President Jacob Zuma will ink the treaty on behalf of South Africa on September 20, presidential spokesperson Bongani Ngqulunga said on Sunday.
"While no state now in possession of nuclear weapons will be signing along with us, this Treaty nevertheless represents an important step towards a nuclear-free world".
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This will ensure that nuclear energy is used for peaceful purposes only, he added.
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, or the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, is the first legally binding global agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons, with the goal of leading towards their total elimination.
People the world over have campaigned vigorously to abolish nuclear weapons, but generally to no avail.
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The treaty will be open for signing by all members of the United Nations Thursday.
Many believe that the strenuous and repeated objections of nuclear-armed states is an admission that this treaty will have a real and lasting impact.
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