SANDF denies Aids discrimination tag

  • The New Age - 11 July 2013

The Department of Defence and Military Veterans has defended its recruitment policy.

This is after three navy recruits claimed they had been axed because of their HIV and Aids status.

Defence spokesperson, Siphiwe Dlamini said the South African National Defence Force had a very comprehensive policy on how to manage members that present themselves with conditions such as HIV and Aids.

"There is a strict adherence to such guidelines which are executed in line with the prescripts of the health department. Applicable governance in this regard is applied at all times during the process of recruitment, training, selection, utilisation and deployment of the members." the full article

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