President Jacob Zuma has appointed an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) which will plan and coordinate the historic Centenary celebrations of the late international statesman and first President of a free and democratic South Africa, President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela that will take place next year.
President Nelson Mandela would turn 100 years old on 18 July 2018, had he lived.
The IMC will coordinate the country's commemoration programme to ensure that the legacy and heritage of the great Statesman is celebrated in a befitting manner in 2018.
The IMC on the President Mandela Centenary comprises the following Ministers:
The Minister in The Presidency: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Mr Jeff Radebe as Chairperson
The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa
The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
The Minister of Public Works, Mr Nathi Nhleko
The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Des van Rooyen
The Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga
The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane
The Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr Thulas Nxesi
The Minister of Police, Mr Fikile Mbalula,
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Bonginkosi Nzimande
The Minister of Communications, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo
The Deputy Ministers of these Portfolios are alternate members of the IMC.
President Zuma wishes the IMC all the best in their responsibilities.
Issued by: The Presidency