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Human Rights Day Celebrations to Mark Unity and Honour Mr Steve Biko

The commemoration of Human Rights Day originates from the tragic Sharpeville Massacre that took place on 21 March 1960 when 69 people were killed by the apartheid police during a peaceful protest march

President Jacob Zuma will today, 21 March 2017 lead the national commemoration of Human Rights Day in King Williams Town, Eastern Cape Province, celebrating the country’s human rights tradition and honouring those who sacrificed immensely for the achievement of liberation and democracy.   The commemorations will this year be held…

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President Zuma to Officially Open the United Nations World Water Day Summit and Expo in Durban

The Summit will be held under the theme “Water and Sanitation is a Human Right” in line with the South African government’s calendar of activities with March celebrated as a Human Rights Month

President Jacob Zuma, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the Heads of State Committee on the United Nations (UN) High Level Panel on Water, will on Wednesday, 22 March 2017, officially open the United Nations (UN) World Water Day Summit and Expo in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. The Summit will be…

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President Zuma to Meet Premiers and SALGA

The issues on the agenda of the PCC on Friday include the management of migration in the country, the Back to Basics programme of improving local government and service delivery, improving the functioning of clinics as part of Operation Phakisa as well as an update on the Presidential Hotline

President Jacob Zuma will on Friday, 10 March 2017, meet with Premiers and the Leaders of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) to discuss matters affecting the three spheres of government, at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The President convenes the President's Coordinating Council (PCC) quarterly, which is the…

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President Zuma Arrives in Indonesia for Indian Ocean Rim Association Summit and State Visit

The IORA Summit has been convened under the theme “Strengthening Maritime Cooperation for a Peaceful, Stable and Prosperous Indian Ocean” to commemorate 20 years of the Association’s existence

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia to attend the Summit of the Indian Ocean Rim Association Business Forum and Leaders’ Summit and to undertake a State Visit at the invitation of President Joko Widodo. The IORA Summit has been convened under the theme “Strengthening Maritime Cooperation for a…

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Government to Review Programmes and Strategies on Fighting Crime and Drug Abuse

President Zuma said the review of programmes and plans by government will also look at the entire criminal justice system, particularly prosecutorial system, to ensure that criminals face full might of the law

President Jacob Zuma has committed government to immediately review and enhance its programmes and strategies that are aimed at fighting crime and drug abuse in order to ensure safer and peaceful communities. The President undertook a visit to Soshanguve Township in Pretoria, today, 28 February 2017, to interact with residents,…

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President Zuma to Address the Annual Official Opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders

The official opening is undertaken by the President annually after State of the Nation Address

President Jacob Zuma will on Friday, 03 March 2017, officially open the National House of Traditional Leaders for its 2017/2018 business. The official opening is undertaken by the President annually after State of the Nation Address.   Details of the event are as follows: Date: Friday, 03 March 2017  Time:…

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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…