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Major General Lindile Yam during a visit to the FIB in the DRC during 2014
|Born||8 August 1960(age 61)|
|Place of birth||East London, Eastern Cape|
|Service/branch||South Africa Army|
Military career[edit | edit source]
He joined Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military wing of the ANC, in 1981 and became part of the South African National Defence Force in 1994 when all the forces were integrated. He served as Officer Commanding of 13 South African Infantry Battalion from November 1994 to November 1997.
He attended the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1995 for a Global Security Strategy Course.
He served as the 18th Commandant of the South African Military Academy from 2009 to 2011. He was promoted to Major General and was appointed as GOC South African Army Infantry Formation on 1 November 2011. He formally took over command on 2 March 2012 at a parade at the SA Army College in Thaba Tshwane.
References[edit | edit source]
- Engelbrecht, Leon (24 October 2011). "Appointments and/or promotions of Brig Gen/R Adm (JG) and Maj Gen/R Adm". DefenceWeb. http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option%3Dcom_content%26view%3Darticle%26id%3D20368:appointments-andor-promotions-of-brig-genr-adm-jg-and-maj-genr-adm%26catid%3D55:SANDF%26Itemid%3D108. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
- Meintjies, Engela (June 2009). "The Military Academy appointed its 18th Commandant". pp. 28. http://www.dod.mil.za/news/news2009/june/pages28.pdf.
- Rakoma, Ally (March 5, 2012). "SA Army Infantry Formation Changing of Command Parade". South African Department of Defence. http://www.dod.mil.za/news/2012/03/infantry_c_c.htm. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
Lt Gen Themba Nkabinde
|GOC South African Army Infantry Formation
02 March 2012 – Present
R Adm (JG) Derek Christian
|Commandant of the South African Military Academy
2009 – 2011
Brig Gen Lawrence Mbatha
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