In an exciting event scheduled for Thursday morning, President Ramaphosa will welcome the Springboks, the Rugby World Cup Champions, as they visit the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
As per SANews, the Springboks secured their victory in the 2023 Rugby World Cup against New Zealand in a thrilling match held in Paris, France, last Saturday.
This welcoming ceremony at the Union Buildings holds great significance as it marks the commencement of the Rugby World Champions’ National Trophy Tour.
The champion team, amidst great anticipation, arrived at the OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday, greeted by an enthusiastic reception from the public.
The Webb Ellis Cup parade will begin on Thursday. Pretoria, Johannesburg, and Soweto are first up before the tour concludes at FNB Stadium. It then heads to Cape Town on the 3rd of November and Durban on the 4th. East London is the final destination, on the 5th.
Residents of Pretoria are cordially invited to be part of this historic event and witness it unfold from Government Avenue in Arcadia.
President to Address Parliament
This afternoon, President Ramaphosa will engage with Members of Parliament (MPs) to address vital national issues. During this session, he will respond to Questions for Oral Reply in the National Assembly.
MPs have raised several critical matters with the President, including the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and its accountability to Parliament. Additionally, discussions will encompass various commissions of inquiry established by the President, strategies for combating violence against women and children, insights drawn from the Census 2022 for macro-economic policy, and the topic of fiscal discipline within the Government.
Furthermore, the President will provide insights into the state of readiness of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and its capacity to fulfil its constitutional mandate.
Parliamentary Questions for Oral and Written Reply serve as one of the key mechanisms through which Parliament ensures accountability of the Executive branch.
This question-and-answer session will commence at 14:00.
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