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Opening Address by President Zuma at the 17th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Johannesburg

I am honoured to welcome you to our shores as you gather this week, to discuss very important issues pertaining to the regulation of international trade in wildlife.

24 September 2016

South Africa’s Statement at the High Level Side Event on the Fifth Anniversary of the Open Government Partnership, United Nations, New York

It is an honour to join you today as we celebrate five years since the founding of the Open Government Partnership.

20 September 2016

Intervention by His Excellency, President Zuma, at the Launch Event of the United Nations High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, New York

Allow me to start by thanking the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-moon, for establishing the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth.

20 September 2016

Statement by President Zuma during the General Debate of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York

I wish to congratulate you, Mr President, on your election as the President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly.

20 September 2016

Statement by President Jacob Zuma to the Plenary Session of the High Level Summit to address the large movement of refugees and migrants, General Assembly Hall, United Nations, New York

I would like to extend South Africa’s appreciation to the United Nations Secretary-General, H.E. Mr Ban Ki-moon for convening this timely High Level Meeting of the Plenary to address the large movements of refugees and migrants.

19 September 2016

Address by President Jacob Zuma at the 2nd Investing in Africa Conference, Guangzho, Guangdong, People’s Republic of China

I am delighted to be part of the second Investing in Africa Forum.

07 September 2016

Speech by his Excellency, President Jacob Zuma as the incoming Chair of SADC passing a vote of thanks and extending invitation to Member States to the 37th Ordinary Summit in South Africa in August 2017

We are extremely honoured to have been elected as the incoming Chairperson of SADC. This is a responsibility we take very seriously.

31 August 2016

Address by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma, during the general debate on TICAD in alignment with African development on the occasion of the 6th TICAD Summit, Nairobi, Kenya

Allow me to thank, our gracious host His Excellency, President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Government and people of the Republic of Kenya for their legendary hospitality, provided for the first TICAD Summit to be held on African soil.

27 August 2016

Address by President Jacob Zuma during the 60th anniversary of the National Women’s Day celebrations, Union Buildings, Pretoria

On this day, 60 years ago, more than twenty thousand brave women marched to the seat of government, the Union Buildings to register their rejection of white supremacy and institutionalised racism.

09 August 2016

Address by President Zuma on the conclusion of the Local Government Elections, IEC Results Centre, Pretoria

We have concluded yet another round of competently run and successful elections. This is a testament to the progress we are making as a people and also to the maturity of our democracy.

06 August 2016




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