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New Year message from the President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency, Mr Jacob Zuma

We have come to the end of 2010, a magical and very successful year. This is the year that marked the 20th anniversary of the release of President Nelson Mandela from prison and the unbanning of liberation movements, which led eventually to a liberated South Africa.

31 December 2010

Address by President Jacob Zuma during the meeting of African Heads of Agencies and Technical Experts, Presidential Guest House, Pretoria

The opening address by President Zuma to the meeting of African Heads of Agencies and Technical Experts in the follow-up to the Kampala African Union July 2010 Summit decision to prioritise and Champion Infrastructure Development in Africa.

17 December 2010

Address by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma during the National Day of Reconciliation celebrations and launch of the Military Veterans Department at Thaba Tshwane, Pretoria

We extend warm greetings on this very important day in our national calendar.

16 December 2010

Joint Communiqué issued at the end of the State Visit to South Africa by His Excellency, Engineer José Eduardo dos Santos, President of the Republic of Angola, 14th – 15th December 2010

At the invitation of HE Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, HE Jose Eduardo dos Santos, President of the Republic of Angola paid a State Visit to the Republic of South Africa from the 13th to the 15th of December 2010.This was President Dos Santos’ first State Visit to the Republic of South Africa.

15 December 2010

Toast remarks by President Jacob Zuma at the state luncheon in honour of the President of Angola, H.E. President Jose Eduardo dos Santos

My wife and I are delighted and honoured to welcome you to South Africa, Your Excellency, my brother, friend and comrade, President dos Santos and your delegation.

14 December 2010

Remarks by President Jacob Zuma to the media at the conclusion of the official talks with President Jose Eduardo dos Santos of the Republic of Angola; Presidential Guest House, Pretoria

I wish to extend a very warm welcome and fraternal greetings to my brother, comrade and friend, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and the members of his delegation on the occasion of this historic state visit to South Africa.

14 December 2010

Statement by President Zuma to a media briefing launching the FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust, Johannesburg

Good afternoon and a warm welcome to all of you. Today we are officially closing one of the major highlights and success stories of the year, the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup tournament, on a high note.

13 December 2010

Address by His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma, at the 17th World Festival of Youth and Students, Atteridgeville, Pretoria

We extend warm greetings to international guests who have come to our country to attend the World Festival of Youth and all of you this evening. We are humbled to be Southern Africa’s first hosts of the World Festival of Youth and Students, in its 65 years of existence.

13 December 2010

Media statement by His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma at the conclusion of the bilateral meeting with His Excellency President Felipe Calderon of Mexico

I wish to take the opportunity to thank you for inviting us to to Cancun. We are delighted to be here to during the 16th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change, as well as to have discussions that are focused on deepening the relations between South Africa and Mexico.

09 December 2010

Closing remarks by President Jacob Zuma to the Heads of State and Government Dialogue at the UNFCC Climate Change Conference, Cancun, Mexico

We congratulate our colleague and friend, President Calderon for the successful organization of this important conference, and also the outstanding hospitality extended to our delegations.

09 December 2010




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