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The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans (formerly the Minister of Defence) is a Minister in the Government of South Africa, who is responsible for overseeing the Department of Defence and the South African National Defence Force. The current minister is Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and her deputy is Thabang Makwetla.

Ministers of Defence[]

Minister Party Term Under
Jan Smuts SAP 1910–1920 Government of Prime Minister Louis Botha
Hendrik Mentz SAP 1920–1924 Government of Prime Minister Jan Smuts
Frederic Creswell Labour 1924–1933 Government of Prime Minister J. B. M. Hertzog
Oswald Pirow NP / UP 1933–1939
Jan Smuts UP 1939–1948 Government of Prime Minister Jan Smuts
Frans Erasmus NP 1948–1954 Government of Prime Minister D. F. Malan
1954–1958 Government of Prime Minister J. G. Strijdom
1958–1959 Government of Prime Minister H. F. Verwoerd
Jim Fouché NP 1959–1966
P. W. Botha NP 1966–1978 Government of Prime Minister B. J. Vorster
1978–1980 Government of Prime Minister P. W. Botha
Magnus Malan NP 1980–1984
1984–1989 Government of State President P. W. Botha
1989–1991 Government of State President F. W. de Klerk
Roelf Meyer NP 1991–1992
Gene Louw NP 1992–1993
Kobie Coetsee NP 1993–1994
Joe Modise ANC 1994–1999 Government of President Nelson Mandela
Mosiuoa Lekota ANC 1999–2008 Government of President Thabo Mbeki
Charles Nqakula ANC 2008–2009 Government of President Kgalema Motlanthe
Lindiwe Sisulu ANC 11 May 2009 – 12 June 2012 Government of President Jacob Zuma
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula ANC 12 June 2012 – Present

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