Update on the Education Support Benefit

It is mandated by both the constitution and the Military Veterans Act 18 of 2011 to provide education to military veterans and their dependants. The Department of Military Veterans is cognisant that education is a fundamental constitutional right to all citizens of the country and all military veterans.  The Department has been providing education support …

Financial challenges facing department’s Education Support

The Department of Military Veterans is facing challenges in providing education support to military veterans and their dependants. The most critical challenge is the shortage of funds. The DMV is engaging with both the South African National Military Veterans Association (SANMVA), and the Advisory Council to find solutions which will be communicated soonest. The Minister …

2018/19 Budget Vote 19: Defence & MIlitary Veterans

The Honourable House Chair, The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Honourable Nosiviwe Maphisa-Nqakula, Honourable Members and guests This year marks the centenary celebration of the first Commander in Chief of Umkhonto we Sizwe and the first Commander in Chief of the South African National Defence Force, the late President Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela. The Department …

Defence & Military Veterans Budget Vote 2018/19

Introduction of the debate on the Defence and Military Veterans Budget Vote 2018 in the National Assembly, by Hon Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister for Defence and Military Veterans, Parliament, Cape Town Speaker of the National Assembly / Chairperson Deputy Minister, Hon KB Maphatsoe Cabinet Colleagues and Deputy Ministers Chairperson and Members of the Portfolio Committee on …

Taking services to Military Veterans of the Eastern Cape Province

The Department of Military Veterans jointly with the Eastern Cape Provincial government and other stakeholders; will as part of the government programme of action take services closer to military veterans. This is a planned interaction with Military Veterans from statutory and non-statutory forces on matters pertaining to the delivery of benefits as stipulated in the …