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2017
16 March Funeral of the late POQO Cadre Phumelele Nkwenkwe Gaqa
23 February Commemorating the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi
09 February Official handover of exhumed remains of 14 Poqo prisoners
10 January Deputy Minister to reassure Military Veterans on Education Support
2016
23 December Together providing education support to Military Veterans and their Dependents
10 November Briefing of the Joint Standing Committee on Military Veterans on Plans to turn the department around
08 November Roll out of Houses for Military Veterans
18 May Military Veterans' Roadshow in Bloemfontein
10 May Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to lead pre-budget Vote Debate Media Briefing
04 May Deputy Minister Mphatsoe to Host the Military Veterans' Northern Cape Roadshow
28 April Military Veterans Set To Get All Their Benefits
23 March TombstoneUnveiling of Mandla "Blackman" Mnisi
2015
26 June Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to Address the June 1976 Military Veterans and the Youth of Today Dialogue in Soweto
2014
02 Sept Deputy Minister to deliver a keynote address in honour of Jabani "Lion of Chiawelo" Linda
22 April Launch of the digitisation of the Military Veterans Heritage Programme
14 March Little Rivonia Trial commemorated
05 March Deputy Minister to hand over remains of former MK cadres
05 March The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans to host a Women Military Veterans' Workshop
20 February The Department of Military Veterans' Benefits Regulations
11 February DMV Announcement
02 Januray President Zuma to attend funeral of Lieutenant-General Lehlohonolo Moloi
2013
09 December The Department of Military Veterans to pay homage to Tata Madiba and victims of Maseru Raids
01 December Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to issue health care cards to Military Veterans
21 November Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans to issue health care cards to military veterans in Gauteng
13 November The Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans to launch the Ex-Combatants Foundation
04 November Deputy Minister to hand out health care cards to Military Veterans in Mpumalanga
28 October Issuing of health care cards to 1756 Military Veterans in the Gauteng Province
28 October Issuing of health care cards to 166 military veterans in the North West Province
10 October Announcement of the provision of health care cards to military veterans across the country

The Military Veterans Act 18 of 2011 upon which the Department was formed, places an obligation for the state to roll proposed services and benefits to Military Veterans and their dependents. Here are some facts about the benefits. Get the facts!

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