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Deputy President Mabuza visits KwaZulu-Natal to engage with Military Veterans associations

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Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as Chairperson of the Presidential Task Team on Military Veterans, will on Tuesday, 15 November 2022, visit Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal Province to engage with Military Veterans associations.

The Task Team chaired by the Deputy President was established by the President to provide political and structural support in addressing the concerns raised by Military Veterans.

The engagement is aimed at providing updates to Military Veterans on progress made in articulating its mandate through its seven work streams, which focus on these key areas:

- Review of specific provisions in the current Military Veterans Act 18 of 2011,

- Organisational re-design,

- Verification, Database Cleansing and Enhancement,

- Socio-Economic Support,

- Pensions and Benefits,

- Heritage, Memorialisation and the Burial for fallen Military Veterans, and

- Communications workstream, tasked to ensure that there is effective, timely and coordinated communication between Government and Military Veterans.

In this regard, the Task Team has already visited seven provinces, namely; Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Free State, Mpumalanga, North West and the Western Cape.

Through these engagements, the Task Team has made significant progress in ensuring that ensuring that Military Veterans and their families are provided with the care, support and opportunities necessary to lead their lives with dignity.

Deputy President Mabuza will be joined by the Minister of Defence and Military veterans, Ms. Thandi Modise, the Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Mr. Thabang Makwetla, and senior government officials.

Members of the media are invited to cover the engagement as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2022
Time: 09h00 (Media to arrive at 08h00)
Venue: Archie Gumede Conference Centre (Department of Public Works), 455 A King Cetwayo Street, Mayville, Durban

Media enquiries:  Sam Bopape on 082 318 5251

Issued by: The Presidency