Stamp issue of South Africa Post on presidential inauguration

September 20th, 2014

According to info got by, South Africa Post issued a commemorative stamp on occasion of presidential inauguration. This important event took place on 24th of May. A special stamp and commemorative envelope were released on the 15th of August 2014.

On 7 May 2014, more than 18 million South Africans went to the polls to vote for the government of their choice. The result was that President Jacob Zuma was placed at the helm for the second term as the fifth democratically elected President of the Republic of South Africa.

In 1999, Mr Zuma was appointed as Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa; a position he held until 2005. During this time, he was committed to his role of cementing peace on the continent in pursuit of South Africa's mission of building a better Africa.

On 9 May 2009, Mr Zuma was inaugurated as President of the Republic for his first term. He started off by reconfiguring government to improve performance, while promoting collaboration with society under the theme of the fourth administration, Working Together We Can Do More.

One of the key achievements of the administration under President Zuma's leadership is the development of the National Development Plan Vision 2030 by the National Planning Commission in 2009, which serves as a guideline into the future.

President Zuma assumed his second term as President on 24 May 2014. His priority during the next five years will be to mobilize society behind the 2030 Vision enunciated in the National Development Plan, the country's socio-economic development blueprint.

The implementation of the National Development Plan will help move the country closer to the cherished vision of a truly united, non-sexist, non-racial, democratic and prosperous South Africa.