• South Africa will be participating at the EMITT 2019 in Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul from 31 January-3 February 2019. In 2019 South Africa’s participation will be organised by South African Tourism (SAT) together with the South African Embassy in Turkey. 11 tour operators from across the country will be participating at South Africa’s Stand. 

  • South Africa elections are scheduled to take on place in May 2019. A two-day voter registration event for South African citizens living abroad will take place at South Africa’s 120 foreign missions, including high commissions, embassies and consulates worldwide from 1 to 4 February 2019. 

  • President Cyril Ramaphosa has delivered the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) during a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces) on 7 February 2019 at 19h00.The theme for this year’s event was: “Following up on our commitments: Making Your Future Work Better”.

  • On 11 February 1990 Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and embarked on a decade of historic endeavour. These were years of peacemaking, negotiating, reckoning and transforming. South Africa’s transition from apartheid ended formally on 27 April 1994 with the first democratic general election. This year we mark the 25th anniversary of that seminal moment. While South Africans should still celebrate the country’s break from colonial and apartheid shackles, we would argue that a quarter of a century of democracy has not delivered on the promise of the 1990s.

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