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Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

Clarity on Growth Rates of South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have slowed to 1.4 percent in 2016 from 3.4 per cent in 2015

The Presidency has received a number of inquiries about the reference to an economic growth rate of 2.9 percent in the January 8 anniversary statement of the governing party, the ANC. The 2.9 percent mentioned in the statement is the growth rate for Sub-Saharan Africa. Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma signs then bills into law

President Zuma is confident that these new amended laws will enhance government service delivery programmes and also improve the good work that has been done by departments and institutions who are custodians of these laws.

President Jacob Zuma has today, 11 January 2017, signed the following ten Bills into law. Taxation Laws Amendment Act The main purpose of the Bill is to amend certain provisions of various Acts related to the Taxations Laws Amendment Act including, amongst others, Transfer Duty Act, 1949; Estate Duty Act,…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma appoints Public Service Commissioners

President Zuma wishes the new commissioners all the best in their new important responsibilities

President Jacob Zuma has appointed new commissioners to serve in the Public Service Commission. The President has appointed the following for a period of five years; Ms Clara Phumelele Nzimande; Adv. Richard Khaliphile Sizani; Dr Tholumuzi Bruno Luthuli. President Zuma wishes the new commissioners all the best in their new…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

Conclusion Statement on the Working Visit to South Africa by His Excellency President Brahim Ghali, President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic Hosted by President Jacob Zuma

President Jacob Zuma today, 06 January 2017, hosted His Excellency President Brahim Ghali, President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic on a Working Visit to South Africa at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria. President Zuma applauded the courage of the people of Western Sahara, in their fearless struggle…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma to Host the President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic on a Working Visit

The visit is aimed at deepening and strengthening the already existing good political relations between the two countries

President Jacob Zuma will tomorrow, on 06 January 2017, host President Brahim Ghali, President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), for a Working Visit to the Republic of South Africa at the Sefako M Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria. The visit is aimed at deepening and strengthening the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

New Year Message for Year 2017 by President Jacob Zuma

Economic Transformation and Nation Building Key in 2017

New Year Message for Year 2017 by President Jacob Zuma: Economic Transformation and Nation Building Key in 2017 We have come to the conclusion of a fruitful and productive year. We moved a step further this year in fighting poverty, inequality and unemployment, as we continued working hard together, to…

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President Zuma Thanks Special Envoys

The Special Envoys were engaged in several rounds of consultations with countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southern Europe on how to revive the Middle East Peace Process

President Jacob Zuma has extended his gratitude to the two special envoys to the Middle East Peace Process who have concluded their term, Dr Zola Skweyiya and Mr Aziz Pahad. The two envoys were appointed in 2014, at the height of the Gaza War, as part of South Africa’s contribution…

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President Jacob Zuma to Lead National Reconciliation Day Celebrations in Zeerust

This year’s commemoration builds on the 60th anniversary of the women’s march to the Union Buildings in 1956

President Jacob Zuma will lead the celebrations of National Reconciliation on 16 December 2016 in Zeerust, North West province. This year’s commemoration builds on the 60th anniversary of the women’s march to the Union Buildings in 1956. It commemorates the bravery of women in 1957 in Zeerust, who revolted against…

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President Zuma Accepts the Annual Remuneration Recommendations for Public Office Bearers

Salaries and allowances of different categories of public office bearers are determined by the President, after taking into account, amongst others, the recommendation of the Commission

President Jacob Zuma has accepted the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers recommendations for the adjustment of Public Office Bearers annual remuneration for the 2016/2017 financial year. The Commission recommended that there would be no adjustment (0 %) to the remuneration of following Public Office Bearers: All…

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President Zuma to host Zambia President on a State Visit

South Africa and Zambia’s economic relationship continues to grow, with the 2015 two-way trade statistics indicating that Zambia is one of South Africa’s top trading partners on the continent and is currently ranked as South Africa’s top ten import sources in the world

President Jacob Zuma will host President Edgar Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia for a State Visit to South Africa from 07 to 09 December 2016.   The visit is aimed at deepening and strengthening of the already existing good political, economic and social relations underpinned by strong historical…