Special features archive

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.

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”.

South Africa commemorates Human Rights Month in March.

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

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

This year, Transport Month is being hosted under the theme, 'Together we move South Africa Forward'The month-long programme is being used to showcase transport infrastructure projects, promote the use of public transport and advance the country’s road safety initiatives.

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.

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.