media statement 2011

MEDIA RELEASE BY DEPARTMENT  OF DEFENCE: NOMINATIONS FOR THE PERMANENT NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE SERVICE COMMISSION WILL SOON BE INVITED.

Date of release 19 October 2011

The Department of Defence wishes to announce that nominations for the permanent National Defence Force Service Commission (DFSC) will soon be invited. The DFSC has been established in terms of the Defence Amendment Act, 2010 (Act 22 of 2010), assented to by the President on 09 December 2010 and promulgated in Government Gazette No 33866.

Soon after her appointment, the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Ms Lindiwe Sisulu announced in her budget vote speech in 2009 that her priority would be, improved conditions of service for the South African National Defence Force, (SANDF) members.

As a result, the Minister moved swiftly to establish the Interim National Defence Force Service Commission (INDFSC) to, amongst others, investigate and make recommendations for a unique dispensation for the soldiers outside of the regular public service and to investigate the conditions of service of SANDF members and make recommendations in connection therewith.

In accordance with section 62C(1) of the Act, the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans will soon invite interested persons from the South African public, organisations, institutions and civil society at large to nominate suitable members to be appointed as Commissioners to the DFSC.

ENDS

Issued by: Defence Corporate Communication
(Defence Media Liaison)
Pretoria
Enquiries: Mr Siphiwe Dlamini
083 645 4294