Reserve Force service is military service rendered by citizens of the country on a voluntary basis. The members of the Reserve either serve within the structure of an allocated unit or in accordance with a professional and skills requirement programme. Under normal circumstances the period of service will vary according to an agreed contract between the Reserve Force member and the SANDF.

The Defence Reserves Division is to provide specialized policy and overall strategic direction for provision of Combat Ready Reserves. In so doing the Defence Reserves Division enables the Arms of Service and Divisions to rejuvenate, transform and promote the Defence Reserves Service System. The Chief of Defence Reserves is required to participate in all strategic functional Forums at SANDF/DOD level. By means of the “core growth one Force” doctrine the Defence Reserves System contributes to the establishment and sustainment of fully deployable (both internal and external) Combat Ready Defence Reserves. Chief Defence Reserves has an obligation to brief relevant Parliamentary Select Committees (on invitation by the minister of Defence and Military Veterans) at least yearly on the status quo of the SANDF Reserve Force.

Chief Defence Reserves is the principal Reserve Force adviser at both level 0 and 1.This advisory function manifests in membership of the Military Command Council (MCC), the Plenary Defence Staff Council (PDSC) and other levels 1 and 2 councils and boards which include the Accountability Management Council (AMC), Military Finance Management Council (MCFMC) and Weekly Defence Staff Council (WDSC). The Defence Reserves Division is located at Defence HQ and it is administratively accountable to the Chief of Staff (CoS). Chief Defence Reserves utilises the Defence Reserve Board (DRB) and Defence Reserve Workshop (DRW) at level 2 in order to liaise and coordinate with Services, Divisions and the Reserve Force Council (RFC). The Provincial Offices (PO’s) are regional extensions, under the command of Chief Defence Reserves.

 

January

13 Jan 2017 JHB 12:00 Gunners’ Lunch, The View,Johannesburg
Contact: Gnr N. Wiid (082) 776 2233

24 Jan 2017 09:00 – 12:00 Defence Reserve Workshop,Defence HQ
Contact: Lt Col R. Rademeyer (012) 355 5117

26 Jan 2017 09:00 – 12:00 URTP STEERCOM, Defence HQ
Contact: Col M.E. van Wyk (012) 355 5107

27 Jan 2017 18:30 Gala Dinner, Polokwane, Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

31 Jan 2017 13:00 – 16:30 Defence Reserve Board, Defence HQ
Contact: Lt Col R. Rademeyer (012) 355 5117


February

05 – 08 Feb 2017 CIOR Seminar – Bonn, Germany
Contact: Mr E.F.C Duminy (011) 444 2843

09 – 11 Feb 2017 CIOR/CIOMR Mid-Winter meeting,Brussels, Belgium
Contact: Mr E.F.C Duminy (011) 444 2843

16 – 21 Feb 2017 10:00 Armed Forces Week, Durban
Contact: Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

17 Feb 2017 (Time to be confirmed) SS Mendi Memorial Service, Milton Cemetery, Portsmouth,
Contact: Capt (SAN) C. Ross (Ret) (082) 785 5013

20 Feb 2017 (Time to be confirmed) Hollybrook Cemetery, Southampton
Contact: Capt (SAN) C. Ross (Ret) (082) 785 5013

21 Feb 2017 11:00 SS Mendi Memorial Service, Lower Campus UCT, Cape Town
Contact: Lt Col G.J. Giles (Ret) (083) 600 0062
Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

21 Feb 2017 (Time to be confirmed) Isle of Wight
Contact: Capt (SAN) C. Ross (Ret) (082) 785 5013
Capt (SAN) C. Ross (Ret) (082) 785 5013
Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

21 Feb 2017 10:00 Armed Forces Day Parade, Durban
Contact: Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

22 – 25 Feb 2017 09:00 Marula Festival, Phalaborwa,Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

23 Feb 2017 09:00 – 12:00 URTP STEERCOM, Defence HQ
Contact: Col M.E. van Wyk (012) 355 5107

26 Feb 2017 (Time to be confirmed) SS Mendi Memorial Service, Atteridgeville, Soweto, Port Elizabeth, East London)
Contact: Lt Col G.J. Giles (Ret) (083) 600 0062
Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

28 Feb 2017 09:00 Premier’s EXCO Imbizo, Seshego,Polokwane
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

28 Feb 2017 12:00- 13:00 SHIELD Meeting, Defence HQ
Contact: Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

28 Feb 2017 13:00 – 16:30 Defence Reserve Board,Defence HQ
Contact: Lt Col R.Rademeyer (012) 355 5117

Feb 2017 18:00 (Date to be confirmed) Opening of Parliament, Parliament Cape Town
Contact: Lt Col J.A. Conradie (021) 787 1167/ SA Army
Support Base Cape Town (021) 787 1859


March

01 – 04 Mar 2017 CIOR YROW Seminar – Prague, Czech Republic
Contact: Mr E.F.C Duminy (011) 444 2843

12 – 15 Mar 2017 CIOR In Between Meeting – Prague,Czech Republic
Contact: Mr E.F.C Duminy (011) 444 2843

16 – 19 Mar 2017 11:00 Navy Festival, Simonstown, Cape Town
Contact: Lt Col J.A. Conradie (021) 787 1167/
G. Robbins (012) 464 6700
Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

19 Mar 2017 SA Gunners’ Association Western Cape,Gunners’ Annual Memorial Service, Cape Town
Venue: Company Gardens, Cape Town
Time: 11:00
Contact: Gnr K. Ashton (072) 947 9230

21 Mar 2017 09:00 Human Rights Day, Polokwane,Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

21 Mar 2017 09:00 – 12:00 Defence Reserve Workshop,Defence HQ
Contact: Lt Col R. Rademeyer (012) 355 5117

28 Mar 2017 12:00- 13:00 SHIELD Meeting, Defence HQ
Contact: Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

28 Mar 2017 13:00 – 16:30 Defence Reserve Board,Defence HQ
Contact: Lt Col R. Rademeyer (012) 355 5117

30 Mar 2017 09:00 – 12:00 URTP STEERCOM, Defence HQ
Contact: Col M.E. van Wyk (012) 355 5107

31 Mar 2017 09:00 Premier’s EXCO Imbizo, Musina,Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

31 Mar – 02 Apr 2017 Bathurst Agricultural Show, Port Elizabeth
Contact: Lt Col M.W. Bangani (041) 364 2324


April

03 Apr 2017 10:00 SAAF Memorial Service, Bays’ Hill,Pretoria
Contact: Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

14 – 23 Apr 2017 09:00 2015 Rand Show, Nasrec,Johannesburg
Contact: Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

17 – 22 Apr 2017 Chief SA Army Rifle Shooting Competition (SAARSA) Gold Cup Shoot, Bloemfontein
Contact: Col R.D. van Zanten, SA Army Reserves
(082) 372 3699

20 Apr 2017 09:00 – 12:00 URTP STEERCOM, Defence HQ
Contact: Col M.E. van Wyk (012) 355 5107

23 Apr 2017 SA Gunners’ National Memorial Service,Potchefstroom
Time: 10:30
Contact: Gnr D. Hoole (083) 274 1669

25 Apr 2017 12:00- 13:00 SHIELD Meeting, Defence HQ
Contact: Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

25 Apr 2017 13:00 – 16:30 Defence Reserve Board,Defence HQ
Contact: Lt Col R. Rademeyer (012) 355 5117

27 Apr 2017 09:00 Freedom Day, Polokwane, Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

27 Apr – 07 May 2017 Bloemfontein Show, Defence Reserves PO-FS
Contact: Col M. Dijane (051) 402 1065


May

01 May 2017 09:00 Workers Day, Thohoyandou, Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

23 May 2017 09:00 – 12:00 Defence Reserve Workshop,Defence HQ
Contact: Lt Col R. Rademeyer (012) 355 5117

25 May 2017 09:00 – 12:00 URTP STEERCOM, Defence HQ
Contact: Col M.E. van Wyk (012) 355 5107

26 May – 04 June 2017 09:00 – 22:00 Royal Show,Pietermaritzburg, Pietermaritzburg Show Grounds
Contact: Lt Col C. Craig-Mackie (031) 451 1704/1722

28 May 2017 11:00 Jan Smuts Memorial Service, Riebeek
Kasteel Contact: Lt Col J.A. Conradie (021) 787 1167/
Regiment Westelike Provincie (021) 597 2808

30 May 2017 12:00- 13:00 SHIELD Meeting, Defence HQ
Contact: Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

30 May 2017 13:00 – 16:30 Defence Reserve Board,Defence HQ
Contact: Lt Col R. Rademeyer (012) 355 5117


June

06 – 10 Jun 2017 09:00 Musina Show, Musina, Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

16 Jun 2017 09:00 Youth Day, Lebowakgomo, Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

20 – 24 Jun 2017 09:00 Makhado Show, Makhado, Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

27 Jun 2017 12:00- 13:00 SHIELD Meeting, Defence HQ
Contact: Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

27 Jun 2017 13:00 – 16:30 Defence Reserve Board,Defence HQ
Contact: Lt Col R. Rademeyer (012) 355 5117

29 Jun 2017 09:00 – 12:00 URTP STEERCOM, Defence HQ
Contact: Col M.E. van Wyk (012) 355 5107

27 Jun – 01 Jul 2017 09:00 Tzaneen Show, Tzaneen,Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

July

07 Jul 2017 10:00 Arques-la-Bataille Memorial Service,Dieppe, France
Contact: Brig Gen A. Jamangile (012) 312 4938

09 Jul 2017 10:00 Delville Wood Memorial Service,Longueval, France
Contact: Brig Gen A. Jamangile (012) 312 4938

14 Jul 2017 17:00 Delville Wood Wreath Laying Ceremony,M.O.T.H. Centre, Kimberley
Contact: Lt Col M. Van der Merwe (053) 830 3025 /084 00 0021
Lt Col W. Klink (053) 831 1641

16 Jul 2017 11:00 Delville Wood Service, Burgers Park Pretoria, Johannesburg and Durban (Date to be confirmed)
Contact: Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

16 Jul 2017 10:00 KZN Delville Wood Memorial Parade,The Cenotaph
Contact: Lt Col C.I. Graig- Mackie (031)-451 1704/1722

18 Jul 2017 09:00 – 12:00 Defence Reserve Workshop,Defence HQ
Contact: Lt Col R. Rademeyer (012) 355 5117

18 Jul 2017 09:00 Mandela Day, Polokwane, Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

18 – 22 Jul 2017 09:00 Thabazimbi Show, Thabazimbi,Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

23 Jul 2017 11:00 Delville Wood Memorial Service,Company Gardens, Cape Town
Contact: Lt Col J.A. Conradie (021) 787 1167

25 Jul 2017 12:00- 13:00 SHIELD Meeting, Defence HQ
Contact: Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

25 Jul 2017 13:00 – 16:30 Defence Reserve Board Defence HQ
Contact: Lt Col R. Rademeyer (012) 355 5117

27 Jul 2017 09:00 – 12:00 URTP STEERCOM, Defence HQ
Contact: Col M.E. van Wyk (012) 355 5107

27 – 28 Jul 2017 09:00 Border Visit DPLC, Musina, Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono. (015) 299 3379

31 Jul – 05 Aug 2017 CIOR Congress, TBA
Contact: Mrs M. Fryer (083) 302 5315

August

01 – 05 Aug 2017 CIOR Congress, Venue: TBA
Contact: Mrs M. Fryer (083) 302 5315

08 Aug 2017 09:00 Women’s Day, Mokopane, Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

24 Aug 2017 09:00 – 12:00 URTP STEERCOM, Defence HQ
Contact: Col M.E. van Wyk (012) 355 5107

29 Aug 2017 12:00- 13:00 SHIELD Meeting, Defence HQ
Contact: Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

29 Aug 2017 13:00 – 16:30 Defence Reserve Board,Defence HQ
Contact: Lt Col R. Rademeyer (012) 355 5117

September

01 Sep 2017 (Date to be confirmed) Gunners’ Dinner,
SA Gunners’ Association Durban Branch
Venue: Durban
Time: 19h00 for 19h30
Contact: Lt Col (Ret) C. Wilsworth (Chairman)

02 Sep 2017 Casual Day, Polokwane, Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

03 Sep 2017 (Date to be confirmed 10:00 Memorial Service,
SA Gunners’ Association Durban Branch
Venue: Gunners’ Memorial Service in the grounds of Old Fort, Durban
Time: 11h15 for 11h30
Contact: Lt Col C. Craig-Mackie (031) 451 1704/ Lt Col C. Wilsworth (Ret)

15 Sep 2017 18:30 Business Chamber Gala Dinner,
Polokwane, Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

15 Sep 2017 09:00 Heritage Day, Moletjie, Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

17 Sep 2017 09:00 (Venue and time to be confirmed)
International Day of Peace Service
Contact: Capt (SAN) C. Ross (Ret) (082) 785 5013/ (012) 660 2596

17 Sep 2017 11:00 Battle for Britain Memorial Service,
Air Force Base Ysterplaat (AFB YPLT) Cape Town
Contact: Lt Col J.A. Conradie (021) 787 1167/ AFB YPLT (021) 508 6127

19 Sep 2017 09:00 – 12:00 Defence Reserve Workshop,Defence HQ
Contact: Lt Col R. Rademeyer (012) 355 5117

20 – 23 Sep 2017 09:00 Vhembe Show, Makhuvha, Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

22 Sep 2017 14:00 SAAF Air Show, Roodewal, Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

24 Sep 2017 15:00 Battle for Square Hill Wreath Laying Ceremony,
War Memorial, Du Toits Road, Kimberley (Date to be confirmed)
Contact: Lt Col M. Van der Merwe (053) 830 3025 / 084 0000 21
Mrs R. Erasmus (053) 831 1641

26 Sep 2017 12:00- 13:00 SHIELD Meeting, Defence HQ
Contact: Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

26 Sep 2017 13:00 – 16:30 Defence Reserve Board,Defence HQ
Contact: Lt Col R. Rademeyer (012) 355 5117

28 Sep 2017 09:00 – 12:00 URTP STEERCOM, Defence HQ
Contact: Col M.E. van Wyk (012) 355 5107

October

05 – 11 Oct 2017 NISC, Netherlands
Contact: Col R.D. van Zanten (082) 372 3699

13 Oct 2017 09:00 Premier’s EXCO Imbizo, Lebowakgomo,Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

16 – 19 Oct 2017 09:00 2015 CSANDF Prestige Week,Nasrec, Johannesburg
Contact: Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

23 – 28 Oct 2017 Military Skills Competition, Potchefstroom
Contact: Lt Col J.U. van der Westhuijzen (083) 321 9356

26 Oct 2017 09:00 – 12:00 URTP STEERCOM, Defence HQ
Contact: Col M.E. van Wyk (012) 355 5107

29 Oct 2017 11:00 El Alamein Memorial Service, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town
Contact: Lt Col J.A. Conradie (021) 787 1167

31 Oct 2017 12:00- 13:00 SHIELD Meeting, Defence HQ
Contact: Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

31 Oct 2017 13:00 – 16:30 Defence Reserve Board,Defence HQ
Contact: Lt Col R. Rademeyer (012) 355 5117

November

01 – 04 Nov 2017 CIOR In Between Meeting – Prague,Czech Republic
Contact: Mr E.F.C Duminy (011) 444 2843

11 Nov 2017 10:30 Freedom Regiments’ Parade,Johannesburg
Contact: Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

12 Nov 2017 11:00 Remembrance Day Wreath Laying Ceremony War Memorial,
Du Toits Road, Kimberley.
Contact: Lt Col M. Van der Merwe (053) 830 3025 /084 0000 21
Mrs A. Jansen (053) 830 6269

12 Nov 2017 09:00 MOTH Day, Polokwane, Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

12 Nov 2017 11:00 – 12:30 Civic Memorial Service, Union Buildings Pretoria
Contact: Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

12 Nov 2017 11:00 Remembrance Day Parade, Cenotaph,Heerengracht Street, City of Cape Town
Contact: Lt Col J.A. Conradie (021) 787 1167

12 Nov 2017 11:00 Remembrance Day Parade, Hermanus,Cape Town
Contact: Lt Col J.A. Conradie (021) 787 1167/ Regiment
Westelike Provincie (021) 597 2808

12 Nov 2017 Remembrance Sunday Memorial Service,Johannesburg, Durban, Kimberley, Pietermaritzburg,
Port Elizabeth, East London, George, Cape Town andBloemfontein
Time: JHB 15:00, the rest 11:00, to be confirmed
Contact: Council of Military Veterans’ Organisations ofSouth Africa
Email: gertopprman5@gmail.com
Fax: (086) 615 9758
Lt Col G.J. Giles (Ret) (083) 600 0062

12 Nov 2017 Armistice Day Memorial Service, Cape Town
Contact: Lt Col J.A. Conradie (021) 787 1167

14 Nov 2017 09:00 – 12:00 Defence Reserve Workshop,Defence HQ
Contact: Lt Col R. Rademeyer (012) 355 5117

21 Nov 2017 12:00- 13:00 SHIELD Meeting, Defence HQ
Contact: Col S.A. Motswadira (012) 355 6397

21 Nov 2017 13:00 – 16:30 Defence Reserve Board,Defence HQ
Contact: Lt Col R. Rademeyer (012) 355 5117

30 Nov 2017 09:00 – 12:00 URTP STEERCOM, DefenceHQ
Contact: Col M.E. van Wyk (012) 355 5107

Nov 2017 (Date to be Confirmed) Mitchell’s Plain Festival,
West Ridge Gardens, Mitchell’s Plain
Contact: Lt Col J.A. Conradie (021) 787 1167/ Chief HR
Directorate Management (012) 339 5781


December

01 Dec 2017 09:00 World AIDS Day, Siloam, Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono (015) 299 3379

02 Dec 2017 09:00 International Disability Day, Blouberg,Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono. (015) 299 3379

16 Dec 2017 09:00 Day of Reconciliation, Polokwane,Defence Reserves PO-LIMP
Contact: Cdr J.T. Magonono. (015) 299 3379

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