Question NW950 to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

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08 October 2019 - NW950

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Marais, Mr S to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(a) What number of generals who are currently serving in all arms of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) are above the compulsory exit age of 60 years, given that 60 years is the compulsory retirement age for members of the SANDF, (b) what is the (i) the rank, (ii) name, (iii) age, (iv) entry and/or employment date of each specified general, (c) what are the reasons for allowing their continued service beyond the official exit age and (d) what are their actual exit and/or retiring dates of exit?


Section 11 of the Defence Act, 2002 (Act No 42 of 2002), read with section 52(1) of the Act, makes provision for a uniformed member of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to serve in the regular force after reaching the statutory retirement age of 60 years for a period up to the age of 65 years on a contract.

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