President Zuma to rename official presidential residence after John Langalibalele Dube
15 May 2012President Jacob Zuma will on Thursday, 17 May 2012, rename Kings House Presidential Residence in Durban, after the highly regarded educationist, journalist and first President of the ruling African National Congress, Dr John Langalibalele Dube. Kings will from Thursday become Dr John L Dube House.
The residence is used by both the President and the Deputy President of the Republic.
The renaming follows the President's announcement in his State of the Nation Address on government's drive to celebrate, preserve, restore and promote South Africa's heritage.
Through the Heritage Project, with 28 heritage projects countrywide that pay tribute to heroes and heroines of the anti-apartheid struggle, government seeks to ensure a more representative and inclusive South African history and heritage. This will contribute also to shared values and a common national identity.
Details are as follows:
Date: 17 May 2012
Venue: Kings House Residence, 12 Eastbourne Road, Morningside, Durban
Media wishing to attend this event should RSVP to Tsakane Khambane on 082 084 5566 or firstname.lastname@example.org preferably before 12:00 on 16 May 2012.
Media is further requested to park their cars in a secured parking at Jameson Park, Corner of Musgrave and Florida Roads, Durban, where they will be transported to the House.
Dress code is strictly formal and media is requested to dress presentably.
Cell: 082 330 1148
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Issued by: The Presidency
15 May 2012
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