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Employment of members of the South African National Defence Force

President Jacob Zuma has today, 24 April 2015, informed Parliament that he has employed 338 members of the South African National Defence Force to assist the South African Police Service (SAPS) to maintain law and order in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and any other area in the Republic of South Africa as the need arises.

24 April 2015

President Zuma holds fruitful discussions with representatives of foreign nationals

President Jacob Zuma on Friday, 24 April 2015 held fruitful discussions with leaders of organisations representing foreign nationals resident in South Africa at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria.

24 April 2015

Open Letter from President Jacob Zuma to Mia Couto, Mozambican writer and poet

I was very happy to hear from you after a long time. It is a pity that we are reconnecting under sad and painful circumstances which have prompted you to write an open letter to me.

24 April 2015

Incorrect reporting on IEC appointment

The Presidency yesterday, 23 April 2015, announced that President Jacob Zuma had appointed Mr Glen Mashinini as a member of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) with effect from 01 May 2015.

24 April 2015

President Zuma appoints Mr Mashinini as IEC Commissioner

President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of section 6 of the Electoral Commission Act, 1996 (Act N. 51 of 1996) and on the recommendation of the National Assembly, appointed Mr Vuma Glenton Mashinini as a member of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) for a period of seven years, with effect from 01 May 2015.

23 April 2015

Urgent notice: President Zuma to meet with organisations representing foreign nationals

President Jacob Zuma will tomorrow, 24 April 2015, meet with leaders of organisations representing foreign nationals resident in the country at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria.

23 April 2015

President Zuma sends condolences on the passing of struggle veteran Mr Kisten Moonsamy

President Jacob Zuma has conveyed his words of condolences on the sad passing of struggle veteran Mr Kisten Moonsamy, who served 14 years on Robben Island.

23 April 2015

President Zuma holds a successful stakeholder meeting

President Jacob Zuma today, 22 April 2015, convened a meeting of stakeholders in South Africa in the wake of attacks against foreign nationals, to discuss migration at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria.

22 April 2015

President Zuma sends a message of condolences following the death of African migrants in the Mediterranean Sea

On behalf of the Government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of condolences to families of the hundreds of migrants from the African Continent who perished after a boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya.

22 April 2015

Change of date: President Zuma to meet with organisations representing foreign nationals

The Presidency wishes to alert all members of the media that date for the meeting between President Jacob Zuma and leaders of organisations representing foreign nationals has been changed from Thursday 23 April 2015 to Friday 24 April 2015.

22 April 2015




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