Chief of the SA Army Generals' Inauguration, SA Army College Paratus Club, 28 July 2017

Article by Annelie Rosslee, SA Army Corporate Communication
Photographs by Staff Sergeant Chené Kruger, SA Army Corporate Communication

The Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam inaugurated SA Army Senior Officers who were promoted from the rank of Colonel to Brigadier General at Paratus Club, SA Army College on 28 July 2017.

The inauguration was aimed at congratulating and preparing the newly appointed Brigadier Generals for a new phase in their careers as Generals and leaders in the SA Army.

A high degree of political maturity, the sobriety to make sound decisions under trying circumstances and a sense of selfless volunteerism ensures there are always more hands to tackle volumes of tasks expected from SA Army Generals.

The Oath that SA Army Generals took should have a deeper meaning, for the sake of greater service to our country and its people.

The Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General Yam read the following Oath to the newly appointed Generals:

Whereas the rank of Brigadier General has been conferred upon you, you are hereby directed to continue serving your country with loyalty and honour, to discharge your duties with zeal and diligence and to set a good example to those appointed under you. What is your answer thereto?

Response by newly appointed Brigadier Generals:

I, Brig Gen [Full Name] hereby undertake to continue serving my country with loyalty and honour, to discharge my duties with zeal and diligence and to set a good example to those appointed under me. It is an honour to be admitted to the rank of the Generals.”

Newly Appointed Generals:

  • Brigadier General I. Arends
  • Brigadier General N. Bapela
  • Brigadier General Z.E.  Beja
  • Brigadier General B.C. Bruiners
  • Brigadier General M.E. Gcaza
  • Brigadier General G.W. Lategan
  • Brigadier General M.T. Leketi
  • Brig Gen R.A. Makgae
  • Brigadier General A.A. Mauyoma
  • Brigadier General M.P.M. Mgobozi
  • Brigadier General M.R. Mongo
  • Brigadier General X.B. Ndlovu
  • Brigadier General V.Z. Ngcobo
  • Brigadier General K. Nompetsheni
  • Brigadier General M.P. Sereko
  • Brigadier General M.P. Shashape
  • Brigadier General S. Stratford
  • Brigadier General C. Terblanché
  • Brigadier General G. Thulare
  • Brigadier General M.J. Tyhalisi

 

Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam on arrival at SA Army College, Paratus Club

Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam delivers his inauguration address

 

 

FLTR: Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam and Colonel (Reverent) M.P.K. Masemola 

SA Army newly appointed Generals

 

 

FLTR:  Brig Gen M.R. Mongo and Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam 

FLTR:  Brig Gen M.T. Leketi and Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam 

 

 

FLTR:  Brig Gen Z.E. Beja and Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam 

FLTR:  Brig Gen N. Bapela and Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam 

 

 

FLTR:  Brig Gen M.P. Shashape and Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam 

FLTR:  Brigadier General M.P.M. Mgobozi and Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam 

 

 

FLTR:  Brig Gen K. Nompetsheni and Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam 

FLTR:  Brig Gen G. Thulare and Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam 

 

  

FLTR:  Brig Gen S. Stratford and Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam 

FLTR:  Brig Gen C. Terblanché and Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam 

 

 

FLTR: Brig Gen V.Z. Ngcobo and of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam 

FLTR:  Brig Gen I. Arends and Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam 

 

 

FLTR:  Brig Gen M.E. Gcaza and Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam 

FLTR:  Brig Gen M.J. Tyhalisi and Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam 

 

 

FLTR:  Brig Gen X.B. Ndlovu and Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam 

FLTR:  Brig Gen R.A. Makgae and Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General L. Yam 

 

 

SA Army Command Cadre

SA Army Generals