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Focus on Africa Taken Forward at the Hamburg G20 Summit

The German Presidency of the G20 managed to build on the achievements of the last Summit in China which had emphasised sustainable development in Africa

President Jacob Zuma has arrived back in South Africa this morning on 9 July from the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Hamburg, Germany, and has described the Summit, as successful and with positive outcomes to a large degree as G20 Leaders discussed and agreed on various developmental issues that will benefit…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

Remarks by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the Informal Meeting of BRICS Leaders on the margins of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany (07 July 2017)

Remarks by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the Informal Meeting of BRICS Leaders on the margins of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany (07 July 2017): Your Excellencies President Xi President Temer President Putin Prime Minister Modi Honourable Ministers I would like to express our gratitude…

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President Zuma Appoints Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the Financial and Fiscal Commission

President Jacob Zuma has in terms of section 221(1) (a) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, and section 8 of the Financial and Fiscal Commission Act, 1997, appointed Professor Daniel Plaatjies as Chairperson and Dr Sibongile Muthwa as Deputy Chairperson of the Financial and Fiscal Commission…

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President Zuma Arrives in Swaziland for the 5th Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit

President Zuma is accompanied by Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry and Mr Sifiso Buthelezi, the Deputy Minister of Finance

President Jacob Zuma has this evening arrived in the Kingdom of Swaziland ahead of the 5th Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit to be held on 23 June 2017. The Summit of Heads of States and Government of SACU meets on an annual basis to discuss progress in the implementation…

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President Zuma to Host DRC President Kabila on an Official Visit to South Africa

South Africa and the DRC maintain good diplomatic and political relations, with the highest expression of the quality and significance of these diplomatic relations being the annual BNC co-chaired by the two Heads of State

President Jacob Zuma will on Sunday, 25 June 2017, host the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), His Excellency President Joseph Kabila Kabange, during his official visit to South Africa to attend the 10th Session of the South Africa-Democratic Republic of Congo Bi-National Commission (BNC) scheduled to take…

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President Zuma to Attend the 5th Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) Summit in Manzini, Swaziland

The Summit also follows high level consultative meetings undertaken by President Zuma in 2016 to discuss the SACU work programme

President Jacob Zuma will attend the 5th Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) Summit to be held on 23 June 2017 in Swaziland.  SACU, the oldest Customs Union in the world, is constituted of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland. The Summit of Heads of States and Government of SACU…

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President Zuma to Visit Communities Affected by the Fires in Knysna

The unprecedented devastation was visited on the residents of the Western Cape as a result of the severe weather and heavy storms that preceded the fires

President Jacob Zuma will tomorrow, 15 June 2017, visit the communities of Knysna in the Garden Route and Plettenburg Bay areas that have been adversely affected by the recent raging fires that caused total devastation, destruction of property, displacement of people and loss of life. The unprecedented devastation was visited…

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President Zuma to Address 69th World News Media Congress

The annual congress, which is organized by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), is a forum which brings together more than 1000 newspaper publishers and chief editors from over 80 countries

President Jacob Zuma will on Wednesday, 07 June 2017, address the Opening Ceremony of the 69th World News Media Congress which provides a platform for international press to reaffirm its commitment to defend and promote freedom of expression, in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.   The annual congress, which is organized by the World…

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President Zuma appoints the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal

Justice Maya is the first woman to be appointed to the highest office at the Supreme Court of Appeal since the establishment of the Court in 1910

President Jacob Zuma has in terms of section 174 (3) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, and after consultation with the Judicial Service Commission, appointed Honourable Justice Mandisa Muriel Lindelwa Maya as the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal with immediate effect in an existing…