The Department of Military Veterans (DMV) is custodian of the National Military Veteran’s Database established in 2005 and in line with its mandate; the Department is embarking – in partnership with the Department of Defence – on the database clean-up operation from 01 to 14 December 2011. This initiative is critical to: • Determine those in thedatabase who are deceased • Update personal details of military veterans • Include information on military veterans and dependants pertinent for socio-economic support as per Section 5 of the Military Veterans’ Bill. CALLING ON ALL MILITARY VETERANS The Department is calling on all military veterans with force numbers and currently registered with the national database to present themselves to South African national Military Veterans Association (SANMVA) in their Provinces. This will facilitate finalization of logistics to process them for the update of personal files at selected registration points in the Province. The DMV and SANMVA organizations have agreed on the following: • The number of military veterans who will update personal files per day per registration point. • List of names of military veterans to be processed per day per registration point. • Transportation of military veterans who need this service, from a specific collection point to the registration point and back. REGISTRATION POINTS Gauteng Kensington Garrison in Johannesburg & Thaba Tshwane in Pretoria Limpopo Polokwane Regiment Christian Beyers & Thohonyandou 15 SAI North West Regt de la Rey Potchefstroom & Mafikeng 10 SAI Bn Free State Regt Bloemspruit Bloemfontein & Betlehem 2 Fd Regt Eastern Cape 14 SAI Bn Mthatha & Prince Alfred Guard PE Mpumalanga 1 Ops Facility in Nelspruit & Middleburg Northern Cape Kimberley Regt & 8 SAI Bn Upington Western Cape Inf School in Oudtshoorn & Forte Capa in Goodwood KZN Lords Ground in Durban & 5 SAI Bn Ladysmith DECEASED MILITARY VETERANS Dependants of deceased military veterans are also called upon to present themselves at organizations of their spouse/parent for processing to update information on their family files. ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTATION Military veterans are urged to bring certified copies of the following documents: • Identity documents including those of dependants • Marriage certificates • Educational or training qualifications • Drivers Licence • Proof of Residence • Deeds of Trust of houses • Business registration certificates where this is applicable • School reports of children where this is applicable Dependants are urged to bring certified coies of the following documents: • IDs • Death certificates of spouses/parents • School reports where this is applicable ENQUIRIES The following numbers can be contacted for further enquiries 012 671 1015 and 012 671 2556. MILITARY VETERANS YET TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE NATIONAL MILITARY VETERANS DATABASE The process to register bona fide military veterans yet to be registered with the database will follow immediately after the database clean-up process. The process will proceed as follows: 1. Registration with military veterans’ organisations 2. Submission of lists to the Department by military veterans organisations 3. Interviews 4. Confirmation of Military veterans status by Minister 5. Registration in the National Military Veterans’ Database (SIGNED) T.E. MOTUMI DIRECTOR GENERAL: DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY VETERANS

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