The South African National Defence Force has finalised its list of promotions and appointments for the ranks of Brigadier General, Rear Admiral (JG), Major General, and Rear Admiral for 2016 and 2017.

Notable appointments include a new Chief of Command Management Information Systems, and new Deputy Chiefs of Joint Operations, the South African Air Force and the South African Navy.

Major Generals and Rear Admirals



Unit Person Service New rank Old Position New Position Effective Replacing Who
Chief of Staff Office Major General W.S. Mbambo SAAF Corporate Staff Deputy Chief of Corporate Staff Deputy Chief of Corporate Staff Immediately Major General L.M. Dlulane Retires on 31 December 2016.
Command Management Information Systems Division Brigadier General S. Sipika SA Army Major General Chief of CMIS Division (additional to structure) Chief of CMIS Division 01 February 2017 Major General H. Bhembe Retires on 31 January 2017.
Joint Operations Division Brigadier General E.F. Drost SA Army Major General Deputy Chief of J Ops at J Ops Division HQ Deputy Chief of Joint Operations at Joint Operations Division HQ 01 March 2017 Rear Admiral D.J. Christian Retires on 28 February 2017.
Joint Operations Division Brigadier General A.M. Sibango SA Army Major General Chief of Staff J Ops Division Chief of Staff Joint Operations Division 01 June 2017 Major General A.M.Z. Msi Retires on 31 May 2017.
Joint Operations Division Brigadier General T.C. Mokhosi SA Army Major General GOC J Op HQ General Officer Commanding Joint Operations HQ 01 July 2017 Major General J.G. Nkabinde Retires on 30 June 2017.
Defence Legal Services Division Brigadier General E.Z. Mnisi SA Army Major General Adjutant General Adjutant General 01 June 2017 Major General S.B. Mmono Will exit bmo MEM on 31 May 2017.
Defence Intelligence Division Brigadier General B. Ngcobo SA Army Major General CD Collection Chief Director Collection 01 September 2017 Major General R. Moroane Retires on 31 August 2017.
Inspector General DOD Brigadier General T.S. Buhali SAAF Major General IG DOD Inspector General DOD 01 April 2017 Major General M.E. Petane Retires through MEM on 31 March 2017.
Human Resources Division Brigadier General E.F. Mahlangu SAMHS Major General CD Transform Man Chief Director Transformation Management 01 August 2017 Major General O.T. Nodola Retires on 31 July 2017.
Human Resources Division Brigadier General L.K. Mbatha SA Army Major General Chief Joint Training Chief Joint Training 01 March 2017 Major General G.M. Yekelo Retires on 28 February 2017.
South African Air Force Brigadier General M.I. Buthelezi SAAF Major General Deputy Chief of the SA Air Force Deputy Chief of the Air Force 01 June 2017 Major General G. Malinga Retires on 31 May 2017.
South African Air Force Brigadier General L. Lombard SAAF Major General CD Force Dev and Supp Chief Director Force Development and Support Immediately Major General J.D. Pelser Is rotated to the vacant post of CD F Prep.
South African Air Force Major General J.D. Pelser SAAF CD Force Prep at Air Comd. Chief Director Force Preparation at Air Command Immediately Vacant post
South African Air Force Brigadier General P.N. More SAAF Major General CD F Prep Chief Director Force Preparation 01 September 2017 Major General J.D. Pelser Retires on 31 August 2017.
South African Air Force Major General M.O. Mcetywa SAAF GOC Air Comd General Officer Commanding Air Command Immediately Major General W.S. Mbambo Is appointed as Dep CCS.
South African Air Force Brigadier General L.J. Selepe SAAF Major General CD Pol & Plan Chief Director Policy & Planning Immediately Major General M.O. Mcetywa Has been appointed as GOC Air Comd.
South African Navy Rear Admiral (JG) A.E Kubu SAN Rear Admiral Chief of Naval Staff at Navy Office. Chief of Naval Staff at Navy Office. Immediately Vacant post
South African Navy Rear Admiral (JG) D.G. Jamieson SAN Rear Admiral Dep C Navy Dep Chief of the Navy 1 April 2017 Rear Admiral W.H.O. Teuteberg Retires bmo MEM on 31 March 2017.
South African Military Health Service Brigadier General N. Ndhlovu SAMHS Major General Deputy Chief of SAMHS Deputy Chief of SAMHS 01 August 2017 Major General H.C. Grobler Retires on 31 July 2017.

Brigadier Generals and Rear Admirals (JG)

Unit Person Service New rank if promotion Position (Original) Position (Expanded) Effective Replacing Who
Chief of SANDF Office Colonel S Gina SA Army Brigadier General PSO to C SANDF PSO to the Chief of the SANDF Immediately Rear Admiral (JG) J.S. Matshimane Is placed as D HR at Navy HQ.
Defence Corporate Communications Colonel M.P.M Mgobozi SA Army Brigadier General DCC Director Corporate Communications Immediately Brigadier General X.G. Mabanga Is appointed as DA.
Command Management Information Systems Division Colonel M.P. Shashape SA Army Brigadier General Director Divisional Staff Director Divisional Staff Immediately Brigadier General S. Sipika Is appointed as C CMIS Division.
Military Police Division Captain (SAN) M.A. Maphoto SA Navy Rear Admiral (JG) PMG Provost-Marshal General 01 April 2017 Brigadier General T.S. Buhali Is appointed as IG DOD.
Defence Legal Services Division Captain (SAN) Z. Kani SA Navy Rear Admiral (JG) Dir Ops Law Sup Director Operational Law Support 01 June 2017 Brigadier General E.Z. Mnisi Has been places as Adjutant General.
Joint Operations Division Colonel K. Nompetsheni SA Army Brigadier General D Ops at J Ops Division. Director Operations at Joint Operations Division. Immediately Vacant post
Joint Operations Division Colonel G.W. Lategan SA Army Brigadier General Dir F Prep Director Force Preparation 01 April 2017 Rear Admiral (JG) P.T. Duze Retires through MEM.
Joint Operations Division Brigadier General D. Tempelhof SAMHS D Spec Med D Spec Med 01 August 2017 Brigadier General N. Ndhlovu Is appointed as Dep SG.
Joint Operations Division Colonel V.Z. Ngcobo SA Army Brigadier General Dir Peace Sup Ops Director Peace Support Operations 01 July 2017 Brigadier General T.C. Mokhosi Is appointed as GOC J Op HQ.
Defence Intelligence Division Brigadier General V.J.S. Radebe SA Army D General Int Director General Intelligence Immediately Vacant post
Defence Intelligence Division Colonel M.E. Gcaza SA Army Brigadier General D Ops Int Director Operational Intelligence Immediately Vacant post
Defence Intelligence Division Colonel E.G.M. Ntlokwana SAMHS Brigadier General D Tech Int Director Technical Intelligence 01 February 2017 Brigadier General D.J. Janse van Rensburg Retires on 31 January 2017.
Defence Intelligence Division Colonel O. Khumalo SAAF Brigadier General D CI Processing Director Counter Intelligence Processing 01 May 2017 Brigadier General C.M. Ngaleka Retires on 30 April 2017.
Defence Intelligence Division Brigadier General X. Tshofela SAAF D Geospatial Info Director Geospatial Information 01 April 2017 Brigadier General P.W. Thirion Whose contract expires on 31 March 2017.
Defence Intelligence Division Colonel C.M. Zibi SA Army Brigadier General Dir Elect Collection Director Electronic Collection 01 April 2017 Brigadier General X. Tshofela Is appointed as Dir Geospatial Info.
Defence Intelligence Division Colonel E.P. Baloyi SAAF Brigadier General D CI Overt Coll Director Counter Intelligence Overt Collection Immediately Brigadier General M. Sizani Is appointed as the DA to the UN.
Defence Intelligence Division Colonel C. Terblanche SA Army Brigadier General D Int Sup Director Intelligence Support Immediately Brigadier General V.J.S. Radebe Is appointed as Dir Gen Int.
South African Air Force Colonel K. Moonsamy SAAF Brigadier General D ETD at Air Comd. Director Education, Training, and Development at Air Command Vacant post
South African Air Force Brigadier General H. Smith SAAF Dir Corp Staff Svcs post at Air Force Office. Director Corporate Staff Services at Air Force Office. Immediately Vacant post
South African Air Force Colonel E. De Bod SAAF D Heli Sys Director Helicopter Systems 01 May 2017 Brigadier General G.J. Engelbrecht Retires on 30 April 2017.
South African Air Force Colonel E.M. Riekert SAAF Brigadier General Dir B Supp Sys Director Base Support Systems Immediately Brigadier General A.P. Staunton Retires on 28 February 2017.
South African Air Force Brigadier General M.A. Phala SAAF Dir Ops Sup & Int Sys Director Operational Support & Intelligence Systems 01 September 2017 Brigadier General P.N. More Is appointed as CD FD & Sup.
South African Air Force Colonel A. Pieterse SAAF Brigadier General Dir Air Tpt & Mar S Director Air Transport and Maritime Systems 01 June 2017 Brigadier General M.I. Buthelezi Is appointed as Dep CAF.
South African Air Force Colonel G.W. Gibson SAAF Brigadier General OC AFCP Officer Commanding Air Force Command Post Immediately Brigadier General L. Lombard Is appointed as CD SAAF F Prep.
South African Air Force Colonel J.E. Crows SAAF Brigadier General Dir C & C Sys Director Command & Control Systems Immediately Brigadier General L.J. Selepe Is appointed as CD Pol & Plan.
South African Air Force Brigadier General M.M. Kweta SAAF Dir HR Svc Director Human Resources Services Immediately Brigadier General H. Smith Is appointed as Dir Corp Staff Svcs. SA Navy
South African Navy Rear Admiral (JG) F.A. Hans SAN D Log post at the Navy Office. Director Logistics at the Navy Office Immediately Vacant post
South African Navy Captain (SAN) M. Nkomonde SAN Rear Admiral (JG) IG Navy Inspector General of the Navy 01 April 2017 Rear Admiral (JG) D.I. de Villiers Is appointed as a Project Officer.
South African Navy Rear Admiral (JG) de Villiers SAN Project Officer Project Officer (Unspecified project) 01 April 2017 Rear Admiral (JG) J.G. Barker Retires through MEM.
South African Navy Captain (SAN) L. Katerinic SAN Rear Admiral (JG) COS Chief of Staff 01 April 2017 Rear Admiral (JG) D.G. Jamieson Is appointed as Dep C Navy.
South African Navy Rear Admiral (JG) J.S. Matshimane SAN D HR Director Human Resources Immediately Rear Admiral (JG) A.E. Kubu Is appointed as CNS.
South African Navy Captain (SAN) D.R. Faure SAN Rear Admiral (JG) D Mar Warfare Director Maritime Warfare 01 April 2017 Rear Admiral (JG) D.T.S. Thomson Retires through MEM.
South African Military Health Service Brigadier General M.W. Luke SAMHS IG SAMHS Inspector General of the SAMHS Immediately Vacant post
South African Military Health Service Colonel R.C.J. Wood SAMHS Brigadier General D Plan Director Planning Immediately Brigadier General M.W. Luke Is appointed as IG SAMHS.
South African Military Health Service Colonel A.C. Hennop SAMHS Brigadier General GOC GSB TT General Officer Commanding General Service Base Thaba Tshwane Immediately Brigadier General S.S. Fortuin Has resigned.
South African Military Health Service Brigadier General E.J. Mabasa SAMHS GOC AMHF HQ General Officer Commanding Area Military Health Formation HQ 01 August 2017 Brigadier General D. Ternpelhof Is appointed as Dir Spec Med.
South African Military Health Service Brigadier General N.P. Badli SAMHS D Med D Med 01 August 2017 Brigadier General E.J. Mabasa Has been appointed as GOC AMHF HQ.
South African Military Health Service Colonel M. Simelane SAMHS Brigadier General GOC Tertiary MH Health Fmn General Officer Commanding Tertiary Military Health Formation 01 August 2017 Brigadier General N.P. Badli Is appointed as D Med.
South African Military Health Service Colonel B.C. Bruiners SA Army Brigadier General D MH Log Director Military Health Logistics Immediately Vacant post
South African Military Health Service Colonel R. Pillay SAMHS Brigadier General GOC MH Trg Fmn HQ General Officer Commanding Military Health Training Formation HQ Immediately Brigadier General E.M. Joseph Retires on 31 December 2016.
South African Military Health Service Colonel M. Mari SAMHS Brigadier General D MH HR Director Military Health Human Resources Immediately Brigadier General V.J. Mputa Retires on 31 December 2016.
South African Army Brigadier General R.A. Makgae SA Army IG Army at SA Army HQ Inspector General of the Army at SA Army HQ Immediately Vacant post
South African Army Colonel G. Thulare SA Army Brigadier General Dir Strat Direction Director Strategic Direction 01 March 2017 Brigadier General E.F. Drost Is appointed as Dep C J Ops.
South African Army Brigadier General N.J.K. Mabilu SA Army Dir AOT Director Administrative, Operational and Technical Immediately Brigadier General R.J. Coetzee Is appointed as GOC SA Army Trg Fmn.
South African Army Brigadier General R.J. Coetzee SA Army GOC SA Army Trg Fmn General Officer Commanding SA Army Training Formation Immediately Brigadier General N.J.K. Mabilu Is appointed as Dir AOT.
South African Army Colonel N.E. Mkhize SA Army Brigadier General Dir Career Man Director Career Man Immediately Brigadier General P.C.Z. Fongoqa Is placed as Dir Coll MechanIsm at HR Division.
South African Army Colonel Z.E. Beja SA Army Brigadier General GOC 46 SA Bde HQ General Officer Commanding 46 South African Brigade HQ Immediately Brigadier General M.A. Mapheto Is appointed as a DA.
DOD Logistics Division Brigadier General T.E. Mulaudzi SA Army Dir Form Staff at DOD Log Supp Fmn Dir Form Staff at DOD Log Supp Fmn 01 February 2017 Brigadier General D.V. Mndebele Retires on 31 January 2017. Colonel M.R. Mongo
DOD Logistics Division Captain (SAN) Z. Camagu SAN Rear Admiral (JG) DSSSM Director Supply Services Support Management Immediately Rear Admiral (JG) F.A. Hans Is appointed as D Log at Navy HQ.
DOD Logistics Division Brigadier General G. Mngadi SA Army D Log Res Man D Log Res Man 01 August 2017 Brigadier General A. Ruziecki Retires on 31 July 2017.
DOD Logistics Division Colonel N.J. January SA Army Brigadier General D Facilities Director Facilities 01 August 2017 Brigadier General G. Mngadi Is appointed as D Log Res Man.
DOD Logistics Division Colonel X.B. Ndlovu SA Army Brigadier General DIR PSS DIR PSS 01 April 2017 Brigadier General M.C. Ngcama Retires through MEM on 31 March 2017.
Human Resources Division Colonel S. Stratford SA Army Brigadier General GOC Resources Institute General Officer Commanding Resources Institute 01 March 2017 Brigadier General W.J. Wagner Retires on 28 February 2017.
Human Resources Division Rear Admiral (JG) S. Makhanya SA Navy Dir HR Sep Dir HR Sep 01 August 2017 Brigadier General E.F. Mahlangu Is appointed as CDTM.
Human Resources Division Colonel M.T. Leketi SA Army Brigadier General Dir HR CM Dir HR CM 01 August 2017 Rear Admiral (JG) S. Makhanya Is appointed as Dir HR Sep.
Human Resources Division Colonel A.A. Mauyoma SA Army Brigadier General Dir PTSR Dir PTSR 01 June 2017 Brigadier General A.M. Sibango Is appointed as COS at J Ops DivIsion.
Human Resources Division Brigadier General P.C.Z. Fongoqa SA Army Dir Collective Mechanism Dir Collective Mechanism Immediately Brigadier General R.A. Makgae Is appointed as IG Army.
Human Resources Division Colonel P.S. Lembede SAAF Brigadier General GOC Mil Acad General Officer Commanding Military Academy 01 March 2017 Brigadier General L.K.Mbatha Is appointed as GOC Trg Comd.
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