“Hollande and Zuma to address inter-country business forum”

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has hailed French President Francois Hollande’s first state visit to South Africa as an important milestone in the bilateral relations between South Africa and France. “President Hollande’s visit has further solidified the existing relations between our two countries. We have strengthened cooperation in existing areas and opened doors in new … Continue reading ““Hollande and Zuma to address inter-country business forum””

Zuma is ‘disrespectful’ of judicial process

By Madimetja Mashishi President Jacob Zuma’s signing into law of Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill, the so-called E-tolls Bill, into law today is ‘disrespectful of the judicial process’, says the Democratic Alliance’s Ian Ollis. “[Zuma] has insulted South Africans today by signing the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill into law on … Continue reading “Zuma is ‘disrespectful’ of judicial process”

Zuma makes e-tolls bill law

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has signed the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill into law which provides for the collection of tolls on Gauteng’s roads, among other things. The bill was necessitated by the development of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) as well as future plans for the development of the country’s … Continue reading “Zuma makes e-tolls bill law”

Charlize Theron meets Zuma

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has met with Academy Award-winning actor and activist Charlize Theron in Pretoria, where they discussed South Africa’s response to HIV/Aids and Theron’s role in the fight against the disease. In 2008, the United Nations named South African-born Theron as its Messenger of Peace, tasked with promoting efforts to end violence … Continue reading “Charlize Theron meets Zuma”

Zulu’s “inaccurate” comments on Zim “regrettable” – Zuma

Pretoria – The presidency has noted the “unfortunate” comments attributed to Lindiwe Zulu, President Jacob Zuma’s international relations advisor, presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said on Sunday. Zulu is reported to have said President Zuma had telephoned Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe to express his “unhappiness” on the situation in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is currently preparing to host … Continue reading “Zulu’s “inaccurate” comments on Zim “regrettable” – Zuma”

Contrary to reports, Zuma “not attending” Durban July

Pretoria – The Presidency has noted media reports suggesting that President Jacob Zuma will attend a horse racing event in Durban on Saturday, 6 July. The Presidency said “the reports are not true”. “President Zuma will not attend the 2013 Vodacom Durban July. He has also not authorised anyone to use his name to raise … Continue reading “Contrary to reports, Zuma “not attending” Durban July”

Zuma wishes a speedy recovery for De Klerk

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has wished former President FW de Klerk a speedy recovery following his admission to hospital. “We wish the former president well during this difficult time. Let us keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers,” President Zuma said in a statement on Tuesday. De Klerk was reportedly due … Continue reading “Zuma wishes a speedy recovery for De Klerk”

Zuma cancels Maputo trip after visiting Mandela

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has announced his decision to cancel his visit to Maputo, Mozambique where he was due to attend the SADC Regional Summit on Infrastructure Investment on Thursday. The announcement came after the President visited former President Nelson Mandela in hospital on Wednesday evening at around 10pm. According to the Presidency, Madiba, … Continue reading “Zuma cancels Maputo trip after visiting Mandela”

Madiba remains critical, Zuma calls for “biggest” Mandela Day

Pretoria – Former President Nelson Mandela’s condition remains unchanged, the Presidency says. It said Madiba was still at a Pretoria hospital and “doctors continue to do their best to ensure his recovery, well-being and comfort”. On Sunday night, the Presidency said Madiba’s condition had deteriorated and that he was in a critical condition. This came … Continue reading “Madiba remains critical, Zuma calls for “biggest” Mandela Day”

“Don’t deny impact of apartheid” – Presidency

Pretoria – The Presidency says it is concerned about the “knee-jerk and ultra-sensitive reaction” of some sections of the media to any reference to the impact of apartheid colonialism on South African society. “The tendency to overreact to references to the impact of decades of apartheid does the country a disservice,” the Presidency said in … Continue reading ““Don’t deny impact of apartheid” – Presidency”