DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
Appendices A - C: Graphic Representation of Facts contained in this Report.
1. The aim of this report is to inform the members of the PIOC of the results of the formal termination of the integration and demobilisation process in the SANDF.
2. The following issues are addressed in this report:
a. Composition of the SANDF.
b. British Military Advisory and Training Team in South Africa (BMATT).
c. Certified Personnel Registers (CPRs).
d. Statutory Force integration.
e. Non-Statutory Force Integration.
g. Public Hearing on Termination of Integration and Demobilisation Le2islation.
h. Amnesty cases.
i. Fraudulent Enlistments.
j. Bridging Training.
k. Audit of ranking.
COMPOSITION OF THE SANDF
Integration was the process of combining the following seven military forces into one South African National Defence Force (SANDF):
a. The South African Defence Force (SADF);
b. The former Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda and Ciskei defence forces
c. The former forces of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) and Azanian People's
Liberation Army (APLA).
4. Two thousand members of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Self Protection Force (K7SPF) became eligible for incorporation into the SANDF.
5. Appendix A contains a comparison of the Department of Defence Personnel strength per Former Force for 1994, and 2003 measured against the 1998 Defence Review Guidelines whilst Appendix B contains a comparison of race distribution in the DOD for the years 1994 and 2003.
BRITISH MILITARY ADVISORY AND TRAINING TEAM: SOUTH AFRICA (BMATT SA)
6. The main tasks of BMATT (SA) in respect of the integration process were as follows:
a. The validation of criteria and standards for the SANDF.
b. Monitoring bridging training across all four services of the SANDF, i.e. SA
Army. SA Air Force, SA Navy and SA Military Health Service.
c. To adjudicate if disputes arise between parties involved in the integration process.
7. In terms of the MOU between the UK and the RSA the mandate of BMATT was
terminated on 31 March 2003. A small BMATT closing down team will complete its work by 1 June 2003.
CERTIFIED PERSONNEL REGISTERS (CPRs)
8. The submission of Certified Personnel Registers (CPR)/name lists, for all the constituent forces of the SANDF, is provided for in terms of Section 16 (3)(b) of the Transitional Executive Council Act. 1993, Section 224 (2) of the 1993 Interim Constitution and Section 3 of Annexure D of Schedule 6 of the 1996 Constitution.
9. CPRs were to be submitted to the Transitional Executive council (TEC) before 27
April 1994. Authority was, however subsequently granted to the Non-Statutory Forces
(NSFs) until 11 October 1996 to add names to the original lists. A total of 8219 names (MK
4 355 and APLA 3 864) was then added. No names could, however. be added to the CPRs
after 11 October 1996.
10. Only bona fide members of the Statutory and Non-Statutory Forces appearing on the CPRs were therefore considered for integration into the SANDF or demobilisation in the case of the NSF.
11. Appendix C depicts the number of NSF members who had integrated and demobilisation and losses compared with the CPRs as follows:
Members integrated 21 212
Members currently serving 14592
APLA 4 572
Members who demobilised 9 847
Former Statutory Force Members still serving as at 15 April 2003
Former SADF 39200(82705 in 1994)
Former TBVC 7896(10739 in 1996)
Total 44 817
STATUTORY FORCE INTEGRATION
12. The integration process of the Statutory Force members in all the services has been
successfully completed. in accordance with sections 224 and 236 of the Interim Constitution,
13. In the case of these members their integration from their previous force to the SANDF
was conducted according to the then Public Service Commission's translation measures. The pension audit of personnel files and records of these members was part of these measures. Members of the Ciskei Defence Force (CDF), former Transkei, Bophuthatswana and Venda Defence Force members have been admitted to the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) and are contributing to the fund. Some individuals from the CDF are disputing the statistics of the GEPF. National Treasury and the SANDF, regarding former service in the CDF. These cases are being dealt with on an individual basis through the Human Rights office in King Williamstown.
14. The procedures for the audit of these records were stipulated in the Verification Process. and consisted of the audit of the files and the written notification of members that the) were folly integrated into the SANDF when their records were found to be in order.
15. The SA Air Force completed the verification of all records on 3 October 1999 and the SA Navy on 31 October 2000.
16. The SA Army and the SAMHS completed the verification process of former SADF and TBVC members on 31 June 2001.
NON STATUTORY FORCE INTEGRATION
17. The Termination of Integration Intake Act, 2001 and the Demobilisation Amendment Act. 2001 formally and legally brought the integration process of Non-Statutory Force members to an end as at 3 December 2002.
18. During the final intakes of November 2001 and March and November 2002, 181 members integrated and 28 members were demobilised.
19. In terms of the Demobilisation Act, Act No 99 of 1996 as amended. only former members of the Non-Statutory Forces whose names appear on a valid CPR or personnel list could be demobilised. The Minister of Defence was also mandated to order the inclusion. on good cause shown. the name of any former Non Statutory Force member who was by reason of an administrative oversight or error or for any other reason not included in the CPR or name list for demobilisation purposes on or before 3 1 March 1999 only.
20. The members whose names appear on the CPR's who reported on or before 3 1
December 2002 for the last integration intake and who did not qualify to join the SANDF
were demobilised in terms of the provisions of the Demobilisation Amendment Act. 2001.
21. A total of9 847 demobilisation gratuities have been paid out. including 677 gratuities paid to dependants of deceased former NSF members. The total amount paid in respect of demobilisation grants amounted to RM242. These payments were made since the implementation of the Demobilisation Act of 1996 and ended on 31 December 2002 in terms of its subsequent amendments.
PUBLIC HEARING: TERMINATION OF INTEGRATION AND
DEMOBILISATION LEGISLATION: FORMER NSF MEMBERS NOT ON CPR's.
22. At the Public Hearing on 4 October 2001 to discuss the termination of the Integration and Demobilisation legislation, the Portfolio Committee on Defence invited the submission to the Committee of the names of bona fide MK and APLA members whose names do not