Monthly Programme of Events
  31 Oct: Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the media following the Special Joint Sitting of Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa
  30 Oct: SADC Double Troika Ministerial Meeting, Pretoria, South Africa
  30 Oct: Eritrea – South Africa Festival (ERISA), Asmara, Eritrea
  25-29 Oct: Working Visit by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers to Havana, Cuba
  24-26 Oct: Minister Nkoana-Mashabane leads SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the Republic of Botswana for the General Elections
  25 Oct: Annual Diplomatic Fair to celebrate 20 Years of Democracy, Pretoria, South Africa
  22 Oct: Second Session of the Ministerial Meeting of the Tripartite Mechanism on Dialogue and Cooperation, Luanda, Republic of Angola
  20 Oct: Third Joint Ministerial Meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), Luanda, Republic of Angola
  17 Oct: Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane receives the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Dr José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, for bilateral consultations, Pretoria, South Africa
  17 Oct: Eight Policy Consultative Forum between South Africa and the Republic of Korea, Seoul, Korea
  15-17 Oct: Minister Nkoana-Mashabane leads the SADC Electoral Observation Mission to Mozambique for the General Election, Maputo, Mozambique
  15-17 Oct: Visit by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to Maseru, Lesotho
  12 Oct: International Donors’ Conference on Palestine, Cairo, Egypt
  9-10 Oct: Visit by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to Botswana for the launch of the SADC Election Observer Mission, Gaborone, Botswana
  9 Oct: Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane hosts a Civil Society Consultative Forum on Agenda 2063, Pretoria, South Africa
  9 Oct: Unveiling of the Bust of Nelson Mandela by Glasgow City Council, Glasgow, Scotland
  6-9 Oct: 14th Council of Ministers’ Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), Perth, Australia
  2-3 Oct: Launch of the SADC Election Observer Mission, Maputo, Mozambique
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last updated: 30 October, 2014 3:00 PM    

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to brief the media following the Special Joint Sitting of Parliament

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, is scheduled to brief the media following the Special Joint Sitting of Parliament to debate Agenda 2063, the 50-year strategic vision for Africa spearheaded by the African Union (AU). The Special Joint Sitting will take place on Friday, 31 October 2014, under the theme: "The Africa We Want".

Date : Friday, 31 October 2014
Time : 12H30
Venue : Imbizo Media Centre
Parliament
Cape Town
RSVP : hlungwanir@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries :

Mr Nelson Kgwete, +27764313078

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SA to host SADC Double Troika Ministerial Meeting

South Africa will host a Ministerial Meeting of the SADC Double Troika on Thursday, 30 October 2014. The meeting is expected to take decisions relating to the SADC Observer Mission on Politics, Defence and Security deployed to the Kingdom of Lesotho. The Double Troika consists of the following countries: Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Malawi.

Date : Thursday, 30 October 2014
Time : 11H00 (Opening Remarks)
Venue : DIRCO, Conference Centre
O R Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
0084
RSVP : Ms Tercia Malepane, malepanet@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries :

Mr Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078

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President Zuma congratulates the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil. H. E. President Jacob Zuma has today, on behalf of the Government and People of South Africa, conveyed his sincere congratulations to H.E Ms Dilma Rousseff, on her successful re-election as President of the Federative Republic of Brazil.

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President Zuma congratulates the President of the Republic of Botswana. H. E. President Jacob Zuma extends his profound congratulations to H.E President Lt. General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, leader of the Botswana Democratic Party, on his re-election as President of the Republic of Botswana, following the successful holding of elections on Friday, 24 October 2014.

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Launch of the Eritrea – South Africa Festival (ERISA). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea and the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Asmara will host the launch event of the Eritrea – South Africa Festival (ERISA) on 30th October 2014.  The event will take place at the Expo Conference Hall, Expo Grounds in Asmara, with the theme “People, Liberation and Development.” Ambassador T. Gerahtu and Ambassador Prof. Iqbal Jhazbhay from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of South Africa will respectively address the media on this occasion.
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President Zuma sends condolences to the Republic of Zambia. The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Mr Jacob Zuma, has, on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, sent a message of condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Zambia following the passing of His Excellency President Michael Chilufya Sata.

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South Africa condemns terrorist attack in Sinai, Egypt. The South African Government condemns in the strongest possible terms the recent terrorist attacks which claimed the lives of more than 34 soldiers and injured many in Sinai, Egypt. The South African Government sends it deepest condolences to the families of the deceased, the people and the government of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

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The South African Embassy in Havana, Cuba, hosts a 20 Years of Democracy Gala Dinner. Deputy Minister Pamela Tshwete of the Department of Water and Sanitation and Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers attend the event hosted by Ambassador Manana. The South African medical students performed during the event, Havana, Cuba, 28 October 2014. The South African Embassy in Havana, Cuba, hosts a 20 Years of Democracy Gala Dinner. Deputy Minister Pamela Tshwete of the Department of Water and Sanitation and Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers attend the event hosted by Ambassador Manana. The South African medical students performed during the event, Havana, Cuba, 28 October 2014.
Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers during a public lecture at the Habana Libre Hotel, Havana, Cuba, 27 October 2014. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers during a public lecture at the Habana Libre Hotel, Havana, Cuba, 27 October 2014.
Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers lays a wreath at the bust of Oliver Tambo at the African Founding Fathers Park, Havana, Cuba, 27 October 2014. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers lays a wreath at the bust of Oliver Tambo at the African Founding Fathers Park, Havana, Cuba, 27 October 2014.
Deputy Minister of Water Affairs, Ms Pamela Tshwete, and the Deputy Minister of Water Resources of Cuba, Ing. Mr. Abel Salas Garcias, sign a MOU between South Africa and Cuba on Water and Sanitation, Havana, Cuba, 27 October 2014. Deputy Minister of Water Affairs, Ms Pamela Tshwete, and the Deputy Minister of Water Resources of Cuba, Ing. Mr. Abel Salas Garcias, sign a MOU between South Africa and Cuba on Water and Sanitation, Havana, Cuba, 27 October 2014.


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Deputy Minister Landers concludes his Working Visit to Cuba. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers, has concluded his Working Visit to Havana, Cuba, which took place on 25-29 October 2014. The objective of the visit was to consolidate the already strong bilateral and socio-economic relations between South Africa and Cuba.
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Speech by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H E Mr L. Landers, on the occasion of a Public Participation Programme titled: “Celebrating 20 years of South Africa’s Democracy and freedom with Cuba”, Havana, Cuba, 28 October 2014. I feel greatly honoured to be here with you today. This is a very special day for the people of South Africa. It is a day that marks the birth of one amongst South Africa’s colossal figures of our struggle for freedom and democracy – Cde O.R Tambo.
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Deputy Minister Landers to undertake a Working Visit to Cuba. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers, will lead a South African delegation to Havana, Cuba for a working visit scheduled for 25-28 October 2014. The working visit will highlight the celebration of South Africa’s 20 years of freedom and significantly, the achievement of the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
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SADC Electoral Observation Mission to the Republic of Botswana 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 2014 General Elections in the Republic of Botswana, delivered on 26 October 2014, Gaborone, Republic of Botswana. We have invited you here this morning to share with you the preliminary findings of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM), on the General Election in the Republic of Botswana held on 24 October 2014. I welcome you all and thank you for honouring our invitation.
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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane leads SADC Electoral Observation Mission to the Republic of Botswana for the General Elections. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has arrived in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, where she is leading the SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to Botswana on behalf of President Jacob Zuma, Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation.

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Diplomatic Fair to celebrate 20 Years of Democracy

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), in partnership with the City of Tshwane, will host the annual Diplomatic Fair at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The 2014 Diplomatic Fair takes places under the theme: “Celebrating 20 Years of Freedom and Democracy in South Africa.”

Date :

Saturday, 25 October 2014 (ENTRANCE IS FREE)

Time :

09H00 – 18H00 (Exhibitions, Cultural Festival)

Venue :

Union Buildings Southern Lawns (along Stanza Bopape Street)
Pretoria

RSVP : Ms Rhandzu Hlungwani, hlungwanir@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete, +27 76 431 3078
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Statement by SADC Facilitator, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on the Signing of the Masuru Security Accord - Maseru 23 October 2014. The SADC Troika of Heads of State and Government meeting held in Pretoria on 15 September 2014 mandated the SADC Facilitation Mission to assist the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho in addressing their current political and security challenges.

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South African delegation participates in a meeting of the Tripartite Mechanism on Dialogue and Cooperation in Angola. A South African Government delegation comprising of the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane; Minister of State Security, Mr David Mahlobo; Minister of Energy, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson; and the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Obed Bapela, participated in the Second Session of the Ministerial Meeting of the Tripartite Mechanism on Dialogue and Cooperation, held in Luanda, Republic of Angola, on Wednesday, 22 October 2014.

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Deputy Director General for Americas and Caribbean, Ms Yolisa Maya, meets with the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic, Ms Alejandra Liriano, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 21 October 2014. Deputy Director General for Americas and Caribbean, Ms Yolisa Maya, meets with the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic, Ms Alejandra Liriano, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 21 October 2014.
Deputy Director General for Americas and the Caribbean, Ms Yolisa Maya, South African Ambassador in Havana, Cuba also serving Dominican Republic are shown the new plans for developing a Mandela Plaza in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic by Mr Jose Miguel Martinez Guridy, Secretary of Environment in the Mayor's office and Ingeneer, Magdalena Diaz de Mazara, Secretary General in the Mayor's office, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 23 October 2014. Deputy Director General for Americas and the Caribbean, Ms Yolisa Maya, South African Ambassador in Havana, Cuba also serving Dominican Republic are shown the new plans for developing a Mandela Plaza in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic by Mr Jose Miguel Martinez Guridy, Secretary of Environment in the Mayor's office and Ingeneer, Magdalena Diaz de Mazara, Secretary General in the Mayor's office, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 23 October 2014.

Pictures: Jacoline Schoonees
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Communiqué of the Third Joint ICGLR - SADC Ministerial Meeting, 20 October 2014, Luanda, Republic of Angola. The Third Joint ICGLR/SADC Ministerial meeting was held on 20th October 2014 in Luanda, Republic of Angola. The meeting was co-chaired by H.E Georges Chikoti, Minister of External Relations of the Republic of Angola and Chairperson of the ICGLR Regional Inter Ministerial Committee (RIMC) and Hon. Simbarashe S. Mumbengegwi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Zimbabwe and Chair of SADC Council of Ministers.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane leading a South African delegation at the Joint Ministerial Meeting of the SADC and ICGLR in Angola. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane is leading a South African delegation at the 3rd Joint Ministerial Meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), taking place in Luanda, Republic of Angola, on Monday, 20 October 2014.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Dr José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, during their meeting at the OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 17 October 2014. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Dr José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, during their meeting at the OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 17 October 2014.

Picture: Jacoline Schoonees
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Media Remarks by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on occasion of the 2nd South Africa-Mexico Bi-National Commission (BNC), Pretoria – 17 October 2014. Our diplomatic relations with Mexico were established in 1993 and the South African Embassy opened in Mexico City in 1994.  So our presence in Mexico is as YOUNG as our democracy in South Africa, which still leaves significant scope for further growing our bilateral engagements.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to receive her Mexican counterpart for bilateral consultations

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will receive the Honourable Dr José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, on Friday, 17 October 2014 for bilateral consultations.

Date :

Friday, 17 October 2014

Time : 14H45 (Signing Ceremony followed by Joint Press Conference)
Venue : Media Briefing Room
DIRCO
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria
RSVP : hlungwanir@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
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SADC Electoral Observer Mission (SEOM) to the Republic of Mozambique - Statement by Hon. Maite Nkoana–Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa and Head of SADC Electoral Observer Mission to the Republic of Mozambique 17 October 2014. I welcome you to this gathering, to share the preliminary findings of the SADC Electoral Observer Mission (SEOM) on the 2014 Presidential, Legislative and Provincial Assemblies Elections. I thank you all for honouring our invitation.

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Statement by the Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security and Cooperation on the Situation in Madagascar. The SADC Region is saddened by the unfolding political situation in the Republic of Madagascar stemming from the return to the country by Former President, H.E. Marc Ravalomanana and his subsequent detention.

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Deputy Minister Mfeketo to undertake Working Visit to the Republic of Korea. International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo will co-chair the 8th Policy Consultative Forum together with His Excellency LEE Kyung-soo, Deputy Minister for Political Affairs of the Republic of Korea, on 17 October 2014, in Seoul, Korea.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to lead SADC Electoral Observation Mission to Mozambique for the General Elections. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has arrived in Maputo, Republic of Mozambique, where she is leading the SADC Election Observer Mission (SEOM) to Mozambique on behalf of President Jacob Zuma, Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation.

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SADC Facilitator Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to return to Lesotho ahead of the reconvening of Parliament. Pretoria – SADC Facilitator and South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will return to the Kingdom of Lesotho, from Wednesday, 15 October 2014 until Friday, 17 October 2014, ahead of the reconvening of the country’s Parliament by His Majesty, King Letsie III.

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Group photograph - International Donors’ Conference on Palestine, entitled “Reconstructing Gaza”, Cairo, Egypt, 12 October 2014. Group photograph - International Donors’ Conference on Palestine, entitled “Reconstructing Gaza”, Cairo, Egypt, 12 October 2014.
Wide view of the International Donors’ Conference on Palestine, entitled “Reconstructing Gaza”, Cairo, Egypt, 12 October 2014. Wide view of the International Donors’ Conference on Palestine, entitled “Reconstructing Gaza”, Cairo, Egypt, 12 October 2014.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane delivers her statement at the International Donors’ Conference on Palestine, entitled “Reconstructing Gaza”, Cairo, Egypt, 12 October 2014. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane delivers her statement at the International Donors’ Conference on Palestine, entitled “Reconstructing Gaza”, Cairo, Egypt, 12 October 2014.

Pictures: Jacoline Schoonees
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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane concluded her visit to Cairo in the Arab Republic of Egypt, where she represented the South African Government today in the International Donors’ Conference on Palestine, entitled “Reconstructing Gaza.”

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Speech by H.E. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, during the International Donors Conference on Palestine: Reconstructing Gaza, 12 October, Cairo. I would like to thank the Government and the People of Egypt for the warm hospitality accorded to us since our arrival in Cairo. Our presence here today in this august gathering is indicative of the importance the international community attaches to the resolution of the conflict between Palestine and Israel.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane arrives in Cairo for the International Conference on Palestine. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane arrived this evening in Cairo, Egypt, where she is representing the South African Government in the International Donors’ Conference on Palestine, entitled “Reconstructing Gaza”, scheduled for Sunday, 12 October 2014.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to participate in the Cairo Conference on Palestine. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will represent the South African Government in the International Donors’ Conference on Palestine, entitled “Reconstructing Gaza”, scheduled for Sunday, 12 October 2014, in Cairo, Egypt.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane; the SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax; and Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo during the Launch of the SADC Observer Mission to Botswana, in Gaborone, Botswana, 9-10 October 2014. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane; the SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax; and Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo during the Launch of the SADC Observer Mission to Botswana, in Gaborone, Botswana, 9-10 October 2014.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane; the SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax meei with the Vice President of Botswana, Mr Ponatshego Kedikilwe, ahead of the Launch of the SADC Observer Mission to Botswana, in Gaborone, Botswana, 9-10 October 2014. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane; the SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax meei with the Vice President of Botswana, Mr Ponatshego Kedikilwe, ahead of the Launch of the SADC Observer Mission to Botswana, in Gaborone, Botswana, 9-10 October 2014.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and the SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, meet at the SADC Head Office, ahead of the Launch of the SADC Observer Mission to Botswana, in Gaborone, Botswana, 9-10 October 2014.

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and the SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, meet at the SADC Head Office, ahead of the Launch of the SADC Observer Mission to Botswana, in Gaborone, Botswana, 9-10 October 2014.

Pictures: Jacoline Schoonees

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Remarks by the Hon Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa and Head of the SADC Electoral Observer Mission to the 2014 General Elections in the Republic of Botswana, 10 October 2014, Fairground, Gaborone, Botswana. On behalf of the Chairperson of the SSDC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, H.E Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, I take this opportunity to welcome you all to the launch of this SADC Election Observer Mission (SEOM).

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane arrives in Botswana for the launch of the SADC Election Observer Mission. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane arrived in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, today, 09 October 2014, ahead of the launch of the SADC Election Observer Mission, scheduled for Friday, 10 October 2014.

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Deputy Minister Mfeketo concludes her Working Visit to Perth, Australia. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo, has today successfully concluded her working visit to Perth, Australia. During the working visit, South Africa had been officially confirmed as the next Vice Chair for the period 2015-2017 and Chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) following Indonesia in 2017-2019.

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Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) – Mozambique, October 2014. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the Republic of Mozambique for the 2014 general elections was launched on Friday, 03 October 2014 at the VIP Hotel.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane hosts a Civil Society Consultative Forum on Agenda 2063, Pretoria, South Africa, 9 October 2014. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane hosts a Civil Society Consultative Forum on Agenda 2063, Pretoria, South Africa, 9 October 2014.

Picture: Yolande Snyman
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Keynote Address by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, at the Civil Society National Consultative Forum on the African Union Agenda 2063, DIRCO, Pretoria, Thursday, 09 October 2014. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on this important occasion of national consultation with the Civil Society on African Union Agenda 2063.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host a Civil Society Consultative Forum on Agenda 2063

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host a Civil Society Consultative Forum on Agenda 2063 The International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will host a Civil Society Consultative Forum on Agenda 2063 in Pretoria.

Date :

Thursday, 09 October 2014

Time : 08H00 for 09H00
Venue : DIRCO Conference Centre
O. R. Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria
0084
RSVP : Laoura Lazouras at lazourasl@dirco.gov.za / 083 564 2024 or Ms Rhandzu Hlungwani at hlungwanir@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete on 076 431 3078
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Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo participates in the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Meeting, Perth, Australia, 6-9 October 2014. Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo participates in the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Meeting, Perth, Australia, 6-9 October 2014.

Picture: Unati Ngamntwini
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Opening Statement by Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, at the 14th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of IORA, Perth, Australia, 09 October 2014. It is my pleasure to represent South Africa at this 14th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). Minister Nkoana-Mashabane requested that I convey her regret in not being able to attend today’s meeting, but asked that I kindly convey her warmest wishes to Your Excellencies representing IORA Member States present here today.

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Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo addresses South Africans living in Perth during a Public Participation Programme (PPP), Perth, Australia, 6-9 October 2014. Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo addresses South Africans living in Perth during a Public Participation Programme (PPP), Perth, Australia, 6-9 October 2014.

Picture: Unati Ngamntwini
Address by Deputy Minister Mfeketo on the occasion of a Public Participation Programme (PPP) visit to South Africans leaving in Australia as part of IORA Conference Engagements Thursday, 9 October 2014. Your Excellency High Commissioner Mqulwana; Your Excellency Ambassador Sooklal; Senior Officials of DIRCO; Fellow South Africans and your honoured guests; President of the Australia Africa Business Council, Councillor Bill Repard; Ladies and Gentlemen; I bring you warm and fraternal greetings from the leadership of South Africa and all her people.
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Honary Consul Brian Filling, Lord Provost of Glasgow Ms Sadine Docherty, the Artist Ms Deidre Nichols and High Commissioner Obed Mlaba, Glasgow, Scotland, 9 October 2014. Honary Consul Brian Filling, Lord Provost of Glasgow Ms Sadine Docherty, the Artist Ms Deidre Nichols and High Commissioner Obed Mlaba, Glasgow, Scotland, 9 October 2014.

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Unveiling of the Bust of Nelson Mandela by Glasgow City Council. The Glasgow City Council will this morning unveil a statue of former President Nelson Mandela in the City Chambers. This follows an announcement made by Lord Provost of Glasgow City Council on Mandela Day this year that the City had commissioned the bust. At the time of making the announcement, Lord Provost pronounced that the bust will “act as a lasting legacy of former President Mandela and as a permanent reminder of Glasgow’s long standing support for the people of South Africa”.
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Statement on the passing away of a Diplomat from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Pretoria. The South African Government has noted with serious concern and sadness news of the murder of a Moroccan diplomat in Pretoria, Mr Noureddine Fatmi, First Secretary responsible for Consular Affairs at the Moroccan Embassy in Pretoria.
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South Africa condemns terrorist attack in Homs, Syria. The South African Government condemns in the strongest possible terms the recent terrorist attacks which claimed the lives of more than 30 schoolchildren aged between six and nine years and left many more injured in the city of Homs, Syria.

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Deputy Minister Mfeketo to undertake a Working Visit to Australia. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo, will lead a South African delegation to the 14th Council of Ministers’ Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), scheduled for 06-09 October 2014 in Perth, Australia. The IORA is an organization of 20 coastal Member States who share the Indian Ocean.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during the launch of the SADC Observer Mission to Mozambique, VIP Hotel, Maputo, Mozambique, 3 October 2014. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during the launch of the SADC Observer Mission to Mozambique, VIP Hotel, Maputo, Mozambique, 3 October 2014.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, addresses the media after paying a courtesy call on President Armando Guebuza, Maputo, Mozambique, 2 October 2014. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, addresses the media after paying a courtesy call on President Armando Guebuza, Maputo, Mozambique, 2 October 2014.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, and Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers pay a courtesy call on President Armando Guebuza, Maputo, Mozambique, 2 October 2014.

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, and Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers pay a courtesy call on President Armando Guebuza, Maputo, Mozambique, 2 October 2014.

Pictures: Jacoline Schoonees

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