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’
The Department of Defence derives its mandate from section 200 of the
Constitution, the Defence Act (2002), as amended by the Defence Amendment Act
(2010), as well as the 1996 White Paper on Defence, the 1998 Defence Review
and the 2015 South African Defence Review. The department is required to
provide, manage, prepare and employ defence capabilities that are commensurate
with the needs of South Africa.
The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year:
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