Madiba's centenary to be celebrated
Celebrations to mark the centenary of South Africa's first democratic President, Nelson Mandela, will take place next year.
President Jacob Zuma has appointed an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) to plan and coordinate the historic centenary celebrations of Tata Madiba.
The former President, who passed away in 2013, would have turned 100 years old on 18 July 2018.
The IMC will coordinate the country's commemoration programme to ensure that the legacy and heritage of Madiba is celebrated in a befitting manner in 2018.
The IMC comprises about 12 Ministers and will be chaired by Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe.
Others who form part of the IMC include Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Public Works Minister Nathi Nhleko, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, Sport and Recreation Minister Thulas Nxesi, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula, Higher Education and Training Minister Bonginkosi Nzimande, and Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo.