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SA Navy in intensive care – Lobese

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First port of call for Deputy Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thabang Makwetla in 2024 was SA Navy (SAN) Headquarters, continuing a schedule of...

SANDF holds second Defence Reserves Indaba

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The reserve component of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) met this month (October) for its second indaba with a ministerial plea for “serious...

“Critical weaknesses” still to be overcome at DMV – Makwetla

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Thabang Makwetla is deputy to Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise and has political responsibility for South Africa’s military veteran community. That the Department...

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...

Former CNavy named DMV acting Director-General

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Retired SA Navy (SAN) Chief Mosiwa Hlongwane is acting Director-General (DG) at the Department of Military Veterans (DMV), becoming the second retired senior SA...

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...

DMV taken to task by Parliamentary committee

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“Under-performance” and “serious concern” are among words used by Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) in the wake of an annual...

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...

Progress on military veterans’ issues disputed

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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...

Defence Minister and her deputy no high flyers in the gifts...

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The civilians appointed by SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Commander-in-Chief, President Cyril Ramaphosa, are not high flyers in the accepted sense with both Minister...

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...

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...

Thabang Makwetla Speech | Exercise Ukuthula 2021 Visitor’s Day | Lohatla,...

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Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thabang Makwetla addresses soldiers and invited guests at Exercise Ukuthula 2021 Visitor’s Day in Lohatle, Northern Cape...

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...

New NGO to assist veterans’ families with closure, counselling

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Families of freedom fighters killed in the struggle for a democratic South Africa can now turn to a non-government organisation (NGO) for...

Spending on veterans speeds up

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Deputy Defence and Military Veterans (DoDMV) Minister Thabang Makwetla and Military Veterans Department director general Tsepe Motumi are speeding up veterans spending...

Parliamentary Question: DoDMV: Military Veterans Bill

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Speech by the Deputy Minister of Defence & Military Veterans: Thabang Makwetla - 2nd reading: the Military Veterans Bill Unintentionally, the time allocated...

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