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President Ramaphosa to honour King Dinuzulu anniversary commemoration

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to join His Majesty King Misuzulu kaZwelithini this Saturday at the 110th anniversary of King Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo in KwaCeza, Zululand.

The President will begin the day by laying a wreath at the late Ingonyama’s memorial at Ebukhosini, paying respects to the Zulu king renowned for his defiance against colonial rule.

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Presidential Spokesperson, Vincent Magwenya, conveyed the President’s reverence for the occasion, stating, “King Dinuzulu was a symbol of resistance against colonialism as he confronted various onslaughts which included imprisonment from colonial government which disregarded the institutions of traditional authority.”

The commemoration of King Dinuzulu, who succeeded his father King Cetshwayo, promises to illuminate the untold sufferings borne by South Africa’s ancestors in their pursuit of the freedoms and democracy cherished today. The event is a collaborative effort in which the Royal Household, academics, historians, and cultural groups are participating in activities such as a conference on King Dinuzulu’s legacy, a choral music festival, and publications focusing on his and other traditional leaders’ influence on the nation’s stride towards democracy.

The President’s itinerary continues next week on Monday, 18 March 2024, when he will address the National Conference on the State of Human Rights Conference. The event marks the 30th anniversary of constitutional democracy and human rights in South Africa and will take place at the Birchwood Conference Centre in Boksburg. “The Conference will also assess the institutions that are meant to uphold Constitutional democracy in South Africa,” Magwenya noted, acknowledging the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development’s role in fostering respect and promotion of human rights.

On the following day, President Ramaphosa is set to fulfil his parliamentary duties, as he responds to Questions for Oral Reply in the National Assembly, reflecting on topics such as land reform and the Presidential Employment Stimulus. Magwenya remarked, “The President’s appearance in the National Assembly will complete the Fourth Term Parliamentary Programme cycle.”

The bustling week continues with the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure hosting the third Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa (SIDSSA), a platform meant to bridge the infrastructure investment gap through collaboration between the public and private sectors.

The economic prosperity of black entrepreneurs also takes center stage as President Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the keynote address at the Second Black Industrialists and Exporters conference on Wednesday, 20 March 2024. “The President will acknowledge the contribution made by Black Industrialists to the South African economy,” said Magwenya, recognizing the economic transformation and redress that has been progressing since the inaugural conference in 2022.

Additionally, the President will commemorate Human Rights Day on 21 March 2024 in Sharpeville, marking thirty years of democratic freedom and significant progress in the fight against apartheid and racial discrimination.

The President’s tight agenda concludes with his address at the Inaugural Biodiversity Indaba and Investment Summit on 26 March, aiming to rally various stakeholders in a collective effort to conserve South Africa’s rich biodiversity.

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