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Constitutional Mandate
To defend and protect the RSA, its territorial integrity and its people in accordance with 
the Constitution and the principles of international law regulating the use of force.​


​​Establishment of Department of Defence

The Department of Defence is a department of the South African government. 
It oversees the South African National Defence Force, the armed forces responsible for defending South Africa.


​Vision

"Effective defence for a democratic South Africa.


​Mission

“To enable, prepare, employ, sustain and renew defence capabilities in accordance with the needs of South Africa 
as regulated by the Constitution, National Legislation, Parliamentary and Executive direction”


Values

Accountability.
Consultation Rooted in Effective and Efficient Partnership and Collaboration.
Discipline.
Ethics.
Openness and Transparency.
People.
Service Standards.
Teamwork.​