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President Zuma to Officiate at the 6th Armed Forces Day Celebration

This year’s Armed Forces Day celebration also commemorates the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi steamship which killed more than 600 black South Africans during the First World War

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Jacob Zuma, will on Tuesday, 21 February 2017, officiate at the 6th Armed Forces Day celebrations at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. This year’s Armed Forces Day celebration also commemorates the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi steamship which killed more…

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President Zuma Had Telephonic Discussions with President Trump of the USA

President Zuma congratulated President Trump on his election as the 45th president of the United States of America

President Jacob Zuma and President Donald Trump of the United States of America held a telephone conversation this afternoon, 13 February 2017 at the request of President Trump.   President Zuma congratulated President Trump on his election as the 45th president of the United States of America. The two presidents reaffirmed…

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Employment of Members of the SANDF during the Opening of Parliament

Four Hundred and Forty One (441) members of the SANDF will be employed together with SAPS for the period of 05 February to 10 February 2017

President Jacob Zuma has authorised the employment of members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for service in cooperation with the South African Police Service (SAPS) to maintain law and order during the Opening of Parliament where the President will deliver the State of the Nation Address 2017.…

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President Zuma to Witness the Signing of Agreements between NEDLAC and Social Partners during the Business Luncheon

The President will be accompanied by Deputy President Ramaphosa and Cabinet ministers

President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday, 07 February 2017, during the Business Luncheon with the CEOs and leadership of organised business and labour, witness the signing of agreements between the NEDLAC social partners - government, organised labour, organised business and the community sector - on measures to promote labour stability…

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President Zuma Returns from the African Union Summit in Ethiopia

President Zuma said that he was particularly pleased that the Summit was able to discuss and finalize critical matters including institutional reforms of the African Union aimed at enhancing the continental body's governance systems as well as issues around peace and security in the continent

President Jacob Zuma has returned to Pretoria, after concluding his Working Visit to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia where he attended  the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) held in Addis Ababa, held under the theme "Harnessing the…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…