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Keynote Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at the launch of the Irish Solidarity with the Anti-Apartheid Struggle in South Africa Exhibition, at Freedom Park, in Pretoria, South Africa, 5 October 2022. Keynote Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at the launch of the Irish Solidarity with the Anti-Apartheid Struggle in South Africa Exhibition, at Freedom Park, in Pretoria, South Africa, 5 October 2022.

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Minister Pandor to deliver a keynote address at the Irish Solidarity with Anti-Apartheid Struggle in South Africa Exhibition. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will, this evening, 05 October 2022, deliver a keynote address at the launch of the Irish Solidarity with the Anti-Apartheid Struggle in South Africa Exhibition at the Freedom Park, in Pretoria.

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Why is the Brenthurst Foundation obsessed with Ukraine – what about Palestine, Yemen, Libya, Western Sahara? Daily Maverick, by Clayson Monyela, 4 October 2022. Like some in the Western world, Greg Mills and Ray Hartley have prioritised the conflict in Ukraine above every other conflict and gross violation of human rights occurring elsewhere on the globe.

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Minister Naledi Pandor addresses the Second Charlotte Maxeke Breakfast with Female Heads of Mission, OR Tambo Building, in Pretoria, South Africa, 3 October 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor addresses the Second Charlotte Maxeke Breakfast with Female Heads of Mission, OR Tambo Building, in Pretoria, South Africa, 3 October 2022.

Minister Naledi Pandor addresses the Second Charlotte Maxeke Breakfast with Female Heads of Mission, OR Tambo Building, in Pretoria, South Africa, 3 October 2022.

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Minister Pandor to address the Second Charlotte Maxeke Breakfast with Female Heads of Mission

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will address the Second Charlotte Maxeke Breakfast with Female Heads of Mission on Monday, 03 October 2022.

Date : Monday, 03 October 2022
Time : 08h00
Venue :

Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) VIP Foyer
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

Enquiries : Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974
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Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini hands over COVID-19 vaccines to the Minister of Health of Sierra Leone, Dr Austin Demby, in Freetown, Republic of Sierra Leone, 29 September 2022. Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini hands over COVID-19 vaccines to the Minister of Health of Sierra Leone, Dr Austin Demby, in Freetown, Republic of Sierra Leone, 29 September 2022.

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Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini concludes visit to West Africa. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, has concluded her visit to West Africa, where she visited Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Minister Pandor concludes visit to the United States. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has concluded her visit to the United States.

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Media Briefing by Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini and the acting Minister of Health of Liberia, Dr Francis Kettah, in Monrovia, Republic of Liberia, 27 September 2022.

Media Briefing by Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini and the acting Minister of Health of Liberia, Dr Francis Kettah, in Monrovia, Republic of Liberia, 27 September 2022.

Photo: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO

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Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini to travel to West Africa to hand over vaccines. The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, will travel to Liberia and Sierra Leone to hand over vaccines from 26-30 September 2022.

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the President of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77), Mr Csaba Kőrösi, in New York, United States of America, 22 September 2022.

Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the President of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77), Mr Csaba Kőrösi, in New York, United States of America, 22 September 2022.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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Statement by the Minister Naledi Pandor at the Non-Alignment Movement (NAM) Ministerial Committee Meeting on Palestine, in New York, United States of America, 24 September 2022. Statement by the Minister Naledi Pandor at the Non-Alignment Movement (NAM) Ministerial Committee Meeting on Palestine, in New York, United States of America, 24 September 2022.

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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) Meeting, in New York, United States of America, 23 September 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor attends the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) Meeting, in New York, United States of America, 23 September 2022.

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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Annual Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, in New York, Unites States of America, 22 September 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Annual Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, in New York, Unites States of America, 22 September 2022.

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Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Relations on the margins of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, 22 September 2022. The BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Relations held their annual meeting on the margins of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77) on 22 September 2022, chaired by South Africa in its capacity as the incoming BRICS Chair for 2023.

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Deputy Minister Botes concludes successful Working Visit to South America. The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, has concluded his successful Working Visit to Venezuela and Chile.

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Minister Naledi Pandor delivers South Africa’s statement to the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77), in New York, United States of America, 21 September 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor delivers South Africa’s statement to the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77), in New York, United States of America, 21 September 2022.

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Statement by Dr GNM Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the General Debate of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, 21 September 2022, United Nations, New York. Let me join the speakers before me in congratulating you for your assumption of this important task. South Africa also congratulates your predecessor for his successful tenure as President of the General Assembly.

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Statement on the virtual Cabinet Meeting of 21 September 2022. Issues in the environment - Energy - Cabinet was briefed by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan on the capacity of Eskom to mitigate the intermittent load-shedding and also received a progress report from the Technical Committee of the National Energy Crisis Committee.

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Minister Naledi Pandor, the Minister in the Presidency, Mr Mondli Gungubele, and the South African delegation attend the opening of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77), in New York, United States of America, 20 September 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor, the Minister in the Presidency, Mr Mondli Gungubele, and the South African delegation attend the opening of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77), in New York, United States of America, 20 September 2022.

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Minister Pandor to deliver SA’s statement to the UN General Assembly.The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will deliver South Africa’s statement to the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77) today, 21 September 2022.
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Joint Communiqué of the 10th IBSA Trilateral Ministerial Commission Meeting, New York, 21 September 2022. The Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India, HE Dr S. Jaishankar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil, HE Amb. Carlos Alberto Franco França, and the Minister of Health of the Republic of South Africa HE Dr Joe Phaahla (hereinafter referred to as "the Ministers") met for the 10th IBSA Trilateral Ministerial Commission on 21 September 2022.
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Minister Pandor arrives in New York to lead SA’s delegation to UNGA77. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has arrived in New York today, 19 September 2022, where she is leading South Africa’s delegation to the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77) taking place at the United Nations headquarters from 20-27 September 2022 under the theme: “A watershed moment: Unlocking transformative solutions to interlocking challenges.”

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Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Under-Secretary for International Relations of Chile, Ms Ximena Fuentes, in Santiago, Republic of Chile, 20 September 2022. Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Under-Secretary for International Relations of Chile, Ms Ximena Fuentes, in Santiago, Republic of Chile, 20 September 2022.

Photo: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO
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Deputy Minister Botes visits Chile to strengthen bilateral relations. The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, has arrived in Santiago, Chile, ahead of his Working Visit scheduled for Monday, 19 September 2022.

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Meeting between President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Black Congressional Caucus and Anti-Apartheid Veterans, in Washington DC, United States of America, 17 September 2022. Meeting between President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Black Congressional Caucus and Anti-Apartheid Veterans, in Washington DC, United States of America, 17 September 2022.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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Meeting between President Cyril Ramaphosa and the President of the USA, Mr Joseph Biden, at the White House, in Washington DC, United States of America, 16 September 2022. Meeting between President Cyril Ramaphosa and the President of the USA, Mr Joseph Biden, at the White House, in Washington DC, United States of America, 16 September 2022.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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President Cyril Ramaphosa is received and welcomed by the Vice President of the USA, Ms Kamala Harris, where they will engage on issues of Women Empowerment, African Health Matters and Global Security Issues over a Breakfast Meeting, in Washington DC, United States of America, 16 September 2022.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is received and welcomed by the Vice President of the USA, Ms Kamala Harris, where they will engage on issues of Women Empowerment, African Health Matters and Global Security Issues over a Breakfast Meeting, in Washington DC, United States of America, 16 September 2022.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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Explanation of Vote by Director-General, Zane Dangor to the United Nations General Assembly regarding the debate of the Seventy-Seventh Session of the General Assembly in September 2022, 16 September 2022. The upcoming General Debate of the UN General Assembly is the first fully open Assembly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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President Ramaphosa arrives in Washington for Working Visit. President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, 15 September 2022, arrived in Washington DC, in the United States of America for a Working Visit at the invitation of President Joseph Biden.
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Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and Deputy Foreign Minister for Africa of Venezuela, Mr Yuri Alexande Pimentel Moura, in Caracas, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, 16 September 2022. Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and Deputy Foreign Minister for Africa of Venezuela, Mr Yuri Alexande Pimentel Moura, in Caracas, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, 16 September 2022.

Photo: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO
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Deputy Minister Botes on an official visit to Venezuela. The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, has accepted an invitation by the Venezuelan Deputy Minister for Africa, Mr Yuri Alexandre Pimentel Moura, to undertake an official visit to Caracas, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on 15 September 2022.

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Secretary of State of the USA, Mr Antony Blinken, in Washington DC, United States of America, 15 September 2022.

Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Secretary of State of the USA, Mr Antony Blinken, in Washington DC, United States of America, 15 September 2022.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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Minister Naledi Pandor addresses the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and engages in discussions with the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs at the US Department of State, Ambassador Jendayi E Frazer, in Washington DC, United States of America, 14 September 2022.

Minister Naledi Pandor addresses the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and engages in discussions with the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs at the US Department of State, Ambassador Jendayi E Frazer, in Washington DC, United States of America, 14 September 2022.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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Minister Pandor to address the Council on Foreign Relations and hold a bilateral meeting with the Secretary of the State – Mr Antony Blinken in Washington DC. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has arrived in Washington DC, ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s meeting with President Joseph Biden, which will take place on 16 September 2022 at the White House.

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Deputy President Mabuza to attend the inauguration of the President-elect of Kenya. Deputy President David Mabuza has departed to Nairobi, Kenya to attend the inauguration of President-elect, HE William Samoei Ruto, taking place on 13 September 2022.
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Minister Naledi Pandor briefs the media on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s visit to the United States of America (USA), in Pretoria, South Africa, 12 September 2022.

Minister Naledi Pandor briefs the media on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s visit to the United States of America (USA), in Pretoria, South Africa, 12 September 2022.

Photo: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO

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Remarks by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the Media Briefing on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Visit to the United States of America, 12 September 2022. We have convened this briefing today to inform you about South Africa’s participation in the High-Level segment of the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

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Minister Pandor to brief the media on President Ramaphosa’s visit to the USA

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will brief the media on Monday, 12 September 2022, on President Cyril Ramaphosa‘s upcoming visit to Washington and New York in the United States of America, where the President will hold bilateral talks with President Joe Biden and participate in the high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), respectively.

Date : Monday, 12 September 2022
Time : 10h00
Venue :

DIRCO Media Briefing Room
Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

Enquiries : Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974
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President Cyril Ramaphosa sends condolences to the British Royal Family. President Cyril Ramaphosa has on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, expressed his profound and sincere condolences to His Majesty, King Charles III on the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Minister Naledi Pandor on the panel of speakers of the Forum under the theme: “Future global challenges and impacts on Business - The clash has happened: Now What?”, at the 48th Edition of the Intelligence on the World, Europe, and Italy, in Villa d'Este, Republic of Italy, 2 September 2022.

Minister Naledi Pandor on the panel of speakers of the Forum under the theme: “Future global challenges and impacts on Business - The clash has happened: Now What?”, at the 48th Edition of the Intelligence on the World, Europe, and Italy, in Villa d'Este, Republic of Italy, 2 September 2022.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Business Stakeholders on: “South Africa and Italy: Co-operation towards sustainability transitions“, in the Lombardia Region, Milan, Republic of Italy, 1 September 2022. Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Business Stakeholders on: “South Africa and Italy: Co-operation towards sustainability transitions“, in the Lombardia Region, Milan, Republic of Italy, 1 September 2022.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the 48th Edition of the Intelligence on the World, Europe and Italy Forum, in Italy. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has arrived in Milan, Italy to participate in the 48th Edition of the Intelligence on the World, Europe and Italy Forum, starting on 02 – 04 September 2022.

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Message of condolences following the flash floods in the Republic of the Sudan. His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, has expressed his sympathy to the people of the Republic of the Sudan, following the flash floods that have killed one hundred and twenty-four (124) people, destroyed ninety-eight thousand (98 000) houses, partially damaging ninety-seven thousand (97 000) acres of agricultural land and affected more than three hundred and fifty-one (351) public utilities in the sectors of education and health since the beginning of the rainy season in June 2022.

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Statement on the virtual Cabinet Meeting of 31 August 2022. Issues in the environment - Economy - Cabinet welcomed the slight decline in the country’s unemployment rate, which dropped by 0.6 percent, from 34.5% in the first quarter to 33.9 percent in the second quarter of 2022.

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South Africa sends message of condolence and solidarity to Pakistan following the devastating floods experienced during the current Monsoon season. The South African Government wishes to express its condolences to the Government and people of Pakistan following the large-scale destruction and loss of thousands of lives in the wake of the recent flooding witnessed in Pakistan.

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Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini concludes successful visit to the Middle East Region. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, has concluded her successful visit to the Middle East region.

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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Summit, at the Plenary Meeting Hall, in Tunis, Republic of Tunisia, 27 August 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Summit, at the Plenary Meeting Hall, in Tunis, Republic of Tunisia, 27 August 2022.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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Minister Naledi Pandor arrives at the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Summit and is received by the President of Tunisia, HE Mr Kais Saied, in Tunis, Republic of Tunisia, 27 August 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor arrives at the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Summit and is received by the President of Tunisia, HE Mr Kais Saied, in Tunis, Republic of Tunisia, 27 August 2022.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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Minister Naledi Pandor to lead the South African delegation to the Eighth TICAD Summit in Tunis, Tunisia on 27 – 28 August 2022. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will lead the South African Delegation at the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Summit, scheduled to take place from 27 – 28 August 2022 in Tunis, Tunisia.

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Statement on the conclusion of the 10th Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, United Nations, New York, 26 August 2022. South Africa is deeply disappointed and dismayed at yet another failed Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

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The Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga; and the Director-General of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Zane Dangor, host a breakfast for South Africa’s re-election to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council, in Pretoria, South Africa, 25 August 2022. The Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga; and the Director-General of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Zane Dangor, host a breakfast for South Africa’s re-election to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council, in Pretoria, South Africa, 25 August 2022.

Photo: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO
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Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and DIRCO lead support drive for SA re-election to ICAO Council

The Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, joined by Transport Deputy Minister, Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga, and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) will lead the drive to solicit support for South Africa’s re-election to the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Council during a breakfast session with Ambassadors and High Commissioners from foreign embassies in the Republic as a way of further strengthening relations and mutual interest.

Date : Thursday, 25 August 2022
Time : 08h30 for 09h00
Venue :

Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

RSVP : Esethu Hasane on 071 259 2422 or Hasanee@dot.gov.za or Nelson Kgwete on 076 431 3078 or Kgweten@dirco.gov.za
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Ongoing court process in respect of the decision to provide Humanitarian Assistance to Cuba through the African Renaissance and International Cooperation Fund. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has noted the Constitutional Court order, published on 23 August 2022, dismissing its application for direct access to appeal the order by the Gauteng Division of the High Court (Pretoria) on 22 March 2022, that interdicted the Government and the African Renaissance and International Cooperation Fund (Fund) from proceeding to provide humanitarian assistance to Cuba through the Fund.

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Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini pays a courtesy call on the President of Syria, President Bashar al-Assad, in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic, 25 August 2022. Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini pays a courtesy call on the President of Syria, President Bashar al-Assad, in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic, 25 August 2022.

Photo: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO
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Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini pays a courtesy call on the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Mr Najib Mikati, in Beirut, Republic of Lebanon, 23 August 2022. Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini pays a courtesy call on the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Mr Najib Mikati, in Beirut, Republic of Lebanon, 23 August 2022.

Photo: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO
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Meeting between Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini and the Acting Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ambassador Hazem Al Khatib, in Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 22 August 2022. Meeting between Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini and the Acting Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ambassador Hazem Al Khatib, in Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 22 August 2022.

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Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini pays courtesy call on the Foreign Minister of Palestine, Dr Riad Malki, in Ramallah, State of Palestine, 21 August 2022.

Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini pays courtesy call on the Foreign Minister of Palestine, Dr Riad Malki, in Ramallah, State of Palestine, 21 August 2022.

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Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini embarks on a Working Visit to the Levant region. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, will embark on a Working Visit to the Levant region from 21-26 August 2022. The Deputy Minister will visit Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

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Minister Naledi Pandor is a guest speaker on Gender-Based Violence at the Khayamandi Community, Kaya Mnandi Township, in Stellenbosch, South Africa, 20 August 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor is a guest speaker on Gender-Based Violence at the Khayamandi Community, Kaya Mnandi Township, in Stellenbosch, South Africa, 20 August 2022.

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Minister Pandor to interact with Khayamandi Community on Gender-Based Violence

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will be a guest speaker at an event organised to deal with the scourge of Gender-Based Violence at Kaya Mnandi Township, in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 20 August 2022.

Event : Fight against GBV
Date : Saturday, 20 August 2022
Time : 10h00
Venue : United Methodist Church
Kaya Mnandi Township
Stellenbosch
Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
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President Cyril Ramaphosa participates in the 42nd Ordinary Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit of Heads of State and Government, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. 17-18 August 2022.

President Cyril Ramaphosa participates in the 42nd Ordinary Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit of Heads of State and Government, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. 17-18 August 2022.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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President Ramaphosa arrives in Kinshasa, DRC for the 42nd Ordinary Summit of SADC. President Cyril Ramaphosa has today Tuesday, 16 August 2022, arrived in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on a Working Visit to participate in the 42nd Ordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government.

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President Ramaphosa departs SA for DRC to participate in the 42nd Ordinary Summit of SADC. President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, Tuesday, 16 August 2022, departed South Africa for the Democratic Republic of Congo, on a Working Visit to participate in the 42nd Ordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government.

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President Ramaphosa to participate in 42nd Ordinary Summit of SADC. President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday, 16 August 2022, undertake a Working Visit to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to participate in the 42nd Ordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government.

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Opening Remarks by Minister Naledi Pandor, as the outgoing Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, (DRC), 16 August 2022. Opening Remarks by Minister Naledi Pandor, as the outgoing Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, (DRC), 16 August 2022.

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Address by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes at the commemoration of International Youth Day, University of the Free State, in Bloemfontein, South Africa, 12 August 2022. Address by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes at the commemoration of International Youth Day, University of the Free State, in Bloemfontein, South Africa, 12 August 2022.

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Deputy Minister Botes to address International Youth Day commemoration event in Bloemfontein

The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, will speak at the commemoration of International Youth Day on Friday, 12 August 2022, at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, Free State Province.

Date : 12 August 2022
Time : 10h00
Venue : University of the Free State
Centenary Complex
Bloemfontein Campus
Bloemfontein
RSVP : Kgopotso Rapakuana, rapakuanak@dirco.gov.za or ‪0730583876
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Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Republic of Zimbabwe; Mr Frederick Shava, co-chair the Mid-Term Review of the Bi-National Commission (BNC), in Pretoria, South Africa, 10 August 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Republic of Zimbabwe; Mr Frederick Shava, co-chair the Mid-Term Review of the Bi-National Commission (BNC), in Pretoria, South Africa, 10 August 2022.

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Minister Pandor hosts her Zimbabwean counterpart

At the invitation of Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa; Mr Frederick Shava, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Republic of Zimbabwe will pay an official visit to South Africa to co-chair the Mid-Term Review of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) to be held in Pretoria on Wednesday, 10 August 2022.

Date :

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Time : 09h00
Venue : OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria
Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
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Minister Naledi Pandor hosts the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Mr Antony Blinken, for the South Africa – United States Strategic Dialogue, in Pretoria, South Africa, 8 August 2022. Minister Naledi Pandor hosts the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Mr Antony Blinken, for the South Africa – United States Strategic Dialogue, in Pretoria, South Africa, 8 August 2022.
Minister Naledi Pandor hosts the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Mr Antony Blinken, for the South Africa – United States Strategic Dialogue, in Pretoria, South Africa, 8 August 2022.

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Opening Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, at the occasion of the hosting of the South Africa – United States Strategic Dialogue, 08 August 2022, Pretora. I am pleased to welcome you and your delegation to our beautiful country and to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

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Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at the at the South Africa – Botswana Heritage Day Celebration event, King Keitseng Monument, in Lobatse, Republic of Botswana, 5 August 2022.

Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at the at the South Africa – Botswana Heritage Day Celebration event, King Keitseng Monument, in Lobatse, Republic of Botswana, 5 August 2022.

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Minister Pandor to host US Secretary of State Blinken. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, is scheduled to host the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Mr Antony Blinken, on Monday, 08 August 2022, in Pretoria, on the occasion of the South Africa – United States Strategic Dialogue.
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South Africa condemns Israeli attacks on Gaza. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa strongly condemns Israeli attacks on Gaza, which have over the last 48 hours resulted in the death of over 10 people, including a five-year-old child.
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Minister Pandor to speak at South Africa – Botswana Heritage Day Celebration event - 05 August 2022. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will speak at South Africa – Botswana Heritage Day Celebration event scheduled to take place, tomorrow, 05 August 2022 at the King Keitseng Monument, in Lobatse, Botswana.
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Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the South Africa – Botswana High Level Business Forum and Roundtable, in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, 4 August 2022. Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the South Africa – Botswana High Level Business Forum and Roundtable, in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, 4 August 2022.

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President to lead talks at High-Level South Africa – Botswana Business Roundtable. President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday, 04 August 2022, embark on a Working Visit to the Republic of Botswana to lead talks at the High-Level South Africa – Botswana Business Roundtable.

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Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at the South Africa – Botswana High Level Business Forum and Roundtable, in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, 3 August 2022. Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at the South Africa – Botswana High Level Business Forum and Roundtable, in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, 3 August 2022.


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Address by Dr GNM Pandor, MP, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation at the Botswana – South Africa Business Forum, 03rd August 2022, Gaborone. I would like to extend a warm welcome to you all to the Botswana – South Africa Business Forum, which forms part of our celebrations of 28 years of trade and investment relations between our two countries.

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Botswana and South Africa celebrate 28 Years of Bilateral Trade Relations. In celebration and commemoration of 28 years of bilateral economic relations, the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Botswana together with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) of the Republic of South Africa are convening a High Level Business Forum and Roundtable on the 03rd and 04th of August 2022, in Gaborone, Botswana.
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Address by Dr GNM Pandor, MP, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation at the Symposium on the Framework Document on South Africa’s National Interest and its advancement in a Global Environment, Monday, 1 August 2022 from 09h00 to 13h00 at the DIRCO Conference Centre, Pretoria. I wish to thank all of you for agreeing to be part of this discussion and release of our country’s National Interest document that seeks to outline and define the key values, principles and goals that influence our Foreign policy and practice as South Africa.

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