DEFENCE COMMITTEE EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR INPUTS ON THE MILITARY DISCIPLINE BILL FOR SANDF MEMBERS

Parliament, In direct response to the request from the Defence Reserve Force, the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans has resolved to extend the deadline for inputs on the Military Discipline Bill for members of the South African Defence Force (SANDF). The committee hereby invites them as individuals or as entities to make written and oral submissions on the Bill.

The Military Discipline Bill seeks to provide for an effective administration of the military justice system and maintenance of discipline in the Defence Force; to establish and regulate military courts and the appointment of judicial officers and court officials; to provide for the appointment of the Judge Advocate General and Provost Marshal General of the defence force; to provide for administrative processes; to repeal the Military Discipline Supplementary Measures Act, 1999; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Enquiries and written submissions must be directed to Mr Bryan Mantyi, Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans, 3rd Floor, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town, 8000, email: bmantyi@parliament.gov.za by no later than 06 March 2020. In addition to the written comments, please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation.

Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa