Zuma is a South African surname. Outside of South Africa, it is also prevalent in several other African countries and in Brazil.
Notable people with this surname include:
Cyril Zuma was a South African football midfielder who played for seven clubs in a seven-year career and captained the under-23 national team, then led by Steve Komphela. Zuma died in September 2015, after a car accident the previous month had left him in a coma.
Duduzane Zuma is the son of the former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma and Kate Zuma, and the twin brother of Duduzile Zuma.
Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma is a South African politician who served as the fourth President of South Africa from the 2009 general election until his resignation on 14 February 2018. Zuma is also referred to by his initials JZ and his clan name Msholozi.
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Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma, sometimes referred to by her initials NDZ, is a South African politician and anti-apartheid activist, currently serving as Minister in the Presidency for the National Planning Commission for Policy and Evaluation. She was South Africa's Minister of Health from 1994–99, under President Nelson Mandela, and then Minister of Foreign Affairs, under presidents Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe. She was moved to the position of Minister of Home Affairs in the first term of former President Jacob Zuma, with whom she was previously married for 16 years.
The following lists events that happened during 2003 in South Africa.
Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor is the South African Minister of Higher Education, serving as of 28 February 2018, having previously held the post from 2009-2012. She was Minister of Home Affairs from 2012-2014. She was appointed to the cabinet following the 2004 South African general elections. She previously served as Minister of Education (2004–2009) in the cabinets of both Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe.
The Minister of State Security is a Minister of the South African government, who oversees South Africa's civilian intelligence agencies. As of 2018 the Minister of State Security is Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba.
The National Treasury is one of the departments of the South African government. The Treasury manages national economic policy, prepares the South African government's annual budget and manages the government's finances. Along with the South African Revenue Service and Statistics South Africa, the Treasury falls within the portfolio of the Minister of Finance. Throughout the course of President Jacob Zuma's second administration, the ministry has undergone several changes. Most notably, Nhlanhla Nene was suddenly dismissed on 9 December 2015, without explanation, and replaced with a relatively unknown parliamentary back-bencher from the ruling ANC's caucus, David 'Des' van Rooyen for a record-total of 3 days. He was, in turn, replaced by Pravin Gordhan after the President faced significant pressure from political and business groups over the move. On 30 March 2017 Jacob Zuma axed Pravin Gordhan and appoint Malusi Gigaba as a Finance Minister. Following Zuma's resignation, President Cyril Ramaphosa returned Nhlanhla Nene as Minister in his cabinet reshuffle on 26 February 2018.
The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services is one of the departments of the South African government. It is responsible for overseeing the South African communications, telecommunications and broadcasting industries. The political head of the department is the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services. It was renamed in 2014 when President Jacob Zuma created a new Ministry of Communications with different responsibilities, including propaganda. President Ramaphosa changed the department in November 2018 to : Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services.
The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services is the justice minister in the government of South Africa. He is the political head of the Department of Justice and Correctional Services, which is responsible for administrative support to the courts, oversight of the National Prosecuting Authority, the provision of legal services to departments of state, law reform and Correctional Services.
Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula is a South African politician who was appointed Minister of Defence and Military Veterans by President Jacob Zuma in June 2012. She was Minister of Home Affairs from 2004 to 2009 and Minister of Correctional Services from 2009 to 2012.
South Africa since 1994 transitioned from the system of apartheid to one of majority rule. The election of 1994 resulted in a change in government with the African National Congress (ANC) coming to power. The ANC retained power after subsequent elections in 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014. Children born during this period are known as the born-free generation, and those aged eighteen or older, were able to vote for the first time in 2014.
Corruption in South Africa includes the private use of public resources, bribery, and improper favoritism. The 2017 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index assigned South Africa an index of 43 out of 100, ranking South Africa 71 out of 180 countries. This ranking represents a downward direction change with a drop of two points down from 45. Countries with scores below 50 are believed to have a serious corruption problems. Recent scandals surfacing since 2016 involving former South African President Jacob Zuma have drawn attention to corruption in South Africa. Cyril Ramaphosa, the newly elected South African President, has vowed to root out existing corruption and further the development of anti-corruption initiatives.
Fikile April Mbalula is a South African politician who is the former Minister of Police and Minister of Sports and Recreation in the Cabinet of South Africa, a former deputy minister of police, a member of the national executive committee of the African National Congress and former leader of the African National Congress Youth League.
The Minister of Communications and Telecommunications is a Minister in the Government of South Africa, responsible for overseeing the Department of Communications. In 2014 President Jacob Zuma split the ministry by establishing the position of Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, but the ministries were combined again in 2018 under President Cyril Ramaphosa.President Ramaphosa changed the name to: : Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services.
Maite Emily Nkoana-Mashabane is a South African politician. She has been Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform since February 2018 and previously served as South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation since May 2009, taking over from Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma until her redeployment in 2018. She is also a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC).
Events that have occurred or will occur in 2016 in South Africa. The incumbent President of South Africa is Jacob Zuma who was first elected in 2009 and was re-elected in 2014. Politically, South Africa has held municipal elections in 2016. The political party with the majority in most municipalities in South Africa is the African National Congress, however, the Democratic Alliance managed to gain the key metros of Johannesburg, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth. In international sport, a South African team of 68 athletes competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics. South Africa also hosted the African football tournament, 2016 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations in April.
Leona Valerie Theron is a judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa and formerly of the Supreme Court of Appeal. She was first appointed to the bench in 1999, aged 33, becoming the first black woman judge on the KwaZulu-Natal High Court. She was appointed to the Constitutional Court on 1 July 2017 by President Jacob Zuma to replace recently retired Johann van der Westhuizen.
Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo, also known as Sizakele MaKhumalo Zuma, was the First Lady of South Africa, and is the first wife in a polygamous marriage with Jacob Zuma, the former President of South Africa.
The 54th National Conference of the African National Congress (ANC) took place from 16 to 20 December 2017 in the Expo Centre Johannesburg at Nasrec, Gauteng, as the elective conference to elect the members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) as well as other major party officials.
A Simple Man - Kasrils And The Zuma Enigma (2017) is a book by Ronnie Kasrils, a South African politician and former Minister of Intelligence Services in the cabinet of Thabo Mbeki. The book is an account on South African President Jacob Zuma's raise to power and effect on the South African government.
Enemy of the People: How Jacob Zuma stole South Africa and how the people fought back (2017) is a book by Adriaan Basson and Pieter du Toit, political journalists from South Africa about the creation by President Jacob Zuma of a patronage network embedded in the South African government; the process of state capture that took place under Zuma's leadership; those that supported Zuma and those that resisted. The book's publisher Jonathan Ball Publishers describes it as the "first definitive account of Zuma’s catastrophic misrule." The book covers scandals such as the attempt by the Gupta family, on behalf of Jet Airways, to force the state owned carrier South African Airways to relinquish its air-rout between Johannesburg and Mumbai through the appointment of compliant government ministers.