57 Years of Unity

Africa Day will be celebrated virtually this year, in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

As the continent marks the 57th Africa Day, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa - as African Union Chair - will lead the continent’s celebrations, which include a special virtual broadcast and the Africa Day Solidarity Concert for the COVID-19 Response Fund.

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The Africa Continental Free Trade area is more than a trade agreement, it is a game-changer that will transpose the steady Africa’s GDP from good to great. It, however, requires the united effort and social cohesion from all citizens of the continent.

It comes as no surprise that at a time when the country finds itself at its most vulnerable, there will be companies and individuals that will take the opportunity to profiteer for their own gain and take advantage of the current state of national disaster, finding ways of exploiting consumers by selling COVID-19 related items and passing them off as locally made and/or safe to use against the spread of the pandemic.

We live in a globally connected world where the fortunes of nations are interlinked. This is particularly true for African countries which are all interconnected on a people to people, social, trade and economic level.

There are many remarkable men and women upon whose shoulders our nation has been built. Their powerful contributions to our struggle for freedom charted the way for a country that belongs to all South Africans.

Amid the on-going dire effects of drought and climate change in most parts of the country, the vandalism of water infrastructure is one amongst the major contributors affecting water supply and security, with effects hard felt by those in marginalised communities.

An activist who became the world’s most famous prisoner; a prisoner who became a President and changed the world. This is the inspiring story of former President - and the father of South Africa’s liberation and constitutional – democracy Nelson Mandela.

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State of the Nation Address 2020

State of the Nation Address 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the State of the Nation Address on 13 February 2020 at 7pm before a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament.

Investment Conference 2019

Investment Conference 2019

South Africa will host its second South Africa Investment Conference from 5 to 7 November 2019. The Investment Conference will provide a platform to showcase new investment opportunities in the country.

Mandela Month 2019

Mandela Month 2019

In July, South Africa celebrates former President Nelson Mandela's birthday.

16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children: 25 November to 10 December

Nelson Mandela Centenary

Nelson Mandela Centenary

Nelson Mandela Centenary

Social Development Month

Social Development Month 2017

October marks Social Development Month.

Transport Month

October marks Transport Month.

OR Tambo Centenary

OR Tambo Centenary

2017 marks the OR Tambo Centenary.

Freedom Day

South Africa celebrates Freedom Day annually on the 27 April and the theme for this year is “The year of OR Tambo: Together deepening democracy and building safer and crime-free communities”.

Human Rights Day 2017

South Africa commemorates Human Rights Month in March.

State of the Nation Address 2017

President Jacob Zuma will present the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces) on 9 February 2016 at 19h00.

Transport Month

Transport Month

In 2005, October was declared Transport Month during the Transport Lekgotla.

Heritage Month 2016

Heritage Month is celebrated annually from 1 to 30 September. It recognises aspects of South African culture which are both tangible and intangible: creative expression such as music and performances, our historical inheritance, language, the food we eat as well as the popular memory.

Nine-Point Plan

In his 2015 State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma announced the Nine-Point Plan to boost economic growth and create much-needed jobs.