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WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A MILITARY VETERAN?



Under B-BBEE Legislation the concept of Miliary Veteran Is found under the definition of Designated Group Supplier and linked to the Miliary Veterans Act 18 of 2011 which identifies a Military Veteran as follows:


“military veteran means any South African citizen who--


(a) rendered military service to any of the military organisations, statutory and non-statutory, which were involved on all sides of South Africa's Liberation War from 1960 to 1994;


(b) served in the Union Defence Force before 1961; or


(c) became a member of the new South African National Defence Force after 1994, and has completed his or her military training and no longer performs military service, and has not been dishonourably discharged from that military organisation or force: Provided that this definition does not exclude any person referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) who could not complete his or her military training due to an injury sustained during military training or a disease contracted or associated with military training;”


B-BBEE Verification Services are available to Members in order to understand the definition of a Miliary Veteran.

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