Their ideal is our legacy

Their sacrifice our Inspiration

We will remember them

We carry forward the memory
of an amazing time in our lives

When we proudly answered the Call of our country

And served in the best defence force that Africa has ever seen

1914 - 1918

The First World War

- Centenary Commemoration

News Stories Events
gmgoSergeant Major of the Army WOI Koos Moorcroft visits Western Australia

krigeInterview with SADF Veteran Krige Schabort - Winner of the 2015 Espy Award

ANZAC Day Parade
gmgoMajor General Gert Opperman visits Australia as SAMVOA Guest of Honour

russiaOperation Bratstvo - Former Foes become Friends. SASC medals presented to Russian Veterans

Remembrance Day Service
colekVeteran Errol Kristal JCD
Veteran Josie Everton
Lest we forget
propatriaSAMVOA Victoria Veteran awarded his SADF medals boerwar
Boer War Memorial Service
61Major General Roland de Vries visits Australia as SAMVOA Guest of Honour

russiaSAMVOA WA Bayonet of Excellence awarded to Veteran Garth Pienaar

Regional Meeting Schedules
32Colonel Jan Breytenbach visits Australia as SAMVOA Guest of Honour propatriaSAMVOA WA Veterans awarded their SADF medals by Roland de Vries61Tribute to Major General (ret) Roland de Vries - 61 Mech
61Australian school students under guidance of a SAMVOA Veteran honour fallen soldiers at Tyne Cot. hmasWWII Veteran - Leading Seaman and Telegraphist Joe Tennant
opsriOps Rough It 2013 - Back to the sand and the dust for WA Veterans
eboThe 'Ebo Four' repatriated after 37 years envelopeVeteran Ron Fouche returns letter written by a Vietnam War Veteran
47 years ago
bokMessage from the National Chairman to Australian Reserve Forces Day Council propatriaSAMVOA Queensland Veterans awarded their SADF medals

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SAMVOA veterans proudly participate in a number of prestigious and celebrated events throughout the year. These include the ANZAC Day Parade, the Remembrance Day Service, and the Boer War Memorial Service.
Why not join us at the next event?

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There can be no doubt that SAMVOA 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 Australia and New Zealand.

Click here for dress regulations.
Are you a former SADF/SANDF, SAP/SAPS or South African Correctional Services member now living in Australia or New Zealand?

Then why not join us?

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Our Brothers Our Friends Our Organisation

61 61 Mechanised Infantry Battalion
- 61 Mech -

Returned and Services League
samvousa South African Military Veterans Organisation of the USA

3232 Battalion
- The Buffalo Soldiers -

The South African Legion
samvousaWe have a SAMVOA representative in South Africa, so Veterans living in South Africa are welcome to join us.

reccesSouth African Special Forces
- The Recces -

mothMemorable Order of Tin Hats
- The Moths -
saafa South African Air Force Association
bwmBoer War Memorial Association of Australia 

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.

SAMVOA 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 now reside in Australia or New Zealand, or in countries peripheral to this region.

Even though the majority of SAMVOA members reside in Australia and New Zealand, South African Veterans residing in other countries are welcome to join. There is an active and growing membership in the USA - so click on the SAMVOUSA link under the "Our Allies" section to visit the SAMVOUSA site. We also have a SAMVOA representative residing in South Africa, so 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.