President Zuma to Receive a Courtesy Call from President Kirr of South Sudan in Pretoria

President Jacob Zuma will today, 20 January 2018, receive a courtesy call from President Salva Kirr Of Republic of South Sudan at his official residence Mahlamba Ndlofu in Pretoria.

During the courtesy call, it is expected that President Kirr will brief President Zuma on the political and security situation in South Sudan.

In 2014 President Zuma appointed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the Special Envoy to South Sudan to assist with the resolution of the political impasse in that country.

South Africa and South Sudan enjoy good political relations.

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Minister Mokonyane to Represent President Zuma at the Liberian Inauguration

The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane will represent President Jacob Zuma at the inauguration ceremony of the President-elect of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency Mr George Weah, Sr.

The inauguration is scheduled to take place tomorrow, 22 January 2018 in Monrovia, Liberia.

Liberia and South Africa share strong economic and trade relations, further cemented during a State Visit to South Africa by the outgoing President, Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last year. President Sirleaf is leaving office after serving two six-year terms as Africa’s first elected female Head of State.

President Zuma has remarked that the peaceful and democratic manner under which the elections in Liberia were conducted signified yet another positive step towards deepening democracy on the African continent.

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South Africa: Standing Committee on Finance Congratulates Reserve Bank Governor on International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Appointment

The Standing Committee on Finance has congratulated the Reserve Bank Governor, Mr Lesetja Kganyago, on his appointment as the new Chairman of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC).

The Chairperson of the Committee, Mr. Yunus Carrim, said the appointment brought enormous credit to the country. “We do not doubt that he will focus on the challenges of the developing countries,” Mr. Carrim said. The appointment was announced on Thursday and is effective for a period of three years.

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South Africa: Justice and Correctional Services Committee Appeals to Public Protector to Refrain from Confusing the Public

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services today expressed its concern with the “conflicting and confusing” messages being relayed by the Office of the Public Protector regarding the remedial action of her predecessor.

Committee Chairperson, Dr. Mathole Motshekga, called on the current Public Protector, Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane, to respect the remedial action of her predecessor regarding the state capture inquiry. “That remedial action confines itself to what should form part of the inquiry. It is not for her to request an expansion of the terms of reference for the state capture inquiry. In fact, it is only the courts that have the power to amend or change the remedial action.”

Dr. Motshekga said the calls made by Adv. Mkhwebane are confusing to the general public and she must not “interfere” with the remedial action or scope of the inquiry. “The integrity of the remedial action should not be questioned and as the courts have previously ruled, the remedial action of the Public Protector is binding.”

He further appealed that any inquiry that is to take place in relation to the previous Public Protector Adv. Thuli Madonsela’s report, should restrict itself to the remedial action as per her report on state capture.

Dr. Motshekga said the Committee will take this matter up with Adv Mkhwebane when she appears in front of the Committee.

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