Military Veterans Education Support Benefit

Welcome to this joint media briefing between SANMVA and the Department of Military Veterans which is focusing on the Department’s education support. Key focus is on the progress, achievements made and challenges faced as well as mitigating factors that are put in place. Education support benefit is one of the most critical benefits that the …

Exhumed UDF activists laid to rest

The Department of Military Veterans, together with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, the Sarah Baartman District Municipality and DSRAC will lay to rest seven UDF activists who were were sentenced to death and hanged at Kgosi Mampuru Prison, formerly Pretoria Central between 1987 and 1989. The six remains  will be reburied in the Eastern Cape, Kwa-Zakhele,PE on …

Accelerating payment of fees for Military Veterans and their dependents

The Department of Military Veterans  to accelerate payment of fees for Military Veterans and their dependents including food, transport and books. The Department of Military Veterans will be deploying officials throughout the country as from tomorrow the 29th March, to visit tertiary institutions that are providing education to Military Veterans and their dependents, to ensure that …

In solidarity with Chris Hani’s Family

The Department of Military Veterans joins the millions of peace loving and patriotic South Africans, and other progressive governments and peoples all over the world in expressing their solidarity with the Chris Hani family on the tragic loss of one of the finest sons of the soil and a military veteran par excellence, the late …

Commemoration of the 38th Anniversary of the execution of Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu

The Department of Military Veterans,  freedom loving citizens and the community of military veterans, are commemorating the 38th Anniversary of the execution of Umkhonto We Sizwe cadre Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu. Shortly after the June 16 uprisings, Mahlangu left the country  to be trained as an Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) cadre. Mahlangu was part of a new generation …

Provision of Education Support to Military Veterans and their dependants for 2017

The provision of education to military veterans and their dependants constitutes a major priority for the Department of Military Veterans. The Department has to date supported approximately 5800 education support beneficiaries, to the amount of R142 million against the initial budget of R26.4 million in both basic and tertiary education. Indeed we have made significant …

Departments agree on accelerating housing delivery for Military Veterans

The objective is to deliver 1000 houses across the nine provinces, in line with the annual performance plans of the Department of Military Veterans(DMV). To that extent, R138 million has been set aside by the DMV to top up the building and provision of decent houses, in line with the specifications agreed between the Department of Military Veterans and Human Settlement.