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South African Military Veterans Organisation of Southern Africa

South Africa, Rest of Africa and peripheral countries


Proposed Regions

Eastern Cape
Kwa Zulu Natal
Northern Cape
North West Cape
Western Cape
Rest of Africa


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Upcoming Events

SAMVOZA Executive team

Veteran Colin Bowring MMM

SAMVOZA Chairman

Veteran Roland de Vries SD SM MMM

SAMVOZA Ambassador-at-Large

Veteran Godfrey Giles MMM JCD

SAMVOZA Vice-Chairman

Veteran Phil Stoneman

SAMVOZA Welfare / Peer Support Officer

If you are interested in applying for the following SAMVOZA Executive positions please contact us :

SAMVOZA Master-at-Arms
SAMVOZA Communications officer
SAMVOZA Treasurer

SAMVOZA Legal Officer


REGIONAL & CLUB chairpersonS

Tshwane Club Chairman
Veteran Charl Schmahl

Tshwane Club Chairman

Limpopo Regional Chairperson
Veteran Gert Nel

Limpopo Regional Chairperson

If you are interested in starting a local SAMVOZA Club in your area please contact us to discuss.

The Proposed Areas we would like to develop 
include but not limited to:

Gauteng : Johannesburg ; East Rand ; West Rand ; Midvaal
Eastern Cape: Jeffreys Bay
Kwa Zulu Natal : Durban ; Pietermaritzburg
Northern Cape
North West Cape
Western Cape
Rest of Africa
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SAMVOZA - Kids for Flips - Suid-Kaap Forum / Just Love

Outreach to Stilbaai in December 2015

On Sunday 27 and Monday the 28th of December a 104 less privilege children from Melkhoutfontein, Stilbaai and surrounding farms had the opportunity to fly in Little Annie.
This outreach from Just Love Mission was made possible by the Mission itself and the South African Military Veterans Organization International (SAMVOINT).

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SAMVOZA - Kit for kids at Laerskool Bertie Barnard

Bertie Barnard Primary School is in the Stilbaai area of the Western Cape and educates many young children from low socio-economic backgrounds. These children love their sport, so Colin Bowring of SAMVOZA helped sponsor the rugby and netball teams with new school outfits.

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SAMVOZA - Laerskool Bertie Barnard Project

In December, 2016, SAMVOZA Volunteers refurbish the Administration Offices of the Bertie Barnard Primary School in Stilbaai, Western Cape.

The end result was a completely new look and a school reception that gives a very good impression
and family atmosphere that clearly shows this school’s commitment to its pupils.

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SAMVOZA Remote Community Upliftment Project

Remote areas of Africa have issues with finding a clean water supply. This projects flies in equipment required to find water, drill for it and pump it out. What better way than using a Merry-go-Round, driven by the children?

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SAMVOZA Malmesbury Shelter Project

The project started with improving the shelter situation for 36 Veterans and their families in the Malmesbury area in the Western Cape. Yongama Zigebe, our Welfare and Parliamentary Officer put the entire project together, securing a roof over the heads of this large number of homeless Veterans and their families and food on the table.

The shelter is an old Church building, which Yongama had to make a personal commitment to ensure it will be looked after.

We, the Veterans and, we are sure the people within that Shelter, salute you, Yongama.

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SAMVOZA Safe House Project

This project provides a safe haven for destitute Veterans and their families, putting them up until they can find their feet again in a safe family environment. This enables the Veteran to reestablish himself / herself in suitable work whilst the children can attend school.


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Regional Chairpersons
Upcoming Events
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deceased SamvoZa veterans

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Veteran ex RSM Trevor “Porky” Wright HC MMM JCD & Bar of the Transvaal Scottish Regimental Association and SAMVOZA on June 1st, 2023.
He will be deeply missed by all those fortunate enough to have known him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Susan, Phillip, Morag and Alex during this difficult time.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Lest we Forget

Lest we forget
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