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President Zuma meets concerned group on Palestine

President Jacob Zuma has on Wednesday, 20 August 2014, met a group of concerned citizens representing South African civil society, including representatives of the National Coalition 4 Palestine, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), the African National Congress Youth League (ANC Youth League), People Against Suffering and Oppression (PASSOP), Young Communist League of South Africa (YCL), UCT Students Representative Council, the Southern Africa Muslim Judicial Council and the StopTheJNF.

22 August 2014

President Zuma sends birthday wishes to Namibian struggle veteran Mr Toivo Ya Toivo

President Jacob Zuma has, on behalf of the Republic of South Africa and its people, sent his warm sentiments and congratulatory message to renowned Pan Africanist, Namibian liberation struggle veteran and his fellow freedom fighter Mr Andimba Herman Toivo Ya Toivo on his 90th Birthday on 22 August 2014.

21 August 2014

President Zuma wishes stalwart Ahmed Kathrada a happy 85th birthday

President Jacob Zuma has sent his birthday message of congratulation to Rivonia Treason Trialist and stalwart of the African National Congress (ANC), Mr Ahmed Kathrada on turning 85 years of age today.

21 August 2014

President Zuma conveys condolences on the passing of Alberton building victims

President Jacob Zuma has extended his condolences to the families and relatives of on nine people who lost their lives when a house collapsed at the Meyersdal Eco Estate in Alberton, south-east of Johannesburg, on Monday.

20 August 2014

President Zuma to meet with National Education Collaboration Trust

President Jacob Zuma will on Friday, 22 August 2014, meet with Chief Executive Officers of major companies who are part of the National Education Collaboration Trust initiative, to promote cooperation in education in the country.

20 August 2014

President Zuma assents to Local Government Legislation Amendment

President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of section 84(2)(a) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, signed into law the Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Amendment Act.

17 August 2014

President Zuma assents to the Labour Relations Amendment Act

President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of section 84(2)(a) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, assented to the Labour Relations Amendment Act, 2004 (Act No.6 of 2014).

17 August 2014

President Zuma arrives in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe for the 34th Ordinary SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government

His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has today arrived in Victoria Falls, Republic of Zimbabwe, where he will lead the South African delegation at the 34th Ordinary Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit of Heads of State and Government, scheduled for 17-18 August 2014.

16 August 2014

President Zuma conveys condolences on the passing of Mr Oriani-Ambrosini

President Jacob Zuma has conveyed words of condolence on the sad passing of Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) Member of Parliament, Mr Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, who lost his battle with cancer.

16 August 2014

President Zuma has responded to all reports

The Presidency has noted statements attributed to the Office of the Public Protector stating that President Jacob Zuma had not responded to the Public Protector’s report on the Nkandla security upgrades.

16 August 2014




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