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In memory of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu

Messages of condolence, admiration and gratitude have been streaming in from every corner of the nation and the global community at large since news broke on the passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu on 26 December 2021.

Tutu, widely revered for his stellar role as a champion for truth and justice in South Africa, will be remembered for his dedication to end apartheid, healing the nation and advancing social justice.

Meet the new Cabinet

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday, 5 August 2021, announced changes to his Cabinet, as part of improving the capacity of government.


COVID-19: All you need to know

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

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

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

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

October marks Transport Month.

Social Development Month 2017

October marks Social Development Month.

OR Tambo Centenary

2017 marks the OR Tambo Centenary.

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.

21st International AIDS Conference

The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward.

South Africa celebrates Freedom Month during April.

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 11 February 2016 at 19h00.

The 2016 theme is: “Following up on our commitments to the people”.