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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,...

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...

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...

Deputy defence minister at Silvermine

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A high-level delegation with the Deputy Defence and Military Veterans Minister at the helm was recently at Cape Town’s Silvermine military base – one...

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...

Deputy defence minister visits Naval Base Durban

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Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Thabang Makwetla, has visited Naval Base Durban (NBD), and was hosted by Southern African Shipyards, which brought...

Military veterans department progressing with delivery of benefits

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“Modest strides”, including a thousand new houses and three memorial sites, were highlighted by the deputy minister of defence and military veterans during his...

Deputy Minister maintains South Africa is “under insured” defence-wise

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Thabang Makwetla is no stranger to the South African defence sector having been deputy defence and military veterans minister for five years. Now back...

Resource infrastructure rehabilitation project provides work for military veterans

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As from tomorrow 53 military veterans will find themselves gainfully employed in an area where South Africa is seemingly sliding backwards. Collaboration between...

Education support for military veterans

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Two hundred bona fide military veterans and their dependents will this year be furthering their education thanks to bursaries from the Department...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...