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South Africa and Zambia cement Bilateral Relations

President Hichilema is visiting South Africa as an invited guest speaker at a private function

President Cyril Ramaphosa has this afternoon, Wednesday 26 January 2022, received His Excellency President Hakainde Hichilema of the Republic of Zambia for a courtesy visit at the Mahlamba Ndlopfu official residence in Tshwane. President Hichilema is visiting South Africa as an invited guest speaker at a private function. President Hichilema’s…

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President releases report on investigation of Special Investigating Unit into COVID-19-related procurement by State institutions

The SIU has investigated 5,467 contracts awarded to 3,066 service providers with a total value of R14.3 billion

President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised the release to the public of the final report of the investigation by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) into procurement by all spheres of government of goods, works and services associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The report published today does not include details of ongoing…

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South Africa: President commends Matric Class of 2021

The 2021 National Senior Certificate pass rate is 76,4%, with 256 000 learners eligible for university entrance

President Cyril Ramaphosa commends the Matric Class of 2021 on the success achieved by this cohort of learners, educators and parents. The 2021 National Senior Certificate pass rate is 76,4%, with 256 000 learners eligible for university entrance. “We applaud the multiple successes and improvements recorded by learners during the…

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Joint statement on meeting between President Ramaphosa and civil society organisations on social protection

The meeting affirmed the need to work towards affordable and sustainable social protection mechanisms that complement job creation and drive local demand, with due consideration of the fiscal implications

President Cyril Ramaphosa, supported by Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu and Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana, met with a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) collective on Tuesday, 18 January 2022. The meeting was held in response to the request by the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ), Black Sash Studies in…

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President assigns political responsibility for Intelligence Services to Minister in The Presidency

This is in line with his announcement of 5 August 2021 that the Ministry of State Security would be done away with and political responsibility for the State Security Agency would reside in The Presidency

President Cyril Ramaphosa has, in terms of Section 209(2) of the Constitution, designated Minister in The Presidency Mondli Gungubele to assume political responsibility for the control and direction of the State Security Agency. This is in line with his announcement of 5 August 2021 that the Ministry of State Security…

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Minister in The Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, visits Boegebaai to kickstart Green Hydrogen Project

Green hydrogen was identified as a “Big Frontier” that represents both future and current growth and investment opportunities for South Africa

Minister Mondli Gungubele will on Monday, 17 January 2021 join a delegation from Sasol, Infrastructure South Africa and the Northern Cape Provincial Government in Port Nolloth for a stakeholders engagement and site visit to Boegebaai. During the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa (SIDSSA) held in October 2021, green hydrogen…

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President Ramaphosa arrives in Malawi to attend SADC Summits

The SADC Troika Summit will review progress of the SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM), which was deployed by the SADC to support Mozambique to combat terrorism and acts of violent extremism

President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Lilongwe,  Malawi, to participate in two Summits of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The SADC Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 at the Bingu Wa Mutharika International Convention Centre. President Ramaphosa will later today,…

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President Ramaphosa to attend SADC Extraordinary Summits in Malawi

The SADC Troika Summit will review progress of the SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM), which was deployed by the SADC to support Mozambique to combat terrorism and acts of violent extremism

President Cyril Ramaphosa will, in his capacity as President of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, participate in two Summits of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Malawi on Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 and 12 January 2022. President…

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President Cyril Ramaphosa honours Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu be accorded a Special Official Funeral Category 1

Desmond Tutu was the first black cleric to be elected as the Bishop of Johannesburg before being inaugurated in 1986 as the first black cleric to become Archbishop of Cape Town

President Cyril Ramaphosa has, as a mark of deep respect, declared that the late Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu be accorded a Special Official Funeral – Category 1. The Archbishop, who was a globally venerated theologian, anti-apartheid campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, passed away on Sunday, 26 December…

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President appoints Judges Kollapen and Mathopo to Constitutional court

Judges Kollapen and Mathopo have illustrious careers in the legal profession and the Judiciary

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Judges Narandran “Jody” Kollapen and Rammaka Steven Mathopo as Judges of the Constitutional Court, with effect from 1 January 2022. In terms of Section 174(4) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, the President, as the head of the national executive, appoints…