Military veterans invite Limpopo ANC Chairperson and Premier, Cassel Mathale, to oversubscribed registration site, Polokwane

Military veterans invite Limpopo ANC Chairperson and Premier, Cassel Mathale, to oversubscribed registration site, Polokwane

8 December 2011

Since the start of the Department of Defence and Military Veteranís drive to register and verify military veterans over a week ago, the response has been a tremendous success; hence the decision by the South African National Military Veterans Association (SANMVA), who are coordinating this project, to extend the operating period to 14 December 2011.

ANC Limpopo Chairperson and Provincial, Cassel Mathale, will be visiting the registration site tomorrow between 09:00 and 09:30 in the morning to observe verification processes.

The Polokwane venue for registration and verification is the old Pietersburg Commando building, corner of Bulawayo and Woodbush Street, Ladana. Registration starts at 07:30 in the morning.

The initial closing date was scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, 09 December). However, due to the overwhelming response in the province, the Department has been compelled to extend the period for this registration campaign.

This development comes on the back of current parliamentary developments wherein the Military Veterans Act, 2011 was passed by parliament on 18, August 2011, partly to clearly define available benefits for military veterans and their dependants and to disburse those benefits.

In Vhembe region registration and verification also continues until Wednesday, 14 December, 2011 at Fifteen South African Infantry (SAI) in Thohoyandou.

Ends.

Issued By:
South Africa National Military Veterans Association (SANMVA) LIMPOPO
Contacts: Provincial Chairperson, Sawel Mabotja - 082 753 7906
Provincial Treasurer, Godfrey Netshanzhe - 083 419 3222

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