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PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA ATTENDS INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT NYUSI

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, Wednesday 15 January 2020, undertake a working visit to Maputo in the Republic of Mozambique to attend the inauguration of His Excellency President-Elect Mr Filipe Nyusi. Mozambique held Presidential, Legislative and Provincial elections on 15 October 2019. President-Elect Nyusi was the declared winner of the general election and will as a result serve a second term in office. South Africa and Mozambique enjoy cordial bilateral relations, underpinned by strong historical and political bonds that date back to the era of the liberation struggle. The relationship…

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REMARKS BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA AT THE OFFICIAL BILATERAL TALKS WITH PRIME MINISTER ABIY AHMED ALI ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL VISIT BY ETHIOPIA AT THE UNION BUILDINGS

Allow me, on behalf of the people of South Africa, to extend a warm welcome to you and your delegation. We are very happy to receive you, and wish you to know that you are among brothers and sisters. I am advised, Your Excellency, that you regard South Africa as your second home, as you spent your student days at one of our local universities. We recall with pride and gratitude the historic relations between South Africa and Ethiopia. We recognise the importance of the military training provided to Nelson…

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DR ABIY AHMED ALI, PRIME MINISTER OF ETHIOPIA AND THE 2019 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER, HISTORIC STATE VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA.

His Excellency Dr Shiferaw Teklermariam, Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia today, briefed the Media on the upcoming Historic Official State Visit to the Republic of South Africa by His Excellency Dr Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, and the crowned Nobel Peace prize winner of 2019. Ambassador Dr Shiferaw Teklermariam, said the visit which is expected to take place from 11-12 January 2019, is the first Official State Visit by an Ethiopian Leader of State to the Republic of South Africa, in the 26 years of diplomatic…

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Human Rights Day: What are my rights as a South African citizen?

Whether you’re around the braai, heading to the beach, or unfortunately stuck in the office, here’s hoping your Human Rights Day is as enjoyable as possible. But have you ever stopped and asked yourself what your human rights actually are in South Africa? Sure, we know we have one of the most progressive, modern constitutions in the world. So what does that guarantee us? This public holiday gives us all a chance to reflect on the fight for democracy, and those who lost their lives sticking it to apartheid. Thanks to those brave…

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MBETE: SONA 2018 POSTPONED, NO NEW DATE SET

JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN – National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has announced that the State of the Nation Address has been postponed. The address was scheduled for 8 February. However, Mbete says it had become clear that it was unlikely that a joint sitting of the two houses would be uneventful if it was held this Thursday as planned. She adds that Parliament took into account views of political stakeholders, society and concerns in the political environment. Mbete says that as Parliament was preparing to write to President Jacob Zuma to request the postponement of his address, he…

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BREAKING NEWS: Ahmed Kathrada has died

Johannesburg – Eighty-seven year old Ahmed Kathrada, affectionately known as ‘Kathy’ by those close to him, has died. Kathrada underwent surgery relating to a blood clot on the brain earlier this month but experienced several postoperative complications and contracted pneumonia, which affected both his lungs. Kathrada will be remembered, for the most part, as one of the eight iconic men including Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki, Walter Sisulu, Andrew Mlangeni, Ray Mhlaba, Dennis Goldberg and Elias Motsoaledi who were arrested at Liliesleaf Farm and found guilty on charges including conspiracy and…

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What does independence mean?

Being the first of anything is not easy. No one could possibly prepare you for the job. Imagine the first night surrounded by strangers and you are converted into a glorified prisoner with limited freedoms. Imagine, your former friends trying to cross institutional roadblocks just to say hello. Imagine the expectations of the people that had been waiting so much for the promise of independence. Then juxtapose the enthusiasm and expectations of independence with the scope of the job of a Prime Minister. The picture in your mind the flight…

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