MEDIA INVITATION BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE:
OUTGOING CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES LIEUTENANT
GENERAL DERRICK MGWEBI TO HAND OVER COMMAND TO
LIEUTENANT GENERAL MICHAEL NKABINDE
Date of release 12 October 2011
The Minister of Defence and Military
Veterans, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu recently appointed
Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Michael Nkabinde as
the Chief of Human Resources of the South
African National Defence Force (SANDF).
On Friday, 14 October 2011 the outgoing Chief
Human Resources, Lt Gen Derrick Mgwebi will hand
over the command to incoming Chief Human
Resources Lt Gen Mike Nkabinde.
Lt Gen Mike Nkabinde brings with him vast
military experience. He served in the military
wing of the African National Congress, uMkhonto
weSizwe (MK) from 1977 when he left the country.
During his military training, he demonstrated
strong leadership skills which led to him being
selected to undergo specialised courses in rural
and urban warfare which later saw him rise into
an Instructor of Engineers position in Sabotage
at Funda Camp, in 1979.
Because of his excellent leadership skills
and discipline, he quickly rose within the ranks
of MK between 1982 to 1993; he held several
positions that included Chief Convenor (COS) at
Caxito Camp, Camp Commander and Deputy Military
Attaché in Tanzania.
After the integration of Non-Statutory Forces
into the SANDF in 1994, he served as a member of
the placement board and Genesis Workgroup. He
was subsequently appointment to the posts of
Senior Staff Officer Africa under Director
Operations; then as Deputy Chief Director Joint
Doctrine and then as Deputy Chief Director Army
Lt Gen Nkabinde was the General Officer
Commanding SA Army Infantry Formation in April
He has completed a practical and Advance Project
Management Diploma with UNISA, and a Masters
degree in Business Administration (MBA) through
the University of South Africa.
Lt Gen Nkabinde is currently studying towards a
Doctorate Degree with the University of
Stellenbosch focus on impact of Asset Management
on Combat Readiness as a dissertation.
Lieutenant General Nkabinde was appointed as
Chief of Human Resources with effect from 01
You are cordially invited to send a
journalist and a photographer/cameraperson to
attend the Change of Command Parade at 10h00 for
10h30, at Personnel Service School, Thaba
Issued by: Defence Corporate Communication
(Defence Media Liaison)
Enquiries: Mr Siphiwe Dlamini
083 645 4294