SAMVOZA is an ex-servicemen organisation comprised of Military and Police Veterans who were called up or volunteered to serve their country, South Africa, in the SADF/SANDF, SAP/SAPS, or the South Africa Correctional Services, who completed their commitment and who reside in South Africa, Africa or Europe, or in countries peripheral to this region.

Even though the majority of SAMVOZA members reside in the South Africa, South African Veterans residing in other countries are welcome to join. There is an active and growing membership in Australasia and the USA – so click on the SAMVOA or SAMVOUSA link under the “Our Organisation” section to visit the SAMVOA and SAMVOUSA sites. The SAMVO representative resides in South Africa. Veterans living in the Republic are welcome to join us.

We will carry forward the memory of an amazing time in our lives, when we did our duty for our country and faced off against the world’s most aggressive and formidable forces at the time. There can be no doubt that we proudly served in the best defence force that Africa has ever seen.

This Veteran Organisation dedicates itself, in grateful recognition and memory of their countrymen, the Immortal Dead of South Africa, who, at the call of Duty, made the supreme Sacrifice on the battlefields of Africa, Asia and Europe, in the air and on the sea.

Their ideal is our legacy – Their sacrifice our inspiration
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.

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SAMVOZA veterans proudly participate in a number of prestigious and celebrated events throughout the year. These include Remembrance Day Service, and the Boer War Memorial Service.
Why not join us at the next event?
There can be no doubt that SAMVOZA Members are proud of their legacy as South African Defence Force Veterans. Our pride is measured by the manner in which we dress and conduct ourselves during public parades and services across South Africa. Are you a former SADF/SANDF, SAP/SAPS or South African Correctional Services member now living in South Africa, Africa, Europe or Middle East?
National Serviceman and Permanent Force all qualify!
Then why not join us?
Click here for the gallery. Click here for dress regulations. Click here for membership.

Our Brothers Our Friends Our Organisation

61 Mechanised Infantry Battalion
– 61 Mech –

The South African Legion
– SA Legion-

South African Military Veterans Organisation of Australasia

32 Battalion
– The Buffalo Soldiers –

Memorable Order of Tin Hats
– The Moths –

South African Military Veterans Organisation of the USA

South African Special Forces
– The Recces –

South African Military Veterans Organisation International

South African Air Force Association

SADF and SAP Criteria for the more common medals available to the rank and file National Servicemen and women.
Many South African Veterans are not aware that they qualify for medals, please see Medal Qualification Information
South African Veterans who would like to apply for medals owed to them, or replace missing or lost medals can Apply Online via SAMVOZA.