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Much progress made in the revitalisation of distressed mining towns

In late 2012, in the aftermath of the tragic events in Marikana, I established an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) for the Revitalisation of Distressed Mining Communities to give effect to the Special Presidential Package for the revitalisation of mining districts and their labour sending areas.

30 June 2015

Presidency appoints energy advisor

The Presidency wishes to announce the appointment of Mr Silas Mzingeli Zimu as a Special Advisor on Energy to President Jacob Zuma.

28 June 2015

President Zuma closes youth month with schools choral eisteddfod

President Jacob Zuma will conclude the Youth Month of June by attending the opening ceremony of the national schools choral competition, the 2015 South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod at Gallagher Estate in Midrand.

28 June 2015

Complaints about the urgent release of the Marikana Judicial Commission of inquiry report

The Presidency has noted the complaints from some of the representatives of the injured and arrested persons and of the families of those who died in Marikana about the release of the report yesterday, 25 June 2015.

26 June 2015

President Zuma to release the Marikana report

President Jacob Zuma will address the nation this evening, 25 June 2015, and also release the report of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.

25 June 2015

All deaths must be condemned

Government reiterates its view, also conveyed by President Jacob Zuma yesterday, that all the deaths that occurred in Marikana in August 2012 should be equally condemned as all are equally unacceptable.

24 June 2015

President Zuma signs Special Investigating Unit Proclamation to investigate Eastern Cape Department of Education

President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of the Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act, 1996 (Act No. 74 of 1996), signed a proclamation authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate allegations in respect of certain affairs of the Eastern Cape Department of Education.

24 June 2015

President Zuma extends Special Investigating Unit Proclamation on Deeds

President Jacob Zuma has extended the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) probe into the affairs of the Department of Rural Development and Land Affairs, in terms of section 2(4) of the Special Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act, 1996, (Act no. 74 of 1996).

24 June 2015

A rousing welcome for President Zuma at TUT Soshanguve Campus

President Jacob Zuma undertook a highly successful visit to Soshanguve and the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in Pretoria as part of the Presidential Siyahlola Monitoring Programme yesterday, 23 June 2015.

24 June 2015

President Zuma visits Tshwane University of Technology to inspect study and living conditions

President Jacob Zuma will this morning undertake a Siyahlola Monitoring visit to Tshwane University of Technology, (TUT) in Soshanguve, to assess the effectiveness of government interventions aimed at supporting youth to acquire higher and post-school education and skills.

23 June 2015

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