Monthly Programme of Events
  21 Mar: Human Rights Day (South Africa)
  21 Mar: Deputy President Ramaphosa attends the inauguration of the President-elect, Dr. Hage Geingob, in Windhoek, Republic of Namibia
  19 Mar: Deputy Minister Llewellyn Landers briefs the Media on international developments, Cape Town, South Africa
  18 Mar: Sixth Session of the South Africa - Algeria Bi-National Commission (BNC), Pretoria, South Africa
  17-19 Mar: SADC Seminar on the work of the International Seabed Authority, Pretoria, South Africa
  17 Mar: President Zuma attends the inauguration of the Prime Minister-elect, Mr Pakalitha Mosisili, Maseru, Kingdom of Lesotho
  15 Mar: Grand Opening of the Year of China in South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
  13 Mar: Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane addresses the Graduation ceremony and roundtable discussion on the United Nations Resolution 1325, Pretoria, South Africa
  9 Mar: Commonwealth Day
  8-9 Mar: Official Visit by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers to Bogota, Colombia
  8 Mar: Minister Nkoana-Mashabane honours Ms Charlote Maxeke during an International Women’s Day event, Evaton, South Africa
  8 Mar: International Women's Day
  6-7 Mar: SADC Council of Ministers Meeting, Harare, Republic of Zimbabwe
  5-6 Mar: Official Visit by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers to Santiago, Chile
  2-6 Mar: 28th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), Geneva, Switzerland
  2-3 Mar: Official Visit by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers to Montevideo, Oriental Republic of Uruguay
  1-9 Mar: Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers visits the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, the Republic of Chile and the Republic of Colombia
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Bolstering Regional Stability by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane, The New Age Newspaper, 26 March 2015. South Africa forges ahead as chair of the SADC organ in promoting peace and development in the region - The involvement of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in the maintenance of peace and security in the region vindicates our assertion that there should be African solutions to Africa’s problems.

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President Zuma sends a message of condolences following Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 crash. On behalf of the Government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of all the victims of the Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 that crashed in France on 24 March 2015.

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South Africa mourns the death of Singapore’s founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. The South African Government was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Singapore’s founding father and Prime Minister from 1956 to 1990, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, on 23 March 2015.

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Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations and Chair of the Group of 77, on the occasion of the Third Session of the Inter-Governmental Process on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, 23-27 March 2015. (New York, 23 March 2015). I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. At the outset let me thank the Chairperson of the UN Statistical Commission for his presentation on the preliminary global indicators earlier this morning.

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Deputy President Ramaphosa to attend the inauguration of the President-elect of the Republic of Namibia. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, will on behalf of President Zuma, who cannot attend the ceremony due to the funeral of former Minister Chabane, attend the Inauguration of President-elect, Dr. Hage Geingob of the Republic of Namibia, on 21 March 2015 in Windhoek, Namibia. The Inauguration follows elections held on 28 November 2014.

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Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers addresses the media on international developments, Imbizo Media Centre, Cape Town, South Africa, 19 March 2015. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers addresses the media on international developments, Imbizo Media Centre, Cape Town, South Africa, 19 March 2015.



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Media statement by Honourable Luwellyn Landers, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on international developments, 19 March 2015, Imbizo Media Centre, Cape Town. Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen of the media, our briefing this afternoon will focus on the attack at a museum in Tunisia; preparations for South Africa’s hosting of the mid-year Summit of the African Union; the upcoming India, Brazil South Africa (IBSA) Ministerial Meeting to be held in South Africa, and our recent three-nation visit to Latin America.

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Deputy Minister Landers to brief the Media on international developments

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Llewellyn Landers is scheduled to brief the media on a number of developments, including preparations for South Africa’s hosting of the mid-year Summit of the African Union, the upcoming India, Brazil South Africa (IBSA) Ministerial Meeting to be held in South Africa, the recent three-nation visit to Latin America as well as other matters relating to the implementation of our foreign policy.

Date : Thursday, 19 March 2015
Time : 13H00
Venue : Imbizo Media Centre
120 Plein Street
Parliament
Cape Town
RSVP : mtshalip@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete +27 76 431 3078
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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with the Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ramtane Lamamra, Pretoria, South Africa, 18 March 2015. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with the Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ramtane Lamamra, Pretoria, South Africa, 18 March 2015.



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Remarks by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the joint media briefing following the Ministerial segment of the 6th Session of the South Africa-Algeria Bi-National Commission of Co-operation, 18 March 2015, Pretoria. Allow me once again to express my thanks and appreciation to you Honourable Minister for having come here to co-convene the Ministerial segment of the 6th Session of the Binational Commission (BNC) between the Republic of South Africa and the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her Algerian counterpart for the 6th South Africa-Algeria Bi-National Commission. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, will host and co-chair together with the Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ramtane Lamamra, the Ministerial engagement of the 6th session of the South Africa-Algeria Bi-National Commission (BNC) in Pretoria on 18 March 2015.

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Statement on Cabinet Meeting held on 18 March 2015. The passing of Minister Ohm Collins Chabane - Cabinet is saddened by the untimely passing of Minister Chabane and his protectors, Sergeants Lesiba Samuel Sekele and Mareme Lawrence Lentsoane, who died in a tragic car crash on Sunday, 15 March 2015. Government and the people of South Africa will solely miss the contribution from this servant of the people who remained committed to building a better South Africa until death.

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The Government of South Africa expresses solidarity with Vanuatu. The Government of South Africa has today added its voice to those of the Commonwealth and other governments in expressing its solidarity with the people and Government of Vanuatu, following the devastation of Cyclone Pam over the weekend, which has affected the entire population.

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Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr Godfrey Oliphant; opens the seminar with the Deputy Secretary General and Legal Counsel of the International Seabed Authority, Mr Michael Lodge, Pretoria, South Africa, 17 March 2015. Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr Godfrey Oliphant; opens the seminar with the Deputy Secretary General and Legal Counsel of the International Seabed Authority, Mr Michael Lodge, Pretoria, South Africa, 17 March 2015.


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Address by the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr. Godfrey Oliphant, at the Seminar on the work of the International Seabed Authority, 17 March 2015, DIRCO, Pretoria. It is indeed an honour for me to welcome you all to South Africa and especially to this seminar for SADC Member States on the work of the International Seabed Authority. We are delighted to host this seminar in partnership with the Authority.

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SADC Seminar on the work of the International Seabed Authority

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), in partnership with the Department of Mineral Resources, the International Seabed Authority and the South African Council for Geoscience, will be hosting a three-day Seminar in Pretoria for SADC States on the work of the Authority.

Date : 17 - 19 March 2015
Time : 09H30
Venue : Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)
Conference Room 1
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg  Road
Rietondale
Pretoria
0084
RSVP : Rhandzu Hlungwani, hlungwanir@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078, kgweten@dirco.gov.za
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President Zuma to attend the inauguration of the Prime Minister-elect of the Kingdom of Lesotho. At the invitation of His Majesty King Letsie III, President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday, 17 March 2015, attend the inauguration of the Prime Minister-elect Mr Pakalitha Mosisili of the Kingdom of Lesotho. The Kingdom of Lesotho held National Assembly Elections on 28 February 2015 and Prime Minister-elect Mr Pakalitha Mosisili emerged as the leader of the winning coalition.

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Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nati Mthethwa, and Minister Culture of China, Mr Luo Shugang, at the Grand Opening of the Year of China in South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, 15 March 2015. Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nati Mthethwa, and Minister Culture of China, Mr Luo Shugang, at the Grand Opening of the Year of China in South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, 15 March 2015.


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Grand Opening of the Year of China in South Africa

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, in collaboration with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and the Department of Arts and Culture, will host a concert in Pretoria to officially launch the 2015 Year of China in South Africa.

Date : Sunday, 15 March 2015
Time : 13H30 - 14H30 (arrival of media and registration)
15H00 - 17H00 (Event)
Venue : State Theatre
301 Church Street
Pretoria
RSVP : Ms HUANG Yujue, Attaché, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, email: reception@chinese-embassy.org.za or ivyhuang912@gmail.com, tel: 012 431 6548, cell: 073 277 7190
Enquiries : Mr Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
Fifth Chile-South Africa Political Consultative Mechanism (JCM) meeting. The Fifth Chile-South Africa Political Consultative Mechanism meeting was held on 5 March 2015, in Santiago, co-chaired by the Acting Undersecretary of Foreign Affairsof Chile, Mr Alfredo Labbé, and the Vice Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Mr Luwellyn Landers.
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Grand Opening of the Year of China in South Africa

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, in collaboration with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and the Department of Arts and Culture, will host a concert in Pretoria to officially launch the 2015 Year of China in South Africa.

Date : Sunday, 15 March 2015
Time : 14H00 - 14H45 (arrival of media and registration)
15H00 - 17H00 (Event)
Venue : State Theatre
301 Church Street
Pretoria
RSVP : Ms HUANG Yujue, Attaché, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, email: reception@chinese-embassy.org.za or ivyhuang912@gmail.com, tel: 012 431 6548, cell: 073 277 7190
Enquiries : Mr Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane delivers a keynote speech at the Graduation Ceremony of Women from the SADC Secretariat and Member States who participated in a Capacity Building Programme on “Mediation, Negotiations & Constitution Drafting” offered by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Pretoria, South Africa, 13 March 2015. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane delivers a keynote speech at the Graduation Ceremony of Women from the SADC Secretariat and Member States who participated in a Capacity Building Programme on “Mediation, Negotiations & Constitution Drafting” offered by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Pretoria, South Africa, 13 March 2015.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to address the Graduation ceremony and roundtable discussion on the United Nations Resolution 1325

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will be the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony of women from the SADC Secretariat and Member States who participated in a Capacity Building Programme on “Mediation, Negotiations & Constitution Drafting” offered by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.


Date : Friday, 13 March 2015
Time : 10H00 (Programme attached)
Venue : DIRCO Conference Centre
O R Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
0084
Pretoria
RSVP : Rhanzu Hlungwani, hlungwanir@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Mr Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
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Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers meets and signs a MOU in Political Cooperation with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, Ms Patti Londono Jaramillo, Bogota, Colombia, 9 March 2015. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers meets and signs a MOU in Political Cooperation with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, Ms Patti Londono Jaramillo, Bogota, Colombia, 9 March 2015.

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Deputy Minister Landers concludes official visit to Colombia. International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers has today, 10 March 2015, concluded his Official Visit to Bogota, the Republic of Colombia. During his visit to Bogata, Deputy Minister held a bilateral meeting with his counterpart, Ms Patti Londoño. Amongst the issues discussed during the meeting, Deputy Minister Landers conveyed South Africa´s interest in opening an Embassy in Bogota.

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South African Government’s Commonwealth Day Message. Today, Monday, 09 March 2015, the fifty-three members of the Commonwealth across six continents, celebrate Commonwealth Day. Numerous events and activities will take place in Commonwealth member countries during the course of the year to commemorate Commonwealth day.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane delivers a keynote address on the occasion of marking the 2015 International Women’s Day to honour struggle heroine Charlotte Maxeke, Wilberforce Community FET College, Evaton, South Africa, 8 March 2015. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane delivers a keynote address on the occasion of marking the 2015 International Women’s Day to honour struggle heroine Charlotte Maxeke, Wilberforce Community FET College, Evaton, South Africa, 8 March 2015.

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Speech by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on the occasion of a Public Lecture on, “Charlotte Maxeke: A diplomat, activist and feminist”, Wilberforce Community College, Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng Province, 8 March 2015. It is a great pleasure and honour for me to be present here today, especially on such an important day in the revolutionary history of women across the world. Today we commemorate the international women’s day under the theme “ Make it happen”.
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Africa has leading role to play in the aspirations of women. It is important that we do not allow the rights of women and girls to regress, says Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. Sunday marks International Women’s Day. Around the world citizens will be reflecting on the progress made in achieving women’s empowerment and gender equality, and paying tribute to women who have played a remarkable role in the history of their countries and communities.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to honour Ms Charlotte Maxeke during an International Women’s Day event

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will use the occasion of an event marking the 2015 International Women’s Day to honour struggle heroine Charlotte Maxeke. The Minister is also expected to hand over computers to the Charlotte Maxeke Secondary School and the Wilberforce Community FET College.

Date : Sunday, 08 March 2015
Time : 09H30 (arrival of media)
Venue : Charlotte Maxeke Secondary School
63 Lind Road
Time : 13H30 (arrival of media)
Venue : Wilberforce Community College
Plot 26
Sekontle Road, 991
Evaton
RSVP : Ms Tercia Malepane, 072 992 9276, malepanet@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Mr Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Rob Davies, at the SADC Council of Ministers Meeting, Harare, Zimbabwe, 6 March 2015. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Rob Davies, at the SADC Council of Ministers Meeting, Harare, Zimbabwe, 6 March 2015.

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SADC Council of Ministers Meeting focuses on integration and industrialisation. A South African Government delegation led by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, and the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, is taking part in the SADC Council of Ministers meeting held in Harare, Republic of Zimbabwe (06-07 March 2015). The Republic of Zimbabwe was elected to the position of Chair of the SADC at the August 2014 SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government.

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President Zuma congratulates the new Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho. On behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, H.E. President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Mr Pakalitha Mosisili on his election as Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, following the National Assembly Elections held on 28 February 2015.

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Address by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers to the Economic Seminar hosted by the Directorate General for International Economic Relations of Chile (DIRECON) and the South African Embassy, Santiago, Chile, 05 March 2015. Address by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers to the Economic Seminar hosted by the Directorate General for International Economic Relations of Chile (DIRECON) and the South African Embassy, Santiago, Chile, 05 March 2015.

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Joint Communiqué: Fifth Chile-South Africa Political Consultative Mechanism (JCM) Meeting. The Fifth Chile-South Africa Political Consultative Mechanism meeting was held on 5 March 2015, in Santiago, co-chaired by the Acting Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Mr Alfredo Labbé, and the Vice Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Mr Luwellyn Landers.

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Address by Deputy Minister Landers to the Economic Seminar hosted by the Directorate General for International Economic Relations of Chile (DIRECON) and the South African Embassy in Chile, 05 March 2015, Santiago, Chile. It is indeed a singular pleasure for me to give the first keynote address in this important gathering because it is the correct response to the direction that President Zuma gave to all South African Ambassadors when he addressed them at the September 2014 Heads of Mission conference: “Let me confirm that the economy is the apex priority of our country over the next five years. We must put all our efforts into promoting a positive environment for economic growth and development if we are to break the back of poverty, unemployment and inequality.”

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Deputy Minister Landers arrives in Chile on an official visit. International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers arrived in Santiago, Chile on 04 March 2015 ahead of his official visit, scheduled for 05-06 March 2015. The Deputy Minister is scheduled to address the Chile - South Africa Trade Seminar today, Thursday, 05 March 2015. South Africa is Chile's largest trading partner in Africa, while South Africa is the biggest investor in Chile's mining sector.
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Statement on Cabinet Meeting of 4 March 2015. Implementation of key government programmes - Cabinet welcomed the 2015 National Budget that will drive the implementation of the nine-point plan presented by the President during his State of the Nation Address. This budget provides certainty, stability and prudent fiscal management necessary to take the South African economy through these tough economic conditions.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane delivers a statement at the High Level Segment of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, 3 March 2015. Picture: Unati Ngamntwini Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane delivers a statement at the High Level Segment of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, 3 March 2015.

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Statement by H. E. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation at the High-Level Segment of the 28th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Tuesday, 03 March 2015, Geneva, Switzerland. Let me take this opportunity, at the outset, to congratulate you, Mr. President, and the Bureau, on your election. I would also like to extend my congratulations to the new High Commissioner, Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and we wish him all the success in the execution of his mandate.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to participate in the High-Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council in Switzerland. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will participate in the High-level Segment of the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), scheduled for 02-06 March 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is expected that Minister Nkoana-Mashabane will deliver a statement to the HRC on Tuesday, 03 March 2015.

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Bilateral Meetings between Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers and Deputy Minister Jose Lius Cancela, Montevideo, Oriental Republic of Uruguay 2-3 March 2015. Bilateral Meetings between Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers and Deputy Minister Jose Lius Cancela, Montevideo, Oriental Republic of Uruguay 2-3 March 2015.








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Bilateral Meetings between Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers and Deputy Minister Jose Lius Cancela, Montevideo, Oriental Republic of Uruguay 2-3 March 2015.
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Deputy Minister Landers concludes official visit to Uruguay. International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers has today, 03 March 2015, concluded his Official Visit to Montevideo, Oriental Republic of Uruguay. The Deputy Minister presented a congratulatory letter from His Excellency President Zuma to the newly elected President of Uruguay, His Excellency Dr Tabare Vasquez, who was inaugurated on Sunday, 01 March 2015 in Montevideo.

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Deputy Minister Landers arrives in Uruguay. International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers arrived in Montevideo, in the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, on 01 March 2015 ahead of his official visit schedule for 02-03 March 2015. The Deputy Minister is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with his counterpart, Jose Lius Cancela, and is also expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Establishment of a Bilateral Consultation Mechanism between South Africa and Uruguay.

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SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the Kingdom of Lesotho, Statement by Honourable Maite Nkoana-Mashabane (MP), Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, and Head of the SEOM to the 2015 National Assembly Elections in the Kingdom of Lesotho, Maseru, 02 March 2015. It is my honour and privilege to welcome you to this occasion where we present the preliminary findings of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the 2015 National Assembly Elections in the Kingdom of Lesotho, which took place on Saturday, 28 February 2015. We also take this opportunity to thank you for gracing us with your presence.

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Deputy Minister Mfeketo concludes Working Visit to Sri Lanka. Department of International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo has on 27 February 2015, concluded a successful working visit to Sri Lanka. Deputy Minister Mfeketo paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and met with her counterpart Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera, Senior Government officials, Opposition and Political parties, as well as Civil Society.

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The presidential inauguration of Dr Tabare Vazquez of Uruguay is attended by the South African Ambassador to Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, HRH Princess Z Dlamini, Montevideo, Uruguay, 1 March 2015. The presidential inauguration of Dr Tabare Vazquez of Uruguay is attended by the South African Ambassador to Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, HRH Princess Z Dlamini, Montevideo, Uruguay, 1 March 2015.

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Deputy Minister Landers to visit three South American countries. International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers is scheduled to visit three South American countries from 01-09 March 2015, beginning in the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, proceeding to the Republic of Chile and concluding the visit in the Republic of Colombia.

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Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo meets with Deputy Foreign Minister Atijth P Perera of Sri Lanka for Bilateral Consultations, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 24-28 February 2015. Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo meets with Deputy Foreign Minister Atijth P Perera of Sri Lanka for Bilateral Consultations, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 24-28 February 2015.

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Deputy Minister Mfeketo undertakes official visit to Sri Lanka. International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo is scheduled to undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from 24 - 28 February 2015. It is expected that Deputy Minister Mfeketo will meet her counterpart and other important role-players in Sri Lanka during the course of her visit. South Africa has been asked to share with Sri Lanka its experience in terms of reconciliation and nation-building.

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Joint Media Communiqué on the Outcome of the 6th South Africa-Switzerland High Level Consultations held in Pretoria from 23-24 February 2015.Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers and his Swiss counterpart, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Mr Yves Rossier Co-chaired the 6th Session of the South Africa-Switzerland High Level Consultations(HLC) which were held in Pretoria from 23-24 February 2015. The 6th session took place within the context of solid structured bilateral relations between the two countries.

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Deputy Minister Landers to host his Swiss counterpart for High Level Consultations

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers will co-chair with his Swiss counterpart, His Excellency Yves Rossier, the 6th South African-Switzerland High Level Consultations (HLC).

Date : Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Time : 13H50 (Press Conference)
Venue : DIRCO Conference Centre
O R Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
0084
Pretoria
Enquiries : Mr Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
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President Jacob Zuma with President Robert Mugabe during the SADC Double Troika Press Briefing, Pretoria, South Africa, 20 February 2015. President Jacob Zuma with President Robert Mugabe during the SADC Double Troika Press Briefing, Pretoria, South Africa, 20 February 2015.
President Jacob Zuma with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphoza and Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during the SADC Double Troika Meeting, Pretoria, South Africa, 20 February 2015. President Jacob Zuma with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphoza and Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during the SADC Double Troika Meeting, Pretoria, South Africa, 20 February 2015.

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