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  25-27 Sep: Working Visit by President Cyril Ramaphosa to New York, USA
  24 Sep: Heritage Day (South Africa)
  19 Sep: Deputy Minister Regina Mhaule delivers a Public Lecture at the Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, South Africa
  18-30 Sep: 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), New York, USA
  18 Sep: Official Visit by Dr Tshepo Motsepe to New York, United States of America
  17 Sep: Meeting between Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and the Minister of State for African Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Mr Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Kattan, Johannesburg, South Africa
  14 Sep: President Ramaphosa meets members of the Diplomatic Corps, Pretoria, South Africa
  12-14 Sep: Ninth Extraordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council (including Ministers in charge of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and/or Ministers in charge of Negotiations with the European Union (EU), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  12-13 Sep: Sixth Retreat of the Executive Council of the African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  10 Sep: Minister Lindiwe Sisulu hosts the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium, Mr Didier Reynders, in Pretoria, South Africa
  4-7 Sep: 18th edition of the Annual Regional Seminar on the implementation of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) for Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Island States, in Pretoria, South Africa
  3-4 Sep: Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Beijing, People’s Republic of China (PRC)
  3 Sep: Deputy Minister Mhaule hands shelters over to schools, Mbombela, South Africa
  2 Sep: Seventh Ministerial Meeting of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Beijing, People’s Republic of China (PRC)
  September: Heritage Month (South Africa)
  31 Aug-2 Sep: State Visit by President Cyril Ramaphosa to Beijing, People’s Republic of China (PRC)
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President Cyril Ramaphosa leads South African Delegation to UN General Assembly. President Cyril Ramaphosa will embark tomorrow, Saturday 22 September 2018, on a Working Visit to New York where he will lead the South African delegation to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

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South African government sends condolence message to Tanzania. The South African Government has sent a message of condolences to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzanian following a boat accident that has claimed the lives of a large number of victims. The accident is reported to have occurred in Lake Victoria on Thursday, 20 September 2018.

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Public Lecture by Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule on the Outcomes of the 10th BRICS Johannesburg Summit at the Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, Northern Cape, 19 September 2018. I am honoured and of course delighted to interact with you today, particularly because of our focus of engagement which is the outcomes of the recently concluded 10th BRICS Summit which was held in Johannesburg in July this year.
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Deputy Minister Mhaule to deliver Public Lecture at Sol Plaatje University

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Regina Mhaule, will deliver a public lecture at the Sol Plaatje University on Wednesday, 19 September 2018. The lecture is aimed at publicising and enhancing dialogue about South Africa’s foreign policy objectives.

Date : Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Time : 11H00
Venue : Room C016
Sol Plaatje University
Kimberley
RSVP : Mrs Kgopotso Rapakuana, rapakuanak@dirco.gov.za or 073 058 3876
Enquiries : Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, mabayan@dirco.gov.za or 083 045 7838
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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 19 September 2018. Cabinet met on Wednesday, 19 September 2018 at the Union Buildings, Pretoria. Issues in the environment – Economy - Cabinet welcomes the offer extended by business for the secondment of private-sector professionals to government.

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Dr Motsepe undertakes Official Visit to the United States. Dr Tshepo Motsepe, the spouse of President Cyril Ramaphosa and First Lady of the Republic of South Africa, will on Tuesday, 18 September 2018, embark on an official visit to the United States, ahead of the South African delegation, led by President Ramaphosa, attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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Minister Sisulu and Saudi Minister of State for African Affairs affirm importance of enhancing relations. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu met today, 17 September 2018, with His Excellency Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Kattan, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for African Affairs, in Johannesburg.

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President Ramaphosa sends condolences to his Zambian Counterpart following bus crash. President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent a message of condolences to his Zambian counterpart, His Excellency Edgar Lungu, following the death of 11 Zambian nationals in a bus accident that took place on Monday, 17 September 2018, outside Mookgopong, Limpopo Province.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa interacts with the Diplomatic Corps represented in South Africa, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 14 September 2018.

President Cyril Ramaphosa interacts with the Diplomatic Corps represented in South Africa, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 14 September 2018.

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Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa to Members of the Diplomatic Corps, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, 14 September 2018. Thank you for joining us for my first interaction with the member of the diplomatic community represented in South Africa. Yesterday, the world paid its final respects to a fallen giant of Africa, the former United Nations Secretary-General Mr Kofi Annan.

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President Ramaphosa to meet members of the diplomatic corps

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday, 14 September 2018, meet members of the diplomatic community accredited to South Africa, including Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Consuls-General and Charges d’Affaires.

Date : Friday, 14 September 2018
Time : 10H00 (Media to arrive at 09h00. Media will not be allowed into the building after 09h30)
Venue : DIRCO Conference Centre
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria
RSVP : RapakuanaK@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838 or Mabayan@dirco.gov.za
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Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers at a SADC Meeting on the side-lines of the Sixth Retreat of the Executive Council of the African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13 September 2018.

Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers at a SADC Meeting on the side-lines of the Sixth Retreat of the Executive Council of the African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13 September 2018.

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Deputy Minister Landers to lead a South African delegation to Ethiopia. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers, will lead a South African delegation to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 12-14 September 2018. The Deputy Minister will attend a series of High-Level Meetings in Addis Ababa.

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Minister Lindiwe Sisulu with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, Mr Didier Reynders, on a Working Visit to Pretoria, South Africa, 10 September 2018.

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, Mr Didier Reynders, on a Working Visit to Pretoria, South Africa, 10 September 2018.

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Remarks by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, on the occasion of the Working Visit by the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium, H.E. Mr Diedier Reynders, 10 September 2018. We have just concluded a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of the of Kingdom of Belgium, His Excellency, Minister Didier Reynders, who came to South Africa on a Working Visit.

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Minister Sisulu to host Mr Reynders, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, will on Monday, 10 September 2018, receive Mr Didier Reynders, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium who is on a Working Visit to South Africa from 7 to 10 September 2018.

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Tribute to Kofi Annan - Extracts from a Speech by Luwellyn Landers MP (ANC) in the National Assembly on Thursday 06 September 2018. Ghana gained her independence from Britain in 1957 and without wasting time the following year she hosted the historic All African People’s Conference in Accra presided over by the first President of an independent African nation, Nkwame Nkrumah.

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President Ramaphosa concludes Visit to China. President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned to South Africa following his two-pronged visit to the People’s Republic of China where he was hosted on a State Visit and co-chaired the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit from 2 to 4 September 2018.

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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 5 September 2018. Cabinet met on Wednesday, 5 September 2018 at Tuynhuys, Cape Town. Issues in the environment - Economy - Cabinet calls on all sectors of South Africa to rally behind government-led initiatives to boost economic growth following the release of growth figures showing our economy contracted by zero point 7 per cent in the second quarter from a revised -2.6 percent in the first quarter.

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Beijing Declaration on Building a Closer Community of Destiny between China and Africa, 5 September 2018. Beijing Declaration on Building a Closer Community of China and Africa's Destiny. We, the heads of state, heads of government, heads of delegations and chairmen of the African Union Commission of the People's Republic of China and 53 African countries, held the Beijing Summit of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum in China from September 3 to 4, 2018.

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DIRCO hosts Regional Seminar on the Implementation of International Humanitarian Law. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will co-host the 18th edition of the Annual Regional Seminar on the implementation of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) for Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Island States from 04 till 07 September 2018 at the OR Tambo Building, Pretoria.

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South Africa’s participation in the oral proceedings before the ICJ regarding the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius. The United Nations (UN) General Assembly requested the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to render an advisory opinion on 22 June 2017 on the legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965 by the United Kingdom.
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Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, 03 September 2018, Beijing, China. At the outset, allow me to express our profound gratitude for the generous hospitality accorded to all of us since our arrival in the ancient city of Beijing.

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President concludes productive State Visit to China. President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded a state visit to the People’s Republic of China with whom South Africa has entered into several agreements that will enable economic growth and educational opportunities, among other benefits.

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Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the China-Africa High Level Dialogue with Business Representatives Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, 03 September 2018, Beijing, China. China is an old friend of Africa. It has a long history of engagement, friendship and support.

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Working Luncheon: Remarks by Minister LN Sisulu on the occasion of the Seventh Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Beijing, China, 02 September 2018. I wish to thank our hosts for their extraordinary hospitality and the honour of addressing this luncheon of the 7th Ministerial Conference of FOCAC, where we have reflected on how we can further enrich relations between China and Africa.

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Minister Lindiwe Sisulu participates in the Seventh Ministerial Meeting of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Beijing, People’s Republic of China (PRC), Beijing, China, 2 September 2018.

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu participates in the Seventh Ministerial Meeting of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Beijing, People’s Republic of China (PRC), Beijing, China, 2 September 2018.

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Welcoming Address for Minister Lindiwe Sisulu at the Opening Session of the Seventh Ministerial Meeting of FOCAC, Beijing, China, 2 September, 2018. I wish to thank Minister Wang Yi and the people of the People’s Republic of China for their warm welcome and the facilities provided, indeed excellent by any standard.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa engages with South African business leaders at a business breakfast, Beijing, People's Republic of China, ahead of the State Visit and the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), 2 September 2018. President Cyril Ramaphosa engages with South African business leaders at a business breakfast, Beijing, People's Republic of China, ahead of the State Visit and the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), 2 September 2018.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa accompanied by his spouse, Dr Tshepo Motsepe, arrive in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 1 September 2018. President Ramaphosa is on a State Visit at the invitation of President Xi Jinping and he will co-chair Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

President Cyril Ramaphosa accompanied by his spouse, Dr Tshepo Motsepe, arrive in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 1 September 2018. President Ramaphosa is on a State Visit at the invitation of President Xi Jinping and he will co-chair Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

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Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule at the handover of Assembly Shelters at KaMajika Primary School and Inkambeni Primary School, Mbombela, South Africa,, 9 September 2018.

Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule at the handover of Assembly Shelters at KaMajika Primary School and Inkambeni Primary School, Mbombela, South Africa,, 9 September 2018.

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Deputy Minister Mhaule to hand over shelters to schools in Mpumalanga. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Reginah Mhaule, will tomorrow, 03 September 2018 honour an invitation from the Mpumalanga MEC for Education, Mr Sibusiso Malaza to officially hand over School Assembly Shelters to Inkambeni and Kamajika Primary Schools in Mpumalmaga.

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Sean Mulaudzi from the DIRCO News Service (DNS) interviews Ambassador Anil Sooklal, Beijing, China, 31 August 2018.

Sean Mulaudzi from the DIRCO News Service (DNS) interviews Ambassador Anil Sooklal ahead of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Beijing, China, 31 August 2018.

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President Ramaphosa embarks on State Visit to China. President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, Friday, 31 August 2018, departed from South Africa for the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for a State Visit to be hosted by President Xi Jinping in Beijing.

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President Ramaphosa embarks on State Visit to the People’s Republic of China. President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday, 31 August 2018, travel to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for a State Visit hosted to be hosted in Beijing by President Xi Jinping.

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Mr Abdelkader Messahel, Cape Town, South Africa, 29 August 2018.

Bilateral Meeting between Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Mr Abdelkader Messahel, Cape Town, South Africa, 29 August 2018.

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Signing of the MOU by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Mr Abdelkader Messahel, Cape Town, South Africa, 29 August 2018.

Signing of the MOU by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Mr Abdelkader Messahel, Cape Town, South Africa, 29 August 2018.

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Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the Working Visit by H.E. Mr Abdelkader Messahel, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria to South Africa. On 29 August 2018, HE, Minister Lindiwe Sisulu received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, H.E. Mr Abdelkader Messahel on a Working Visit to South Africa.
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Closing Remarks by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Working Visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria H.E. Mr Abdelkader Messahel, 29 August 2018. Your visit has allowed us to reaffirm the historic and strategic partnership between our two countries.

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Minister Sisulu to meet Foreign Affairs Minister of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria. Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, will tomorrow, 29 August 2018 receive her counterpart, Mr Abdelkader Messahel, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria on a working visit to South Africa.

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Minister Sisulu concerned about SA nationals in foreign jails. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, has expressed concern about the high number of South Africans detained abroad on a variety of charges, predominantly drug-related, following the death sentence handed down to a South African citizen in Vietnam.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa meets with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Cape Town, South Africa, 28 August 2018. President Cyril Ramaphosa meets with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Cape Town, South Africa, 28 August 2018.

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Arrival of Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for a Working Visit to Cape Town, South Africa, 28 August 2018. Arrival of Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for a Working Visit to Cape Town, South Africa, 28 August 2018.


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Remarks by His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa at the SA-UK Investor Roundtable Remarks, 28 August 2018, Cape Town, South Africa. It is my pleasure to welcome you here today. I would like to extend a word of thanks to Mr Jacques Celliers and FNB for hosting us in this venue today.

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Media Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the conclusion of the UK Working Visit, 28 August 2018, Tuynhuys, Cape Town. Let me begin by extending, once more, a very warm welcome to our esteemed guest and dear friend, Prime Minister May and her delegation on her first working visit to South Africa as Prime Minister.

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President Ramaphosa to host UK Prime Minister May. President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Tuesday, 28 August 2018, host Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on a working visit to South Africa.

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Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers, participates in the Third Indian Ocean Conference, in Hanoi, Vietnam, 27–28 August 2018. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers, participates in the Third Indian Ocean Conference, in Hanoi, Vietnam, 27–28 August 2018.

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Address by Deputy Minister Landers at the Indian Ocean Conference “Building Regional Architecture”, 28 August 2018, Hanoi – Vietnam. I wish to thank you for the opportunity to address you at this very important event on the Indian Ocean Region; under the theme “Building Regional Architecture”.

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Deputy Minister Landers to attend the Third Indian Ocean Conference in Vietnam. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H.E. Mr Luwellyn Landers, will participate in the Third Indian Ocean Conference scheduled from 27 – 28 August 2018, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule participates in the Singapore-Sub-Saharan High Level Ministerial Exchange, in Singapore, Singapore, 27-28 August 2018. Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule participates in the Singapore-Sub-Saharan High Level Ministerial Exchange, in Singapore, Singapore, 27-28 August 2018.

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Speech by Hon Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule during the Bilateral Engagement Session with His Excellency Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, during the High Level Ministerial Exchange Visit, Singapore, 27 August 2018. On behalf of Minister Sisulu, I wish to thank you for the invitation to attend the High Level Ministerial Exchange Visit in your country.

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Deputy Minister Mhaule to represent South Africa at the Singapore-Sub-Saharan High Level Ministerial Exchange. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Reginah Mhaule, will represent South Africa in the Singapore-Sub-Saharan High Level Ministerial Exchange, scheduled for on 27 and 28 August 2018 in Singapore.

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Minister Lindiwe Sisulu briefs the media on the outcomes of the SADC Summit recently held in Namibia, and updates the media on the upcoming international engagements, which include FOCAC; the Third Indian Ocean Conference in Vietnam; and the Sub-Saharan High Level Ministerial Exchange in Singapore, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 27 August 2018. Minister Lindiwe Sisulu briefs the media on the outcomes of the SADC Summit recently held in Namibia, and updates the media on the upcoming international engagements, which include FOCAC; the Third Indian Ocean Conference in Vietnam; and the Sub-Saharan High Level Ministerial Exchange in Singapore, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 27 August 2018.

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Remarks by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on the occasion of the DIRCO monthly media briefing, Media Briefing Room, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, 27 August 2018. Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen of the media. We are joined also by senior DIRCO officials, ably led by Acting Director-General, Ambassador Mxolisi Nkosi.

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Minister Sisulu to hold scheduled monthly media briefing

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, MP, will on Monday, 27 August 2018 hold monthly media lunch with members of the press as per her commitment during the 2018 Budget Vote Speech.

Date : Monday, 27 August 2018
Time : 11H00
Venue : DIRCO Media Centre
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria
RSVP : Kgweten@dirco.gov.za or Mundhedzit@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838 or Mabayan@dirco.gov.za
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President Ramaphosa to attend Zimbabwean Presidential Inauguration. President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, Sunday 26 August 2018, attend the Inauguration of President-Elect Emmerson Mnangagwa as President of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

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Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and the founding father of the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, at the unveiling of the the new housing project for students at the Mangosuthu University of Technology. Minister Naledi Pando unveils the housing project, Durban, South Africa, 25 August 2018.

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and the founding father of the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, at the unveiling of the the new housing project for students at the Mangosuthu University of Technology. Minister Naledi Pando unveils the housing project, Durban, South Africa, 25 August 2018.

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Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and outgoing Chancellor of the Mangosuthu University of Technology, and Minister Naledi Pandor attend the Inauguration of the Vice-Chancellor & Principal, Dr Enoch Duma Malaza, at the Mangosuthu University of Technology. The occasion is attended by Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the founding father of the Mangosuthu University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, 25 August 2018.

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and outgoing Chancellor of the Mangosuthu University of Technology, and Minister Naledi Pandor attend the Inauguration of the Vice-Chancellor & Principal, Dr Enoch Duma Malaza, at the Mangosuthu University of Technology. The occasion is attended by Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the founding father of the Mangosuthu University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, 25 August 2018.

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Minister Sisulu commends Mangosuthu University of Technology for the newly-built on-campus student residence. Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, who is also the Chancellor of the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) has commended the institution for honouring the late Zolile Khumalo by completing phase 1 of the on-campus student residence.

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Decision of the Zimbabwe Supreme Court regarding the outcome of elections. The South African Government has noted the decision of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe, handed down today, 24 August 2018, in the case brought by the MDC Alliance in which the results of the elections held on 30 July 2018 were challenged.
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Meeting between DIRCO and US Embassy following President Trump's tweet on land redistribution in South Africa. The Embassy of the United States of America was called in today, 23 August 2018, as directed by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon Lindiwe Sisulu, to convey the unhappiness of the people and the Government of South Africa following a tweet by President Donald J. Trump based on false information and lobbying by certain South African lobby groups that seek to derail and frustrate the land redistribution programme.

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DIRCO to meet with US Embassy following tweet on the land programme. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, has noted the unfortunate comments on Twitter by the President of the United States of America, H.E. Donald J. Trump, on land redistribution and crime.

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The Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, delivers a keynote address at the conference on "BRICS and African Development: Development Finance a Catalyst for the BRICS Economic Partnerships in Africa, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 23 August 2018.

The Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, delivers a keynote address at the conference on "BRICS and African Development: Development Finance a Catalyst for the BRICS Economic Partnerships in Africa, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 23 August 2018.

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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 22 August 2018. Cabinet met on Wednesday, 22 August 2018 at Tuynhuys in Cape Town. Issues In The Environment – Economy - The recent economic developments in Turkey have led to a large depreciation of emerging market currencies, including the South African Rand.

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Minister Lindiwe Zulu to deliver a keynote address at a conference on "BRICS and African Development: Development Finance a Catalyst for the BRICS Economic Partnerships in Africa. The Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, will tomorrow, 23 August 2018, deliver a keynote address at the opening of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Conference on Development Finance, which will be hosted by the BRICS Research Centre of the Human Sciences Research Council and the Nelson Mandela University.
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The Chief Director for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs at DIRCO, Mr Pitso Montwedi, joins the panel at the Indaba on a Legally Binding Instrument To Regulate The Activities Of Transnational Corporations with Respect to Human Rights, Parktown Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 August 2018. The Chief Director for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs at DIRCO, Mr Pitso Montwedi, joins the panel at the Indaba on a Legally Binding Instrument To Regulate The Activities Of Transnational Corporations with Respect to Human Rights, Parktown Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 August 2018.

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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 22 August 2018. Cabinet met on Wednesday, 22 August 2018 at Tuynhuys in Cape Town. Issues In The Environment - Economy - The recent economic developments in Turkey have led to a large depreciation of emerging market currencies, including the South African Rand.

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Indaba on a Legally Binding Instrument To Regulate The Activities Of Transnational Corporations. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), working jointly with ActionAid South Africa and supported by Lawyers for Human Rights and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS), invite the media to an indaba and community visit aimed at soliciting views about South Africa’s role as co‐sponsor of the proposed Legally Binding Instrument To Regulate The Activities Of Transnational Corporations And Other Business Enterprises With Respect To Human Rights.

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