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Public lecture on BRICS at the University of Limpopo

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has partnered with the University of Limpopo for a public lecture on South Africa’s hosting of the 10th BRICS Summit.

Date :

Monday, 23 April 2018

Time : 10H00 – 12H00 (media to arrive at 9h30)
Venue :

Onkgopotse Tiro Hall
University of Limpopo
Turfloop

RSVP : RachidiS@dirco.gov.za; Mosela.Selepe@ul.ac.za / Reuben.Maake@ul.ac.za
Enquiries : Ndivhuwo Mabaya: 083 645 7838
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Minister Sisulu holds a bilateral meeting with Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu today held a bilateral meeting with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Baroness Scotland QC on the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) currently underway in London.

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South Africa strongly objects to the travel advisory issued by Australia. The South African government takes strong exception to the Travel Advisory issued by the government of the Commonwealth of Australia, which contains misleading information about South Africa in general and, in particular, about the experiences of foreign tourists visiting South Africa.

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Bilateral Meeting between President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, 17 April 2018. President Ramaphosa is on a Working Visit to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) from 19-20 April 2018, London, United Kingdom. Bilateral Meeting between President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, 17 April 2018. President Ramaphosa is on a Working Visit to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) from 19-20 April 2018, London, United Kingdom.
Bilateral Meeting between President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, 17 April 2018. President Ramaphosa is on a Working Visit to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) from 19-20 April 2018, London, United Kingdom. Bilateral Meeting between President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, 17 April 2018. President Ramaphosa is on a Working Visit to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) from 19-20 April 2018, London, United Kingdom.

Bilateral Meeting between President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, 17 April 2018. President Ramaphosa is on a Working Visit to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) from 19-20 April 2018, London, United Kingdom.

Photos: Yandisa Monakali

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Bilateral Meeting between Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and the Foreign Minister of the United Kingdom, Borris Johnson, to touch on the Mandela 100 Years Celebrations, investments to South Africa, Wildlife conservation, etc. Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is accompanying President Ramaphosa to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018), London, United Kingdom, 17 April 2018.

Bilateral Meeting between Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and the Foreign Minister of the United Kingdom, Borris Johnson, to touch on the Mandela 100 Years Celebrations, investments to South Africa, Wildlife conservation, etc. Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is accompanying President Ramaphosa to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018), London, United Kingdom, 17 April 2018.

Bilateral Meeting between Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and the Foreign Minister of the United Kingdom, Borris Johnson, to touch on the Mandela 100 Years Celebrations, investments to South Africa, Wildlife conservation, etc. Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is accompanying President Ramaphosa to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018), London, United Kingdom, 17 April 2018.

Bilateral Meeting between Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and the Foreign Minister of the United Kingdom, Borris Johnson, to touch on the Mandela 100 Years Celebrations, investments to South Africa, Wildlife conservation, etc. Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is accompanying President Ramaphosa to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018), London, United Kingdom, 17 April 2018.

Photos: Yandisa Monakali

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President Ramaphosa arrives at CHOGM and extends an invitation to business to invest in South Africa. President Ramaphosa is met by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, and the High Commissioner, Ms N Tambo, London, United Kingdom, 17 April 2018. President Ramaphosa arrives at CHOGM and extends an invitation to business to invest in South Africa. President Ramaphosa is met by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, and the High Commissioner, Ms N Tambo, London, United Kingdom, 17 April 2018.






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President Ramaphosa arrives at CHOGM and extends an invitation to business to invest in South Africa. President Ramaphosa is met by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, and the High Commissioner, Ms N Tambo, London, United Kingdom, 17 April 2018.
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President Ramaphosa arrives in London to attend CHOGM 2018. President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, Tuesday, 17 April 2018, arrived in London in the United Kingdom where he is leading a South African Delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) under the theme “Towards a Common Future” between 19th and 20th April 2018.

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President Ramaphosa departs South Africa for London to attend CHOGM 2018. President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, Monday 16 April 2018, departed South Africa for London in the United Kingdom where he will be leading a South African Delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) between 19th and 20th April 2018.

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Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on launch of new investment drive, 16 April 2018. In the State of the Nation Address in February, I announced that a central priority for government this year is to encourage significant new investment in our economy.

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President Ramaphosa leads a South African delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. HE President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead a South African delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) scheduled for 19-20 April 2018 in London, United Kingdom, under the theme: “Towards a Common Future”.
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South Africa is opposed to the air strikes conducted in the territory of Syria. The South African Government has noted with grave concern the airstrikes conducted by the United Kingdom, the United States and French military in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.

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President Ramaphosa sends messages of condolences to Algeria and Western Sahara following the military plane crash. On behalf of the Government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed messages of condolences to the governments and the people of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria and the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, and particularly to the families, friends and colleagues of all the victims of the military plane that crashed near Algeria’s capital, Algiers, on Wednesday, 11 April 2018.

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DIRCO confirms arrest of Mr Van Pletzen in Dubai. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) wishes to confirm that it has received confirmation from the South African Consulate-General in Dubai that a South African citizen, Mr Justin Van Pletzen is detained in Dubai.

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Minister Sisulu sends condolences to the family of Ambassador Skweyiya. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon Lindiwe Sisulu extends her condolences to the family of the former Ambassador and Minister, Dr Zola Skweyiya who served as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

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Details of memorial service and funeral for Amb Nene

Members of the media are advised of the following details in relation to the memorial service and funeral of the late Ambassador George Nene:

1. Memorial Service

Date :

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Time : 10H00
Venue :

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

 

2. Funeral

Date : Friday, 13 April 2018
Time : 09H00
Venue : Morris Isaacson High School Hall
RSVP : Mr Nelson Kgwete, kgweten@dirco.gov.za, 076 431 3078
Enquiries : Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838
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Special Declaration of 18th Mid-Term Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) on the Commemoration of the Centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. The Ministers of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), meeting during the 18th Mid-Term Ministerial Meeting, held in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan, from 5-6 April 2018, noted that 2018 marks the Centenary of the birth of the former President of the Republic of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.

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Minister Sisulu extends condolences to the family and friends of the late Ambassador George Nene. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon Lindiwe Sisulu, has extended her condolences and those of the DIRCO family to the family and friends of former Ambassador to Nigeria and Switzerland, Ambassador George Nene, who passed away on Friday, 06 April 2018.

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Minister Lindiwe Sisulu pays Courtesy Call on Lesotho King Letsie III. Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon Lindiwe Sisulu today, 06 April 2018 paid a Courtesy Call on the King of Lesotho, His Majesty King Letsie III to discuss among other things, the challenges at the Maseru Bridge, a border between South Africa and Lesotho.

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President Ramaphosa congratulates Mr Julius Maada Bio on his election to the position of President of Sierra Leone. President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, on behalf of the Government and the people of the Republic of South Africa congratulated Mr Julius Maada Bio on his election as President of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

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Bilateral Meeting between Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda, Oryem Henry Okello, Baku, Azerbaijan, 6 April 2018. Bilateral Meeting between Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda, Oryem Henry Okello, Baku, Azerbaijan, 6 April 2018.


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Statement by South Africa at the Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Committee on Palestine, delivered by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers – 5 April 2018. We would like to thank the Foreign Minister of the State of Palestine, our dear brother and comrade for the comprehensive briefing on the situation in Palestine and the Middle East in general.

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President Ramaphosa congratulates his Egyptian counterpart following his re-election as President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended his warm congratulations to his Egyptian counterpart, Mr Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, for his re-election as President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

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South Africa concerned about the attempted missile attack targeting Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The South African Government is concerned about the attempted missile attack that targeted the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, on 25 March 2018. This is the third such incident following similar attempts in November and December 2017.

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South Africa calls for independent inquiry into the deaths of Palestinians. The South African government strongly condemns the latest act of violent aggression carried out by Israeli armed forces in Gaza, which has led to the deaths of about 17 Palestinian citizens, with scores of others reported injured.

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President Ramaphosa congratulates Mr Abiy Ahmed on his election as head of the ruling coalition of Ethiopia. President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended his warm congratulations to Mr Abiy Ahmed on being chosen to lead Ethiopia's Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) ruling coalition on 28 March 2018, and his subsequent swearing-in as Prime Minister on Monday, 02 April 2018.

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Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers at the Opening Ceremony of the the 18th Mid-term Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Baku, Azerbaijan, 5 April 2018. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers at the Opening Ceremony of the the 18th Mid-term Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Baku, Azerbaijan, 5 April 2018.
Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers attends the 18th Mid-term Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Baku, Azerbaijan, 5 April 2018. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers attends the 18th Mid-term Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Baku, Azerbaijan, 5 April 2018.


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Deputy Minister Landers leads South African delegation to the NAM ministerial meeting in Baku. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers, will lead the South African delegation to attend the 18th Mid-term Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), to be held in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan, from 5-6 April 2018.
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Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. It is with a profound sense of loss and deep sadness that we have learnt of the passing away of Mam’ Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Even at the darkest moments of our struggle for liberation, Mam’ Winnie was an abiding symbol of the desire of our people to be free.

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Minister Sisulu welcomes Australian leaders' retraction of the comments made by their Home Affairs Minister. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon Lindiwe Sisulu, has noted and welcomed Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s retraction of the comments made by their Home Affairs Minister, Mr Peter Dutton, on the South African land redistribution process.

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President Ramaphosa congratulates Botswana President Masisi on his Inauguration. The President of the Republic of South Africa, H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, has, on behalf of the government and people of South Africa, congratulated the President of the Republic of Botswana, H.E. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, on his Inauguration.

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Opening Remarks by Hon. Lindiwe Sisulu on the occasion of the Signing Ceremony of the MoU on Technical Assistance and Exchange of Notes on the Humanitarian Assistance to the Saharawi Democratic Arab Republic (Western Sahara), 29 March 2018, Pretoria. Honourable Bulani Siid, I would like to welcome you here today and to extend to you and the people of Western Sahara the greetings and warm wishes of the Government and the people of South Africa.

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South Africa signs MOU with Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon Lindiwe Sisulu, and Hon Bulahi Sid, Minister of Cooperation of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), will on Thursday, 29 March 2018, sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Technical Assistance and the Exchange of Notes on Humanitarian Assistance to the Western Saharawi refugee camps.

Date :

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Time : 11H00
Venue :

O R Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Pretoria

Enquiries : Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838
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South Africa sends condolences message to Russia following fatal mall fire. President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, extended a message of condolences to President Vladimir Putin, the Government and People of the Russian Federation following the tragic death of over 60 people in the city of Kemerovo.

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SADC-EU Political Dialogue meets in Pretoria

Members of the media are invited to the meeting of the SADC and the European Union (EU) Political Dialogue, scheduled for Wednesday, 28 March 2018, at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in Pretoria.

Date :

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Time : 13H00
Venue :

Conference Centre
O R Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Pretoria

Enquiries : Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838
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Post-Council Media Briefing by Hon Ms LN Sisulu, MP, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the SADC Council of Ministers, Tuesday, 27th March 2018, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria. Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen from the various Media Houses, I thank you for coming to this afternoon’s Post-Council Media briefing where I would like to share with you the Outcomes from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers Meeting which I hosted during the past two days here at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), O R Tambo Building, in Pretoria, South Africa, on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th March 2018.

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Welcome Remarks by the Chairperson of the SADC Council of Ministers, Ms L.N. Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, 26th March 2018. It is my singular honour and privilege to welcome you all to this the SADC Council of Ministers’ Meeting.

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Opening Remarks by Her Excellency Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, SADC Executive Secretary on the occasion of the official Opening of SADC Council of Ministers, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, 26 March 2018. Allow me to begin by congratulating Honourable Lindiwe Sisulu for her appointment as Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa and thus, Chairperson of the SADC Council of Ministers.
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Update on media arrangements for the SADC Council of Ministers

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will, in her capacity as Chair of the SADC Council of Ministers, host the meeting of the SADC Council of Ministers on 26 and 27 March 2018 at the OR Tambo Building in Pretoria.

1. Council of Ministers' Meeting
Date :

26 March 2018

Time : 08:30-08:40 Welcome remarks by H.E DR. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, SADC Executive Secretary

Welcome remarks by Hon Dr. Lindiwe Sisulu, Chairperson of SADC Council of Ministers and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

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10:30-10:35 Council family Photograph

Venue :

OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

 
2. Council of Ministers' Meeting continues
Date : 27 March 2018
Time :

17:30-18:00 Press briefing by Hon. Dr. Lindiwe Sisulu, Chairperson of SADC Council of Ministers and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation accompanied by H.E Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, SADC Executive Secretary

Venue : OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria
Accreditation : Ms Patience Mtshali: MtshaliP@dirco.gov.za, 083 376 9468
Enquiries :

Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838

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Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers with the Secretary-General of Norway, Marienne Hagen, during a High Level Consultation Meeting, Pretoria, South Africa, 23 March 2018. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers with the Secretary-General of Norway, Marienne Hagen, during a High Level Consultation Meeting, Pretoria, South Africa, 23 March 2018.

Picture: Jacoline Schoonees
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Deputy Minister Landers hosts his Norwegian counterpart. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers, will today, 23 March 2018, host his Norwegian counterpart, Secretary-General Marienne Hagen, in Pretoria.

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Keynote Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Fourth Annual Ubuntu Awards, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa, 22 March 2018. Keynote Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Fourth Annual Ubuntu Awards, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa, 22 March 2018.
Address by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu at the Fourth Annual Ubuntu Awards, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa, 22 March 2018. Address by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu at the Fourth Annual Ubuntu Awards, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa, 22 March 2018.

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President Ramaphosa to speak at the 4th annual Ubuntu Awards

President Cyril Ramaphosa will this evening, 22 March 2018, deliver the keynote address at the fourth Annual Ubuntu Awards in Cape Town. The Awards will be held under the theme: “Honouring Madiba: A Global Champion of Human Rights, Peace and Reconciliation”.

Date :

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Time :  18H00
Venue : CTICC
Cape Town
RSVP : MtshaliP@dirco.gov.za / +27 (83) 3769468
Enquiries : Khusela Diko on 072 854 5707
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Minister Sisulu to host the Ubuntu Awards and meet members of the diplomatic corps

On Thursday, 22 March 2018, the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Lindiwe Sisulu, will host the fourth Annual Ubuntu Awards in Cape Town. The Awards will be held under the theme: “Honouring Madiba: A Global Champion of Human Rights, Peace and Reconciliation”.

1. Meeting with the Diplomatic Corps
Date :

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Time :  12H30
Venue : CTICC
Cape Town
RSVP : MtshaliP@dirco.gov.za and RachidiS@dirco.gov.za
     
2. Fourth Annual Ubuntu Awards
Date :

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Time :  18H00
Venue : CTICC
Cape Town
RSVP   MtshaliP@dirco.gov.za and RachidiS@dirco.gov.za
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President Cyril Ramaphosa during the African Continental Free Trade Area Business Forum, Rwanda, Kigali, 20 March 2018. President Cyril Ramaphosa during the African Continental Free Trade Area Business Forum, Rwanda, Kigali, 20 March 2018.


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South Africa sends condolences to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam following the passing of Vietnam’s former Prime Minister. The South African Government is saddened to learn of the passing on 19 March 2018 of the Vietnamese Prime Minister from 1997 to 2006, H.E. Mr Phan Van Khai. The late former Prime Minister contributed greatly to the building and development of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

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Minister Lindiwe Sisulu attends the SADC Cuncil of Ministers Consultation Meeting, Kigali, Rwanda, 20 March 2018. Minister Lindiwe Sisulu attends the SADC Cuncil of Ministers Consultation Meeting, Kigali, Rwanda, 20 March 2018.

Picture: Jacoline Schoonees
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President Ramaphosa congratulates his Russian counterpart following election victory. The President of the Republic of South Africa, H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, has, on behalf of the government and the people of South Africa, congratulated his Russian counterpart, H.E. Mr Vladimir Putin, following the outcome of the elections held on Sunday, 18 March 2018, that saw President Putin re-elected for a further six-year term.

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Minister Lindiwe Sisulu attends the meeting of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) and the 18th Extraordinary Session of the Executive Council, Kigali, Rwanda, 19 March 2018. Minister Lindiwe Sisulu attends the meeting of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) and the 18th Extraordinary Session of the Executive Council, Kigali, Rwanda, 19 March 2018.

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