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South Africa welcomes Indian Cricket Teams. The South African Government wishes to welcome the Indian ‘A’ Cricket Team that is currently in South Africa to play three unofficial test matches against the South African ‘A’ Team.

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Statement by the Government of the Republic of South Africa on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The South African Government joins the international community in commemorating the 44th United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, as well as renewing South Africa’s shared commitment to a just and lasting solution to the question of Palestine.

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Deputy Minister Botes concludes Working Visit to Denmark and Finland. The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, has returned to South Africa after a successful Working Visit to Denmark and Finland from 22 - 25 November 2021.

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South Africa’s response to travel restrictions imposed by several countries. The South African Government has noted the announcements by several countries to institute temporary travel restrictions on South Africa and other countries in our region.
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Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini to attend China – Africa Ministerial Conference in Senegal. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, will participate in the Eight Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China – Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Dakar, Senegal, from 29 to 30 November 2021.

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Solidarity with the Palestinian people must go beyond slogans and the UN must abide by its resolutions, Daily Maverick, by Alvin Botes, 27 November 2021. The international community must consider the impact of Israel’s systematic violation of human rights and enforcement of discrimination against the Palestinian people.
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South Africa responds to UK’s temporary ban of Southern African flights from entering the UK. The Government of South Africa has noted the announcement by the United Kingdom (UK) to temporarily ban all flights from the Southern parts of Africa, including South Africa from entering the UK due to the detection of a new coronavirus variant B.1.1.529.

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Minister Naledi Pandor hosts the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika Plus Personnel Contributing Countries, and the Republic of Mozambique, in Pretoria, South Africa, 25 November 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor hosts the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika Plus Personnel Contributing Countries, and the Republic of Mozambique, in Pretoria, South Africa, 25 November 2021.


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Minister Naledi Pandor hosts the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika Plus Personnel Contributing Countries, and the Republic of Mozambique, in Pretoria, South Africa, 25 November 2021.
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SADC Extraordinary Meeting of the Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika Plus Personnel Contributing Countries, and the Republic of Mozambique. Minister Naledi Pandor in her capacity as the Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministerial Committee of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security will host the SADC Extraordinary Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika Plus Personnel Contributing Countries, and the Republic of Mozambique on 25 November 2021, in Pretoria.

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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 24 November 2021. Issues in the environment - Vaccination against the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic - Cabinet was pleased that over 260 000 people vaccinated during the second Vooma Vaccination Weekend held countrywide from 12 to 14 November 2021.

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Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the State Visit of HE Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, to South Africa, from 22nd-24th November, 2021. At the invitation of HE Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of the Republic of South Africa, HE Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, paid a State Visit to the Republic of South Africa from 22nd-24th November, 2021.

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Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the South Africa – Kenya Business Forum during the State Visit by President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, CSIR Conference Centre, Tshwane, 23 November 2021. We gather here today to celebrate the promise of the relationship between our two great nations that spans over several decades.

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Visit by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes to the Nokia Executive Experience Center, hosted by the Head of Government Relations at Nokia, Mr Karol Mattila, in Helsinki, Republic of Finland, 25 November 2021.

Visit by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes to the Nokia Executive Experience Center, hosted by the Head of Government Relations at Nokia, Mr Karol Mattila, in Helsinki, Republic of Finland, 25 November 2021.

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Bilateral Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Permanent State Secretary of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Mr Matti Anttonen, in Helsinki, Republic of Finland, 24 November 2021. Bilateral Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Permanent State Secretary of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Mr Matti Anttonen, in Helsinki, Republic of Finland, 24 November 2021.

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Bilateral Meeting Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Mr Pekka Haavisto, in Helsinki, Republic of Finland, 24 November 2021. Bilateral Meeting Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Mr Pekka Haavisto, in Helsinki, Republic of Finland, 24 November 2021.

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Bilateral Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Minister for Development Cooperation and Minister for Nordic Cooperation, Mr Flemming Møller Mortensen, in Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark, 23 November 2021. Bilateral Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Minister for Development Cooperation and Minister for Nordic Cooperation, Mr Flemming Møller Mortensen, in Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark, 23 November 2021.

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Bilateral Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Danish State Secretary for Development Policy, Ms Lotte Machon, in Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark, 23 November 2021.

Bilateral Meeting between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Danish State Secretary for Development Policy, Ms Lotte Machon, in Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark, 23 November 2021.

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Deputy Minister Botes to undertake a Working Visit to Denmark and Finland for Political Consultations. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, will undertake a Working Visit to Denmark and Finland for Bilateral Political Consultations.
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President Ramaphosa to host President Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya on State Visit. President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday, 23 November 2021, host His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya on a State Visit at the Union Buildings in Tshwane.

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands in her capacity as the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), in The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands, 22 November 2021.

Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands in her capacity as the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), in The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands, 22 November 2021.

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Minister Naledi Pandor participates in a tête-à-tête with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Dr Ben Knapen, in The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands, 22 November 2021.

Minister Naledi Pandor participates in a tête-à-tête with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Dr Ben Knapen, in The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands, 22 November 2021.

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Minister Pandor concludes visit to Belgium, proceeds to the Netherlands. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has concluded her successful visit to the Kingdom of Belgium, where she held a series of meetings aimed at strengthening cooperation between South Africa and Belgium and between South Africa and the European Union (EU).

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Development, Ms Jutta Urpilainenin, in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium, 19 November 2021. Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Development, Ms Jutta Urpilainenin, in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium, 19 November 2021.

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Mr Josep Borrell, in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium, 19 November 2021. Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Mr Josep Borrell, in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium, 19 November 2021.

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Development and Major Cities Policy of Belgium, Ms Meryame Kitir, in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium, 19 November 2021. Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Development and Major Cities Policy of Belgium, Ms Meryame Kitir, in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium, 19 November 2021.

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Minister Pandor arrives in Brussels for SA – Belgium, SA – EU Meeting. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has this morning, 19 November 2021, arrived in Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium, where she will hold meetings aimed at strengthening cooperation between South Africa and Belgium and between South Africa and the European Union (EU).

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, Mr Abul Kalam Abdul Momen, in Dhaka, People's Republic of Bangladesh, 18 November 2021. Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, Mr Abul Kalam Abdul Momen, in Dhaka, People's Republic of Bangladesh, 18 November 2021.

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Minister Naledi Pandor is the keynote speaker on South Africa-Bangladesh relations to commemorate the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of Bangladesh and Centenary Birth of the father of the Nation, Bangabudhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies, in Dhaka, People's Republic of Bangladesh, 18 November 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor is the keynote speaker on South Africa-Bangladesh relations to commemorate the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of Bangladesh and Centenary Birth of the father of the Nation, Bangabudhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies, in Dhaka, People's Republic of Bangladesh, 18 November 2021.

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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the 21st Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association’s (IORA) Council of Ministers (COM), in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17 November 2021.

Minister Naledi Pandor attends the 21st Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association’s (IORA) Council of Ministers (COM), in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17 November 2021.

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Minister Naledi Pandor visits the Joyeeta Foundation focussed on Women empowerment in diverse business activities, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17 November 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor visits the Joyeeta Foundation focussed on Women empowerment in diverse business activities, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17 November 2021.

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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Welcome Dinner of the 21st Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association’s (IORA) Council of Ministers (COM), in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 16 November 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Welcome Dinner of the 21st Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association’s (IORA) Council of Ministers (COM), in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 16 November 2021.

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Minister Pandor attends the 21st IORA Council of Minister’s Meeting. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, arrived, this afternoon, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to attend the 21st Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association’s (IORA) Council of Ministers (COM) scheduled to take place on 17 November 2021.

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South Africa welcomes the outcomes of the UNFCCC’s COP26/CMP16/CMA3. South Africa welcomes the outcomes of the recently concluded Glasgow Climate Conference (COP26/CMP16/CMA3), which provide Parties with a firm basis for the full and effective implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Paris Agreement.

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South African Government withdraws support for Miss SA Pageant. The South African Government withdraws its support and that of South Africa for the Miss South Africa pageant following the latter’s intransigence and disregard of advice against partaking in the Miss Universe pageant scheduled to be held in Israel during the month of December 2021.
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Minister Naledi Pandor has a working lunch with the President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, HE Mr Brahim Ghali, in Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, 14 November 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor has a working lunch with the President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, HE Mr Brahim Ghali, in Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, 14 November 2021.

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Pandor and Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, in the Saharawi Democratic Republic, 14 November 2021. Bilateral Meeting between Minister Pandor and Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Salek, in the Saharawi Democratic Republic, 14 November 2021.

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Minister Naledi Pandor and her delegation visits the Tindouf Refugee Camp, in the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, 14 November 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor and her delegation visits the Tindouf Refugee Camp, in the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, 14 November 2021.

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Minister Naledi Pandor pays a courtesy call on the President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, HE Mr Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in Algiers, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, 13 November 2021.

Minister Naledi Pandor pays a courtesy call on the President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, HE Mr Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in Algiers, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, 13 November 2021.

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ramtane Lamamra, in Algiers, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, 13 November 2021.

Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ramtane Lamamra, in Algiers, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, 13 November 2021.

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Official Visit by Minister Naledi Pandor to Algiers, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, 13-14 November 2021. Official Visit by Minister Naledi Pandor to Algiers, People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, 13-14 November 2021.

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Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the Official Visit to Algeria by HE Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa – Algiers, 13 - 14 November 2021. At the invitation of HE Ramtane Lamamra, Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, HE Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, has undertaken a two day visit to Algeria on 12 – 13 November 2021.
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Minister Pandor visits the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria and the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will visit the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria and the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic from 13 to 14 November 2021.

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Introductory Remarks by Minister Pandor on the occasion of the Briefing to the Portfolio Committee on the Annual Reports for 2020/2021 of the Department and the African Renaissance and International Cooperation Fund, 10 November 2021. Thank you for the invitation to present the Annual Reports for 2020/2021 of the Department and the African Renaissance and International Cooperation Fund (ARF).

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Minister Naledi Pandor engages with the Resident Heads of Mission from Europe and Americas in South Africa; at the OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 10 November 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor engages with the Resident Heads of Mission from Europe and Americas in South Africa; at the OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 10 November 2021.


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Minister Naledi Pandor engages with the Resident Heads of Mission from Europe and Americas in South Africa; at the OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 10 November 2021.
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Remarks by Dr GNM Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of Engagement with the Resident Heads of Mission from Europe and Americas, 10 November 2021. I am delighted to be here with you tonight and thank you, Your Excellencies, for taking the time from your busy schedules to join me and team DIRCO.

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Statement on the virtual Cabinet Meeting of Wednesday, 3 November 2021. Issues in the environment - 2021 Local Government Elections (LGE) - Cabinet thanked all eligible voters who cast their vote in the 2021 LGE on Monday, 1 November 2021.

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Statement by Chair of SADC Organ Troika on Engagement with His Majesty King Mswati III of Eswatini. President Cyril Ramaphosa has, in his capacity as Chair of the Southern African Development Community Organ on Politics, Defence and Security, concluded a one-day working visit to the Kingdom of Eswatini.
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Minister Naledi Pandor participates in the G20 Leaders’ Summit, in Rome, Republic of Italy, 30-31 October 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor participates in the G20 Leaders’ Summit, in Rome, Republic of Italy, 30-31 October 2021.
Minister Naledi Pandor participates in the G20 Leaders’ Summit, in Rome, Republic of Italy, 30-31 October 2021.

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G20 Rome Leaders’ Declaration, Rome, Italy, 30 and 31 October 2021. We, the Leaders of the G20, met in Rome on October 30th and 31st, to address today’s most pressing global challenges and to converge upon common efforts to recover better from the COVID-19 crisis and enable sustainable and inclusive growth in our Countries and across the world.

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Minister Pandor arrives in Rome for the G20 Leaders’ Summit. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has arrived in Rome, Italy, where she is leading the South African delegation at the G20 Leaders’ Summit, scheduled for 30-31 October 2021.

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South African Government denounces decision by Israel to designate and brand six Palestinian civil society organisations without justification as terrorist organisations. The South African Government strongly objects to Israel’s unjust and without justification the designation and branding of six civil society organisations as terrorist groups.
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Minister Pandor to lead South Africa's delegation at the G20 Leaders' Summit in Rome. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will lead the South African delegation and participate in the G20 Leaders’ Summit, scheduled for 30-31 October 2021 in Rome, Italy.

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South Africa concerned about developments in Sudan. South Africa is deeply concerned about the apparent ongoing coup and attempts to undermine Sudan’s political transition.

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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Second African Union (AU) – European Union (EU) Ministerial Meeting, in Kigali, Republic of Rwanda, 25-26 October 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Second African Union (AU) – European Union (EU) Ministerial Meeting, in Kigali, Republic of Rwanda, 25-26 October 2021.
Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Second African Union (AU) – European Union (EU) Ministerial Meeting, in Kigali, Republic of Rwanda, 25-26 October 2021.

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Minister Pandor to participate in the Second African Union (AU) – European Union (EU) Ministerial Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, is scheduled to arrive in Kigali. Rwanda, tomorrow morning to participate in the Second African Union (AU) – European Union (EU) Ministerial Meeting, taking place on 25 and 26 October 2021.

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Message by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, on the occasion of United Nations Day, Sunday, 24 October 2021. The Government and people of South Africa join the international community in celebrating the 76th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (UN).

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Minister Naledi Pandor pays a courtesy call on the President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Mr Alassane Ouattara, in Abidjan, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, 21 October 2021.

Minister Naledi Pandor pays a courtesy call on the President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Mr Alassane Ouattara, in Abidjan, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, 21 October 2021.

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Minister Pandor concludes successful visit to Abidjan. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has concluded her successful visit to Abidjan, where she led a South African delegation at the inaugural Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) between the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire and the Republic of South Africa.

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Opening Remarks by Minister Naledi Pandor at the Inaugural Session of the Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) between the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire and the Republic of South Africa, in Abidjan, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, 21 October 2021. Opening Remarks by Minister Naledi Pandor at the Inaugural Session of the Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) between the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire and the Republic of South Africa, in Abidjan, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, 21 October 2021.

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Statement by Ambassador NN Mxakato-Diseko, Deputy Director-General, Global Governance and Continental Agenda, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, at the Opening Session of the Fifth Conference of States Parties to the Pelindaba Treaty (African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty), Thursday, 21 October 2021. It is my honour and great pleasure to participate in this opening session of the Fifth Conference of States Parties to the Pelindaba Treaty. It is my particular honour to welcome you all to South Africa, home of the Treaty establishing a nuclear-weapon-free African continent, the Pelindaba Treaty.

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Planning and Development of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Ms Nialé Kaba, in Abidjan, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, 20 October 2021. Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Planning and Development of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Ms Nialé Kaba, in Abidjan, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, 20 October 2021.

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Mr Téné Birahima Ouattara, in Abidjan, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, 20 October 2021. Bilateral Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Mr Téné Birahima Ouattara, in Abidjan, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, 20 October 2021.

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Minister Pandor leads South Africa’s delegation at the Côte d'Ivoire – South Africa JCC. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, is expected to arrive in Abidjan today, 19 October 2021, where she will lead a South African delegation at the inaugural session of the Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) between the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire and the Republic of South Africa.

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Deputy Minister Botes concludes his Working Visit to Serbia and Bulgaria. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, has concluded his Working Visit to Serbia and Bulgaria, where took part in the High-Level Commemorative Meeting to mark the 60th anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the Bilateral Political Consultation, respectively.

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Minister Pandor participates in the 39th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU), in Addis Ababa, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, 15 October 2021.

Minister Pandor participates in the 39th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU), in Addis Ababa, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, 15 October 2021.

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Minister Pandor to participate in the AU Executive Council Meeting in Addis Ababa. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, is scheduled to visit Addis Ababa, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, where she will participate in the 39th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU).

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Bilateral Political Consultation between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Zaritsa Dinkova in Sofia, Bulgaria, 15 October 2021. Bilateral Political Consultation between Deputy Minister Alvin Botes and the Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Zaritsa Dinkova in Sofia, Bulgaria, 15 October 2021.

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes addresses the hybrid Business Roundtable at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Sofia, Bulgaria, 14 October 2021. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes addresses the hybrid Business Roundtable at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Sofia, Bulgaria, 14 October 2021.

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G77 and China grouping proves its worth as South-South platform for countering hegemony of the North, Daily Maverick, by Alvin Botes, 13 October 2021. The G77 and China (132 states) has served as the bedrock for the global engagement and participation of developing countries in the UN General Assembly and UN agencies.

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Deputy Minister Botes at the High-Level Commemorative Meeting to mark the 60th anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), in Belgrade, Serbia, 12 October 2021. Deputy Minister Botes at the High-Level Commemorative Meeting to mark the 60th anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), in Belgrade, Serbia, 12 October 2021.

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes delivers the South African Statement at the High-Level Commemorative Meeting to mark the 60th anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), in Belgrade, Serbia, 12 October 2021.

Deputy Minister Alvin Botes delivers the South African Statement at the High-Level Commemorative Meeting to mark the 60th anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), in Belgrade, Serbia, 12 October 2021.

Photo: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO

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Statement by Mr Alvin Botes, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the High-Level Commemorative Meeting to Mark the 60th anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement, 12 October 2021. I wish to express my delegation’s sincere appreciation to the Government and people of Serbia, for hosting this High-Level Commemorative Meeting to mark the 60th anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the hospitality extended to me and my delegation since our arrival in this beautiful city of Belgrade.
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Deputy Minister Botes to visit Serbia and Bulgaria. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, is scheduled to visit Serbia and Bulgaria from 11 - 15 October 2021.

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Bilateral Talks between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine, Dr Riad Malki, in Pretoria, South Africa, 8 October 2021. Bilateral Talks between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine, Dr Riad Malki, in Pretoria, South Africa, 8 October 2021.
Bilateral Talks between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine, Dr Riad Malki, in Pretoria, South Africa, 8 October 2021.

Photos: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO
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Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the visit of His Excellency, Dr Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine to the Republic of South Africa, 7 – 9 October 2021. At the invitation of Her Excellency, Dr Naledi Pandor, the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency, Dr Riad Malki, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine, paid an official visit to the Republic of South Africa from 7- 9 October 2021.

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Minister Pandor to host HE Dr Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine to the Republic of South Africa on an Official Visit from 7 to 9 October 2021. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will host the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine, Dr Riad Malki, during an official visit to South Africa from 7 - 9 October 2021.

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Minister Naledi Pandor participates in the Opening Ceremony of the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipation (GESDA) Summit, Pretoria, South Africa, 7 October 2021.

Minister Naledi Pandor participates in the Opening Ceremony of the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipation (GESDA) Summit, Pretoria, South Africa, 7 October 2021.

Minister Naledi Pandor participates in the Opening Ceremony of the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipation (GESDA) Summit, Pretoria, South Africa, 7 October 2021.

Photos: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO
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Minister Pandor to deliver a keynote address at the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipation Summit. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will deliver a keynote address during the Opening Ceremony of the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipation (GESDA) Summit, scheduled to start at 15h00, today, 07 October 2021.
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South Africa and the Netherlands pleased with the success of the virtual Global Cyber Policy Dialogue. South Africa and the Netherlands, in partnership with the Observer Research Foundation America and Research ICT Africa, co-hosted a successful virtual Global Cyber Policy Dialogue for Southern Africa on Wednesday, 06 October 2021.
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Bilateral Meeting between Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini and the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, Dr Ahmed Hassen Al-Hammadi, OR Tambo Building, in Pretoria, South Africa, 7 October 2021. Bilateral Meeting between Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini and the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, Dr Ahmed Hassen Al-Hammadi, OR Tambo Building, in Pretoria, South Africa, 7 October 2021.

Photo: Yandisa Monakali / DIRCO
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Meeting between HE Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and HE Dr Ahmed Hassen Al-Hammadi, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar. The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, HE Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, will host her Qatari Counterpart, HE Dr Ahmed Hassen Al-Hammadi, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, on Thursday, 7 October 2021 in Pretoria.

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Minister Pandor to lead a South African delegation during an Extra-Ordinary virtual SADC Council of Ministers, 6 October 2021. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will lead the South African delegation during an Extra-Ordinary virtual SADC Council of Ministers’ Meeting, scheduled to take place tomorrow, Wednesday, 06 October 2021.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa participates in the Extraordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ Troika Plus the Republic of Mozambique, in Pretoria, South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, 5 October 2021. President Cyril Ramaphosa participates in the Extraordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ Troika Plus the Republic of Mozambique, in Pretoria, South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, 5 October 2021.

Photo: GCIS
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Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Extraordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ Troika Plus the Republic of Mozambique, in Pretoria, South Africa, 5 October 2021. Minister Naledi Pandor attends the Extraordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ Troika Plus the Republic of Mozambique, in Pretoria, South Africa, 5 October 2021.

Photo: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO
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Communiqué of the Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Organ Troika of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Plus the Republic of Mozambique, 5th October, 2021. The Extraordinary Summit of the Organ Troika of theHeads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) plus the Republic of Mozambique, hereafter called Summit, was held in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa on 5th October, 2021.

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