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President Ramaphosa to introduce Presidency Budget Vote

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Wednesday 17 July 2019, introduce The Presidency Budget Vote in the National Assembly.

At the apex of the Executive arm of the State, The Presidency is the centre of coordination, oversight and supervision across all spheres of government. 

The Presidency supports the President and Deputy President in execution of their primary responsibilities to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution of the Republic and to advance social cohesion, among other programmes.

During this first Presidency Budget Vote of the sixth Democratic Administration, President Ramphosa will underline his vision for a South Africa characterised by inclusive growth and improved living conditions for all South Africans, in addition to the country’s contribution to a better Africa and a better world.

The details of the Budget Vote debate are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Time: 14:00
Venue: National Assembly, Parliament, Cape Town

On Thursday, 18 July 2019, President Ramaphosa will start International Mandela Day - now in its 10th year - with a visit to RX radio, the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Radio station staffed by children at the hospital in Rondebosch.

As a studio guest the President will be interviewed by the young radio anchors whose interaction will be broadcast to children and staff around the hospital. 

Media is invited to cover the visit as follows:

Date: Thursday, 18 July 2019
Time: 10:00 (Media to arrive at 08:30)
Venue: Red Cross Childrens Hospital, Rondebosch, Western Cape

Media interested to cover should immediately liaise with Tsakane Khambane and send their name(s), media house and identity number by no later than 15:00 on 16 July 2019 to 082 084 5566 or

On the afternoon of Thursday, 18 July 2019, the President will respond to the Budget Vote debate in the National Assembly at 14:00

Media enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President on 072 854 5707

Issued by: The Presidency