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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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Communiqué: Extraordinary Double Troika Summit, 20 February 2015, Pretoria, South Africa. The Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Double Troika was held in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa on 20 February 2015.

SA to host an Extraordinary Double Troika Summit of SADC

South Africa will host an Extraordinary Summit of the SADC Double Troika, scheduled for Friday, 20 February 2015 in Pretoria. The Extraordinary Summit is expected to consider the political and security situation in the Kingdom of Lesotho ahead of the 28 February 2015 elections. The Double Troika consists of the following countries: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Lesotho and Namibia.

Date : Friday, 20 February 2015
Time : 12H30
Venue : DIRCO Conference Centre
O R Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale,
0084
Pretoria
RSVP :

Ms Nthabiseng Ramatshela, 082 675 0893 / ramatshelan@dirco.gov.za

Enquiries : Mr Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane pays a courtesy call on H E King Letsie III of Lesotho before the launch of the SADC Election Observer Mission (SEOM) in Maseru, Lesotho, 18 February 2015. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane pays a courtesy call on H E King Letsie III of Lesotho before the launch of the SADC Election Observer Mission (SEOM) in Maseru, Lesotho, 18 February 2015.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane launches the SADC Election Observer Mission (SEOM) in Maseru, Lesotho, 18 February 2015. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane launches the SADC Election Observer Mission  (SEOM) in Maseru, Lesotho, 18 February 2015.


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Statement on the Official Launch of the SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the 2015 National Assembly Elections in the Kingdom of Lesotho by Honourable Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa and Head of the SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM), Maseru, 18 February 2015. On behalf of the Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, H.E Jacob G Zuma, the President of the Republic of South Africa, I wish to take this opportunity to welcome you to the launch of the SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the 2015 National Assembly Elections in the Kingdom of Lesotho.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane arrives in Lesotho for the launch of the SADC Election Observer Mission. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane arrived in Maseru, the Kingdom of Lesotho, today (17 February 2015) ahead of the launch of the SADC Election Observer Mission, scheduled for Wednesday, 18 February 2015.

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South African Government condemns terrorist attacks in Denmark. The South African Government joins the international community in strongly condemning the terrorist attacks on 14 and 15 February 2015, at two venues in Copenhagen that claimed the lives of two people and injured five police officers.

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Left to right: Minister Derek Hanekom, Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister Siyabonga Cwele, Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister Rob Davies and Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers, Cape Town, South Africa, 15 February 2015. Left to right: Minister Derek Hanekom, Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister Siyabonga Cwele, Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister Rob Davies and Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers, Cape Town, South Africa, 15 February 2015.

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International Cooperation, Trade & Security Cluster Media Statement. Welcome to the International Cooperation, Trade and Security (ICTS) cluster media briefing following the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) by President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, 12 February 2015. The ICTS cluster is responsible for the implementation of the Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) (2014 – 2019) commitments, as articulated in Outcome 11 whose vision is to “Create a better South Africa, contribute to a better and safer Africa in a better world”.
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President Jacob Zuma presents his keynote address during the Ubuntu Awards Ceremony, Cape Town, South Africa, 14 February 2015. President Jacob Zuma presents his keynote address during the Ubuntu Awards Ceremony, Cape Town, South Africa, 14 February 2015.
Mininster Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during the Ubuntu Awards Ceremony, Cape Town, South Africa, 14 February 2015. Mininster Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during the Ubuntu Awards Ceremony, Cape Town, South Africa, 14 February 2015.


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President Jacob Zuma receives the National Guard of Honour salute before entering Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 12 February 2015. President Jacob Zuma receives the National Guard of Honour salute before entering Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 12 February 2015.

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President Jacob Zuma: State of The Nation Address 2015. State of the Nation Address by His Excellency Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Joint Sitting Of Parliament Cape Town.

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President Zuma meets Special Guests to the State of the Nation Address. President Jacob Zuma this afternoon, 11 February 2015, took time off the State of the Nation Address (SONA) preparations to meet some of his special guests who will attend SONA and the official opening of Parliament tomorrow, 12 February 2015.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the media on international developments, Pretoria, South Africa, 9 February 2015 Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the media on international developments, Pretoria, South Africa, 9 February 2015.

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Media statement by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on international developments, O. R. Tambo Building, Pretoria, Monday, 09 February 2015. We would like to take this opportunity to share with you information on a number of developments taking place which relate to the implementation of our foreign policy and which we believe are of interest to the public.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to brief the media on international developments

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane is scheduled to brief the media on a number of developments, including the outcomes of the recent African Union Summit, South Africa’s role as Chair of the G77+China, preparations for elections in the Kingdom of Lesotho, emergency relief to flood-affected Republics of Malawi and Mozambique, as well as other matters relating to the implementation of our foreign policy.

Date :

Monday, 09 February 2015

Time : 10H30
Venue : Media Room
DIRCO
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria
0084
RSVP : HlungwaniR@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete +27 76 431 3078
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Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko, Chair of the Group of 77 and China, at the Opening Plenary of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform (ADP-8), Geneva, Switzerland, 8 February 2015. I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. First of all, we wish to congratulate you on your election as our Co-Chairs. I also wish to thank the Government of Switzerland for hosting this important meeting.

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Sudan – South Africa Joint Communiqué, Khartoum, Sudan, 31 January – 1 February 2015. At the invitation of his brother and friend, His Excellency President Omer Albashir of the Republic of the Sudan, His Excellency Mr. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, leading an important delegation, undertook a working and friendly visit to the Republic of the Sudan from 31st January to 1st February 2015.

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South Africa condemns the barbaric and gruesome murder of the Jordanian pilot. The South African Government condemns in the strongest possible terms the barbaric and gruesome murder of the Jordanian pilot, Mr Muath Kasasbeh, by the extremist terror group, ISIL. The South Africa Government condemns all forms and manner of terrorism. We believe that terrorism in any form and from whichever quarter cannot be condoned.

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Former South African Ambassador Welile Nhlapo to deliver the Eritrea - South Africa Festival's (ERISA) 1st Public Lecture. The Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Asmara, in the State of Eritrea, together with Eritrea's liberation governing movement, the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), will host the 1st Public Lecture of the Eritrea-South Africa Festival (ERISA) in Asmara on Friday, 6 February 2015.

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Press Conference Remarks by the President at the conclusion of official talks with President Omer Al Bashir, Khartoum, Republic of Sudan, 01 February 2015. Let me first express my profound gratitude to His Excellency, President Al Bashir for his words of welcome. We further wish to thank him for receiving us on this short visit. Our visit to this beautiful country is occasioned by the historical relations and friendship that exist between our two nations.

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President Zuma to undertake a Working Visit to Sudan. President Jacob Zuma is to undertake a Working Visit to Khartoum, in the Republic of Sudan, on the 1st of February 2015 for consultations with His Excellency President Omar al-Bashir. The President will stop over in Khartoum at the conclusion of the African Union Summit, which is currently taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Heads of State and Government, attending the 24th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, witness the unveiling of a plaque renaming the African Union (AU) Plenary Hall to the Nelson Mandela Plenary Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 January 2015. Heads of State and Government, attending the 24th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, witness the unveiling of a plaque renaming the African Union (AU) Plenary Hall to the Nelson Mandela Plenary Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 January 2015.
Family photo of the Heads of State and Government attend the 24th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 January 2015. Family photo of the Heads of State and Government attend the 24th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 January 2015.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and the Foreign Minister of Uganda, H E Oryem Henry Okello; sign a MOU on Language Exchange in a signing ceremony on the margins of the 24th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 January 2015. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and the Foreign Minister of Uganda, H E Oryem Henry Okello; sign a MOU on Language Exchange in a signing ceremony on the margins of the 24th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 January 2015.

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President Zuma had a successful participation at the AU Summit in Ethiopia. His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has had  a successful participation at the 24th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU Summit) in Addis Ababa, in the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, where he led the South African delegation.
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Members of the media are advised that this media briefing has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

The Department apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Deputy Minister Mfeketo to brief the media on international developments

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo is scheduled to brief the media on a number of developments, including South Africa’s role as Chair of the G77+China, preparations for elections in the Kingdom of Lesotho, emergency relief to flood-affected Republics of Malawi and Mozambique as well as other matters relating to the implementation of our foreign policy.

Date : Thursday, 29 January 2015
Time : 11H00
Venue : Media Room
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria
RSVP : HlungwaniR@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete +27 76 431 3078
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notes before the commencement of the NEPAD HSGOC Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 29 January 2015.

President Jacob Zuma studies his notes before the commencement of the NEPAD HSGOC Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 29 January 2015.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the South African media on issues to be discussed at the 24th Ordinary Summit of the African Union (AU), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 27 January 2015. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the South African media on issues to be discussed at the 24th Ordinary Summit of the African Union (AU), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 27 January 2015.

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President Zuma to lead South Africa's delegation to the African Union Summit in Ethiopia. His Excellency President Jacob Zuma will lead the South African delegation to the 24th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly (AU Summit) scheduled for 30-31 January 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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President Zuma congratulates the new President of Zambia. On behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, HE President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Mr Edgar Lungu on his election as President of the Republic of Zambia, following the Presidential election held on 20th January 2015.

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The African Union (AU) Executive Meeting family photo session post the opening of the 26th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 26 - 27 January 2015. The African Union (AU) Executive Meeting family photo session post the opening of the 26th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 26 - 27 January 2015.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane arrives in Ethiopia to take part in the Executive Council of the AU. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to participate in the 26th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU), scheduled for 26-27 January 2015. The Executive Council Meeting, which is at Ministerial level, takes place ahead of the AU Summit on 28-31 January 2015.

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President Zuma sends condolences to the Government and the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Mr Jacob Zuma, has, on behalf the Government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, sent a message of condolences to the Government and the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia following the passing of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and King of Saudi Arabia, His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.

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South African National sentenced to death in Malaysia for drug-related offences. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has been informed through its Consular Services and the South African High Commission in Malaysia, that a South African national (Mr Deon Cornelius) has been sentenced to death in Kuala Lumpur for drug-related offences.

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President Zuma meets Prime Minister Key. President Jacob Zuma has today, 22 January 2015, held a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Mr John Key, at the margins of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The two leaders discussed a range of issues of common interest between South Africa including the need to strengthen economic relations and trade.

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The Press Conference of the SADC Election Observer Mission (SEOM) to Zambia. From left to right: SADC Secretary, Dr Stergomena Tax; Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Deputy Minister Ellen Molekane, Lusaka, Zambia, 22 January 2015. The Press Conference of the SADC Election Observer Mission (SEOM) to Zambia. From left to right: SADC Secretary, Dr Stergomena Tax; Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Deputy Minister Ellen Molekane, Lusaka, Zambia, 22 January 2015.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane as head of the SADC Observer Mission to Zambia, visits polling stations in the early morning as voters begin to cast their votes, Lusaka, Zambia, 20 January 2015. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane as head of the SADC Observer Mission to Zambia, visits polling stations in the early morning as voters begin to cast their votes, Lusaka, Zambia, 20 January 2015.

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SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the Republic of Zambia: Preliminary Statement by Honourable Maite Nkoana-Mashabane (MP) Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa and Head of the SADC Electoral Observation Mission to the 2015 Presidential Election in the Republic of Zambia, delivered on 22 January 2015, Lusaka, Republic of Zambia. It is my singular honour and privilege to welcome you to this press conference where we present the preliminary findings of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the 2015 Presidential Election in the Republic of Zambia.

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South African Permanent Representative to the United Nations pays a courtesy visit on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. New York: On Wednesday, 21 January 2015, the South African Permanent Representative to the United Nations and also the Chair of the 134-member Group of 77 and China, Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo, paid a courtesy call on the United Nations Secretary-General (SG), Mr Ban Ki-moon, to exchange views on the calendar of the United Nations in the year 2015.

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Deputy President Ramaphosa arrives in Tanzania ahead of the SPLM unity talks. Arusha- South African Deputy President in his capacity as Special Envoy to South Sudan, Cyril Ramaphosa today, Wednesday 21 January 2015, arrived in the Republic of Tanzania to represent President Jacob Zuma during the unity talks among members and leaders of South Sudan’s SPLM scheduled for Arusha later today.

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Statement by H.E. Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations and Chairman of the Group of 77 on the occasion of the Stock-Taking Session on the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (19-21 January 2015.) I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the 134-member Group of 77 and China. On behalf of the Group of 77 and China I wish to express our gratitude to you as Co-facilitators for convening this Stocktaking Session on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

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Ambassador Mamabolo holds Bilateral Meeting with the President of the General Assembly. New York - Today, 16 January 2015, H.E. Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations and Chairperson of the Group of 77 + China met with H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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President Zuma arrives in Mozambique. President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Maputo, in the Republic of Mozambique ahead of the inauguration ceremony of President-elect of the Republic of Mozambique His Excellency Mr Filipe Jacinto Nyusi.
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President Zuma concludes a successful Working Visit to Angola. His Excellency President Jacob Zuma made a stop-over in Luanda, Republic of Angola, on his way from Conakry, Republic of Guinea, to hold consultations with his counterpart, His Excellency Jose Eduardo Dos Santos.
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The Department of International Relations and Cooperation in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) invites the media to an offcial function of loading the consignment of maize meal purchased from emerging South African famers scheduled to be delivered to need people in Lesotho.

Date : 14 January 2015
Time : 10h00
Venue : Nigel Pride Milling, 45 First Avenue, Vorsterskroon, Nigel
Enquiries : Mr Curtis Singo, 072 625 7060
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South African farmers help more than a quarter of a million hungry people in Lesotho. The South African Government and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are scheduled to deliver to needy people in Lesotho the final consigment of maize meal purchased from emerging South African famers as part of hunger relief efforts in the Mountain Kingdom.
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Statement by South Africa on the disarmament of Forces for Democratic Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The South African Government has taken note of the United Nations Security Council Presidential Statement (S/PRST/2015/1) of 8 January 2015 concerning the disarmament of the FDLR.
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Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers with UN Secretary Geneneral, Mr Ban Ki Moon, at the G77 plus China Handover of Chairmanship Ceremony. President Evo Morales Ayma of Bolivia handed over to Deputy Minister Landers during the ceremony, New York, USA, 8 January 2015. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers with UN Secretary Geneneral, Mr Ban Ki Moon, at the G77 plus China Handover of Chairmanship Ceremony. President Evo Morales Ayma of Bolivia handed over to Deputy Minister Landers during the ceremony, New York, USA, 8 January 2015.





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Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers with UN Secretary Geneneral, Mr Ban Ki Moon, at the G77 plus China Handover of Chairmanship Ceremony. President Evo Morales Ayma of Bolivia handed over to Deputy Minister Landers during the ceremony, New York, USA, 8 January 2015.
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Statement by His Excellency Mr. Luwellyn Landers, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, at the handover ceremony of the chairmanship of the Group of 77, United Nations headquarters, New York, 8 January 2015. On behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, I humbly accept the responsibility entrusted to us by members of the Group of 77 and China to take over the reins of Chairing the Group for the coming year.

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Statement on the official launch of the SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the 2015 presidential elections in the Republic of Zambia. On behalf of the Chairperson of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, H.E Jacob G Zuma, the President of the Republic of South Africa, I wish to take this opportunity to welcome you all to the launch of the SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the 2015 Zambia Presidential elections.

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President Zuma to undertake a Working Visit to the Republic of Guinea. The President of the Republic of South Africa, H.E Mr Jacob Zuma, is scheduled to undertake a working visit to Conakry on 13 January 2015 following an invitation from the President of the Republic of Guinea, H.E Alpha Condé.
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South Africa condemns terrorist attack in Yemen. The South African Government condemns in the strongest terms, the terrorist attack against a police academy in Sana'a, Yemen on 07 January 2014.
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