1. SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government
The Republic of Botswana hosted the 35th Ordinary SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government from 17 to 18 August 2015 under the theme: “Accelerating Industrialisation of SADC Economies through Transformation of Natural Endowment and Improved Human Capital.”
President Zuma led a delegation to the Summit comprising of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Ministers Maite Nkoana-Mashabane (International Relations and Cooperation), David Mahlobo (State Security), Rob Davies (Trade and Industry) and Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas (Finance).
The Summit elected H.E. Lieutenant-General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, President of the Republic of Botswana, and His Majesty King Mswati III of the Kingdom of Swaziland, as Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of SADC respectively. The Double Troika Member States deliberated on the state of regional peace and security, and elected H.E. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, as the Chair of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation.