Department of Defence (South Africa)

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Department of Defence
Department overview
Formed 1912
Type Department
Jurisdiction Government of South Africa
Headquarters Armscor Building, Erasmuskloof, Pretoria
25°48′47″S 28°15′36″E / 25.813°S 28.260°E / -25.813; 28.260
Employees 79 045
Annual budget R34 605 million
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Department executive
  • Sam Makhudu Gulube, Secretary for Defence
Child agencies
Key document

The Department of Defence is a department of the South African government. It oversees the South African National Defence Force, the armed forces responsible for defending South Africa.

As of June 2012 the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans was Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

Organisation and Structure[edit]

The Macro-Structure of the Department of Defence as Approved by the Minister of Defence on 15 August 2008 is below: [1]

DOD (South Africa) Structure.jpg


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