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Zuma to under take a state visit to Zambia

General NewsFeature GeneralZuma to under take a state visit to Zambia
South African President Jacob Zuma 

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma will undertake a State Visit to Zambia scheduled to take place on 12-13 October 2017.

President Edgar Lungu undertook a State Visit to South Africa in December last year.

President Zuma was in Zambia in August for an official visits to reopen the Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show in Lusaka.

Interactions between the two Heads of State during this State Visit are aimed at deepening and strengthening the already existing good political, economic and cultural relations underpinned by strong historical ties that date back from the years of the liberation struggle.

Economic cooperation between South Africa and Zambia is steadily growing, with South African exports to Zambia amounting to approximately R30 billion in 2016.

Zambia remains one of South Africa’s top trading partners in the region and the continent.

The two countries cooperate in a variety of areas, including trade and investment, science and technology, defence, agriculture, environment, energy as well as health.

There are over 120 South African companies doing business in Zambia in various sectors, including telecommunications, aviation, tourism, banking, property, retail, entertainment, and fast foods.

During the State Visit, the two Heads of State will officially open the OR Tambo National Heritage site in Zambia on 13 October 2017.

President Zuma will be accompanied by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane; Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr. Nathi Mthethwa; Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Rob Davies; Minister of Energy, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi; Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr. Mosebenzi Zwane; and the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr. Senzeni Zokwana.


  1. Lungu should not be allowed to leave the country in the next 6 months, please.

    the country has lost a lot of resources because of his aimless movements across the globe

  2. Good news for mother Zambia.a sound relationship with SA is very vital for our both countries.
    What of the South Africa’s empty tins Maimane and Malema, when are they visiting the Dundumwezi leader Kainde?kikikikikiki!!am sure now Kainde and his die hard tribalists have understood that Zambia only has one Republican President in ECL until 2021.

  3. Chakolwa na kanyenga the under the same roof. Its dance time ta. Everyone put on your dancing shoes, mothers lock up your daughters and fathers lock up your Whiskey Cabinets…

  4. Another explorer president and global tourist just like Lungu.Poor African taxpayers are feeling the pain of these low return globe trotters.

  5. “There are over 120 South African companies doing business in Zambia in various sectors” How many Zambian companies are in RSA doing business?

  6. South African Boers should stop coming to Zambia to get employed. Can’t they find jobs in South Africa? Lungu should discuss this with Zuma so that the influx of Boers into Zambia in search of employment can end. Zambia has very few jobs and we can’t afford to share them with Boers. Same applies to Indians. Indians come to our country and become very comfortable like it’s their country. What’s surprising is that both Indians and Boers come to Zambia and start practicing Racism against Zambians treating them like trash. What kind of country is this where the government allows everyone from everywhere to come and get employed. A Zambian can never get a job in India. A Zambian will have to struggle like Mandela to get a job in SA.

  7. South African companies are concerned about their loss of business tenders in Zambia to the Chinese. They have really pushed their president very hard to lobby for them

  8. Ba Lusaka times how much does Zambia export to SA?

    Clearly you got this news from ENCA. You cant even research? Pathetic #NapitaMukwai

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