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South Africa's first Deputy Military Ombud
Advocate Rendani Patience Marivate has extensive knowledge of and experience in the military and public administration, having served in the South African National Defence Force for over 20 years. Raised and educated in Limpopo, she matriculated from Lwamondo Secondary School in 1985.
She became the first black female officer in the South African Navy in 1995 and joined the Legal Office in Simon's Town after graduating from the Naval College in 1995. She completed her law degree at the University of Venda in 1990 and her LLB in 1993 at the University of the North where she also lectured for six months. She obtained a LLM from Unisa in 2003.
In 1999 she was transferred to the Military Prosecution Counsel and has climbed the ranks to military judge in 2004 and senior military judge from 2005 to 2011.
Adv Marivate served as the director of Military Defence Counsel in 2011 and was responsible for an affordable, fully integrated, credible, sustainable, effective and efficient military defence counsel service for members of the SANDF whenever required.
Advocate Marivate assumed her duties at the Office of the Military Ombud on 1 April 2017.