Category: President Jacob Zuma

20 changes to South Africa’s Cabinet: All You Need To Know

In the late hours of the evening of 30 March 2017, the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa issued an alert that it would make an announcement related to changes to the National Executive. Just after midnight on 31 March 2017, the Presidency issued a statement announcing President Jacob’s Zuma’s appointment of 10 new […]

20 changes to South Africa’s Cabinet: All You Need To Know

(Picture courtesy of: New24 and Eye Witness News) In the late hours of the evening of 30 March 2017, the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa issued an alert that it would make an announcement related to changes to the National Executive. Just after midnight on 31 March 2017, the Presidency issued a statement […]

Biofuels a major recognition in 2014 State of the Nation Address

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: President Jacob Zuma’s recognition of South Africa’s emerging biofuels sector in the 2014 State of the Nation Address underscores the relevance of this new industry to the country’s economic growth plans.   President Zuma announced that: “Biofuels manufacturers have been selected and have started work.”   According to Mabele Fuels Joint Chief […]

South Africa 2014 General Elections date announced (7 May 2014)

ETHICORE Political Consulting has noted today, Friday 7 February 2014 the statement by the President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Jacob Zuma announcing the much anticipated date of South Africa’s fifth General Elections since the advent of democracy in 1994. Below is the statement released by The Presidency and downloadable here as […]

Cabinet reshuffle: Changes to the National Executive (9 July 2013)

On Tuesday 9 July 2013, President Jacob Zuma announced wide ranging changes to the National Executive (i.e. Cabinet) and the fourth in as many years during the term of the current administration since coming into in 2009 and with general elections on the horizon in 2014. Three altogether new appointments were announced, all of whom […]

State of the Nation Address 2013: Pre-Analysis

On the eve of the 2013 State of the Nation Address (SONA), ETHICORE commends Parliament on its adoption of the theme “Socio-economic development through oversight and public participation” for the 2013 SONA. Citizen activism and engagement is a central feature and tenet of the National Development Plan (NDP) recently endorsed and adopted by Government and […]

Analysing President Zuma’s political report: An exercise in political communications

By Abdul Waheed Patel ANC President Jacob Zuma’s political report to the opening session of the party’s 53rd national elective conference in the city of Mangaung in South Africa’s Free State Province yesterday, was highly anticipated to set the tone for the conference deliberations and proceedings. The occasion of the political report represented more than […]

President refers intellectual property law back to Parliament

On 20 September 2012, the Presidency confirmed that South Africa President Jacob Zuma had referred back to Parliament the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill (B-8B of 2010). Seeking to protect South Africa’s indigenous knowledge the intellectual property law system, the Bill was previously approved by the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces in October […]

National Development Plan 2030

At a Joint Sitting of both houses of Parliament of the Republic of South Africa (i.e. the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces), the Chairperson of the National Planning Commission in his capacity as Minister in the Presidency responsible for the Commission –  Minister Trevor Manuel, presented the revised National Development Plan to President […]

Changes in the South African Presidency

The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa has announced further changes to the highest office in the country. It announced on Friday 22 June 2012 that political adviser to President Jacob Zuma, Mr. Charles Nqakula has been appointed High Commissioner to Mozambique. Mr. Nqakula has previously held the office of minister of deference and […]