Deputy President David Mabuza visits Limpopo for a provincial engagement with Military Veterans, 5 Jun

Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the Presidential Task Team on Military Veterans will on Saturday, 05 June 2021, visit the Limpopo Province to interact with members of the Military Veterans community to assess progress achieved by the provincial government in addressing the challenges faced by Military Veterans.

The meeting of the Presidential Task Team on Military Veterans led by Deputy President Mabuza will take place at the Polokwane Rugby Stadium, Capricon District in the Limpopo province.

Last year in 2020, following a number of challenges raised by the Military Veterans, President Ramaphosa appointed the Presidential Task Team chaired by Deputy President Mabuza and includes Minister in the Presidency, the Minister and Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans.

The task team has since developed a comprehensive approach to address the challenges identified through various interactions with the Military Veterans Associations, and also initiated strategic institutional capacities to provide adequate services on a sustainable basis.

Amongst others, the Task Team has identified challenges related to Social Relief of Distress, need to provide for educational assistance, the Provisioning of decent housing, and access to land, job opportunities and provision of decent housing.

Furthermore, the Task Team continues to receive reports on progress achieved by the different work streams focussing on legislative review of specific provisions in the current Military Veterans Act 18 of 2011; Socio-economic support; pensions and benefits; Verification, database cleansing and enhancement with the aim of ensuring that there is clear and comprehensive rules and policies are applied to ensure that bona fide military veterans are registered on the Department of Military Veterans database.

Deputy President Mabuza will be supported by the Premier of the Limpopo Province, Stanley Mathabatha and members of the Provincial executive council.

Source: Government of South Africa