvement expected in military veterans’ affairs with own budget

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South Africa’s military veterans now have an own budget rather than being an add-on to the defence budget, the senior government representative with special...

Speech: Mabuza on engagement with military veterans

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Opening remarks by Deputy President David Mabuza during the Gauteng Hybrid Provincial Engagement with Military Veterans, 9 April 2021. Allow me to firstly extend my...

Government working towards improving lives of military veterans

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Government has established a Technical Task Team to provide technical support as well as to facilitate the implementation and monitoring of the program of...

Military veterans to be part of rail infrastructure protection project

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Efforts proposed by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula to protect rail infrastructure include military veterans working with railway police on long distance train corridors. It is...

Military veterans’ affairs remain under the microscope

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The increasing level of attention given to military veterans and, in many instances, their plight, is evident in actions of both The Presidency and...

Defence Minister taken to task for non-attendance at oversight meetings

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Parliament’s Select Committee on Security and Justice (SCSJ) used a briefing by retired general Derrick Mgwebi, acting Director General of the Department of Military...

Presidential military veterans’ task team identifies seven action areas

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Support for military veterans and ensuring those entitled to it receive it, is a top priority for the Presidential task team on military veterans...

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