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About The Department
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

Our vision is an African Continent, which is prosperous, peaceful, democratic, nonracial, nonsexist and united, and which contributes to a world that is just and equitable.


We are committed to promoting South Africa’s national interests and values, the African Renaissance and the creation of a better world for all.

Strategic Objectives
  • Through bilateral and multilateral interactions protect and promote South African National

  • interests and values

  • Conduct and co-ordinate South Africa’s international relations and promote its foreign

  • policy objectives

  • Monitor international developments and advise government on foreign policy and related

  • domestic matters

  • Protect South Africa’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

  • Contribute to the formulation of international law and enhance respect for the provisions

  • thereof

  • Promote multilateralism to secure a rules based international system

  • Maintain a modern, effective and excellence driven department

  • Provide consular services to South African nationals abroad

  • Provide a world class and uniquely South African State Protocol service

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation adheres to the following values:

  • Patriotism

  • Loyalty

  • Dedication

  • Ubuntu

  • Equity

  • Integrity

  • Batho pele
HE Mr Geoff Doidge
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