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  6 Aug: Deputy Minister Alvin Botes participates in Mandela Month, Laingsburg, South Africa
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  2 Aug: Sixth Session of the South Africa – Portugal Bilateral Consultations, Pretoria, South Africa (Media Invite)
  2 Aug: Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini participates in Nelson Mandela Day Celebrations, Manzini Primary School, Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his visit to SOMAFCO in Morogoro, State Visit to the United Republic of Tanzania, 16 August 2019. Let me first express my heartfelt condolences to the people of Morogoro and Tanzania for the tragedy that took the lives of over 76 people almost a week ago. We wish those still in hospital a speedy recovery.

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President Ramaphosa undertakes a State Visit and leads delegation to SADC Summit. President Cyril Ramaphosa will undertake his first State Visit since being elected President in May 2019, to Dar es Salaam in the United Republic of Tanzania on 14-15 August 2019.

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Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Tourism, Ms M Kubayi-Ngubane, attend the official closing of 39th Ordinary Summit of Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers Meeting, Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, 14 August 2019.

Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Tourism, Ms M Kubayi-Ngubane, attend the official closing of 39th Ordinary Summit of Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers Meeting, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 14 August 2019.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers Meeting ahead of the 39th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 13 August 2019. Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers Meeting ahead of the 39th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 13 August 2019.

Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers Meeting ahead of the 39th Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 13 August 2019.

Photos: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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Minister Pandor arrives in Tanzania to lead SA’s delegation at the meeting of the SADC Council of Ministers. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has arrived in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, were she is leading a South African delegation to the meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers scheduled for 13 to 14 August 2019.

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes at the International Youth Day Symposium, Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa, 12 August 2019. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes at the International Youth Day Symposium, Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa, 12 August 2019.

Photos: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO
Deputy Minister Alvin Botes at the International Youth Day Symposium, Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa, 12 August 2019.
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Deputy Minister Botes to address the International Youth Day Symposium

Deputy Minister Alvin Botes will on Monday, 12 August 2019, address the International Youth Symposium at the Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley, Northern Cape. The symposium will be held under the theme “Transforming education”.

Date : Monday, 12 August 2019
Time : 16h00 –18h00
Venue :

Sol Plaatje University
Kimberley
Northern Cape

RSVP : Kgopotso Rapakuana, rapakuanak@dirco.gov.za, 073 058 3876 or Dolly Cossa, cossad@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974
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Media Briefing by Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, on the upcoming SADC events and the State Visit by President Cyril Ramaphosa to Tanzania, Pretoria, South Africa, 11 August 2019. Media Briefing by Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, on the upcoming SADC events and the State Visit by President Cyril Ramaphosa to Tanzania, Pretoria, South Africa, 11 August 2019.

Photos: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO
Media Briefing by Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, on the upcoming SADC events and the State Visit by President Cyril Ramaphosa to Tanzania, Pretoria, South Africa, 11 August 2019.
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Media Statement by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr. Naledi Pandor (MP), on President Outgoing Visit and upcoming SADC Summit in Tanzania, 11 August 2019. Thank you for joining us for this briefing. Yesterday, we received the sad news of a fuel tanker explosion that tragically killed over 60 people in Tanzania. I wish to express on behalf of the South African Government our heartfelt condolences to the people and Government of Tanzania.

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Minister Pandor to brief Media on upcoming SADC events and President’s State Visit to Tanzania

Members of the Media are invited to a media briefing, which will be led by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor. on upcoming SADC events and the President’s State Visit to the United Republic of Tanzania.

Date : Sunday, 11 August 2019
Time : 10H00
Venue :

DIRCO Media Briefing Room
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

RSVP : Ms Kgopotso Rapakuana on 073 058 3876 or RapakuanaK@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Lunga Ngqengelele, Minister’s Spokesperson, 082 566 0556, ngqengelelel@dirco.gov.za
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Minister Naledi Pandor addresses the Graduation Ceremony for the Fifth Gertrude Shope Annual Dialogue Forum and Capacity-Building Programme, Pretoria, South Africa, 8 August 2019. Minister Naledi Pandor addresses the Graduation Ceremony for the Fifth Gertrude Shope Annual Dialogue Forum and Capacity-Building Programme, Pretoria, South Africa, 8 August 2019.

Minister Naledi Pandor addresses the Graduation Ceremony for the Fifth Gertrude Shope Annual Dialogue Forum and Capacity-Building Programme, Pretoria, South Africa, 8 August 2019.

Photos: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO

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Keynote Address by Dr Naledi Pandor, MP, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation at the Graduation Ceremony: South African Women’s Capacity Building Programme on Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Negotiation, Thursday, 8 August 2019. I am pleased to have the opportunity of welcoming you all to this graduation ceremony. I have been told that the graduates had a very informative and exciting programme during this capacity building programme, and I am hoping that the experience has been empowering and fulfilling.
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Minister Naledi Pandor to address the Graduation Ceremony for the Fifth Gertrude Shope Annual Dialogue Forum and Capacity-Building Programme

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will address the Fifth Gertrude Shope Annual Dialogue Forum and Capacity-Building Programme Graduation Ceremony in Pretoria, tomorrow morning, Thursday, 8 August 2019.

Date : Thursday, 8 August 2019
Time : 10H30
Venue :

DIRCO Conference Centre
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

RSVP : Kgopotso Rapakuana, RapakuanaK@dirco.gov.za, 073 058 3876
Enquiries : Lunga Ngqengelele, ngqengelelel@dirco.gov.za, 082 566 0446
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Courtesy Call by Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini to the Minister in the Office of the President, Mr Mayiik Ayii Deng, Juba, South Sudan, 8 August 2019.
Courtesy Call by Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini to the Minister in the Office of the President, Mr Mayiik Ayii Deng, Juba, South Sudan, 8 August 2019.

Photo: Yolande Snyman / DIRCO
Media interview of Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Deng Dau Deng Malek, 7 August 2019

Media interview of Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Deng Dau Deng Malek, 7 August 2019.

Photo: Yolande Snyman / DIRCO

Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini arrives in Juba, South Sudan; where she is received by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Deng Dau Deng Malek, 7 August 2019.

Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini arrives in Juba, South Sudan; where she is received by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Deng Dau Deng Malek, 7 August 2019.

Photo: Yolande Snyman / DIRCO

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Speech by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, on the occasion of the Official Hand-Over of Humanitarian Assistance from the Republic of South Africa to the Republic of South Sudan in Juba, 08 August 2019. Let me take this opportunity to convey warm and fraternal greetings of the People and Government of South Africa to You, our fellow African Brothers and Sisters in South Sudan.

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Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini to hand over humanitarian aid to South Sudan. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, will visit Juba, South Sudan, this week to hand over a consignment of food items donated by the South African Government to the people of South Sudan.
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Gertrude Shope Annual Dialogue Forum on Conflict Resolution and Peace-Making, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 6-8 August 2019. Gertrude Shope Annual Dialogue Forum on Conflict Resolution and Peace-Making, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 6-8 August 2019.
Gertrude Shope Annual Dialogue Forum on Conflict Resolution and Peace-Making, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 6-8 August 2019.

Photos: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO
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President Cyril Ramaphosa to attend the signing ceremony of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mozambique. The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa will attend the signing Ceremony of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Maputo, Mozambique, tomorrow, Tuesday, 06 August 2019.
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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes participates in Nelson Mandela Day activities to mark Mandela Month, Laingsburg, Western Cape, 6 August 2019. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes participates in Nelson Mandela Day activities to mark Mandela Month, Laingsburg, Western Cape, 6 August 2019.

Deputy Minister Alvin Botes participates in Nelson Mandela Day activities to mark Mandela Month, Laingsburg, Western Cape, 6 August 2019.

Photos: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO

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Deputy Minister Botes to participate in Mandela Month activities in Laingsburg

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, is scheduled to visit the town of Laingsburg in the Western Cape on Tuesday, 6 August 2019, where he will participate in activities to mark Mandela Month.

Date : Tuesday, 6 August 2019
Time : 10H00
Venue :

Karoo Lillies Retirement Home
Laingsburg
Western Cape

RSVP : Kgopotso Rapakuana, rapakuanak@dirco.gov.za, 073 058 3876 or Dolly Cossa, cossad@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974
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Courtesy Call on Minister Naledi Pandor by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Teresa Ribeiro, of Portugal; during the Sixth Session of the South Africa - Portugal Bilateral Consultations, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 August 2019. Courtesy Call on Minister Naledi Pandor by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Teresa Ribeiro, of Portugal; during the Sixth Session of the South Africa - Portugal Bilateral Consultations, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 August 2019.

Photo: Yolande Snyman / DIRCO
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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Teresa Ribeiro, of Portugal; at the Sixth Session of the South Africa - Portugal Bilateral Consultations, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 August 2019. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Teresa Ribeiro, of Portugal; at the Sixth Session of the South Africa - Portugal Bilateral Consultations, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 August 2019.

Photo: Yolande Snyman / DIRCO
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Joint Communiqué of the Sixth Session of Bilateral Consultations between South Africa and Portugal, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 August 2019. South Africa and Portugal concluded a Memorandum of Understanding on Consultations on 25 November 2002, which provides for regular meetings chaired by the Ministers or Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two countries in order to discuss Bilateral Relations, Regional and Multilateral Issues.

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Deputy Minister Botes to host bilateral consultations with Portugal. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, will on Friday, 02 August 2019, chair the Sixth Session of the South Africa-Portugal Bilateral Consultations in Pretoria.
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Multi-stakeholder Workshop to validate the Draft National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security for South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 August 2019.

Multi-stakeholder Workshop to validate the Draft National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security for South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 August 2019.

Multi-stakeholder Workshop to validate the Draft National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security for South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 August 2019.

Photos: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO
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DIRCO to host a number of activities on Friday

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will on Friday, 02 August 2019, address a multi-stakeholder workshop to validate the draft National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security for South Africa.

Multi-Stakeholder Workshop to validate the Draft National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security for South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
Date : Friday, 2 August 2019
Time : 09H00
Venue :

DIRCO Conference Centre
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

Sixth Session of the South Africa – Portugal Bilateral Consultations
Date : Friday, 2 August 2019
Time : 08H30
Venue :

Deputy Minister’s Boardroom
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

RSVP : Nelson Kgwete, KgweteN@dirco.gov.za / 076 431 3078
Enquiries : Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974
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Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini participates in Nelson Mandela Day activities at the Manzini Combined Primary School, Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 2 August 2019. Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini participates in Nelson Mandela Day activities at the Manzini Combined Primary School, Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 2 August 2019.

Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini participates in Nelson Mandela Day activities at the Manzini Combined Primary School, Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 2 August 2019.

Photos: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini to visit the Nelson Mandela Day Celebrations at Manzini Primary School

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, will on 2 August 2019 visit Manzini Primary School in Hazyview where she will participate in activities to mark Mandela Month.

Date : Friday, 2 August 2019
Time : 10H00
Venue :

Manzini Primary School
Hazyview
Mpumalanga

RSVP :

Kgopotso Rapakuana, 073 058 3876 or Dolly Cossa, cossad@dirco.gov.za

Enquiries : Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974
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Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, on the Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict, 2 August 2019. On the outset, I would like to thank Poland for organising this open debate on Children and Armed Conflict.
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Minister Naledi Pandor participates in Nelson Mandela Outreach Programme activities for Mandela Month at the Jan Kotlolo Primary School, Nellmapius, Pretoria, South Africa, 30 July 2019. Minister Naledi Pandor participates in Nelson Mandela Outreach Programme activities for Mandela Month at the Jan Kotlolo Primary School, Nellmapius, Pretoria, South Africa, 30 July 2019.

Minister Naledi Pandor participates in Nelson Mandela Outreach Programme activities for Mandela Month at the Jan Kotlolo Primary School, Nellmapius, Pretoria, South Africa, 30 July 2019.

Photos: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO

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Minister Pandor to participate in Mandela Month activities at Jan Kotlolo Primary School

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, is scheduled to visit Jan Kotlolo Primary School in Pretoria on Tuesday, 30 July 2019, where she will paint a classroom, handover donations and address Grade 7 learners to mark Mandela Month.

Date : Tuesday, 30 July 2019
Time : 13H00
Venue :

Jan Kotlolo Primary School
2228 Hallelujah Street
Nellmapius
Pretoria

RSVP : Nelson Kgwete, KgweteN@dirco.gov.za / 076 431 3078
Enquiries : Lunga Ngqengelele, ngqengelelel@dirco.gov.za, 082 566 0446
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Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, on the occasion of Security Council Meeting on Libya, 29 July 2019. I would like to welcome and thank the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Mr Ghassan Salamé for his enlightening briefing and I also thank the Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany, Ambassador Jürgen Schulz for a comprehensive update on the work of the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee.

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Family photograph of the Third Formal Meeting of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. 26 July 2019. Family photograph of the Third Formal Meeting of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. 26 July 2019.

Photo: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO
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Minister Naledi Pandor at the Third Formal Meeting of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. 26 July 2019. Minister Naledi Pandor at the Third Formal Meeting of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 26 July 2019.

Photo: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO
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Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations, 26 July 2019, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations took place on 26 July 2019, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the representation of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa.
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Minister Pandor attends the Third Formal Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will attend the Third Formal Meeting of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations, scheduled to take place on Friday, 26 July 2019 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

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President Ramaphosa mourns passing of President of the Republic of Tunisia. President Ramaphosa has on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa extended deep condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Tunisia following the passing of President Beji Caid Essebsi.
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Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa, to the United Nations during the Security Council Briefing on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Afghanistan, 26 July 2019. My delegation wishes to thank the briefers Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, USG Rosemary DiCarlo, and Jamila Afghani, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Afghanistan, Executive Director of Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organization (NECDO) and Executive Member of the Afghan Women's Network for their insightful comments on the different aspects of the Women Peace and Security Agenda in Afghanistan.
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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes being interviewed by ENCA, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 25 July 2019. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes being interviewed by ENCA, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 25 July 2019.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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Opening Address by Director-General, Kgabo Mahoai, at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) review of the South Africa’s United Nations (UN) Security Council tenure, Pretoria, South Africa, 25-26 July 2019. Opening Address by Director-General, Kgabo Mahoai, at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) review of the South Africa’s United Nations (UN) Security Council tenure, Pretoria, South Africa, 25-26 July 2019.

Photo: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO
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Opening Address by Director-General, Mr KE Mahoai, at the Six Month Review Workshop of South Africa’s Term as an Elected Member of the United Nations Security Council, 25- 26 July 2019. I wish to welcome you the opening session of the six-month review workshop of South Africa’s term as an elected member of the United Nations Security Council.

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DIRCO hosts workshop to review South Africa’s UN Security Council tenure

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) will host a two-day workshop on 25 - 26 July 2019 to review South Africa’s role in the United Nations Security Council for the past six months (January-June 2019).

Date : Thursday, 25 July 2019
Time : 09H00
Venue :

DIRCO Conference Centre 1
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

RSVP : Dolly Cossa, cossad@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974
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Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on MONUSCO, 24 July 2019. We welcome the recognition by the United Nations Secretary-General of the positive steps taken by President Felix Tshisekedi towards the launch of the reform agenda. This includes the opening of political space, the release of political detainees and progress in freedom of speech.

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Demolition of Palestinian buildings in East Jerusalem. South Africa strongly condemns the demolition of Palestinian buildings comprising of residential apartments by Israeli authorities in Wadi al Hummus, part of the Sur Baher neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem.

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South Africa sends condolences to Japan following the passing away of the Director General of the IAEA. The Government of the Republic of South Africa extends its condolences to the Government and people of Japan following the passing away of the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mr Yukiya Amano, on Monday, 22 July 2019.
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Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Open Debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Question of Palestine, Tuesday, 23 July 2019. Let me begin by thanking Ms Di Carlo for her briefing on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine.

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Family photograph of the Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Coordinating Bureau (CoB), Caracas, Venezuela 20-21 July 2019.

Family photograph of the Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Coordinating Bureau (CoB), Caracas, Venezuela 20-21 July 2019.

Photo: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO

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Deputy Minister Botes concludes successful participation in the Ministerial Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the NAM. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, led South Africa’s delegation to the Ministerial Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement (CoB-NAM) in Caracas, Venezuela, on 20-21 July 2019.

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Statement by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Alvin Botes on the occasion of the Special Meeting on the Defence of the Norms of the Charter of the UN and International Law, 21 July 2019. Let me start by taking this opportunity to thank the Hon Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for the very extensive briefing on the situation in the fraternal Republic of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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Statement by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes, on behalf of the Africa Group on the occasion of the Closing Ceremony of the Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Coordinating Bureau (CoB), Caracas, Venezuela, 21 July 2019. Statement by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes, on behalf of the Africa Group on the occasion of the Closing Ceremony of the Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Coordinating Bureau (CoB), Caracas, Venezuela, 21 July 2019.

Photo: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO
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Statement by International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Alvin Botes of South Africa, on behalf of the Africa Group on the occasion of the Closing Ceremony of the Ministerial Meeting of the CoB of the NAM, 21 July 2019, Caracas, Venezuela. On behalf of the Africa Group, we would like to congratulate Venezuela for a successful and memorable Ministerial Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) here in the beautiful city of Caracas and for the warm hospitality extended to all of us.

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Statement by Mr Alvin Botes, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, on the occasion of the Ministerial Committee of the NAM on Palestine, Caracas, Venezuela, 20 July 2019. We would like to thank Minister al-Maliki for his briefing on the latest developments in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes delivers a statement on behalf of the Africa Group on the occasion of the Opening Plenary Session of the Ministerial Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau (CoB) of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Caracas, Venezuela, 20 July 2019.

Deputy Minister Alvin Botes delivers a statement on behalf of the Africa Group on the occasion of the Opening Plenary Session of the Ministerial Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau (CoB) of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Caracas, Venezuela, 20 July 2019.

Photo: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO

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Statement by Mr. Alvin Botes, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, on the General Debate of the Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) under the theme: “Promotion and consolidation of peace through respect for International Law,” Caracas, Venezuela, 20 July 2019. We commend you on your stewardship since assuming the chairship of the Non-Aligned Movement in 2016.

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South Africa willing to cooperate with the UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. The Government of the Republic of South Africa has taken note of the briefing of the Chief Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) to the United Nations Security Council on 17 July 2018.
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