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  13 Nov: Deputy President David Mabuza attends the regional consultation of the South Sudan Special Envoy Mission, Entebbe, Republic of Uganda
  11-22 Nov: Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Protocol that will create an International Legal Framework for the Financing of Mining, Agricultural and Construction (MAC) Equipment, Pretoria, South Africa - Media Invite
  8 Nov: Keynote Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at the 15th Year Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Islamic Relief South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa
  7 Nov: 19th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini leads South Africa’s delegation to the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Japan. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, will lead a South African delegation to the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting scheduled for 22-23 November 2019 in Nagoya, Japan.

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Media Briefing by Minister Naledi Pandor regarding South Africa’s Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of October 2019, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa, 18 November 2019. Media Briefing by Minister Naledi Pandor regarding South Africa’s Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of October 2019, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa, 18 November 2019.
Media Briefing by Minister Naledi Pandor regarding South Africa’s Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of October 2019, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa, 18 November 2019.

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Media Statement by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor on South Africa’s Presidency of the United Nations Security Council, 18 November 2019.Welcome to this briefing in which we will provide an overview of the outcomes of South Africa’s Presidency of the United Nation’s Security Council (UNSC) in October and the progress achieved in our thematic areas.

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Minister Pandor to address media on South Africa’s Presidency of the UNSC

Members of the media are invited to a media briefing to be addressed by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, regarding South Africa’s Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of October 2019

Date :

Monday, 18 November 2019

Time : 11H30
Venue :

University of South Africa (UNISA)
Muckleneuk Campus
Bamboo Hall
3rd Floor
Kgorong Building
Preller Street
Pretoria

RSVP :

Nelson Kgwete on 076 431 3078 or Kgopotso Rapakuana on 073 058 3876

Enquiries :

Mr Lunga Ngqengelele on 082 566 0446

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Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at a symposium under the theme: “The best path to a prosperous Zimbabwe", University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa, 18 November 2019. Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at a symposium under the theme: “The best path to a prosperous Zimbabwe", University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa, 18 November 2019.
Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at a symposium under the theme: “The best path to a prosperous Zimbabwe", University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa, 18 November 2019.

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Address by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, MP, at UNISA, on 18 November 2019. Symposium “Best path towards a prosperous Zimbabwe”. Colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, the social and economic situation confronting Zimbabwe is one of the most challenging facing the southern African region.
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Minister Pandor to host a symposium on the best path to a prosperous Zimbabwe

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will on Monday, 18 November 2019, host a symposium under the theme: “The best path to a prosperous Zimbabwe", at the University of South Africa (UNISA).

Date :

Monday, 18 November 2019

Time : 08H30
Venue :

University of South Africa (UNISA)
Muckleneuk Campus
3rd Floor
Kgorong Building
Preller Street
Pretoria

RSVP : Kgopotso Rapakuana, rapakuanak@dirco.gov.za, 073 058 3876
Enquiries :

Mr Lunga Ngqengelele, Media Liaison Officer, 082 566 0446, ngqengelelel@dirco.gov.za

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Deputy President Mabuza departs to Uganda on South Sudan Special Envoy Mission. Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as Special Envoy to South Sudan, has today, 13 November 2019 departed to Entebbe, in the Republic of Uganda ahead of his regional consultations.

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President Ramaphosa arrives in Brazil for the 11th BRICS Summit. President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, Tuesday, 12 November 2019, arrived in Brasilia in the Federative Republic of Brazil where he is leading the South African delegation to the 11th BRICS Summit to be held from 13 - 14 November 2019.

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President Ramaphosa to attend 11th BRICS Summit in Brazil. President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South Africa delegation to the 11th BRICS Summit to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 13 - 14 November 2019.

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Public Lecture by Minister Naledi Pandor at the University of Sao Paolo, in Sao Paolo, Federative Republic of Brazil, 12 November 2019. Public Lecture by Minister Naledi Pandor at the University of Sao Paolo, in Sao Paolo, Federative Republic of Brazil, 12 November 2019.
Public Lecture by Minister Naledi Pandor at the University of Sao Paolo, in Sao Paolo, Federative Republic of Brazil, 12 November 2019.

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Deputy President Mabuza welcomes progress in the implementation of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan. Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as Special Envoy to South Sudan, has welcomed progress that has been made in the implementation of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan.

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Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Protocol that will create an International Legal Framework for the Financing of Mining, Agricultural and Construction (MAC) Equipment, Pretoria, South Africa, 11-22 November 2019. Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Protocol that will create an International Legal Framework for the Financing of Mining, Agricultural and Construction (MAC) Equipment, Pretoria, South Africa, 11-22 November 2019.

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Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Protocol that will create an International Legal Framework for the Financing of Mining, Agricultural and Construction (MAC) Equipment, Pretoria, South Africa, 11-22 November 2019.
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South Africa in collaboration with UNIDROIT to host a Diplomatic Conference on MAC Protocol

South Africa, in collaboration with the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), will on Monday, 11 November 2019 to Friday, 22 November 2019, host a Diplomatic Conference to adopt an international treaty aimed at facilitating the financing of Mining, Agricultural and Construction (MAC) equipment.

Date :

Monday, 11 November 2019

Time :  09H00
Venue :

DIRCO Conference Centre
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

RSVP : Mtshalip@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries :

Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974

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President Ramaphosa congratulates President Nyusi following his re-election. President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated President Filipe Nyusi of the Republic of Mozambique following his recent re-election.
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Keynote Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at the 15th Year Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Islamic Relief South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 November 2019. Keynote Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at the 15th Year Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Islamic Relief South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 November 2019.
Keynote Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at the 15th Year Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Islamic Relief South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 November 2019.

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Address by South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, at the 15th Year Anniversary Gala Dinner: Islamic Relief South Africa at The Houghton Hotel, Johannesburg, on 8 November 2019. The role of civil society in advancing human security. I wish to begin by congratulating Islamic relief on this important marker in its existence, 15 years of service to humanity.

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Minister Pandor to deliver a keynote address at the 15th Year Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Islamic Relief South Africa, in Johannesburg

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will deliver a keynote address at the 15th Year Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Islamic Relief South Africa, at The Houghton Hotel, Johannesburg, at 18h30, today, 08 November 2019.

Date :

Friday, 8 November 2019

Time : 18H30
Venue : The Houghton Hotel
Johannesburg
Enquiries : Lunga Ngqengelele, 082 566 0446
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Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the SMME Programme of the Second South Africa Investment Conference, University of Johannesburg, Soweto, 7 November 2019. I would like to welcome you to Soweto, a name that is known around the world, a place of such extraordinary history.

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Minister Naledi Pandor represents South Africa as the outgoing Chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) at the 19th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2019. Minister Naledi Pandor represents South Africa as the outgoing Chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) at the 19th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2019.

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Minister Naledi Pandor presents South Africa’s Handing Over Report to the Minister of State, Mr Ahmed Al Sayegh, of the United Arab Emirates, at the 19th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2019.

Minister Naledi Pandor presents South Africa’s Handing Over Report to the Minister of State, Mr Ahmed Al Sayegh, of the United Arab Emirates, at the 19th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2019.

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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, of the United Arab Emirates, on the sidelines of the 19th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2019. Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, of the United Arab Emirates, on the sidelines of the 19th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2019.

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Opening Remarks and Country Statement by Minister GNM Pandor at the 19th Meeting of the IORA Council of Ministers (COM), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, 7 November 2019. On behalf of IORA, I wish to welcome you all to the beautiful city of Abu Dhabi for the 19th IORA Council of Ministers Meeting.

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South Africa to host a Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Protocol that will create an International Legal Framework for the Financing of Mining, Agricultural and Construction (MAC) Equipment, 11 – 22 November 2019. South Africa, in collaboration with the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), will host a Diplomatic Conference to adopt an international treaty aimed at facilitating the financing of MAC equipment.

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Closing Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Second Africa Investment Conference, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, 6 November 2019. As the second South Africa Investment Conference draws to a close, I believe I am speaking on behalf of everyone here when I say we are immensely encouraged by the attendance of so many of us here.

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Opening Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Second South Africa Investment Conference, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, 6 November 2019. It is my great privilege to warmly welcome you all to the 2019 South Africa Investment Conference.

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Minister Pandor to attend the 19th IORA Council of Ministers Meeting and hand over SA’s report as Chair of IORA. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will officially hand over the role of Chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) to her United Arab Emirates counterpart, Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the 19th IORA Council of Ministers Meeting on 07 November 2019 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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President Ramaphosa sends condolences to Japan following the passing of Sadako Ogata. President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, sent a message of condolences to the Government and the people of Japan following the passing away of Ms Sadako Ogata, former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the South African Ambassadors and High Commissioners attending the Second South Africa Investment Conference, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 5 November 2019. Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the South African Ambassadors and High Commissioners attending the Second South Africa Investment Conference, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 5 November 2019.

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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the South African Ambassadors and High Commissioners attending the Second South Africa Investment Conference, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 5 November 2019.
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Pre-Investment Conference Briefing by Minister Naledi Pandor to the South African Heads of Missions Abroad on 05 November 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre. Welcome home for this brief visit and thank you for the work that you have done in identifying potential investors for the Second Investment Conference.

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President to lead Second South Africa Investment Conference. President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead government’s hosting of the second South Africa Investment Conference to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, from 5 to 7 November 2019.

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South Africa committed to women as leaders in global peacekeeping, Opinionista, Daily Maverick, by Naledi Pandor, 5 November 2019. South Africa views the UN’s women, peace and security agenda as a means for women to mediate in conflict situations and as essential to end the use of force as a means of settling disputes.

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Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Debate on the Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tuesday, 05 November 2019. Madam President, allow me to begin by thanking Mr Valentine Inzko, the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina for his briefing and report on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ms Selma Korjenic, the Head of Program for Bosnia and Herzegovina for Trial International for her statement.

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Roundtable Discussion of Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Kader Asmal Fellowship students, former members of the Irish Anti- Apartheid Movement and African Ambassadors, Dublin Ireland, 6 November 2019.

Roundtable Discussion of Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Kader Asmal Fellowship students, former members of the Irish Anti- Apartheid Movement and African Ambassadors, Dublin Ireland, 6 November 2019.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Minister of State for Diaspora and International Development, at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Ciaràn Cannon, Dublin Ireland, 5 November 2019.

Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Minister of State for Diaspora and International Development, at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Ciaràn Cannon, Dublin Ireland, 5 November 2019.

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Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Executive Director of Enterprise Ireland, Mr Kevin Sherry, Dublin, Ireland, 4 November 2019. Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Executive Director of Enterprise Ireland, Mr Kevin Sherry, Dublin, Ireland, 4 November 2019.

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Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Investment and Development Agency (IDA) Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 4 November 2019. Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Investment and Development Agency (IDA) Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 4 November 2019.

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Deputy Minister Botes to undertake a Working Visit to Dublin. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, will on Tuesday, 05 November 2019, co-chair the inaugural South Africa-Ireland Joint Commission for Cooperation with the Minister of the State for the Diaspora and International Development of Ireland, Mr Ciarán Cannon, in Dublin, Ireland.

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Statement by Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Peace and Security in Africa: Visit of the Deputy Secretary-General to Horn of Africa, 4 November 2019. At the outset, I would like to congratulate the United Kingdom on assuming the presidency of the Security Council for the month of November, please be assured of South Africa’s support for your efforts this month.
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Statement on behalf of South Africa by Ambassador J Matjila, International Court of Justice, Under the theme “Threat to international peace and security and its evolution through the practice of the Security Council and Court”, 31 October 2019. South Africa warmly welcomes President Yusuf to the Security Council today and wishes to share its views on the thematic discussion related to the “Threat to international peace and security and its evolution through the practice of the Security Council and Court”.

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Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Briefing on the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Thursday, 31 October 2019. Excellencies, in this the last formal meeting of the Security Council for this month, allow me to take a moment to thank you for your support during South Africa’s presidency.

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Statement by Minister Pandor for the 10-year Anniversary of the Establishment of the Mandate on Sexual Violence in Conflict, New York, USA, 30 October 2019. Statement by Minister Pandor for the 10-year Anniversary of the Establishment of the Mandate on Sexual Violence in Conflict, New York, USA, 30 October 2019.

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Statement by Dr GNM Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, for the 10-year Anniversary of the Establishment of the Mandate on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Wednesday, 30 October 2019. I would like to extend my thanks to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (SRSG), Pramila Patten, for inviting South Africa to co-host this event today.
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Statement by South African Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Affairs, Ms Mapisa-Nqakula, during the Security Council Briefing on Cooperation between the United Nations and Regional and Sub-Regional Organisations (African Union), New York, USA, 30 October 2019. Statement by South African Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Affairs, Ms Mapisa-Nqakula, during the Security Council Briefing on Cooperation between the United Nations and Regional and Sub-Regional Organisations (African Union), New York, USA, 30 October 2019.

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Statement by Minister Mapisa-Nqakula, South African Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Affairs, during the Security Council Briefing on Cooperation between the United Nations and Regional and Sub-Regional Organisations (African Union), 30 October 2019. I have the honour of delivering this statement on behalf of the three African members of the Security Council, Côte d’ Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea and South Africa (the A3).
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South Africa and China meet to review bilateral political and economic relations. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, participated in the 10th South Africa-China Strategic Dialogue, in conjunction with the Sixth Meeting of the Sub-Committee on Foreign Affairs, which was hosted by the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Mr CHEN Xiaodong, on 30 October 2019, in Beijing, China.
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Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa, to the United Nations, during the Security Council Mandate Renewal of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), 30 October 2019. At the outset, South Africa wishes to reiterate its unequivocal and strong support for the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 30 October 2019. Cabinet met on Wednesday, 30 October 2019 at Tuynhuys in Cape Town. Issues In The Environment - South Africa Investment Conference (SAIC) - Cabinet is looking forward with positive anticipation to the Second SAIC 2019 to be held next week from the 5th to 7th November 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Gauteng under the theme: “Accelerating Economic Growth by Building Partnerships”.

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Statement by Minister Pandor during the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, New York, USA, 29 October 2019. Statement by Minister Pandor during the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, New York, USA, 29 October 2019.

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Statement by Dr GNM Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, during the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, 29 October 2019. I thank you all for participating in our discussion today.
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Statement by Minister Naledi Pandor, during the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Open Debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine, New York, USA, 28 October 2019. Statement by Minister Naledi Pandor, during the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Open Debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine, New York, USA, 28 October 2019.
Statement by Minister Naledi Pandor, during the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Open Debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine, New York, USA, 28 October 2019.

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Statement by Dr GNM Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, during the UN Security Council Open Debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine, Monday, 28 October 2019. South Africa firmly believes that the question of peace in the Middle East will not be resolved unless the question of Palestine is resolved.
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Statement by Minister Naledi Pandor during the side event of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on: "An inclusive, Sustainable and Transformative Women, Peace and Security Agenda, New York, USA, 28 October 2019. Statement by Minister Naledi Pandor during the side event of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on: "An inclusive, Sustainable and Transformative Women, Peace and Security Agenda, New York, USA, 28 October 2019.

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Statement by Minister Naledi Pandor during the side event of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on: "An inclusive, Sustainable and Transformative Women, Peace and Security Agenda, New York, USA, 28 October 2019.
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President Ramaphosa congratulates President Masisi on his election victory. President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated President Mokgweetsi Masisi of the Republic of Botswana on his victory following the general election held on Wednesday, 23 October 2019.
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Deputy President David Mabuza arrives in the People’s Republic of China, Beijing, ahead of the Seventh South Africa-China Bi-National Commission. Deputy President David Mabuza has today, Monday, 28 October 2019, arrived in Beijing ahead of his Working Visit to the People’s Republic of China wherein he will co-chair the Seventh Session of the South Africa-China Bi-National Commission.

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The Director-General of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Mr Kgabo Mahoai, and Ambassador Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen of Denmark, co-chair the South Africa – Denmark Senior Officials Consultations, Pretoria, South Africa, 28 October 2019. The Director-General of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Mr Kgabo Mahoai, and Ambassador Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen of Denmark, co-chair the South Africa – Denmark Senior Officials Consultations, Pretoria, South Africa, 28 October 2019.

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South Africa-Denmark Senior Officials Consultations to take place in Pretoria. The Director-General of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Mr Kgabo Mahoai, will today, 28 October 2019, co-chair the South Africa-Denmark Senior Officials Consultations with his Danish counterpart, Ambassador Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen.

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Minister Naledi Pandor leads South Africa’s delegation to the 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Baku, Azerbaijan, 26 October 2019.

Minister Naledi Pandor leads South Africa’s delegation to the 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Baku, Azerbaijan, 26 October 2019.

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Statement by Minister Naledi Pandor at the 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Baku, Azerbaijan, 26 October 2019.

Statement by Minister Naledi Pandor at the 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Baku, Azerbaijan, 26 October 2019.

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Statement by H.E. Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, on the occasion of the Interactive Debate of the 18th Summit of the NAM, themed: “NAM Baku Summit: Upholding the Bandung Principles to ensure concerted and adequate Response to the Challenges of the Contemporary World,” Baku, Azerbaijan, 26 October 2019. It is indeed an honour for me to address you on the occasion of the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). We want to thank our Azeri hosts for the excellent arrangements and wonderful hospitality.

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Minister Naledi Pandor leads South Africa’s delegation to the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will lead South Africa’s delegation at the 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 25-26 October 2019.

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President Ramaphosa concludes Visit to First Russia-Africa Summit. President Cyril Ramaphosa concluded his working visit to the Russian Federation where he attended the inaugural Russia-Africa Summit and characterised it as a meaningful engagement that exceeded his expectation.

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SADC Day of Solidarity with the Republic of Zimbabwe. The 39th Southern African Development Community Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government held on 17 and 18 August 2019 in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, declared 25 October 2019 as the date on which SADC Member States collectively voice their disapproval and condemnation of sanctions against the Republic of Zimbabwe through various activities and platforms until sanctions are lifted.

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Statement by the South African Government on the occasion of the United Nations Day. The Government and people of South Africa join the international community today, on United Nations (UN) Day, 24 October 2019, in celebrating the 74th anniversary of the United Nations and to mark the entry into force of the United Nations Charter in 1945.

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President Ramaphosa arrives in Russia for the Russia-Africa Summit. President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Sochi in the Russian Federation where he is leading a South African delegation to the first Russia-Africa Summit to take place on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 October 2019.
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18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). Azerbaijan, Baku, 23 October 2019. 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). Azerbaijan, Baku, 23 October 2019.


Photo: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO
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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes at the Opening of the Ministers Meeting of the 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Azerbaijan Baku, 23 October 2019. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes at the Opening of the Ministers Meeting of the 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Azerbaijan Baku, 23 October 2019.

Photo: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO
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