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Media Briefing by Ministers of Basic Education and International Relations and Cooperation, 9 April 2020

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, and Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga, will tomorrow, 9 April 2020 give update on their areas of work in relation to the COVID-19 lockdown, which includes the repatriation of South Africans stranded abroad, support to learners and feedback on engagement with education stakeholders.

Date : Thursday, 9 April 2020
Time : 14h00
Venue : GCIS Auditorium
Tshedimosetso House
1035 Francis Baard Street
Hatfield
Pretoria
Enquiries :

Lunga Ngqengelele
Spokesperson for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation
Cell: 082 566 0446

Elijah Mhlanga
Spokesperson for the Department of Basic Education
Cell: 083 580 8275

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African Union reaffirms its unwaivering support to the WHO, 8 April 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is already the most serious health emergency in generations, and it is far from over. The Coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly changed our ways of life; impacted on the capacities of our health infrastructure and has disrupted the economic supply value chain with attendant negative impact on global economies.
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Communiqué of the African Union Bureau of Heads of State and Government Teleconference Meeting held on 03 April 2020. President Cyril Ramaphosa of the Republic of South Africa, and Chairperson of the African Union (convened a second and follow-up Teleconference Meeting of the AU Bureau of Heads of State and Government, on 3 April 2020, to discuss the African response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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DIRCO welcomes the first group of repatriated South Africans. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation is pleased to announce that 16 South Africans who were stranded in Dubai and Doha, respectively, have been successfully repatriated back to South Africa.
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Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Transport, Mr Fikile Mbalula, at Media Briefing to update Government’s Lockdown Intervention Measures on COVID-19, Pretoria, South Africa, 31 March 2020. Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Transport, Mr Fikile Mbalula, at Media Briefing to update Government’s Lockdown Intervention Measures on COVID-19, Pretoria, South Africa, 31 March 2020.
Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Transport, Mr Fikile Mbalula, at Media Briefing to update Government’s Lockdown Intervention Measures on COVID-19, Pretoria, South Africa, 31 March 2020.

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Speaking Notes for the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, at the Press Briefing on South Africa’s Response to COVID-19 pandemic – 31 March 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and is giving rise to problems and challenges that governments across the world are struggling to deal with. Over the last two months the world has changed dramatically and this impacts on governance challenges.

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Media Briefing to update Government’s Lockdown Intervention Measures on COVID-19

Ministers representing the COVID -19 National Command Council will update the nation on the status of the COVID 19 lockdown in South Africa.

Date : Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Time : 14h00
Venue : GCIS Auditorium
Tshedimosetso House
1035 Francis Baard Street
Hatfield
Pretoria
RSVP : Pheliswa@gcis.gov.za
Enquiries : Mr William Baloyi on 083 390 7147
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Message by President Cyril Ramaphosa on COVID-19 pandemic, 30 March 2020. It is now four days since our country went into a nation-wide lockdown for the first time in the history of our democracy. This is an extreme measure we had to embark upon in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As government, we are aware that the lockdown has caused great disruption to all our lives and caused upheaval in our economy.

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Communiqué of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Teleconference on COVID-19, held on 26 March 2020. His Excellency President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Arica, in his capacity as Chairperson of the African Union, convened a teleconference of the Bureau of the African Union Heads of State and Government, ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit video-teleconference on 26 March 2020.
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Media Briefing to further unpack Government’s Intervention Measures on COVID-19, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 24-25 March 2020. Media Briefing to further unpack Government’s Intervention Measures on COVID-19, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 24 March 2020.

Photos: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO
Media Briefing to further unpack Government’s Intervention Measures on COVID-19, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 24-25 March 2020.
 

Media Briefing to further unpack Government’s Intervention Measures on COVID-19

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation providing updates about COVID-19 in South Africa, members of the national command council will brief the media on the details of government interventions in various sectors in response to the president’s address.

Date : Tuesday, 24 March 2020

First briefing: Economic Cluster

Time : 10H00
Venue :

DIRCO Media Centre
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

 

Second briefing: Social Cluster

Time : 14H00
Venue :

DIRCO Media Centre
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

 
Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster
Date : Wednesday 25 March 2020
Time : 10H00
Venue :

To be Confirmed

RSVP : MtshaliP@dirco.gov.za / 083 376 9468
NOTE TO MEDIA : In heeding the call of prohibiting a gathering of more than a hundred (100) people, ONLY 50 media practitioners will be allowed to attend and cover the briefing on a first come first served basis.
Enquiries : Mr William Baloyi on 083 390 7147
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Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on escalation of measures to combat COVID-19 Epidemic, Union Buildings, Tshwane, 23 March 2020. It is a week since we declared the coronavirus pandemic a national disaster and announced a package of extraordinary measures to combat this grave public health emergency. The response of the South African people to this crisis has been remarkable. Millions of our people have understood the gravity of the situation.
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Remarks delivered by South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, on the occasion of the Presidential Inauguration and 30-Years Anniversary Celebration of the Independence of the Republic of Namibia, 21 March 2020. I am privileged to address this august gathering today on behalf of the people of South Africa and President Cyril Ramaphosa, who directed me to convey a heartfelt message of congratulations to you and the people of Namibia on this historic occasion.
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Minister Naledi Pandor and the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Mr Heiko Maas, via a video conference of the Tenth Meeting of the South Africa – Germany Bi-National Commission (BNC), OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 20 March 2020. Minister Naledi Pandor and the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Mr Heiko Maas, via a video conference of the Tenth Meeting of the South Africa – Germany Bi-National Commission (BNC), OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 20 March 2020.

Minister Naledi Pandor and the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Mr Heiko Maas, via a video conference of the Tenth Meeting of the South Africa – Germany Bi-National Commission (BNC), OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 20 March 2020.

Photos: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO

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Minister Pandor and her German Counterpart, Mr Heiko Maas, co-chaired the Tenth Meeting of the South Africa-Germany Bi-National Commission, 20 March 2020. The Tenth Meeting of the South Africa – Germany Bi-National Commission, which is an instrument used to manage relations between South Africa and Germany, took place this morning, 20 March 2020, via a video conference.

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Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Tourism, Ms Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane; during a video conference meeting with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers, at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, South Africa, 18 March 2020. Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Tourism, Ms Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane; during a video conference meeting with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers, at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, South Africa, 18 March 2020.

Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Tourism, Ms Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane; during a video conference meeting with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers, at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, South Africa, 18 March 2020.

Photos: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO

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Travel Advisory in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa is issuing this Travel Advisory in light of the announcement on 16 March 2020 by the Government declaring a State of National Disaster. The State of National Disaster entails that restrictions on entry, movement and exit will be prescribed in Regulations to be issued by the responsible Ministers.
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President postpones Meeting with AU Commissioners. President Cyril Ramaphosa has, in his capacity as Chair of the African Union, requested a postponement of a meeting - scheduled for Thursday 19 March - with Commissioners of the African Union Commission.

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Ministerial Media Briefing on measures to combat the COVID-19 Epidemic, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria South Africa, 16 March 2020. Ministerial Media Briefing on measures to combat the COVID-19 Epidemic, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria South Africa, 16 March 2020.

Ministerial Media Briefing on measures to combat the COVID-19 Epidemic, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria South Africa, 16 March 2020.

Photos: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO

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Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on measures to combat COVID-19 Epidemic, 15 March 2020. I am addressing you this evening on a matter of great national importance. The world is facing a medical emergency far graver than what we have experienced in over a century. The World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic. There are now more than 162 000 people who have tested positive for the coronavirus across the globe.
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Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini addresses a symposium on South Africa’s chairing of the African Union (AU), University of Venda, Thohoyandou, Limpopo Province, South Africa, 13 March 2020. Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini addresses a symposium on South Africa’s chairing of the African Union (AU), University of Venda, Thohoyandou, Limpopo Province, South Africa, 13 March 2020.

Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini addresses a symposium on South Africa’s chairing of the African Union (AU), University of Venda, Thohoyandou, Limpopo Province, South Africa, 13 March 2020.

Photos: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO

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Speech by Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini at the Symposium on SA's chairing of the African Union, University of Venda, 13 March 2020. First of all let me thank the organisers of this all-important event which is aimed at reflecting on South Africa’s current Chairship of the African Union (AU).
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Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini to address a symposium on SA’s chairing of the AU, University of Venda

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, will on Friday, 13 March 2020, address a symposium on South Africa’s Chairing of the African Union (AU) at the University of Venda, Limpopo Province.

Date : Friday, 13 March 2020
Time : 08H30
Venue : University of Venda
University Auditorium
Thohoyandou
RSVP : Patience Mtshali, mtshalip@dirco.gov.za and cossad@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974
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Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini to address a symposium on SA’s chairing of the AU, University of Venda. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, will on Friday, 13 March 2020, address a symposium on South Africa’s Chairing of the African Union (AU) at the University of Venda, Limpopo Province.
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Final Communiqué of the African Union Contact Group on Libya, Oyo, Republic of the Congo, 11-12 March 2020. At the Invitation of the President of the Republic of The Congo and Chairman of the AU High Level Committee on Libya, His Excellency Denis Sassou Nguesso, Members of the Contact Group of the High Level Committee on Libya, namely the Presidents: - H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa and current Chairman of the AU, H.E. Idriss Deby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad, Mr. Abdelaziz Djerad Prime Minister of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, and Mr. Sedki Sobhi, Assistant of the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, met in Oyo, Republic of The Congo, to discuss the situation in Libya.
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Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Inaugural Meeting of the African Union Contact Group on Libya, Oyo, Republic of Congo, 12 March 2020. Allow me to take this opportunity to thank our gracious host, His Excellency President Sassou N’Guesso for convening this inaugural meeting of the African Union Contact Group on Libya.

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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 11 March 2020. Statement on the Cabinet Meeting held on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 at Parliament, Tuynhuys in Cape Town.

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South Africa observes Commonwealth Day. Today, Monday, 9 March 2020, Commonwealth countries are celebrating Commonwealth Day under the theme: “Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming.”

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NATJOINTS Update on the repatriation process of South African citizens residing in Wuhan. A week ago the President announced the decision to repatriate South Africans currently residing in Wuhan.

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Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), 4 March 2020. We would like to thank you for convening today’s important meeting.

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Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on Iraq, 03 March 2020. We thank the Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, Ms Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, for her briefing.

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President directs evacuation of South Africans from China following Corona Virus outbreak. President Cyril Ramaphosa has directed the repatriation of South African citizens from Wuhan city in Hubei province, China. Cabinet has decided on this course of action after due consideration of the circumstances, and following several requests from the families of South Africans in the city.

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Deputy Minister Botes concludes working visit to Geneva. The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, has concluded his working visit to Geneva, Switzerland, where he led a South African delegation at the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council from 24-26 February 2020.

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes delivers a statement at the High Level Segment at the Conference of Disarmament, at the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, 26 February 2020.

Deputy Minister Alvin Botes delivers a statement at the High Level Segment at the Conference of Disarmament, at the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, 26 February 2020.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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Statement by H. E. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes to the High Level Segment of the Conference on Disarmament, 26 February 2020. During 2020 we will be commemorating a number of milestones including the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the 50th anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and the 25th anniversary of its indefinite extension.

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Statement by the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, Ambassador Jerry Matjila, at the Briefing of the Security Council on Non-Proliferation: supporting the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) ahead of the 2020 Review Conference, 26 February 2020. We thank Under Secretary General Izumi Nakamitsu and the President of the NPT Review Conference, Gustavo Zlauvinen, for their briefings.

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes attends the High Level Panel Discussion commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BDPA), at the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, 25 February 2020. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes attends the High Level Panel Discussion commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BDPA), at the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, 25 February 2020.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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Statement by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes during the Panel Discussion commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women: “Accelerating the Commitments of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action”, Geneva, 25 February 2020. South Africa appreciates the efforts of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in initiating this dialogue at a time when the world is commemorating 25 years of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action; and when Africa marks the end of the Decade of African Women.

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes addresses the African Group of Ambassadors, at the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, 25 February 2020.

Deputy Minister Alvin Botes addresses the African Group of Ambassadors, at the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, 25 February 2020.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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Address by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes to the Ambassadors of the African Group of the UN Human Rights Council, 25 February 2020, Geneva. Permit me to express my appreciation to you for the warm reception accorded to me here this morning and for the opportunity to address you following South Africa’s assumption of the Chairpersonship of our august continental Organisation, the African Union (AU).

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes delivers the High-Level Panel National Statement during the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, 24 February 2020.

Deputy Minister Alvin Botes delivers the High-Level Panel National Statement during the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, 24 February 2020.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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Statement by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes during the High-Level Panel National Statement during the 43rd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, 24 February 2020. 30 years ago Nelson Mandela was released from prison and liberation movements were unbanned after decades of struggle against Apartheid, a Crime Against Humanity.

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes delivers a National Statement during the Annual High Level Panel on Human Rights Mainstreaming under the theme: "Thirty years of implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Challenges and Opportunities", at the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, 24 February 2020. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes delivers a National Statement during the Annual High Level Panel on Human Rights Mainstreaming under the theme: "Thirty years of implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Challenges and Opportunities", at the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, 24 February 2020.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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South African Statement on the High-Level Mainstreaming Panel under the theme "Thirty Years of Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Challenges and Opportunities", HRC43, Geneva, 24 February 2020. In 2019, South Africa joined other member states in various commemorative events in New York and Geneva celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes attends the Official Opening Session of the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, 24 February 2020. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes attends the Official Opening Session of the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, 24 February 2020.
Deputy Minister Alvin Botes attends the Official Opening Session of the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland, 24 February 2020.

Photos: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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Deputy Minister Botes to participate in the High-Level Segment UN Human Rights Council. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, will participate in the High-Level Segment of the 43rd Session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council from 24-26 February 2020.

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Bilateral Consultations between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Portugal, Prof Augusto Santos Silva, Pretoria, South Africa, 21 February 2020.

Bilateral Consultations between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Portugal, Prof Augusto Santos Silva, Pretoria, South Africa, 21 February 2020.

Photo: Yolande Snyman / DIRCO
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Opening Remarks by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the Bilateral Consultations with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, Prof Augusto Santos Silva, 21 February 2020, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your delegation to South Africa and to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

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Minister Pandor to host her Portuguese counterpart for bilateral consultations. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will on Friday, 21 February 2020, host the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Portuguese Republic, Prof Augusto Santos Silva, for bilateral consultations in Pretoria.
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Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union on the agreement between H.E. Mr. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan and Dr. Riek Machar to form a Transitional Government of National Unity in South Sudan. The Chairperson of the African Union, President Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa, welcomes the agreement reached today between H. E. Mr Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan and Dr. Riek Machar, the leader of the South Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - In Opposition (SPLM-IO) to form a Transitional Government of National Unity, in accordance with the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS).

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State of the Nation Address (SONA) Debate - Speech by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, Cape Town, South Africa, 19 February 2020. We welcome the address given by the President last Thursday and plan to work hard to realise the priorities set out by the President..
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Statement by the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations during the UN Security Council Briefing on the Political Situation in Syria, Wednesday, 19 February 2020. Let me begin by thanking Special Envoy Geir Pedersen for his informative briefing on the political situation in Syria.

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Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Ukraine, 18 February 2020. Thank you for facilitating today’s discussion as per the Russian Federation’s letter dated 13 April 2014.

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Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on Yemen, 18 February 2020. We thank the Special Envoy Martin Griffiths (VTC), USG Lowcock (OCHA) and Ambassador King as Chair of the Yemen sanctions committee for their briefings.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the annual Ubuntu Awards Ceremony for 2020, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa, 15 February 2020. President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the annual Ubuntu Awards Ceremony for 2020, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa, 15 February 2020.
President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the annual Ubuntu Awards Ceremony for 2020, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa, 15 February 2020. President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the annual Ubuntu Awards Ceremony for 2020, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa, 15 February 2020.

Photos: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Annual Ubuntu Awards 2020, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, 15 February 2020. It is always a privilege to attend these awards, which celebrate the men and women who play such a pivotal role in promoting the interests of our country beyond our shores.

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President to address Ubuntu Awards Ceremony

President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Saturday 15 February 2020, deliver the keynote address at the annual Ubuntu Awards which are hosted by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Date : Saturday, 15 February 2020
Time : 17H30
Venue : Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
Cape Town
RSVP : Kgopotso Rapakuana, RapakuanaK@dirco.gov.za or Tsakane Khambane on 082 084 5566
Enquiries : Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President – 072 854 5707
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Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) hosts the annual Ubuntu Awards for 2020, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.

Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) hosts the annual Ubuntu Awards for 2020, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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DIRCO to host the 2020 edition of the Ubuntu Awards

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) is scheduled to host the 2020 edition of the annual Ubuntu Awards in Cape Town on Saturday, 15 February 2020.

Date : Saturday, 15 February 2020
Time : 17h30
Venue : Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
Cape Town
RSVP : Kgopotso Rapakuana, RapakuanaK@dirco.gov.za

You are kindly requested to RSVP by close of business on 13 February 2020.
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