Department of Defence (South Africa)

Department of Defence
Department overview
Formed 1994
Type Department
Jurisdiction Government of South Africa
Headquarters Armscor Building, Erasmuskloof, Pretoria
25°48′47″S 28°15′36″E / 25.813°S 28.260°E / -25.813; 28.260
Employees 79 045
Annual budget R34 605 million
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
  • Kebby Maphatsoe,
    Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
Department executive
  • Sam Makhudu Gulube, Secretary for Defence
Child agencies
  • Defence Force Service Commission
  • Armscor
  • Castle Control Board
Key document
  • Defence Act, 2002

The Department of Defence is a department of the South African government. It oversees the South African National Defence Force, the armed forces responsible for defending South Africa.

As of June 2012 the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans was Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

Organisation and Structure

The Macro-Structure of the Department of Defence as Approved by the Minister of Defence on 15 August 2008 is below: [1]


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