President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, Thursday 31 October 2019, travel to Yokohama, Japan, to lead the nation’s support for the Springboks in their Rugby World Cup final against England.
The final, which will be played on Saturday, 02 November, is a repeat of the 2007 tournament where these two sides also squared off in the most important encounter of the Rugby World Cup.
The President will lend his support to the Springboks and supporters of the national team in terms of his constitutionally assigned role of promoting the unity of the nation and that which will advance the Republic.
While President Ramaphosa undertakes this working visit, Deputy President David Mabuza is in the People’s Republic of China where he is co-chairing the 7th Session of the South Africa-China Bi-National Commission.
The South Africa-China Bi-National Commission is a strategic platform between our two countries for engagement on issues of common interest including political and economic relations.
In view of the simultaneous working visits by the President and Deputy President, President Ramaphosa has in terms of Section 90(1)(b) of the Constitution designated Minister of Basic Education Ms Angie Motshekga to serve as Acting President from Friday 01 November to Sunday 03 November 2019.
Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa