National Press Club

South African President Zuma to speak at NPC Luncheon Aug. 4

July 19, 2014 | By Myron Belkind |

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa will be the guest at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon at 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 4, in the Ballroom.

Zuma, who was first elected president in 2009 and re-elected in 2014, will speak on the eve of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington August 5 to 6.

His appearance at the NPC coincides with the approaching 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela speaking at the Club on Oct. 7, 1994, following his election as the first president of South Africa elected through a fully representative democratic process involving all segments of the country’s society.

The Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. Remarks will begin at 2 p.m, followed by a question and answer session ending at 3 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased here. The cost of luncheon admission is $22 for NPC members, who may bring one guest as the same price, and $36 for non-members.

For questions, please email or call (202) 662 – 7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

Note to NPC members: Please purchase your tickets promptly as they will be offered to the public on July 23.

NPC Members who wish to attend the 1:00 pm pre- luncheon reception must RSVP separately to no later than 48 hours before the event. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to the Luncheon to attend the VIP reception.

To submit a question in advance, put ZUMA in the subject line and email to before 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.