Speeches for 2012



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President Zuma to attend the Presidential inauguration of John Dramani Mahama as President of Ghana

President Jacob Zuma will this evening, 6 January 2013, travel to Accra, Ghana for the inauguration of Mr John Dramani Mahama as President of the Republic of Ghana happening on Monday 7 January 2013. In the December 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary election, Mr Mahama’s National Democratic Congress (NDC) won 50,7% of the vote.

06 January 2013

2012 New Year message by President Jacob Zuma

We have come to the end of an eventful, successful and also very challenging year.

31 December 2012

Remarks by President Jacob G Zuma on the occasion of the Christmas Party for older persons

We feel truly blessed to be able to celebrate this Christmas party with you as older persons.

28 December 2012

Remarks by President Jacob Zuma on the ocassion of the renaming of Bram Fischer International Airport, Bloemfontein

Today is a special day in the history of the Mangaung metropole and the whole of South Africa, in that, in a space of a few hours we honour two great statesmen and remarkable freedom-fighters who were comrades in arms and were together in the trenches fighting for the liberation of our country.

13 December 2012

Address by President Zuma during the King Hintsa Bravery Awards conferred by King Zwelonke Sigcawu, Nqadu Royal Palace, Kwa-Gcaleka Great Place, Willowvale, Eastern Cape

Whenever we descend into the Eastern Cape, we are welcomed by the tranquil atmosphere. One learns to appreciate the great River Cacadu as it opens its mouth to meet the great Indian Ocean after its long and twisted flow through the slopes and valleys of this beautiful province.

11 December 2012

Address by President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the Third Medals Parade for the Luthuli Detachment, Waterkloof Airforce Base, Tshwane

On the 2nd August this year, on the occasion coinciding with the commemoration of the first operations of the Luthuli Detachment of the ANC’s military wing uMkhonto weSizwe, we held the first ever military parade to honour the veterans who fought for our freedom as part of the non- statutory forces.

06 December 2012

Tribute to the late Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson by President Jacob Zuma at Official Memorial Service held in his honour, Johannesburg City Hall

We have gathered to pay tribute to an outstanding South African, a prolific jurist, a freedom fighter and a legal legend of our time.

05 December 2012

Address by His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma, at the occasion of launching the Steve Biko Heritage Centre, King Williamstown, Eastern Cape

We have come together on a very special occasion, to honour a great South African who devoted his life to the struggle for the liberation of the people of South Africa.

30 November 2012

President Zuma mourns the passing of Professor Gerwel

President Jacob Zuma wishes to send his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Professor Jakes Gerwel on his sad passing in the early hours of the morning in Cape Town

28 November 2012

Statement by President Jacob Zuma at the Official Handover of the Social Cohesion Report and Declaration, Sefako M Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse, Pretoria

In 1955, South Africans from all walks of life, representing diverse organisations and civil society gathered in Kliptown in Soweto, to draw a common vision and programme for a united, democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous South Africa.

27 November 2012




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