PRESIDENT ZUMA TO LEAD COMMEMORATION OF THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF SA’S CONSTITUTION
The commemorations will be held under the theme “Celebrating 20 Years of the Constitution – Transforming Society and Uniting the Nation”.
President Jacob Zuma will on Saturday, 10 December 2016, lead the commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, an important milestone of one of the most internationally acclaimed, progressive and transformative constitutions in the world.
This year marks 20 years since the signing into law of the Constitution by the late former President Nelson Mandela in Sharpeville on 10 December 1996. The signing of the Constitution was a commemorative gesture in remembrance of the people who died during a peaceful demonstration against the vicious pass laws on 21 March 1960.
“South Africa is renowned for its commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights, locally and globally. We should be proud of this important milestone and reflect on the gains attained by our constitutional democracy for the past 20 years. Our Constitution helps us heal the divisions of the past, and paves the way forward for a democratic open society,” said President Zuma
10 December is also International Human Rights Day.
The President added that the Constitution, which had its foundation in the Freedom Charter, proclaimed that South Africa belonged to all who live in it. “Our democracy is functional, solid and stable,” said the President.
The President will address the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa at the George Thabe Sports Ground in Sharpeville, Gauteng.
SA Honorary Consul Mr Tamer Taşkın, SA Events & Stakeholder Relations Ms Carmen Taylor, President of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mr Aziz Kocaoğlu, Minister of Culture and Tourism Mr Nabi Avcı, WESGRO Head of Leisure Tourism and Trade Ms Inge Dykman, SA Counsellor Mr Puleng Chaba, WESGRO Stakeholder and Marketing Coordinator Ms Lerisha Mudaliar at the opening of TRAVEL TURKEY İZMİR.
The South African Embassy in the Republic of Turkey in collaboration with the Official Tourism, Trade & Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape (WESGRO) will be participating in the upcoming Travel Turkey İzmir Tourism Fair and Congress from 8-11 December 2016.
The South African Embassy and WESGRO will be available to provide information on South Africa as well as encourage collaboration with Turkish professionals in the tourism industry. Presentations on South Africa will also be given by WESGRO. Please visit the South African Stand for further information.
The South African Stand can be found at No: E 204 at Hall B.
Date: Thursday- Sunday, 8-11 December 2016
Time: 10h00 - 18h30
Venue: Travel Turkey Exhibition Centre, İzmir
Stand No: E 204
We look forward to seeing you at Travel Turkey İzmir!
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South African Embassy hosted a farewell tea party for Jonathan Passmoor, 1st Secretary Political, who has served the Mission since 2012. We wish him success in his future career.
Ambassador Pule I Malefane visited the Cuban Embassy to sign the Condolence Book opened for the Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro who died at the age of 90.
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