The SANDF opens the Western Cape Defence Force Service Commission Satellite Office at SAS WINGFIELD

Article and photos supplied by Able Seaman Tashwill Atson

21 June 2017

Minister of Defence and Military Veterans (MoDV), Ms Nosiviwe Notluthando Mapisa-Nqakula was welcomed at SAS WINGFIELD by a Guard of Honour and the SA Navy Band during the opening of the Western Cape Defence Force Service Commission (DFSC) Satellite Office.

Lieutenant Commander Vorster saluting the MoDV, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula before inspecting the Guard of Honour.

The minister was welcomed by various Project leaders of the works formation branch at the entrance of the newly established Service Commission Office. The Project leaders displayed visuals of the various projects they are heading in the DOD as well as the progress they have made to date.

Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula with members of DFSC before the official opening

Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula Making her speech during the opening ceremony

The Chaplain General of the SANDF, Brigadier General (REV) Monwabisi Jamangile opened with a scripture reading and prayer. The Service Commission was established in 2010 and is making a meaningful contribution in bettering the conditions of serving members of the SANDF and is chaired by Prof Edna van Harte who is assisted by nine other Commissioners.

Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula explained during that the Commission is her eyes and ears. and added that they are able to detect issues which I am not necessarily aware of and draw my attention to those. "Together we can then find a solution.

Interviews conducted by the media in the newly opened office building of DFSC were
Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is answering questions by the media.

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