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Modi meets South African President Jacob Zuma

Narendra-ModiNew Delhi, July 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi met South African President Jacob Zuma on the margins of the BRICS Summit on July 16 in Brazilia.

President Zuma warmly congratulated Prime Minister on his election victory. Prime Minister also congratulated President Zuma on his re-election.

The two leaders described the relations between India and South Africa as unique and special, forged by the strong presence of the Indian community in South Africa, shared struggle against colonialism and apartheid and their convergence on international issues.

Zuma sworn in for second term as South African president

Jacob-ZumaPretoria, May 24 : South African President Jacob Zuma was sworn in Saturday for a second five-year term at a ceremony attended by hundreds of foreign dignitaries.

Held in front of the Union Buildings in the country's capital Pretoria, the ceremony began with inter-faith prayers for "peace, justice and dignity", followed by a recital of the preamble to the constitution of South Africa, Xinhua reported.

The swearing-in of the president was presided by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

President congratulates South African President Zuma

Pranab-MukherjeeNew Delhi, May 19 : President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated South African President Jacob Zuma on his re-election, the President's Secretariat said in a release here Monday.

"Heartiest congratulations on your re-election as the President of the Republic of South Africa," the Rashtrapati Bhavan communique quoted the President as saying.

"Since the end of apartheid in South Africa, our bilateral relations have been expanding and are now characterized by our strategic partnership, complemented by the close cooperation that we have had in multilateral fora, including the UN, BRICS, IBSA", it added.

SA president orders probe into Usaasa management

SA president orders probe into Usaasa managementJacob Zuma, the President of South Africa has ordered the Special Investigating Unit of SA to launch an investigation into the allegations of corruption in the Universal Service and Access Agency of SA (Usaasa).

The Special Investigating Unit will look into procurement of services in relation to the Rapid Deployment of Public Access Facilities Programme.  The Universal Service and Access Agency of SA offers technological access to areas that do not have access to such services.  The government has is aiming to offer broadband access to broadband in the country until the year 2020.

South Africa will take Mandela's legacy forward: Zuma

South Africa will take Mandela's legacy forward: ZumaPretoria, Dec 15 : South African President Jacob Zuma Sunday said the government and the country will take forward the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela.

Speaking at Mandela's state funeral in Qunu village in the Eastern Cape province, Zuma also thanked the Mandela family for their perseverance over the years when the world icon spent 27 years in jail during the apartheid regime, South Africa's government news agency SA News reported.

Mandela remains in critical but stable condition: Zuma

Jacob-ZumaCape Town, Aug 27 : South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela is still in hospital undergoing treatment and remains in a critical but stable condition, President Jacob Zuma said Tuesday.

"While wishing him good health, we also have to celebrate his legacy and learn from it, in order to build a better world," Xinhua quoted Zuma as saying in a statement issued by the presidency.

Zuma is in Malaysia to receive the Lifetime Award for Global Peace from the Mahathir Global Peace Foundation on behalf of Mandela.

Mandela still critical but stable, says Presidency

Jacob-ZumaPretoria, July 9 : South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela is still in a critical but stable condition in a hospital in Pretoria where he has been receiving treatment since June 8, the Presidency said in its latest update Tuesday.

President Jacob Zuma once again thanked the public for their support and prayers for the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon, government news agency SA News reported.

"We thank the public for the dignified gatherings outside the hospital. Many groupings and individuals have gathered in dignity, respecting the privacy of Madiba, other patients, their families and the hospital personnel," Zuma said.

Progress in Mandela's condition, says Zuma

Jacob-ZumaJohannesburg, June 12 : South African President Jacob Zuma Wednesday announced progress in Nelson Mandela's health condition as the former leader spent his fifth day in hospital, reported Xinhua.

Zuma told parliament that the 94-year-old former president is "responding better to treatment" after "difficult days" since he was hospitalized on Saturday.(IANS)

BRICS Summit to impact Africa: Zuma

BRICS Summit to impact Africa: ZumaCape Town, Feb 15 : The South African government's vision of a better Africa in a better world will receive great impetus when it hosts the 5th BRICS Summit next month in Durban, President Jacob Zuma has said in his State of the Nation address at parliament.

"We are inspired by the exponential growth of bilateral relations, diplomatically and economically, between South Africa and other BRICS countries," Zuma told MPs Thursday.

Nelson Mandela in good spirits, making good progress: Jacob Zuma

/Jacob-ZumaLondon, Dec 26 : Nelson Mandela is in good spirits and doctors are happy with his progress, according to South African President Jacob Zuma, who visited the former leader in hospital.

Zuma said in a statement that Mandela, 94, was happy to have visitors on Christmas Day.

Mandela was admitted to hospital in the South African capital, Pretoria, two weeks ago and has been treated for a lung infection and gallstones, reports the BBC.

Mandela spent 27 years in jail for fighting against the apartheid regime.

Mandela looks much better: Zuma

Mandela looks much better: ZumaJohannesburg, Dec 26 - South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela is looking much better, although he is still receiving medical treatment at a Pretoria hospital, President Jacob Zuma said.

Zuma made the remarks after visiting Mandela to wish him a merry Christmas Tuesday, reported Xinhua.

"He is in good spirits, and he shouted my clan name Nxamalala as I walked into his ward," Zuma said. "He was happy to have visitors on this special day."

The doctors at the hospital are happy with the progress that Mandela is making, according to the president.

Farmers appeal for stability in Western Cape

Farmers appeal for stability in Western CapeFarmers in the Western Cape region have expressed concerns over the prospects of resumption of strike in the farming sector and have appealed to the Department of Labour to take necessary steps to ensure stability in the region.

Farmers have urged the Department of Labour's Director-General, Nkosinathi Nhleko to take steps to address the issue and ensure stability in the farming sector in the Western Cape region. The strikes could resume on 4 December as it was earlier suspended to allow the department to have some time to review the wages and conditions of service in the sector.

South African President announce to dissolve six monarchies

South African President announce to dissolve six monarchiesPresident Jacob Zuma announced this week that six of South Africa's traditional monarchies will be dissolved when the current ruler dies.

The Guardian has reported that Zuma's decision follows the recommendation of a report by the Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims. The commission, after a 6-year study, determined that six of the monarchies were created by the apartheid government.

Jacob Zuma awarded 'Africa's Best President' title

Jacob Zuma awarded 'Africa's Best President' title Johannesburg, Nov 12 : South African President Jacob Zuma has been awarded the title of 'Best African President' for his role in the country's struggle for liberation and his contributions for the continent at large, a media report said.

Zuma was felicitated Tuesday evening at the Africa Consciousness Media Leadership Awards organised to honour African individuals who have contributed towards the liberation and development of the continent.

South Africa's Zuma role in mercenaries' release revealed

South Africa's Zuma role in mercenaries' release revealedNairobi/Malabo  - One of the South African mercenaries released along with British coup plotter Simon Mann from a prison in Equatorial Guinea revealed Wednesday his country's President Jacob Zuma was pivotal in securing the pardons.

Speaking to South Africa's The Star newspaper after his release from Equatorial Guinea's notorious Black Beach prison Nick Du Toit said the prisoners were told that "Zuma and his government were involved in the negotiations for our release."

Zuma "did not intervene" in release of British, SA mercenaries

Zuma "did not intervene" in release of British, SA mercenariesJohannesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma did not intervene with Equatorial Guinea to obtain the release of convicted British coup plotter Simon Mann and four accomplices, including a South African, his spokesman said Tuesday.

"The answer is categorically 'No'," Vincent Magwenya, Zuma's spokesman told the German Press Agency. "The president did not intervene."

Zuma: End to apartheid was best example of global cooperation

Zuma: End to apartheid was best example of global cooperation New York  - South African President Jacob Zuma said Wednesday that the end of apartheid in his country served as an example of the ability for cooperation on the global stage.

In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Zuma said similar resolve should be shown to help end the global economic crisis, combat climate change and end poverty around the world.

Zuma calls for patience with SA team; wants McCarthy back

Zuma calls for patience with SA team; wants McCarthy back Johannesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma has asked local fans for patience with the national team and its coaches in the final countdown to the 2010 home World Cup.

The SAPA newsw agency on Wednesday quoted Zuma as saying in an interview with the SuperSport network that the team has made progress despite the latest setbacks.

Helmsman Joel Santana, who has been on the job since last year, has come under fire after the team lost its last three friendlies against Serbia (3-1), Germany (2-0) and Ireland (1-0).

Zuma backs speedy democratic reforms in Zimbabwe

Zuma backs speedy democratic reforms in ZimbabweHarare  - South African president Jacob Zuma Friday ended a two-day visit to Zimbabwe to mediate between President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, saying they had agreed to accelerate implementation of their power-sharing agreement.

Speaking as he opened Harare's annual agricultural show, Zuma urged Mugabe and Tsvangirai - partners in the country's coalition government - to work together to remove any remaining obstacles in honouring the agreement.

Zuma backs speedy democratic reforms in Zimbabwe

South African president Jacob ZumaHarare  - South African president Jacob Zuma Friday ended a two-day visit to Zimbabwe to mediate between President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, saying they had agreed to accelerate implementation of their power-sharing agreement.

Speaking as he opened Harare's annual agricultural show, Zuma urged Mugabe and Tsvangirai - partners in the countrys coalition government - to work together to remove any remaining obstacles in honouring the agreement.




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