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).

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October 14, 2018

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

Today we are giving life and meaning to our Constitution and our Freedom Charter. Since we last met during Easter this year, much has been done and concrete steps have been taken to ensure that we can return the land to the community today. We are presenting to you full ownership of the land that was taken from you. Read more...

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October 10, 2018

GCIS Media Statement: 100TH Birthday of Albertina Sisulu

On Sunday, 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”. 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. 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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October 01, 2018

Smith partners with South African Stellenbosch University

The agreement allows students in Queen’s Commerce and the Master of International Business program to go on exchange to Stellenbosch University, located in Western Cape. Full-time MBA students will be able to attend the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Read more...

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September 25, 2018

Address by the President of South Africa, H.E. Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, to the UN General Assembly, United Nations, New York, USA

Throughout its seven decades, the UN has been a source of hope for the oppressed, exploited and poor. During the dark days of colonialism and apartheid, we drew strength, inspiration and encouragement from the UN and its Charter in our quest for self-determination. With the support of the UN, we were able 24 years ago to bring an end to the nightmare of apartheid. Read more...

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September 22, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa Announces Passing Away of Minister Edna Molewa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced, with profound sadness, that Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms Edna Molewa passed away today, Saturday 22 September 2018, after a period of illness. Read more...

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September 21, 2018

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on economic stimulus and recovery plan

The stimulus and recovery plan we are outlining consists of a range of measures, both financial and non-financial, that will be implemented immediately to firstly ignite economic activity, secondly restore investor confidence, thirdly prevent further job losses and create new jobs, and fourthly to address some urgent challenges that affect the conditions faced by vulnerable groups among our people. Read more...

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September 14, 2018

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa to Members of the Diplomatic Corps, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria

Let me take this opportunity to express my deepest appreciation and that of our government and citizens for your presence in, and partnership with, our country. Allow me to take this opportunity to acknowledge that, with the leadership transition that has taken place in South Africa, there has been a delay in finalising the agreement for some High Commissioners and Ambassadors-Designate. Read more...

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September 12, 2018

South Africa to participate in African Union meetings

The African Union Commission (AUC) will hold its sixth Retreat of the Executive Council from 12 – 13 September in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as part of preparations for the African Union Summit. The retreat will focus on identifying effective implementation strategies for the reform of the Commission, DIRCO said in a statement. Read more...

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September 11, 2018

South Africa to participate in G20 trade ministers meeting

Changes brought on by the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the inclusive global value chains will be at the centre of the G20 Trade Ministers Meeting, that gets underway on Friday. South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is set to attend the session in the resort city of Mar del Plata, in Argentina. Read more...

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September 07, 2018

Comprehensive land reform necessary for country to move forward

Deputy President David Mabuza says a comprehensive land reform programme to address past injustices is necessary for the country to move forward. The Deputy President said this when he fielded questions in the National Council of Provinces on Thursday. Read more...

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August 23, 2018

Remarks by Deputy President David Mabuza at the Land Summit The Farmers’ Perspective, Zwartkloof Game Reserve, Bela Bela, Limpopo

This is an important summit that promises to offer practical solutions towards moving the country in the right direction as we respond to challenges of economic growth and job creation. Read more...

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August 18, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Statement on the Passing of Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan

On behalf of the Government and People of the Republic of South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed sincere condolences on the sad passing of the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan of Ghana. Read more...

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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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