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Presidency has received response of National Commissioner

The National Police Commissioner, General Riah Phiyega submitted, just before 23h00 last night, her comments and views to President Jacob Zuma, following recommendations of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry chaired by Honourable Judge Ian Gordon Farlam.

01 August 2015

Acting Spokesperson update

The Director of Media Liaison in the Presidency, Mr Bongani Majola, will act as Spokesperson to the President until further notice.

31 July 2015

Response of National Commissioner to the President regarding Marikana Commission

On 25 June 2015, President Jacob Zuma released the report of the Commission of Inquiry which had been appointed to investigate matters of public, national and international concern arising out of the tragic incidents at the Lonmin Mine in Marikana, North West Province, chaired by Honourable Judge Ian Gordon Farlam.

31 July 2015

Presidency appoints Head of the Private Office of the President

The Presidency has pleasure in announcing the appointment of Dr Bongani Ngqulunga as Deputy Director-General and Head of the Private Office of the President.

30 July 2015

President Zuma determines commencement date for the Geomatics Profession Act

President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of section 40 of the Geomatics Professions Act, 2013 (Act No. 19 of 2013), determined 01 August 2015 as the date on which the said Act shall come into operation.

29 July 2015

Commencement date for the Property Valuation Act

President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of section 21 of the Property Valuation Act, 2014 (Act No. 17 of 2014), determined 01 August 2015 as the date on which the said Act shall come into operation.

29 July 2015

President Zuma sends condolences on the passing of Maskanda musician Mr Mtshengiseni Gcwensa

President Jacob Zuma has sent his heartfelt condolences on the sad passing of the award-winning Maskanda artist Mr Mtshengiseni “Indidane” Gcwensa, who passed away after a long illness.

29 July 2015

President Zuma wishes Archbishop Tutu a speedy recovery

President Jacob Zuma has wished Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu a speedy recovery following his re-admission to hospital.

29 July 2015

President Zuma sends condolences on the sad passing of former Cricket Captain Clive Rice

President Jacob Zuma has expressed his words of condolence on the sad passing of the former South African National Cricket Captain, Mr Clive Rice, who passed away earlier this week.

29 July 2015

President Zuma invites nominations for the 2016 National Orders Awards

President Jacob Zuma, the Grand Patron of the National Orders, invites members of the public to nominate the recipients of the 2016 National Orders Awards.

29 July 2015




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