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Deputy President Mabuza visits the Western Cape Province to engage with Military Veterans

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Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the Presidential Task Team on Military Veterans, will tomorrow, Thursday, 10 November 2022, visit the Western Cape Province in Cape Town, to hold engagements with Military Veterans associations.

Since its establishment, the Task Team on Military Veterans has been seized with the task of facilitating the delivery of services and coordinating activities aimed  at recognising the contribution by Military Veterans to the attainment of freedom in South Africa. 
 
In this regard, the Task Team  working together with provincial governments, has established a framework for the implementation of the national policy and standards governing Military Veterans' affairs to improve the quality of life of Military Veterans and their dependants.
 
The visit by the Deputy President, will therefore provide a platform for the Task Team to provide updates on progress achieved in facilitating access for the roll-out of services and benefits to Military Veterans and their dependents, such as; Military pension; housing; access to healthcare services; skills acquisition and education support; burial support and counselling, amongst others.
 
Deputy President Mabuza will be joined by the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Thandi Modise, the Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Mr. Thabang Makwetla together with senior government officials.
 
Members of the media are invited to cover the engagement as follows:
 
Date: Thursday, 10 November 2022
Time: 11h00 (Media to arrive at 10h00)
Venue: Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, Western Cape Province
 

Media enquires: Sam Bopape on 082 318 5251 or matome@presidency.gov.za
 
Issued by: The Presidency
Pretoria