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 …

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 …