South Africa: On 15 January, the South African National War College (SANWC) welcomed the Joint Senior Command and Staff Programme (JSCSP) 22/2023 student officers from all four services of the South African National Defence Force, namely SA Army, SA Air Force, SA Navy and SA Military Health Services including Foreign Student Officers from the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Burundi, Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, Republic of Zimbabwe, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Arab Republic of Egypt, Republic of India, Kingdom of Eswatini and Kingdom of Lesotho.
On 24 January, the South African National War College hosted an official course opening where Chief of Human Resources, Vice Admiral Asiel Elias Kubu, was the main functionary. The Commandant of the South African National War College, Brigadier General N. Dlamini, opened the ceremony by welcoming all invited guests and directing Staff and student officers.
General Dlamini stated that the program has 83 learners, 42 from SA Army, 15 from SA Air Force, 07 from SA Navy, 08 from SA Military Health Service, 01 from DI, 01 from Special Forces and 09 Foreign Student Officers from the above-mentioned countries.
The course started on the 15 January it will end on the 01 December, 2023. During their programme, the students will embark on study tours and be involved in Joint Exercises and Military History Staff Rides.
In his speech, the Chief of Human Resources emphasised the aim of the college, which is to empower and qualify SA National Defence Force personnel through accredited education, training and development services.
He further emphasised the aim of the Joint Senior Command and Staff Programme, which is mainly to equip SA National Defence Force officers and its international strategic partners with a world-class education and requisite skills to function effectively operational level of war and overlap to military strategy at the war by means of Campaign Planning Processes.
Not only that, but it also prepared selected officers for senior appointments in the SA National Defence Force. This is done by developing their command, Staff and analytical skills as well as broadening their professional understanding of single-service, joint and combined operations.
Chief Human Resources finished his speech by wishing all the student good luck and reminding all of them to manage their time effectively and efficiently.