Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

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South Africa
Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
Flag of South Africa.svg
Incumbent
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

since 12 June 2012
Department of Defence
Department of Military Veterans
Style The Honourable
Appointer Jacob Zuma
Inaugural holder Lindiwe Sisulu
Formation 10 May 2009
Deputy Kebby Maphatsoe
Salary R2,211,937[1]
Website Department of Defence
Department of Military Veterans

The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans (formerly the Minister of Defence) is a Minister in the Government of South Africa, who is responsible for overseeing the Department of Defence, the Department of Military Veterans and the South African National Defence Force.

List of Past Ministers[edit]

Minister of Defence, 1910-2013[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party President
(since 1984)
Jan Smuts Picture of Jan Christiaan Smuts.jpg 15 September 1910 27 August 1919 SAP Louis Botha
(I) (II)
Hendrik Mentz
Smuts Cabinet 1923.jpg
28 August 1919 19 June 1924 SAP
Jan Smuts
(takes office after Botha dies)
Jan Smuts
(I) (II)
Frederic_Creswell Kolonel Cresswell.jpg 20 June 1924 17 May 1933 LP J.B.M. Hertzog
(I) (II)
Oswald Pirow Pirow and Muller.jpg 18 May 1933 4 September 1939 NP
UP J.B.M. Hertzog
(III) (IV)
Jan Smuts Jan Christiaan Smuts.jpg 5 September 1939 26 May 1948 UP
Jan Smuts
(takes office after Hertzog resignation)
Jan Smuts
(III)
F.C. Erasmus FC Erasmus.jpg 26 May 1948 1959 HNP D.F. Malan
(I) (II)
NP Strydom
(I)
J.J. Fouché Jacobus Johannes Fouché 1968.jpg 1959 30 March 1966 NP
Hendrik Verwoerd
(takes office after Strydom's death)
Hendrik Verwoerd
(I) (II)
P.W. Botha PW Botha 1962.jpg 30 March 1966 28 April 1981 NP
B.J. Vorster
(takes office after Verwoerd's death)
B.J. Vorster
(I) (II) (III)
Magnus Malan Magnus-malan.jpg 29 April 1981 1991 NP P.W. Botha
(I) (II)
F.W. de Klerk
(I)
Roelf Meyer 1991 1992 NP
Gene Louw 1992 1993 NP
Kobie Coetsee 1993 9 May 1994 NP
Joe Modise Joe Modise.jpg 10 May 1994 25 June 1999 ANC Nelson Mandela
(Government of National Unity)
Mosiuoa Lekota Mosiuoa Lekota, 000215-D-9880W-112 detail.jpg 24 June 1999 19 September 2008 ANC Thabo Mbeki
(I) (II)
Charles Nqakula 20 September 2008 21 April 2009 ANC Kgalema Motlanthe
(takes office after Mbeki resigns)
Lindiwe Sisulu Lindiwe Sisulu, ABr 1200EF12909099127, detail.jpg 22 April 2009 12 June 2012 ANC Jacob Zuma
(I) (II)
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
Nosiviwe_Mapisa-Nqakula_and_Leon_E._Panetta_at_the_Pentagon_Sept._12,_2012.jpg
12 June 2012 2013 ANC

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, 2013-present[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party President
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
Nosiviwe_Mapisa-Nqakula_and_Leon_E._Panetta_at_the_Pentagon_Sept._12,_2012.jpg
2013 Incumbent ANC Jacob Zuma
(I) (II)

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