Population: 56,5 million (June 2017 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 10.23 ZAR (03 August 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).
Population: 56,5 million (June 2017 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 10.23 ZAR (03 August 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).

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August 9, 2018

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at Women\'s Day celebration, Thusong Service Centre, Paarl

It is historic because we remember that one hundred years ago Charlotte Maxeke led women from across the country to form the Bantu Women’s League. Read more...

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July 27, 2018

Statement by H.E. President Cyril Ramaphosa on the occasion of the Post-10th BRICS Summit Media Briefing

We have just completed a successful 10th BRICS Summit that was held from 25 to 27 July 2018 in Sandton, South Africa, hosted by H.E. President Cyril Ramaphosa under the theme: “BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution.” Read more...

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July 26, 2018

Statement by His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa during the Open Session of the 10th BRICS Summit, Sandton International Convention Centre

From its formation, the BRICS partnership has had its sights firmly set on the future. Read more...

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July 18, 2018

Statement by the Prime Minister on Nelson Mandela International Day

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Nelson Mandela International Day: Read more...

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July 10, 2018

Deputy President Mabuza to launch 64-dish MeerKat

Deputy President David Mabuza will on Friday, 13 July 2018, officially launch the 64-dish MeerKAT array, a significant milestone in radio astronomy, in Carnarvon in the Northern Cape. Read more...

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June 20, 2018

Former High Commissioner Billy Modise dies

The South African High Commission in Canada is deeply saddened by the news of the passing away of South Africa’s former High Commissioner to Canada and Chief of State Protocol in South Africa Ambassador Billy Modise. Read more...

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June 10, 2018

President Ramaphosa concludes a successful visit to Canada

President Ramaphosa has today, 10 June 2018, concluded his working visit to Canada where he participated in the G7 Leaders’ Outreach Summit held in Quebec City, under the theme “Healthy, Productive and Resilient Oceans and Seas, Coasts and Communities” Read more...

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June 8, 2018

South Africa elected to UN Security Council

Uncontested candidates still need to win more than two-thirds of the overall General Assembly vote to be elected. Read more...

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June 8, 2018

Media Remarks following South Africa's election to the Non-Permanent Seat in the UN Security Council

We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the Member States of the UN General Assembly for supporting South Africa's candidacy for the non-permanent seat on the Security Council for the period 2019-2020. We are honoured and humbled by this gesture of confidence. Read more...

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June 7, 2018

President Ramaphosa departs South Africa for Canada to participate in the G7 leaders' summit outreach.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, Thursday, 07 July 2018, departed South Africa for Canada, to participate in the G7 Leaders’ Summit Outreach to be held in Québec City under the theme “Healthy, Productive and Resilient Oceans and Seas, Coasts and Communities”. Read more...

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June 6, 2018

President Ramaphosa to participate in the G7 Leaders' Summit Outreach in Quebec, Canada

President Cyril Ramaphosa will participate in the G7 Leaders’ Summit Outreach to be held on Saturday, 9 June 2018, in Quebec, Canada, under the theme Healthy, Productive and Resilient Oceans and Seas, Coasts and Communities. Read more...

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May 31, 2018

Ramaphosa: SA to attend G7 summit after seven-year absence

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday said South Africa has been invited to attend the upcoming G7 summit in Canada, after a seven-year absence in the economic forum of some of the most powerful nations in the world. Read more...

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May 26, 2018

Semenya dominates 800, Coleman beaten in 100 in Oregon

EUGENE, Oregon – South Africa’s Olympic and world champion Caster Semenya put aside controversy and ran the fastest women’s 800 metres of the year at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Saturday. Read more...

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May 22, 2018

Domestic Worker/Chef

A vacancy exists at the High Commission for Domestic Worker/Chef. Please review the attached document for more information. Read more...

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May 19, 2018

President Ramaphosa: We must all be investment envoys

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appealed to business people, labour leaders and ordinary South Africans to become investment envoys as part of his plan to attract more than R1.2 trillion worth of investment to South Africa over the next five years. Read more...

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May 17, 2018

Collaboration agreement between Western Cape and Quebec to open markets for green economy players

GreenCape and Écotech Québec, Canada’s foremost cleantech cluster organisation, signed a framework collaboration agreement during the 9th Regional Leaders Summit, which is taking place this year in Quebec City, Canada. Read more...

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April 16, 2018

Congratulations Team SA!

President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated Team South Africa on bringing home 37 medals from the recently concluded 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast of Australia. Read more...

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April 16, 2018

President Ramaphosa leads a South African delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

HE President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead a South African delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) scheduled for 19-20 April 2018 in London, United Kingdom, under the theme: “Towards a Common Future”. The biennial meeting is expected to discuss issues affecting Commonwealth members and the rest of the world. Read more...

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April 16, 2018

Back to top Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on launch of new investment drive.

In the State of the Nation Address in February, I announced that a central priority for government this year is to encourage significant new investment in our economy. Read more...

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April 14, 2018

Eulogy by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the funeral of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Orlando Stadium, Soweto

We gather here to bid farewell to Mam’ Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela Mandela – a mother, a grandmother, a great grandmother, a sister, a great leader who we have come to refer to as the Mother of our Nation. Read more...

















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