Department: Defence

Contact Details

Physical: Cnr Nossob & Boeing Streets, Erasmuskloof, Pretoria
Postal: Private Bag X910, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: 012 355 6999
Fax: 012 347 7445


The mission of the Department of Defence is to provide, manage, prepare and employ defence capabilities commensurate with the needs of South Africa, as regulated by the Constitution, national legislation, parliamentary and executive direction.

The Department's strategic priorities are to: halve poverty and unemployment; ensure a more equitable distribution of the benefits of economic growth and reduce inequality; improve the national health profile and skills base and ensure universal access to basic services; improve the safety of citizens by reducing incidents of crime and corruption; and build a nation free of all forms of racism, sexism, tribalism and xenophobia.

Office Bearers/Management

Ms N Mapisa-Nqakula
Deputy Minister
Mr K Maphatsoe
Director General
Dr S Gulube

Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
Deputy Minister:
Mr Kebby Maphatsoe
Director General:
Dr Sam Gulube (Secretary: Defence and Military Veterans)
Col Michael Kunene (Personal Assistant: Deputy Minister)
Ms Boitumelo Matabane (Secretary: Director General)
Ms Mmabatho Mdhluli (Secretary: Deputy Minister)
Ms Nozuko Gqirhana Woko (Personal Assistant: Minister)
Chief of Staff:
Chief Financial Officer:
Deputy Directors General:
Vice Adm Mosiwa Samuel Hlongwane (Chief: South African Navy)
Lt Gen Vusumuzi Ramakala Masondo (Chief: South African Army)
Lt Gen Fabian Zimpande Msimang (Chief: South African Air Force)
Surg Gen AP Sedibe (Chief: South African Military Health Service)
Gen Solly Zacharia Shoke (Chief: South African National Defence Force)
Senior Management:
Communications Officers:
Mr Siphiwe Dlamini (Head: Communications)
Ms Mariette Hartley (Senior Staff Officer: South African Air Force Communication)
Mr Mangaliso Khonza (Ministerial Liaison Officer)
Mr Isaac Moroe (Media Liaison Director)
Ms Joy Nonzukiso Peter (Ministerial Spokesperson)
Mr Jaco Theunissen (Senior Staff Officer: Navy Public Relations)
Mr Sydney Zeeman (Senior Staff Officer: South African Army Communication)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedQualifiedQualified
Total Final Appropriation46 170 78443 780 67141 511 65937 888 542
Actual Expenditure45 071 53442 842 38140 447 52137 702 218
Employee Compensation24 788 02423 005 80921 332 70119 688 399
Goods and Services11 439 57311 337 66411 415 2299 862 314
Capital Assets837 9971 081 2251 265 5101 911 648
Unauthorised Expenditure----
Irregular Expenditure671 889556 7091 294 306316 963
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure7 18063354 81081
Posts Approved88 81488 75088 741n/a
Posts Filled77 59778 01178 707n/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a

Reporting Entities

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BMW South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Human Resource Development Council of South Africa
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