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Zuma: appointment of Molefe to Cabinet is prerogative of President

PARLIAMENT, March 16 (ANA) – President Jacob Zuma responded earlier today in Parliament on the question of the appointment of Brian Molefe, former Eskom chief executive and now MP, to his cabinet. “The appointment of persons to the Executive is the prerogative of the President of the Republic as outlined in the Constitution. The President communicates […]

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Zuma takes on cross-border crime in northern KwaZulu-Natal

JOHANNESBURG, March 13 (ANA) – President Jacob Zuma is expected to visit uMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality in northern KwaZulu-Natal as part of government’s intensified campaign against crime blamed for heightened tensions between SA citizens and migrants from neighbouring countries. Zuma’s spokesperson Bongani Ngqulunga said the Presidency has received complaints about “high and intolerable levels” of cross-border […]

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Zuma returns from Indonesia visit – SA to chair IORA for two years

JOHANNESBURG – President Jacob Zuma returned to Pretoria on Thursday after a State Visit to Indonesia, the Presidency said. Zuma’s visit to Indonesia was preceded by his participation in the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders’ Summit in Jakarta, on Monday and Tuesday. The first ever IORA Leaders’ Summit, convened under the theme: “Strengthening Maritime […]

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Zuma hails women’s empowerment at Indian Ocean Rim Association Business Summit

JOHANNESBURG – President Jacob Zuma has hailed the empowerment of women, which has been declared one of the key priorities of the Indian Ocean Rim Association, the Presidency said on Monday. Speaking at the first Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Business Summit, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Zuma said it was encouraging that “this summit will look […]

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Zuma meets with ministers in attempt to resolve social grant crisis

Steps are being taken to ensure that the 17 million social grant beneficiaries receive their grants on April 1, the presidency said on Saturday. President Jacob Zuma on Saturday afternoon met Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini to “receive a progress report on the readiness to pay social grant beneficiaries” from […]

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Zuma calls for constitutional amendment on land to allow for expropriation without compensation

PARLIAMENT, March 3 (ANA) – Economic transformation could not happen unless land reform and laws — including the Constitution — are amended to allow expropriation without compensation, President Jacob Zuma said in his annual address to the House of Traditional Leaders on Friday. “The economy is not in our hands. We are not in control […]