The South African Military Veterans Organisation International (SAMVOINT) is an ex-servicemen / women's organisation comprising Military and Police Veterans who were called up or who volunteered to serve their country, South Africa, in the SADF / SANDF, SAP / SAPS, or the South African Correctional Services, and who now reside in and outside of South Africa.
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, on land, at sea and in the air.
ANZAC Day is one of the highlights in SAMVOA's annual commemorative calendar and we are privileged to be invited by the Returned Services League (Australia) / Returned Services Association (New Zealand) to march alongside the ANZAC and Allied Forces to honour the legacy of past and present servicemen and women.
We, SAMVOA, have become somewhat of our own legacy amongst the Veteran groups on parade and we look forward to marching in honour of our fallen and living brothers in arms and to uphold the pride we carry in being true Veterans at heart.
Whether you are marching as a SAMVOA member in honour of your own service, or whether you march in honour of a deceased family member's service, or both - we invite all ex-servicemen and women from SADF / SANDF / SAPS and South Africa's paramilitary forces to join us on ANZAC Day and discover the true comaraderie and brotherhood we have established through being part of SAMVOA.
We have put together a brief set of guidelines to give you more insight into what we do around ANZAC Day and what you can expect as a participant or a spectator, or perhaps you're thinking of joining us at SAMVOA. Whatever your level of involvement, these guidelines detail all you need to know.
We look forward to seeing you on ANZAC Day and welcoming you to SAMVOA!
NOTE TO EXISTING SAMVOA MEMBERS: THESE GUIDELINES ARE FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY AND DO NOT CONTAIN THE DETAILED PROCEEDINGS FOR ANZAC DAY ACTIVITIES. THE MEMBER GUIDELINES WILL BE SENT TO YOUR NOMINATED EMAIL ADDRESS FROM YOUR REGIONAL MASTER-AT-ARMS.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE GENERAL PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES FOR ANZAC DAY
The Border War
The South African Border War, commonly referred to as the Angolan Bush War in South Africa, was a conflict that took place from 1966 to 1989 in South-West Africa (now Namibia) and Angola between South Africa and its allied forces (mainly UNITA) on the one side and the Angolan Armed Forces (FAPLA), South-West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO), and their allies – mainly Cuba – on the other. It was closely intertwined with the Angolan Civil War and the Namibian War of Independence.