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Statement delivered on the occasion of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly General Debate by President Jacob Zuma, New York, USA

I would like to congratulate you Mr President and your country Uganda on assuming on behalf of the continent of Africa the responsibility to be President of this august body for the 69th session.

24 September 2014

Acceptance Remarks by President Jacob Zuma, on being Co-Chair of the Open Government Partnership, at the OGP Heads of State and Government Level Side Event, at the 69th United Nations General Assembly, New York

I rise on behalf of the people of South Africa with whom we have worked hard in the last twenty years to build a truly, democratic and free society.

24 September 2014

Remarks by President Jacob Zuma at the reception to mark Twenty Years Anniversary of South Africa’s Freedom and Democracy, and membership of the United Nations, River Club, New York

It is my distinct honour to welcome you here today to celebrate our Twenty Years of Freedom and Democracy. I am particularly pleased to see the President of the General Assembly and the Deputy Secretary.

22 September 2014

Address by President Zuma on the occasion of the Presidential Local Government Summit 2014, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand

We meet during a sad period when many South Africans have died tragically in Nigeria, causing untold pain to many families and compatriots.

18 September 2014

Address by President Jacob Zuma at the official opening of the Kensington High School, Cape Town

I must begin by reminding us all that when the Freedom Charter was adopted on that winter day on the 26 June 1955 it proclaimed that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, both black and white.

11 September 2014

Address by His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma, at the IKO Matsushima Karate World Cup, Durban Nkosi Albert Luthuli Auditorium

It is a great honour for us as a country and this city of Durban in particular to be hosting the 4th Kyokushin Karate World Cup.

06 September 2014

Address by President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the celebration of the first year anniversary of the Progressive Professionals Forum, Gallagher Estate, Midrand

Just over a year ago we gathered to launch this path-breaking forum whose aim is to bring together like-minded professionals to encourage, foster and nurture progressive thinking in the country.

04 September 2014

Remarks by His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma at the Official Opening of the New Harry Surtie Hospital, Upington, Northern Cape

It is a great privilege to be with you at this event of the official opening of the Dr Harry Surtie Hospital.

02 September 2014

Address by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the launch of the 2014 Public Service Month and endorsement of urban Thusong Centre, Maponya Mall, Soweto

It gives me great pleasure to speak here at the launch of Public Service Month, because an effective, empowered and committed public service lies at the centre of what we understand as a capable developmental state.

31 August 2014

Remarks by President Jacob Zuma, to South African Ambassadors and High Commissioners stationed abroad, on the occasion of the 2014 Heads of Mission Conference, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria

I am happy to join you as you conclude the important Heads of Mission conference.

31 August 2014




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