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The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans (formerly the Minister of Defence) is a Minister in the Government of South Africa, who is responsible for overseeing the Department of Defence, the Department of Military Veterans and the South African National Defence Force.

South Africa
Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
Panetta and Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

since 12 June 2012
Department of Defence
Department of Military Veterans
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerJacob Zuma
Inaugural holderLindiwe Sisulu
Formation10 May 2009
DeputyKebby Maphatsoe
SalaryR 2,211,937[1]
WebsiteDepartment of Defence
Department of Military Veterans

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List of ministersEdit

Minister of Defence, 1910–2013Edit

Name Portrait Term Party President
(since 1984)
Jan Smuts   15 September 1910 27 August 1919 SAP Louis Botha
(I) (II)
Hendrik Mentz
28 August 1919 19 June 1924 SAP
Jan Smuts
(takes office after Botha dies)
Jan Smuts
(I) (II)
Frederic Creswell   20 June 1924 17 May 1933 LP J.B.M. Hertzog
(I) (II)
Oswald Pirow   18 May 1933 4 September 1939 NP
UP J.B.M. Hertzog
(III) (IV)
Jan Smuts   5 September 1939 26 May 1948 UP
Jan Smuts
(takes office after Hertzog resignation)
Jan Smuts
(III)
F.C. Erasmus   26 May 1948 1959 HNP D.F. Malan
(I) (II)
NP Strydom
(I)
J.J. Fouché   1959 30 March 1966 NP
Hendrik Verwoerd
(takes office after Strydom's death)
Hendrik Verwoerd
(I) (II)
P.W. Botha   30 March 1966 28 April 1981 NP
B.J. Vorster
(takes office after Verwoerd's death)
B.J. Vorster
(I) (II) (III)
Magnus Malan 29 April 1981 1991 NP P.W. Botha
(I) (II)
F.W. de Klerk
(I)
Roelf Meyer 1991 1992 NP
Gene Louw 1992 1993 NP
Kobie Coetsee 1993 9 May 1994 NP
Joe Modise   10 May 1994 25 June 1999 ANC Nelson Mandela
(Government of National Unity)
Mosiuoa Lekota   24 June 1999 19 September 2008 ANC Thabo Mbeki
(I) (II)
Charles Nqakula 20 September 2008 21 April 2009 ANC Kgalema Motlanthe
(takes office after Mbeki resigns)
Lindiwe Sisulu   22 April 2009 12 June 2012 ANC Jacob Zuma
(I) (II)
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
12 June 2012 2013 ANC

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, 2013–presentEdit

Name Portrait Term Party President
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
2013 Incumbent ANC Jacob Zuma
(I) (II)

ReferencesEdit