Defence and Military Veterans

National Department Budget for 2015-16

Vote purpose

Defend and protect the Republic of South Africa, its territorial integrity and its people, in accordance with the Constitution and the principles of international law regulating the use of force. Provide for military veterans’ benefits.

Mandate

The Department of Defence derives its mandate from the Defence Act (2002), as amended by the Defence Amendment Act (2010), as well as the 1996 White Paper on Defence and the 1998 Defence Review. The department is required to provide, manage and employ defence capabilities that are commensurate with the needs of South Africa.

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