Relevant Acts
That provide for the defence of the Republic and for matters incidental thereto.

  • Defence Act 44 of 1957
  • New Defence Act 42 of 2002
  • Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999
  • Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000
  • Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 2002
  • Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act 70 of 2002

White Papers

  • White Paper on National Defence for the Republic of South Africa May 1996
  • Defence Review 1998
  • White Paper on the South African Defence Related Industries December 1999
  • Statement by Professor Kader Asmal Chairperson of the National Conventional Arms Control Committee on the White Paper on the Defence Related Industries

DOD Performance Indicator

Defence Secretariat Strategic Plan Archives

Defence Secretariat Annual Plan Archives

Defence Strategic Plan Archives

Government gazette 

South African Defence Review


" The focus of the Department of Defence is to ensure the completion of the five-year programme and consolidate the ground for the achievement of outcomes as set out in the Defence Mandate. In giving substance to its constitutional obligations, the Department of Defence has to embrace government priorities aimed at dealing with the poverty levels the country faces in order to ensure that development takes place in a stable and conducive environment. "...
Ms N.N. Mapisa-Nqakula Minister of Defence and Military Veterans



Department of defence Annual performance plan for 2015DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE PLANNING INSTRUMENTS (2015–2020):
Containing the following: Department of defence Strategic plan (2015–2020) and Department of defence Annual performance plan for 2015 .

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE Planning Instruments for 2015 to 2020DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE Planning Instruments for 2015 to 2020
The Fiscal Year 2015 continues to be contextualised within the strategic framework adopted by the Department of Defence in 2014, in response to National policy and the associated imperatives attached thereto...

Department of Defence Annual performance plan for 2016
The DOD has committed itself to organisational values that are rooted in individual values, codes of conduct and unit cohesion. For the period under review, in delivering the Defence mandate, the DOD will pursue and adhere to the following organisational values.

Promotion of Access to Information Act Manual for the Department of Defence

The aim of this manual is to enable any member of the public to view the description of the records in the possession of the Department of Defence and contains procedures on how to obtain this information/records whether automatically available or not.

The Directorate Promotion of Access to Information has been established as the nodal point to administer all requests for information and related matters...


Department of Defence Executive Authority's Overarching annual strategic statement archives

This Overarching Annual Strategic Statement provides the strategic direction to the Department of Defence (DOD) and outlines the Ministerial priorities that are to be pursued in the period under review to ensure the focused allocation and utilisation of available departmental resources in support of the national government imperatives and the Defence mandate respectively.