16 August 2017

South Africa: President Jacob Zuma Appoints an Inter-Ministerial Committee to Coordinate Former President Nelson Mandela Centenary Celebrations

press release

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

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