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Address by President Jacob Zuma during the official opening of Medupi Unit 6, Medupe Power Station, Lephalale, Limpopo Province

Today we open an important and exciting chapter in our country’s energy history. Our country has experienced serious energy challenges in recent times. The shortage of energy does not only cause enormous inconvenience to our people. It is a serious impediment to economic growth. The difficult economic global conditions and our energy shortage are a serious challenge for the South African economy.

30 August 2015

Remarks by President Jacob Zuma at the launch of the War on Leaks Project, Dan Qeqe Stadium, Port Elizabeth

In the State of the Nation Address in February this year, I announced that we would launch government’s War on Leaks programme which is designed to train young people to curb water losses that are costing the country R7 billion a year. I said government, through the Department of Water and Sanitation, would train fifteen thousand (15000) artisans or plumbers who will fix leaking taps in their communities.

28 August 2015

Statement on the meeting of the National Executive and the Judiciary, Union Buildings, Pretoria

Today, I chaired the meeting of the National Executive and the Judiciary in my capacity as Head of State. The meeting had been convened at the request of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

27 August 2015

Speech delivered by President Jacob Zuma at the official opening of the Makgatho Lewanika Mandela Primary School in Mvezo, Eastern Cape

Programme Director, it is an honour and a rare privilege to speak at this auspicious occasion, the official opening of the Makgatho Lewanika Mandela Primary School. The ground on which we stand today, once upon a time, a great statesman and stalwart uTata President Nelson Mandela once walked on this very same ground. Today, we return to Mvezo to honour this giant whose umbilical cord is buried deep in the bowels of this village.

25 August 2015

Report by President Jacob Zuma to media and stakeholders on Operation Phakisa implementation, Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House, Pretoria

Good day and welcome to this briefing on the progress made thus far in the implementation of our National Development Plan delivery methodology, Operation Phakisa.

13 August 2015

Address by President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the presentation of credentials by new Heads of Mission accredited to South Africa

It is indeed a great honour and privilege for me to welcome you all on behalf of the people and the government of South Arica.

11 August 2015

Mid-year State of the Nation Address implementation update to the media by President Jacob Zuma, Union Buildings, Pretoria

I am pleased to provide an update on the work done thus far in implementing the first year of the MTSF, based on the programme outlined in the State of the Nation Address in February.

11 August 2015

Address by President Jacob Zuma to the celebration of National Women’s Day, Harry Gwala Community Centre and Sports Ground, Zamdela, Sasolburg, Free State

Today we mark 20 years since our country began celebrating National Women’s Day.

09 August 2015

Opening Remarks by President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the meeting of the Presidential Business Working Group, Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House, Pretoria

It is a pleasure for me to welcome you to our annual Presidential Business Working Group meeting.

07 August 2015

Remarks by President Zuma at the 7th BRICS Summit during the Outreach Session, Ufa, Russia

I would like thank President Putin for creating this possibility to engage in dialogue with the Leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the Eurasian Economic Union and special invited Leaders, all who are friends of South Africa.

09 July 2015




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