National Director of Public Prosecutions of the Republic of South Africa, Adv Abrahams was hosted by the President of the Supreme Court in Ankara H.E.İsmail Rüstü Cirit.
As we commemorate Human Rights Day in South Africa annually on 21 March, we cannot be reminded enough of the journey we have walked as a people in our diversity in attaining democracy. The struggle our people had to endure in the attainment of basic human rights must forever be entrenched in our hearts and minds.
Human Rights Day is commemorated annually on 21 March to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa.This national day is both a stark reminder of the tragic Sharpeville massacre and a celebration of South Africa’s unique Constitution, which gives equal rights to all.
The Sharpeville Massacre
On Monday, 21 March 1960 police opened fire, without order, on a crowd that had gathered at the Sharpeville police station to protest pass laws, stipulations that required Africans to carry “pass” books and produce them for law enforcement officials on request; 69 unarmed people were killed and another 180 were injured.
President Jacob Zuma will on Friday, 17 March 2017, officially launch the Invest South Africa One Stop Shop (Invest SA OSS) at the offices of the Department of Trade and Industry in Pretoria, which has been established to improve the ease of doing business in South Africa.
The President formally announced InvestSA in the State of the Nation Address and also informed business leaders on February 2016. Business people had informed government on many occasions of the difficulties and delays they incur when having to move from one department or institution to another to obtain licences and other services.
The groundbreaking and enabling programme will enable investors to use one centre to obtain services and to shorten and simplify administrative procedures and guidelines for the issuance of business approvals, permits and licenses. This should help remove bottlenecks faced by investors in establishing and running businesses in the country.
The Invest SA OSS will further serve to co-ordinate Provincial OSS investment centres incorporating the special economic zones, provincial investment agencies, local authorities and the relevant government departments involved in regulatory, registration, permits and licensing matters.
Last year the President established an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Investment where the President, Deputy President and Ministers whose departments provide enabling services for investors, come together to discuss ways of improving the way the services are provided so as to ease delays and frustrations for investors.
Ambasador Malefane and officials from the South African Embassy visited Eskişehir between 14-15 March 2017.
Courtesy visit to the Governor of Eskişehir Mr Azmi Çelik
Happy International Women's Day!
Courtesy call to Ambassador Malefane by the new Benin Ambassador to Turkey H.E.Issiradjou Ibrahim Gomina.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan received the new Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov received the newly appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa with residence in Ankara Pula Isaac Malefane.
South Africa pays tribute to the courage and bravery and extra-ordinary discipline of the men of the 802nd South African Native Labour Corps.
In 2012, President Jacob Zuma in his capacity as the Commander-in-Chief of the South Africa National DEFENCE Force proclaimed that 21 February each year will be observed and commemorated as Armed Forces Day. Since the proclamation of the Armed Forces Day, this will be the 6th time that this event is commemorated. This day, the 21st of February coincides with the centenary commemoration of the sinking of the SS MENDI on 21 February 1917 and will be the FIRST time that a South African Navy Ship (SAS AMATOLA) will be in the ENGLISH CHANNEL, at the site where SS MENDI sunk to participate in the centennial commemoration.