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Presidents arrive in SA

2013-03-24 12:40

Pretoria - China's newly elected president Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin have arrived in South Africa for a working visit, the department of international relations said on Sunday.

The two were received by President Jacob Zuma, the department said in a statement.

On Tuesday, Jinping and Zuma will engage in talks at the Union Building in Pretoria, before signing trade agreements.

Jinping, Putin and Zuma will also attend the BRICS summit in Durban this week.

Comments
  • Jenifer Johnstone - 2013-03-24 12:52

    enter south africa at your own risk afraid for you

      IAnon Ym - 2013-03-24 13:19

      Perhaps SA is becoming the new Cyprus for the Ruskies and Reds.

      Colin Taylor - 2013-03-24 13:35

      Talk about risk... Not even a shower will help Zuma and SA now that we're in bed with the Commies... Just a matter of time for the infection to spread...

      leonard.tsolo - 2013-03-24 13:59

      Afraid for Jenifer who is not a visitor but a permanent residence. You sucks.

      Jack - 2013-03-24 14:20

      And for crying out loud, keep them away from News24. They might think there is a civil war going on and that we are ruled by the inmates from the Asylum. Its not true, don't believe it. South Africans are safe.

      Pierre Nortje - 2013-03-24 16:17

      Motlalepula Matshwe you fat fart - you make people scared of this country with your millions of pre-marriage and unwanted children....

  • En Gineer - 2013-03-24 12:53

    When last was a Russian president in South Africa?

      Ian Borradaile - 2013-03-24 13:21

      During the Mbeki epoch

      leonard.tsolo - 2013-03-24 14:01

      Gineer.. So what?

      rob.tubbs.39 - 2013-03-24 18:07

      I think 'Boris SUCKMEOFF' was here about twenty years ago........

      elmarie.viljoen.7 - 2013-03-25 10:21

      Who cares?

  • Alan Street - 2013-03-24 12:56

    And so begins the communist takeover! They will rape the resources and enslave the africans. Just look north for the evidence.

      Richard Scully - 2013-03-24 13:05

      There are much bigger fish to fry up north without added labour and BEE problems

      Dumbile Elephantisis - 2013-03-24 14:29

      @Alan, you mean like West is currently doing?

      Dumbile Elephantisis - 2013-03-24 14:32

      @Matthew, he doesn't have to go anywhere to experience slavery because it is happening right here right now and I'm certain he is experiencing hence his comment. A slave earning a dollar a day is no better than the one earning 2 dollars a day. Wake Up!!

      rodney.bevan.58 - 2013-03-24 14:40

      Motlalepula, in order for democracy to work or exist, the masses need to be educated and unfortunately the masses in SA are not. The masses vote for the ANC not because they believe it's the best party, but because they don't know any better. The majority of the population has little or no access to the daily news, or chooses not to believe, how else does one explain keeping Zuma and his cronies in office, because it sure as hell isn't the educated option.

      Olga Mabaso - 2013-03-24 18:48

      At least regard BRICKS as possible international anti-rasism platform!

  • TheCrow - 2013-03-24 13:00

    Russia has very strong political links with SA as many of the ANC guys were in Russia for training during exile.As for China, These guys own everything. soon, the president of China and its people will say, "im going to my other home (SA)".

  • Percy Ndebele - 2013-03-24 13:09

    Im not optomistic about ths meetings anymore since they dont benefit the rest of the country bt the few in government

      Pierre Nortje - 2013-03-24 13:44

      Pngwenya who posted above does not see it that way. The idiotic Communist Party of SA will welcome the Chinese delegation whilst the Mafia Poacher Mob will embrace the Russian ruffians but no luck either way – all of them will probably end up in some jail before they are 60 years old ... By the way Pngwenya, do you have a sandwich to take to Fat Boy Malema (our very own Kidi Amin) while he will be rotting in jail for the next 20 years?

      SharonE - 2013-03-24 17:09

      The government had such high hopes when SA latched itself onto Bric that Jacob promised quite confidently during his state of the nation address that they would create 10 million jobs over 10 years. The bric countries have now shown that they would be more inclined to invest in countries like Mozambique and Botswana who have more stable labour markets and better infrastructure. I wonder how much this party is going to cost...

  • Alan Smith - 2013-03-24 13:18

    Zipper met them to collect his paycheck.

  • Fdee Psy Dalana - 2013-03-24 13:24

    on what grounds did south africa qualify to share the same boardroom with these heavyweights?

      Henk Van Biljon - 2013-03-24 14:29

      Easy. We have what they want - resources. This is the fruition of the strategy they had years ago, when they started to back the terrorists. We could learn a lot from the Easterners. They have never invaded another country by force. Instead, they chose to support the intellectually weak, knowing that eventually they can control them. They also send in their cannon fodder to breed like crazy. Those sly snakes never make their real intentions known, and when the gullible idiots in SA wake up one day they will be surprised to see who their real masters are.

  • Wesley Fick - 2013-03-24 13:24

    Interesting. I wonder how these trade agreements will affect our support for Russia and China's defense of the Eurasian countries?

  • Henk Van Biljon - 2013-03-24 14:18

    Meet your future masters, inhabitants of South Africa! It's payback time!!

  • Edwin Van Der Mescht - 2013-03-24 14:30

    Zuma is signing SA away to China good luck !!!

  • Dumbile Elephantisis - 2013-03-24 14:38

    It's a good thing these Presidents are visiting our shores, however, I have no confidence in Zuma or the ANC to negotiate any deals steeped in our favor. They are fundamentally anti-poor and anti-revolutionary, as it were.

  • Jenifer Johnstone - 2013-03-24 14:48

    my country is beautiful had my house broken into 7 times ,do you think i feel safe do i think those people are safe ?its not my beautiful country

  • Xoli Mbambo - 2013-03-24 14:58

    Where is Godzille do u remeber the Gupta's chick.

  • Kim Bredenkamp - 2013-03-24 15:15

    Brilliant news, now maybe at last we can break ties with our colonial slave masters in europe and the UK.

      Wesley Fick - 2013-03-24 20:02

      We've been under the buy of the Chinese and the Russians for ages. Trained by the communist, we are. And if you try point that out to anyone, even an ANC supported, they'll refute any evidence until they're blue in the face.

      Mabeshankone ZoSuthu - 2013-03-24 20:13

      Inferiority complex, DelusionBuster. These are partners. Our being the smallest partner doesn't make us a colony. We punch above our weight. We always have. That's the South African spirit. #GoSouthAfrica!

  • Bruce Sahli - 2013-03-24 15:39

    All the street kids at the intersections in DURBS will now dissappear for a while!!!!!!I have noticed this a week ago already.At least we hope so,no more peeing and crapping general refuse all over the place!!!A cover up!!!!!!!!

  • Dean Arguru Mc Farlane - 2013-03-24 15:52

    Maybe we'll get Russian electronic products? At lower prices?

  • Joyce Roper - 2013-03-24 16:57

    And so it begins ....

  • Joyce Roper - 2013-03-24 17:12

    And so it begins .....

  • mantlekilo - 2013-03-24 17:43

    DILLIGAF Zuma is entertaining his Masters and our new Overlords.

  • Yanga Maroloma - 2013-03-24 18:36

    Bourgeoisie! A$$holes, all of them!!!

  • Kgahliso Mthimkulu - 2013-03-24 19:39

    Jizzz thot we waving amafongkongs gudbye dis won't end

  • Mabeshankone ZoSuthu - 2013-03-24 19:46

    South Africa will shine. I can't wait to read about the conference being a resounding success. Go South Africa! #ProudlySouthAfrican, baby!

  • Mabeshankone ZoSuthu - 2013-03-24 19:55

    This is how the Conference is being reported on in the US: With the exception of the better established markets of China and India, Brazil, Russia and South Africa are just now emerging onto the Global Marketplace ‘radar screen’ of companies everywhere when deciding where to market their goods and services. Currently the BRICS countries are responsible for over 50% of global economic growth in the last decade. Discussions are now being conducted on a special new currency for the BRICS countries. A group of experts from government and the private sector will debate, interact and present their knowledge and perspectives on what are the best methods for successful bilateral trade and investment in this booming BRICS marketplace. Best markets, targeted industry sectors, cultural nuances and governmental support for each of the BRICS nations will be discussed and debated in an interactive, round-table format that will be open to all of the conference attendees. #GoSouthAfrica! Go!

  • Mabeshankone ZoSuthu - 2013-03-24 20:29

    Yet another US report about the conference by Scot Firsing: The Weigh In: The BRICS concept, developed by Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs, is now over a decade old. It was a predication that Brazil, Russia, India and China would soon be amongst the top five dominant economies in the world. This idea eventually gave birth to a political organization with the First BRIC Summit being held in Russia in June 2009. The BRIC countries discussed United Nations reform, as well as how their group could lead to a “greater voice and representation in international financial institutions.” South Africa was officially added in December 2010 making the BRICS combined weight even more formidable. Don't listen to the WHINEMAKERS. The world has sat up and is watching. South Africa, make yourselves proud. #ProudlySouthAfrican, baby.

  • Mabeshankone ZoSuthu - 2013-03-24 20:35

    Yet another US report about the conference by Scot Firsing: The Weigh In: The BRICS concept, developed by Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs, is now over a decade old. It was a predication that Brazil, Russia, India and China would soon be amongst the top five dominant economies in the world. This idea eventually gave birth to a political organization with the First BRIC Summit being held in Russia in June 2009. The BRIC countries discussed United Nations reform, as well as how their group could lead to a “greater voice and representation in international financial institutions.” South Africa was officially added in December 2010 making the BRICS combined weight even more formidable. Don't listen to the WHINEMAKERS. The world has sat up and is watching. South Africa, make yourselves proud. #ProudlySouthAfrican, baby.

  • Successful Nhlamulo Mabilane - 2013-03-24 20:45

    is more nicer for South Africa to do business with China(economy owners)but for Brazil

  • samuel.ramaifo - 2013-03-25 04:31

    Ecomic rape

      lj.roos - 2013-03-25 06:37

      Yes, ecomic indeed.

  • Nicholas Mahlangu - 2013-03-25 09:02

    At last, my president is here! Mr.Vladimir Putin

  • Olga Mabaso - 2013-03-25 09:17

    @Antony Thot Rasism goes both ways,isnt it?

  • elmarie.viljoen.7 - 2013-03-25 10:25

    Now this would have been an ideal opportunity to have a little welcome party for the Chinese President!! A Peaceful protest, just to let him know that he and his people should stay the *&^% away from our Rhino's!!

  • leslene.dunn - 2013-03-25 11:34

    Maybe this man should be looking at how to educate his own filthy country - they are the biggest, cruelest, most savage animal abusers on this planet.

  • Magda Henning - 2013-03-25 11:51

    And the party cost our tax payers R10 million

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