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The request for urgent assistance came from the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) in terms of the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Canada and South Africa.

SA firefighters to help fight Canadian fires


The Working on Fire-Kishugu Joint Venture (WOF-Kishugu JV) is deploying a team of more than 200 firefighters and management to the Canadian province of Alberta to assist with fire fighting efforts.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa replies to the debate on the Presidency Budget Vote speech.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa replies to the debate on the Presidency Budget Vote speech.
President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the National Assembly during the tabling of the Presidency’s Budget Vote.
President Cyril Ramaphosa responds to the debate on the Opening of Parliament Address
Debate on Opening of Parliament Address
Debate on Opening of Parliament Address
Opening of Parliament Address 2024
Opening of Parliament Address 2024
OPA state of readiness briefing

Opinion Pieces

Commemorating Nelson Mandela International Day in our 30 years of freedom and democracy


Every year on 18 July, South Africans from all walks of life join together to celebrate and honour a man who changed the world for the better. This commemoration pays tribute to the life and works of the late former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who was the first black president of our democratic government and a global icon.

The road to the Opening of Parliament Address


The peaceful transfer of power from one administration to the next has defined our democracy since 1994. This moment is a culmination of a number of things but is symbolised most notably by the Presidential Inauguration. By affirming the oath of office, the incoming President begins a new term of government and swears to work for our country and her people.

Strengthening the fight against child labour


Children are the future, and it is our responsibility to ensure their safety and well-being by enabling them to grow and develop in a nurturing environment. The sad reality is that many children across the world face a daunting prospect of being drawn into work at a young age often under harmful conditions.

Democracy Bus


Over the past 30 years of our constitutional democracy, we have travelled an exciting journey together with many ups and downs experienced along the way. Despite the turbulence, we have always shown our resolve as a nation to rise above our circumstances and reach this pivotal moment where we celebrate 30 Years of Freedom.   

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GNU Cabinet announced

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday, 30 June 2024, announced the new members of the National Executive for the seventh administration, which is inclusive of all the parties to the Government of Nat