Population: 57,7 million (June 2018 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 11.08 ZAR (15 October 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).
Population: 57,7 million (June 2018 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 11.08 ZAR (15 October 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).


R. I. P. Mama Winnie
1936 – 2018
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October 14, 2018

Address By President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Restitution of Land to KwaMkhwanazi Community

We are making history and celebrating the return of your land today. We foresee that this celebration will cause hope to reverberate across all parts of our country to communities who are awaiting return of their land. Read more...

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October 10, 2018

GCIS Media Statement: 100TH Birthday of Albertina Sisulu

On Sunday the 21st October 2018 South Africa will be celebrating what would have been MaSisulu’s 100th Birthday under the theme: Albertina Sisulu “A woman of fortitude”. This is in recognition of her lifelong struggle for freedom Read more...

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October 09, 2018

Statement by President Ramaphosa on position of Finance Minister

In the wake of Mr Nene’s resignation, I have decided to appoint Mr Tito Mboweni as Minister of Finance with immediate effect. As former governor of the South African Reserve Bank and, before that, as Minister of Labour, Mr Mboweni brings to this position vast experience in the areas of finance, economic policy and governance. Read more...

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October 03, 2018

Madiba is gone, but his ideals still inspire us: Nomvula Mokonyane, Min. of Communications

Madiba’s courage and determination to do the right thing have inspired many people to follow in his footsteps and speak out against injustice. Read more...















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