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  15 Sep: SADC Extra-Ordinary Double Troika Summit, Pretoria, South Africa
  9 Sep: Fourth Meeting of the African Union (AU) High Level Panel on Libya at the level of Heads of States and Government, Brazzaville, in the Republic of Congo
  6-7 Sep: Working Visit by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  5-8 Sep: Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) co-host the 17th Annual Regional Seminar on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Pretoria, South Africa
  5 Sep: Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers addresses the 17th Annual Regional Seminar on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Pretoria, South Africa
  3-5 Sep: Ninth BRICS Summit, Xiamen City, People's Republic of China
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Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations, September 21, 2017, New York. The BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations held their annual meeting on the margins of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA72) on 21 September 2017. The meeting was chaired by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa in the country’s capacity as the incoming BRICS Chair for 2018.
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Toast Remarks by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma during the reception on the occasion of the Commemoration of the Centenary of O R Tambo, United Nations, New York, 20 September 2017. It is my honour to welcome you to this event today, as we commemorate the centenary anniversary of an illustrious son of South Africa and icon of our country’s liberation, Oliver Reginald Tambo, affectionately known as “O.R.”.

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Statement by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma during the General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, United Nations, New York, 20 September 2017. I wish to congratulate you on your election as the President of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly. I assure you of South Africa's full support in the implementation of your priorities and responsibilities throughout your term.

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President Zuma sends condolences to the United Mexican States following the severe earthquake. On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has again extended the country’s condolences to the United Mexican States following the severe earthquake that shook central Mexico on the 20th September 2017, on the anniversary of the devastating 1985 quake that also caused tremendous destruction in Mexico City.

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South Africa to host the 17th Indian Ocean Rim Association Council of Ministers’ Meetings. South Africa will assume the role of Chair for Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) in October 2017 taking over from Indonesia. In this regard the Country will host the 17th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers' Meetings from 14 - 18 October 2017 in Durban under the theme: “IORA – uniting the peoples of Africa, Asia, Australasia, and the Middle East through enhanced co-operation for peace, stability and sustainable development”.

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President Jacob Zuma, accompanied by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Minister Edna Molewa, attend the Meeting of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC), African Union Permanent Observer Mission House, New York, USA, 18 September 2017. President Jacob Zuma, accompanied by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Minister Edna Molewa, attend the Meeting of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC), African Union Permanent Observer Mission House, New York, USA, 18 September 2017.

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BRICS’ leaders share strong resolve, The New Age, 18 September 2017. President Jacob Zuma recently concluded his participation in the in the ninth Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Summit, which was hosted by China President Xi Jinping from September 4-5 in Xiamen.ttt
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President Zuma sends condolences to Mexico following the devastating earthquake, tsunami and hurricane that battered the provinces of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Tabasco last week. President Jacob Zuma has, on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, extended the country’s condolences to the United Mexican States following the worst earthquake in a century that devastated the Chiapas, Oaxaca and Tabasco provinces.

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Deputy Minister Mfeketo to undertake an official visit to Syria and Lebanon. The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo will undertake an Official Visit to Syria and Lebanon from 19 to 23 September 2017.

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President Zuma arrives in New York, USA for the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. President Jacob Zuma has today, 17 September 2017, arrived in New York, United States of America, to attend the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA72), scheduled to take place from 19-25 September 2017.

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Final Communiqué of the Double Troika Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government OR Tambo Building, Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Pretoria, South Africa, 15th September 2017. The Double Troika Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held at OR Tambo Building, Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in Pretoria, in the Republic of South Africa on 15th September 2017.
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Opening Remarks by the Chair of SADC, President Jacob Zuma, on the occasion of the Double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government, DIRCO, Tshwane, 15 September 2017. It is my pleasure to welcome you all to South Africa on the occasion of the Extra Ordinary Double Troika Summit. I would like to convey my sincere appreciation to you for honouring our invitation to this Extra Ordinary Summit at such a short notice.

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President Zuma to attend the UN General Assembly in New York. President Jacob Zuma will travel to New York in the United States to attend the General Debate of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) and other activities at the UN Headquarters from 19-25 September 2017.

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula, with the Foreign Minister of Angola, Mr Georges Chikoti, and the SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, during the SADC Ministerial Meeting, 15 September 2017. Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula, with the Foreign Minister of Angola, Mr Georges Chikoti, and the SADC Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, during the SADC Ministerial Meeting, 15 September 2017.

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Media Accreditation for the SADC Extra-Ordinary Double Troika Summit

South Africa as the Chair of SADC, will host the SADC Extra-Ordinary Double Troika Summit on 15 September 2017. The Double Troika Summit is held as a result of the recent political and security developments in the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Date : Friday, 15 September 2017
    1. Ministerial Opening Session
Venue : OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Pretoria
Time : 07H30
 
    2. Double Troika Summit
Venue : OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Pretoria
Time : 14H00
RSVP : rachidis@dirco.gov.za / mlangenir@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Salome Baloi, 083 778 7142
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South Africa appeals to Myanmar to address the situation of displaced citizens. The Government of the Republic of South Africa expresses its deep concern about the plight of over three hundred thousand Rohingya civilians who have fled their homes in Myanmar.

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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 13 September 2017. Cabinet met on Wednesday, 13 September 2017, at Tuynhuys, Cape Town. Issues in the environment – Economy - Cabinet welcomes the positive growth in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 2.5% in the second quarter of 2017, which has moved the country out of a technical recession. Last week, Statistics South Africa released the figures, which represent a year-on-year growth of 1.1%.

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President Zuma sends a message of condolences to the countries of the Caribbean that are affected by Hurricane Irma. On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of condolences to the Governments and people of the countries of the Caribbean that have been affected by Hurricane Irma, especially families and relatives of all the victims.

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President Zuma commends the progress registered in Congo towards the resolution of conflict in Libya. President Jacob Zuma has commended the progress registered in the discussions in the Republic of Congo towards the resolution of conflict in Libya. The President was on a Working Visit to Brazzaville, in the Republic of Congo to attend the 4th meeting of the African Union (AU) High Level Panel on Libya at the level of Heads of States and Government, chaired by President Denis Sassou-N'Guesso of the Republic of Congo.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Mr Phạm Bình Minh, Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 7 September 2017. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Mr Phạm Bình Minh, Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 7 September 2017.

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South Africa and Vietnam agree to accelerate trade. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, has successfully concluded her Working Visit to Hanoi, in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, where she met the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Phạm Bình Minh.

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President Zuma sends a message of condolences to the Republic of Niger. On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Niger, especially families and relatives of all the victims, following the torrential rains that killed many and forced thousands to leave their homes.

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President Zuma concludes his successful visit to China for the 9th BRICS Summit. President Jacob Zuma has concluded a successful Working Visit to Xiamen in the People’s Republic of China, where he attended the 9th BRICS Summit with other BRICS Leaders. The 9th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) Summit took place from 3-5 September 2017 under the theme: “BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future".

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BRICS banks places developmental agenda as priority for South Nations, Voices 360 - Business & Economics, Politics, 6 September 2017. As the BRICS Heads of State Government gather this week in Xiamen, China, one of the major discussion points will be to review progress achieved in respect of the operations of the New Development Bank (NDB) also known as the BRICS Bank.
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Opening Remarks by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers, MP at the Seventeenth Annual Regional Seminar on the Implementation of International Humanitarian Law, 05 September 2017, Pretoria. At the outset I would request that we observe a moment of silence and pay tribute to the late Mr Abdullah al- Khamessi, founder of the Yemeni Red Crescent, who passed on in Ibn Sinaa hospital in Sanaa, Yemen.

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President Zuma condemns the killing of the Chief of Defence Force of Lesotho. President Zuma has expressed his revulsion at the killing of the Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force, Lt General Khoantle Motsomotso, who was killed on 05 September 2017 reportedly by an army officer.

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South African government’s position on the reported sixth nuclear weapons test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The South African Government unequivocally condemns the sixth nuclear weapons test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 3 September 2017.
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President Jacob Zuma with leaders of BRICS before BRICS Emerging Market and Developing Countries Dialogue, Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Centre, Xiamen, People’s Republic of China, 5 September 2017. President Jacob Zuma with leaders of BRICS before BRICS Emerging Market and Developing Countries Dialogue, Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Centre, Xiamen, People’s Republic of China, 5 September 2017.

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Remarks by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma during the Dialogue of the Emerging Markets and Developing Countries on the Margins of the 9th BRICS Summit, Xiamen, China, 5 September 2017. I would like to take this opportunity to thank President Xi Jinping for bringing together a new configuration of like-minded partners from amongst the group of Emerging Markets and Developing Countries (EMDCs) with whom the BRICS nations share common aspirations and challenges.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, meets with the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Mr Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 6 September 2017. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, meets with the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Mr Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 6 September 2017.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to undertake a Working Visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, is scheduled to undertake a Working Visit to Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, where she is expected to meet with Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Phạm Bình Minh, on 6 and 7 September 2017 respectively.
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Deputy Minister Landers to address the 17th Annual Regional Seminar on International Humanitarian Law

The Deputy Minister of Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr L Landers will address the 17th Annual Regional Seminar on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) on the 5th September 2017. This year's seminar coincides with the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions of 1949.

Date :

Tuesday, 05 September 2017

Time : 09H00
Venue :

Department of International Relations and Cooperation
O R Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

Enquiries : Mr Nelson Kgwete 076 4313 078
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DIRCO to host the 17th Annual Regional Seminar on International Humanitarian Law. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will co-host the 17th Annual Regional Seminar on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) from 5-8 September 2017.

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Bilateral Meeting between President Jacob Zuma and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt on the sidelines BRICS Emerging Market and Developing Countries Dialogue, Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Centre, Xiamen, People’s Republic of China, 5 September 2017. Bilateral Meeting between President Jacob Zuma and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt on the sidelines BRICS Emerging Market and Developing Countries Dialogue, Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Centre, Xiamen, People’s Republic of China, 5 September 2017.

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Bilateral Meeting between President Jacob Zuma and President Emomali Rahman of the Republic of Tajikistan on the sidelines of the BRICS Emerging Market and Developing Countries Dialogue, Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Centre, Xiamen, People’s Republic of China, 5 September 2017.

Bilateral Meeting between President Jacob Zuma and President Emomali Rahman of the Republic of Tajikistan on the sidelines of the BRICS Emerging Market and Developing Countries Dialogue, Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Centre, Xiamen, People’s Republic of China, 5 September 2017.

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Bilateral Meeting between President Jacob Zuma and President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation on the sidelines of the Ninth BRICS Summit, Kempiski Hotel, Xiamen, the People’s Republic of China, 4 September 2017. Bilateral Meeting between President Jacob Zuma and President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation on the sidelines of the Ninth BRICS Summit, Kempiski Hotel, Xiamen, the People’s Republic of China, 4 September 2017.

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BRICS Leaders Xiamen Declaration, Xiamen, China, 4 September 2017. We, the Leaders of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, met on 4 September 2017 in Xiamen, China, at the Ninth BRICS Summit. Under the theme "BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future", we endeavor to build on our achievements already made with a shared vision for future development of BRICS.

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Remarks by President Jacob Zuma to the BRICS Business Council Special Session for South Africa held on the margins of the 9th BRICS Summit, Xiamen, China, 3 September 2017. We are pleased to meet with you as members of the BRICS business community. You are important partners in our quest for building stronger and more sustainable economies and a better life for our peoples within the BRICS family.

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President Zuma arrives in Xiamen ahead of the 9th BRICS Summit in China. President Jacob Zuma has this morning, 02 September 2017, arrived in Xiamen City, in the People's Republic of China ahead of the 9th Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) Summit, to be hosted by China from 3 – 5 September 2017.

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Deputy Minister Mfeketo pleased with the outcome of the SA-China Strategic Dialogue. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo, has expressed her satisfaction with the progress made under the South Africa-China Strategic Dialogue.

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President Zuma to attend the 9th BRICS Summit in China. President Jacob Zuma will travel to the Xiamen City, in the People's Republic of China to attend the 9th Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) Summit, to be hosted by China from 3 – 5 September 2017.

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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 30 August 2017. Cabinet met at Tuynhuys in Cape Town. Issues in the environment - Cabinet welcomed the outcomes of the 37th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government held in South Africa from 9 to 20 August 2017 under the theme: “Partnering with the Private Sector in Developing Industry and Regional Value Chains”.

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South Africa deplores the launch of a ballistic missile by the DPRK over the territory of Japan. The South African Government deplores the latest launch of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) over the territory of Japan, which again violates the obligations of the DPRK under various UN Security Council resolutions, including 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013), 2094 (2013) and 2270 (2016).
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President Zuma sends a message of condolences to the Republic of Guinea. On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Guinea, especially families and relatives of all the victims, following the landslide that occurred on 22 August 2017 in the capital city of Conakry.

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Co-operation of Mozambique, Mr Oldemiro Julio Marques Baloi, co-chair the Ministerial Session of the South Africa - Mozambique Bi-National Commission, Maputo, Mozambique, 24 August 2017. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Co-operation of Mozambique, Mr Oldemiro Julio Marques Baloi, co-chair the Ministerial Session of the South Africa - Mozambique Bi-National Commission, Maputo, Mozambique, 24 August 2017.

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Opening Remarks by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the 2nd Session of the South Africa Mozambique Bi-National Commission (BNC), 24 August 2017, Maputo. I would like to take this opportunity to firstly thank you, Honourable Minister Baloi, the government and the people of Mozambique for the warm hospitality extended to the South African delegation since our arrival in Mozambique.

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Media Briefing by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to the media on the SADC Summit outcomes and Sierra Leone relief efforts, Pretoria, South Africa, 23 August 2017. Media Briefing by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to the media on the SADC Summit outcomes and Sierra Leone relief efforts, Pretoria, South Africa, 23 August 2017.


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Media Briefing by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Maite Nkoana-Mshabane, on relief efforts for the Republic of Sierra Leone. Wednesday, 23 August 2017, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria. We invited you here today to update you on the efforts of the South African Government, working with other stakeholders, to provide relief to the people of Sierra Leone who have suffered severely as a result of a natural disaster.

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to brief the media on SADC Summit outcomes and Sierra Leone relief efforts

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, will brief the media on the outcomes of the 37th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government hosted by South Africa on the 10 – 20 August 2017. At the same briefing, the Minister will announce steps to be taken by South Africa to provide relief to the Republic of Sierra Leone following the recent disaster caused by floods and mudslides.

Date :

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Time : 14H00
Venue :

Media Briefing Room
O R Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Pretoria

Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with the Minister-President of Flanders, Mr Geert Bourgeois, Pretoria, South Africa, 21 August 2017. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with the Minister-President of Flanders, Mr Geert Bourgeois, Pretoria, South Africa, 21 August 2017.




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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane receives a Courtesy Call from the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Mr Chen Xiaodong, Pretoria, South Africa, 21 August 2017. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane receives a Courtesy Call from the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Mr Chen Xiaodong, Pretoria, South Africa, 21 August 2017.


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Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo meets with the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Mr Chen Xiaodong, Pretoria, South Africa, 22 August 2017. Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo meets with the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Mr Chen Xiaodong, Pretoria, South Africa, 22 August 2017.


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South Africa condemns the terrorist attack in the Kingdom of Spain. The South African Government joins the international community in strongly condemning the cowardly terrorist attack in Barcelona and Cambrils on 17 August 2017 which caused the death of 13 innocent people including children and injuries to at least 100 others.

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South Africa sends condolences to the Republic of Portugal following the death of 13 people in Madeira. The South African Government is saddened by the loss of life suffered when 13 people were killed and 49 injured (at least seven very seriously, including two children) when a tree collapsed on participants attending the Festa de Nossa Senhora do Monte religious festival in Madeira on 15 August 2017.

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37th SADC Summit Media Programme, 8 - 20 August 2017
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Communiqué of the 37th Summit SADC of Heads of State and Government OR Tambo Building, Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Pretoria, South Africa, 19th – 20th August 2017. The 37th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held at OR Tambo Building, Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in Pretoria, in the Republic of South Africa on 19th and 20th August 2017.

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Closing Statement by SADC Chairperson, H.E. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, Dirco, Tshwane. We have now come to the end of the 37th Ordinary SADC Summit whose adopted theme is "Partnering with the Private Sector in developing Industry and Regional Value Chains". This theme was carefully developed to build on the themes of the Republics of Zimbabwe and Botswana and the Kingdom of Swaziland.
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President Jacob G. Zuma and Incoming Chair of SADC, on the occasion of the 37th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government, O R Tambo Building, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Pretoria, South Africa, 19 August 2017. President Jacob G. Zuma and Incoming Chair of SADC, on the occasion of the 37th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government, O R Tambo Building, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Pretoria, South Africa, 19 August 2017.

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Acceptance Speech by His Excellency President Jacob G. Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa and Incoming Chair of SADC, on the occasion of the 37th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government, Pretoria. I am truly honoured to welcome you, the leaders of our regional family of nations, to the Republic of South Africa for the 37th Ordinary SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government.
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Opening Ceremony of the 37th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government, O R Tambo Building, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Pretoria, South Africa, 19 August 2017. Opening Ceremony of the 37th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government, O R Tambo Building, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Pretoria, South Africa, 19 August 2017.








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Opening Ceremony of the 37th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government, O R Tambo Building, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Pretoria, South Africa, 19 August 2017.
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Welcome Statement by Incoming SADC Chairperson H.E Mr Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa and Host of the 37th Ordinary SADC Summit, DIRCO, Pretoria. I am honoured to welcome you to South Africa on the occasion of the 37th Ordinary SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government.
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President Jacob Zuma and other Heads of State and Government meet for the SADC Double Troika Summit, Conference Centre, O R Tambo Building, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Pretoria, South Africa, 18 August 2017. President Jacob Zuma and other Heads of State and Government meet for the SADC Double Troika Summit, Conference Centre, O R Tambo Building, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Pretoria, South Africa, 18 August 2017.

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The SADC Double Troika Summit commences

The Extraordinary Summit of the SADC Double Troika will commence this afternoon, Friday, 18 August 2017, in Pretoria. The Summit is expected to consider the political and security situation in the region.

Date :

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Time : 19H30
Venue :

Department of International Relations and Cooperation
DIRCO Conference Centre
O R Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

Enquiries : Mr Nelson Kgwete 076 4313 078
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