SAMVOINT’s dedication, motto and inspiration
This Veteran Organisation, through its subordinate organisations, globally, dedicates itself, in grateful recognition and memory of our countrymen, the Immortal Dead of South Africa, who, at the call of duty, made the supreme sacrifice on the battlefields of Africa, Europe and Asia, on land, at sea and in the air.
Their ideal is our legacy, their sacrifice our inspiration.
Greetings to our all our Veterans and those who have been interested enough to visit our Website. Thank you for doing so and, for those who haveraised questions, I am sure you will agree that SAMVOINT has been both responsive and informative in our replies. Please keep your questions coming.
I am pleased to say that, as an organisation, we have reached the 2,000 membership mark and we continue to grow. This must reflect that we remain meaningful to our international membership.
We have just completed our annual Business Planning at SAMVOA, SAMVOZA and SAMVOUSA. All are at different points in their development,but with enthusiastic and capable leaders, along with their respective Executives, we will continue to move forward. What came out of all three BPs is that SAMVOINT, through its global Entities, continues to promote our organisation within the communities we choose to live, whilst enjoying comradeship and good fellowship, as we network to better support each other. Our focus remains on Remembrance,Equality, Brotherhood and Reconciliation.
The variety of activities we conduct within our host countries are varied and these cover such activities as 4 x 4 and camping trips, target and clay pigeon shooting, hunting, braais, meetings, socials, road runs and highly successful Formal Mess Diners, among other activities. The Zones and Regions are congratulated on these highly successful projects.
In looking to the needs of our South African domiciled members, SAMVOZA is managing our SAMVOINT Safe House Project where we now own a fully furnished home in East London, where our first needy veteran and his family are being accommodated. Our Medals and Welfare Office has already facilitated the necessary DMV benefits. This includes housing benefits, but this benefit takes longer to materialise, hence the great need for our project. SAMVOINT is looking to buy a second Safe House.
We welcome our new SAMVOUSA Chairman, Veteran Alex Harkess, and we support him in his endeavors to better organise our USA, Canadian and South American members.
Watch this site. Our Communications Team is working hard towards its improvement.
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.
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.