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The Embassy of South Africa celebrated Freedom Day in Zagreb, Croatia on 29 April, 2015

The South African Embassy in Hungary, accredited to Croatia hosted an evening reception, on 29 April 2015 to celebrate Freedom Day in Zagreb, Croatia. 

Professor Željko Reiner, Deputy Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, Ambassador Johann Marx, Ms Kedibone Ramatsa: First Secretary

The event was held at the Westin Hotel in Zagreb and was attended by more than 70 guests.
Professor Željko Reiner, Deputy Speaker of the Croatian Parliament, was hosted as the guest of honour who presented a keynote address on behalf of the Government of Croatia following welcoming remarks by the South African Ambassador which both touched on areas of bilateral cooperation.
Keynote address by Professor Reiner, Deputy Speaker of the Croatian Parliament
The Embassy of South Africa celebrated Freedom Day in Budapest, Hungary on 23 April, 2015
    Ambassador Johann Marx and First Secretary: Political, Ms Kedibone Ramatsa receiving guests
On Thursday 23 April 2015, the South African Embassy held a   reception to celebrate Freedom Day in Hungary. The event, which hosted more than 200 guests, was held at the Museum and Institute of Military History in Budapest.
Keynote address by Ambassador Johann Marx
The ambassador welcomed the guests and in his address gave an account of South Africa’s achievements in its 21 years of democracy and reemphasised the South African Government’s strong condemnation of the violence and strident measures to bring it to a halt
Response by State Secretary for Culture & Science Diplomacy, Mr István Íjgyártó
In his response State Secretary for Culture and Science Diplomacy in the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr István Íjgyártó; congratulated the country on its progress and highlighted strengthening bilateral relations.
President Jacob Zuma presented the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to a joint sitting of Parliament at 19h00 on Thursday, 12 February 2015.

During his speech, the President talked about government’s achievements of the past year and looked to the future by presenting a programme for the coming year. This programme set out government’s plans to address various key government programmes. The President addressed the nation in his capacity as Head of State, not only as Head of Government.

The State of the Nation Address is important for all South Africans because it tells us what government’s Programme of Action is for the year ahead. The Programme of Action is government’s plans for the country and people of South Africa.

By being aware of what government is doing, everyone can become involved and also take part in government’s plans to build a better life for all.

Published: 14 February 2015
Ambssador P Vermeulen
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