PICTURES OF THE DAY

 
 
 

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane handing over a house to Ms Evelina Nkosi in Mashishing, Lydenburg, Mpumalanga.

Picture by: Jacoline Prinsloo

 

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Marius Fransman being interviewed by Leanne Manas during today's Morning Live Show, talking about the needs of the Somali people.
Picture byline:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa (left) and International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefing media on the up and comming COP 17 event to be held in Durban, South Africa.
Picture by: Jacoline Prinsloo

 
DIRCO Minister Maite Nkoana-Masahabane with Brazilian Minister of External Relations H.E. Antonio Patriota holding talks in Pretoria.
Picture: Unati Ngamntwini
 

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ebrahim I Ebrahim, on the occasion of the Speakers Meeting at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), 22 July 2011
Picture: Unati Ngamntwini

 
Press Conference by President Jacob Zuma and President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, Pretoria, South Africa, 19 July 2011. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
Courtesy Call on President Kikwete by Deputy President Motlanthe at the Waterkloof Guest House, Pretoria, South Africa, 19 July 2011. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of Tanzania arrives in South Africa.  He is received by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Pretoria, South Africa, 19 July 2011. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo

 

Minister Jeff Radebe addressing the UN General Assembly today on the Admission of the Republic of South Sudan as the Newest member of the United Nations; bringing the total membership to 193. UN PHOTO should be credited.

Picture: UN Photos
 

President Jacob Zuma arrives at Khartoum International Airport, Sudan.  He is received by Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir.
Picture by: Jacoline Prinsloo

President Jacob Zuma sitting down with President Omar Al-Bashir after the arrival ceremony.

Picture by: Jacoline Prinsloo

President Jacob Zuma with Sudan President Omar
Al-Bashir during a press conference.

Picture by: Jacoline Prinsloo

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane signing an agricultural agreement with Sudanese Minister Abdul-Halim Ismail Al-Mutaafi.  In the background is President Jacob Zuma and President Omar Al-Bashir.

Picture by: Jacoline Prinsloo

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at a press conference with Sudanase Foreign Minister Ahmen Ali Karti after they had some bilateral talks.

Picture by: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
Min Maite Nkoana-Mashabane gestures as she address the media while Min Guido Westerwelle looks on.
Picture: Unati Ngamntwini

Min Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the media as Dr Norbet Rottgen and media session facilitator Dr Christiane Schwarte look on.
Picture: Unati Ngamntwini

DIRCO Min Maite Nkoana-Mashabane gives opening remarks as the Co-Chair of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue II, in Berlin. German Minister of Environment Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Dr Rottgen is Co-Charing the dialogue with Minister Nkoana-Mashabane.

Picture: Unati Ngamntwini

Co-Chairs of the dialogue, Federal Minister of Environment Conservation and Nuclear safety, Dr Rottgen (left) and DIRCO Min Maite Nkoana-Mashabane (right) pose for a family photo with the German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (center) as she arrives at the venue of the dialogue.

Picture: Unati Ngamntwini

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane presents Minister Rottgen with a gift at the conclusion of the Bilateral discussions.
Picture: Unati Ngamntwini

 
President Jacob Zuma and the President of Gabon, President Ali Bongo Ondimba, during opening event of the 17th Ordinary Session of the Africa Union Assembly, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 30 June 2011. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane engages with Mr Yohannes Mazgebe from the Pan African Youth Union (far left) and Mr Andile Lungisa from the National Youth Development Agency South Africa at the African Unionm (AU) Youth Meeting, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 30 June 2011. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
Mr Jean Ping delivers his Opening Remarks during the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 30 June 2011. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
 

President Jacob Zuma addresses the meeting of the Conference of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change on the sidelines of the 17th AU Ordinary Summit, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.  In the background is the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union Jean Ping and far right is Congo's President Denis Sassou-Nguesso.

Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
President Jacob Zuma (seated) speaking to Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at the meeting of the Conference of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change on the sidelines of the 17th AU Ordinary Summit, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.  In the background is the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union Jean Ping.
Picture by: Jacoline Prinsloo

President Jacob Zuma meets the President of Equatorial Guinea, Mr Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

President Jacob Zuma at the 25th Meeting of the Nepad Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 29 June 2011. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo

 

President Jacob Zuma arrives at Malabo Airport in Equatorial Guinea for the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly, 28 June 2011. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane attends a side event on The Effects of Climate Change on Woman - Preparing for Durban and Beyond, at the AU Summit held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.  Chairing the meeting is Ms Biente Diop, Executive Director: Femme Afrique Solidarite (far left and in white).  With them is Minister Edna Molewa, 27 June 2011. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane is being interviewed by the SABC, 27 June 2011. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
African Union (AU) 19th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council being held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 26 - 28 June 2011. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga and Dirco Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane arrive at the venue of the bilateral discussions.
Picture: Unati Ngamntwini


President Jacob Zuma walking with Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at Lubumbashi airport.
Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

President Jacob Zuma walking with President Joseph Kabila.

Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo
President Jacob Zuma addressing the 7th session of SA-DRC BI-National Commission.
Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane reading the 7th Bi-National Commission between South Africa and DRC final communique.

Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Ms Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs. of the Republic of South Africa signing an agreement with Democratic rRpublic of Congo. H.E. Mr. José Endundo Bononge. Minister of the Environment, Conservation of Nature.
Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with her Democratic Republic of the Congo counterpart, Mr Raymond Tshibanda during the opening event of the SA-DRC Bi-National Commission held in Lubumbashi, DRC.
Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane addressing UN media during a press conference on issues of Libya and climate change.

Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, convenes a briefing on the coming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference know as COP17/CMP7 to take place in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November to 9 December 2011.  Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will serve as President of the conference.  Seated next to her (right) is Ms Lyz Nelon from Mexico, Deputy Coordinator of UNFCCC.
Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at the African Union High-Level Ad hoc Committee on Libya with her is Mr Ramtane Lamamra, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, New York, USA. Picture by: Jacoline Prinsloo

 

Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Marius Fransman with his South Korean counterpart, 1st Vice Minister Park-Suk-hwan to co-chair the Fith Policy Consultative Forum. Picture by: Jacoline Prinsloo

 

UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, and SA International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane brief the media at the conclusion of the SA-UK Bilateral Forum.
Picture: Unati Ngamntwini

 
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe meets with the Secretary-General of the UN - Mr. Ban Ki -moon at the UN in New York, USA. Picture: UN Photo.
 
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane addresse the Media at the Japan National Press Club, Tokyo, Japan, 3 June 2011. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane met with Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto and also signed an agreement between South Africa and Japan, the "Technical Cooperation Agreement".
Picture byline:  Jacoline Prinsloo
 

Minister of Interanational Relations and Coopertation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meeting with Mr. Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan before the opening event of the MDG Follow-Up Meeting.

Picture byline:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane being interviewed by Japanese press before the start of the MDG Follow-up Meeting.

Picture byline:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane addresses the Media post her Budget Vote Address for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Cape Town, South Africa, 31 May 2011.
Picture: Unati Ngamntwini

 

The Ministers of the NAM Member States, Bali, Indonesia, 23-27 May 2011. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
 

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during a press interview with NAM media before the start of the XVI NAM Ministerial Conference.
Picture byline:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, the South African National Editor’s Forum (SANEF) Chairperson Mondli Makhaya, and the Austrian Ambassador Ditz, Pretoria, South Africa, 20 May 2011.
Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini
 
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has today, Tuesday, 17 May 2011 received the highest Public Award from the Russian Veterans Organisation in Pretoria.

Picture byline:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 

Deputy Minister Marius Fransman delivers a public lecture at the University of the Western Cape – May 12, 2011

 
Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Ebrahim Ebrahim to participate in a Roundtable Discussion with The Financial Times and International Marketing Council (IMC) to examine South Africa's role in BRICS

Pictures by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 
Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Ebrahim Ebrahim (dark jacket),  with Dr Larijani, Head of the Supreme Council for Human Rights from the Islamic Republic of Iran (light jacket).

Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo


 

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the Media on a variety of International Events: BRICS, the upcoming SADC Summit, Libya, Ivory Coast, Swaziland, etc, Pretoria, South Africa, 18 April 2011. Picture by: Jacoline Prinsloo (DIRCO)

 
BRICS Leaders witnessing a signing ceremony and conducting a press briefing
Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini
 

DIRCO Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the media on current international developments including the recent SADC Organ Troika summit in Zambia, the upcoming BRICS Summit in China, the unrest in Libya and Ivory Coast and the unfortunate plane crash in the DRC.

Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini
 

SABC Morning Live presenter Leanne Manas interviewing Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Pictures by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 
Pres Zuma is greeted by Zambian Foreign Minister Mpande as arrives at the Zabezi Sun ahead of the SADC Troika Summit.
Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini
 

DIRCO Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane conducts a press interview ahead of the SADC Organ Troika Ministerial Meeting.

Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini

 
Deputy President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe at the New York Stock Exchange, speaking at a luncheon hosted in his honour.

Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Deputy President of South Africa, Mr Kgalema Motlanthe arrives at JFK International Airport, New York.  He is received by Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, South African Ambassador to USA.

Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 
DIRCO Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane address the meeting as Ambassador Patricia Espinosa, Foreign Affairs Minister of Mexico and President of COP 16 and Executive Secretary of the UNFCC Mrs Chistiana Figures looks on.
Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini
 

DIRCO Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane looks on as former President of Haiti, Mr Jean-Bertrand Aristide, bidsfarewell during a press briefing in Lanseria international Airport.
Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini

An emotional Former President of Haiti, Mr Jean-Bertrand Aristide,address the media about his eminent departure from South Africa. President Aristide made his farewell entirely in Zulu.
Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini

 
DIRCO Deputy Minister Marius Fransman smiles as he briefs the media on current international issues and developments.
Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini
 
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the Media on current International Issues, Pretoria, South Africa, 10 March 2011. Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini
 
Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Mr Ebrahim Ebrahim greets Dr Hadi Solaimanpour, Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs of Iran, as he arrives for Bilateral Discussions in Pretoria, South Africa, 8 March 2011.
Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini
 
Minister of External Relations of Brazil, Mr Antonio Patriota; Prime Minister of India, Mr Manmohan Singh; Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and the External Relations Minister of India, Mr SM KrishnaNew Delhi, India, 8 March 2011. Picture by: Jacoline Schoonees
 
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with the President of the Indian National Congress Mrs Sonia Gandhi, New Delhi, India, 8 March 2011. Picture by: Jacoline Schoonees
 
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane; External Relations Minister of India, Mr SM Krishna; and Minister of External Relations of Brazil, Mr Antonio Patriota before the start of the 7th IBSA Trilateral Commission Meeting at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi, India, 8 March 2011. Picture by: Jacoline Schoonees
 
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with her Indian counterpart Minister S Krishna at Hyderabad House for Bilateral Discussions, New Delhi, India, 7 March 2011. Picture by: Jacoline Schoonees
 

President Jacob Zuma lays a wreath at the Arc de Triomphe in remembrance of the unknown soldier from the 1st World War during his state visit to France.
Picture by: GCIS

 
President Jacob Zuma his wife, Bongi Ngema-Zuma, with President Nikolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy; outside the Palace Elysée for the official State Dinner, Paris, France, 2 March 2011.Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Marius Fransman, briefs the Media, Cape Town, South Africa, 1 March 2010. Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini
 
Delegates of the African Diaspora Technical Committee of Experts, 21-22 February 2011, Pretoria, South Africa. Picture by: Jacoline Schoonees
 
Minister of international Relations Ms Nkoana Maite Mashabane addressing a media conference on President Zuma's international engagements and South Africa's position on various international matters like Egypt, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, etc.

 
State of the Nation Address at the Joint Sitting of Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 10 February 2011. Picture: GCIS
 
 
Dr Agostinho Zacarias, Head of UN in RSA with Deputy Minister Marius Fransman at the JC Le Roux House, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 8 February 2011. Picture: Unati Ngamntwini
 

Credential Ceremony - H E Mr D Degutis from the Republic of Lithuania hands his Letter of Credence to President Jacob Zuma, Pretoria, South Africa, 3 February 2011.

Deputy Minister Marius Fransman and his Spanish counterpart, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Mr Juan Antonio Yáñez-Barnuevo address a Press Briefing, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 February 2011. Picture: Unati Ngamntwini
 
Deputy Minister Ebrahim I Ebrahim and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Mr Jorge Bustamante during a Press Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 1 February 2011. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
A Panel addresses the media during a Press Conference regarding the South African citizens who were abducted by suspected Somali pirates in October 2011 (from left to right: Mr Dyanand Naidoo (DIRCO Consular Service Chief Director), Vera Pelizzari (family member), Dale van der Merwe (family member) and Clayson Monyela (DIRCO Spokesperson), 31 January 2011, Pretoria, South Africa. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo.
 
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe during discussions with the Prime Minister of Ivory Coast, Mr Guillame Soro; on the far right is Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Mr Ebrahim Ebrahim at the OR Tambo House in Pretoria, South Africa, 27 January 2011. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
South African President; Jacob Zuma along with the Ugandan President; Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, King Goodwill Zwelithini, during the reinactment of the Battle of Isandlwana.
Pictures by:  Jacoline Prinsloo
 
President Jacob Zuma of South Africa with President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.
Pictures:  Jacoline Prinsloo
 

President Yoweri Museveni greets Samantha Kgonyane
(3years) from Pretoria.  She handed the President and his wife welcoming flowers.
Pictures:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane addressing media on South Africa’s non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council.

Pictures:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane addressing the
Media on South Africa’s full membership of Brazil, Russia, India and China Group (BRIC) now being called BRICS.

Picture:  Jacoline Prinsloo



 

 

PHOTO GALLERY ARCHIVES
 

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane handing over a house to Ms Evelina Nkosi in Mashishing, Lydenburg, Mpumalanga.

Picture byline:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 
04 August 2011: Deputy Minister Fransman interview with SABC Morning Live RE: Update on South Affrica's support for the famine outbreaks in Somalia.
Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Marius Fransman being interviewed by Leanne Manas during today's Morning Live Show, talking about the needs of the Somali people.

Pictures by: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
2 Aug: Ministers Nkoana-Mashabane and Molewa brief the Media on COP17/CMP7, Pretoria, South Africa
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa (left) and International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefing media on the up and comming COP 17 event to be held in Durban, South Africa.

Picture by: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
23 Jul: Visit by the Brazilian Minister of External Relations Antonio Patriota to Pretoria, South Africa
DIRCO Minister Maite Nkoana-Masahabane with Brazilian Minister of External Relations H.E. Antonio Patriota holding talks in Pretoria.
Picture: Unati Ngamntwini
 
22 July 2011. Lecture by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ebrahim I Ebrahim, on the occasion of the Speakers Meeting at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ebrahim I Ebrahim, on the occasion of the Speakers Meeting at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), 22 July 2011
Picture: Unati Ngamntwini
 
19-20 July 2011: State Visit by President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania to Pretoria and Cape Town, South Africa
 

Press Conference by President Jacob Zuma and President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, Pretoria, South Africa, 19 July 2011.

Courtesy call on President Kikwete by Deputy President Motlanthe at the Waterkloof Guest House. With him at the meeting is Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane (left in image).  In the background is South African High Commissioner to Tanzania H E Mr T H Chiliza, Pretoria, South Africa, 19 July 2011.

Courtesy Call on President Kikwete by Deputy President Motlanthe at the Waterkloof Guest House, Pretoria, South Africa, 19 July 2011.

President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of Tanzania arrives in South Africa. He is received by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Pretoria, South Africa, 19 July 2011.

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with Anandi Twenani (5 years from Rustenburg) welcomes President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of Tanzania to South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, 19 July 2011.

Pictures: Jacoline Prinsloo

 
12 July 2011. Mr. J.T. Radebe, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development of the Republic of South Africa during the United Nations Security Council Debate on the situation in the Sudan.
Minister Jeff Radebe addressing the UN General Assembly today on the Admission of the Republic of South Sudan as the Newest member of the United Nations; bringing the total membership to 193. UN PHOTO should be credited.

Picture: UN Photos
 
9 Jul: President Jacob Zuma attends the Inaugural Celebration of the new Republic of South Sudan
President Jacob Zuma bows towards the Sudanese Presidential Guard.  President Omar Al-Bashir standing behind him.
Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

President Jacob Zuma sitting down with President Omar Al-Bashir after the arrival ceremony.
Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

President Jacob Zuma with Sudan President Omar
Al-Bashir during a press conference.
Picture by: Jacoline Prinsloo

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane signing an agricultural agreement with Sudanese Minister Abdul-Halim Ismail Al-Mutaafi.  In the background is President Jacob Zuma and President Omar Al-Bashir.
Picture by: Jacoline Prinsloo

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at a press conference with Sudanase Foreign Minister Ahmen Ali Karti after they had some bilateral talks.
Picture by: Jacoline Prinsloo

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meeting with Sudanase Foreign Minister Ahmen Ali Karti before the arrival of President Jacob Zuma to Khartoum, Sudan.
Picture by: Jacoline Prinsloo

 
3-4 Jul: Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane participates in the Petersberg Climate Dialogue II entitled: ”Rising to the Climate Challenge”, Berlin, Germany
 

Min Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Min Guido Westerwelle shake hands at the conclusion of the bilateral discussions and press briefing.

Picture: Unati Ngamntwini

Min Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Min Norbert Rottgen shake hands at the conclusion of the press briefing on the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin.
Min Maite Nkoana-Mashabane looks towards Min Guido Westerwelle as he addresses the media.
Picture: Unati Ngamntwini

DIRCO Min Maite Nkoana-Mashabane gives opening remarks as the Co-Chair of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue II, in Berlin. German Minister of Environment Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Dr Rottgen is Co-Charing the dialogue with Minister Nkoana-Mashabane.

Picture: Unati Ngamntwini

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane looks at  Chancello Angela Merkel and Dr Rottgen as she addresses the dialogue.

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane addressing the dialogue after the speech by Chancello Angela Merkel.

Picture: Unati Ngamntwini

DIRCO Min Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Co-Chair of the Petersburg Climate Dialogue II, greets the German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel as she arrives at the venue of the dialogue.

Picture: Unati Ngamntwini

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane and Minister Rottgen share a light moment as they greet each other at the start of the Bilateral discussions.

Picture: Unati Ngamntwini

German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel addressing the Petersberg Climate Dialogue II in Berlin.

Picture: Unati Ngamntwini

 
30 June - 1 July 2011: 17th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
President Jacob Zuma and the President of Gabon, President Ali Bongo Ondimba, during opening event of the 17th Ordinary Session of the Africa Union Assembly, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 30 June 2011.

From left to right: President Yayi Boni of Benin; President John Evans Atta Mills of Ghana; and President Jacob Zuma of South Africa at the 17th Ordinary Session of the Africa Union Assembly, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 30 June 2011.

The Minister in the Presidency, Mr Collins Chabane is having a discussion with the Minister of State Security, Mr Siyabonga Cwele, before the opening event of the 17th Ordinary Session of the Africa Union Assembly, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 30 June 2011.

Pictures: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane engages with Mr Yohannes Mazgebe from the Pan African Youth Union (far left) and Mr Andile Lungisa from the National Youth Development Agency South Africa. In the bacground is Minister Siyabonga Cwele and far right is Minister Collings Shibanda, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 30 June 2011.
The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane talks to Minister Collings Shibanda and Minister Siyabonga Cwele is in the background before the African Union (AU) Youth Meeting commences, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 30 June 2011.

Pictures: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
Mr Jean Ping delivers his Opening Remarks during the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 30 June 2011.

From left to right: the President of Benin, Mr Yayi Boni; the President of Ghana, Mr John Evans Atta Mills; and the President of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 30 June 2011.

From left to right: President John Evans Atta Mills from Ghana and President Jacob Zuma from South Africa, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 30 June 2011.


Pictures: Jacoline Prinsloo

 

Minister Edna Molewa and Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane listening to President Jacob Zuma addresses the meeting of the Conference of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change on the sidelines of the 17th AU Ordinary Summit, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

President Jacob Zuma meets the President of Equatorial Guinea, Mr Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

Pictures by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

President Jacob Zuma at the 25th Meeting of the Nepad Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 29 June 2011.

Pictures: Jacoline Prinsloo
President Jacob Zuma walks with Rwanda Prime Minister Bernard Makuza to the 25th Meeting of the Nepad Heads of State and Government Orientation Committe, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 29 June 2011.

Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo

President Jacob Zuma arrives at Malabo Airport in Equatorial Guinea for the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly, 28 June 2011.

Pictures: Jacoline Prinsloo

 
26-28 June 2011: African Union (AU) 19th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane attends a side event on The Effects of Climate Change on Woman - Preparing for Durban and Beyond, at the AU Summit held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.  Chairing the meeting is Ms Biente Diop, Executive Director: Femme Afrique Solidarite (far left and in white).  With them is Minister Edna Molewa, 27 June 2011.

Pictures: Jacoline Prinsloo

 
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane is being interviewed by the SABC, 27 June 2011.

Pictures: Jacoline Prinsloo
 

African Union (AU) 19th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council being held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 26 - 28 June 2011.

Pictures: Jacoline Prinsloo

 
21-22 Jun: Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane undertakes an Official Visit to the Republic of Mali

Min of Environmental Affairs, Tiemoko Sangare greets Dirco Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane upon her arrival in Bamako as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga looks on.

Picture: Unati Ngamntwini

Dirco Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane conducts a media door stop during the visit to Mali.

Dirco Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane pays a courtesy call on President Toumani Toure during her visit to Mali.

Picture: Unati Ngamntwini

 
21 Jun: 7th Session of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) between South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lubumbashi, DRC

President Jacob Zuma arrives at Lubumbashi airport.
Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

President Jacob Zuma greeting Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at Lubumbashi airport.
Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

President Jacob Zuma addressing the 7th session of SA-DRC BI-National Commission.
Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

President Jacob Zuma with President Joseph Kabila Kabanga addressing the 7th session of SA-DRC BI-National Commission.
Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Ms Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs. of the Republic of South Africa signing an agreement with Democratic rRpublic of Congo. H.E. Mr. José Endundo Bononge. Minister of the Environment, Conservation of Nature.
Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo
 
21 Jun: 7th Session of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) between South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lubumbashi, DRC
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with her Democratic Republic of the Congo counterpart, Mr Raymond Tshibanda during the opening event of the SA-DRC Bi-National Commission held in Lubumbashi, DRC.
Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Wide view of the venue of the The Ministerial 7th session of SA-DRC BI-National Commission.

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane addressing the opening session of the Ministerial 7th session of SA-DRC BI-National Commission.

Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 
16 June 2011: Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane’ Speech at an Interactive Session with the Group of Climate Friends

Uganda Foreign Minister Dr. Rubakana Rugunda, South Africa Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Hamady Ould Hamady (left), Head of the African Union’s High Level Ad Hoc Committee on Libya and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo
Council Hears Briefing from A.U. Committee on Libya A wide view of the Security Council as it meets on the situation in Libya. At the meeting Members were briefed by Hamady Ould Hamady, Head of the African Union’s High Level Ad Hoc Committee on Libya and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Press door stop after the UNSC meeting. Inside the UNSC chamber,  South Africa Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane talking with Uganda Foreign Minister Dr. Rubakana Rugunda.

Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane (left) meeting with Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro (right)
Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane addressing UN media during a press conference on issues of Libya and climate change.

Pictures by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (third from left), Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, convenes a briefing on the coming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference know as COP17/CMP7 to take place in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November to 9 December 2011.  Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will serve as President of the conference.  Seated next to her (right) is Ms Lyz Nelon from Mexico, Deputy Coordinator of UNFCCC.  Seen here is all panel members.

Pictures by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 
15 June 2011: African Union High-Level Ad hoc Committee on Libya to brief the UN Security Council, New York, USA
Minister Maite Nkoana-Masabane talks with Mr Ramtane Lamamra, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security.  Seated next to the Minister is Ambassador Baso Sangqu, South Africa's UN Ambassador, New York, USA.

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane talks with Mr Hamady Ould Hamady, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Islamic Republic and Mauritania, Chairman of the African Union High-Level Ad hoc Committee on Libya and Mr Ramtane Lamamra, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, New York, USA.

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at the African Union High-Level Ad hoc Committee on Libya with her is Mr Ramtane Lamamra, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, New York, USA.

Pictures by: Jacoline Prinsloo

 
10 June 2011: Deputy Minister Fransman to co-chair the Fifth Policy Consultative Forum with 1st Vice Minister Park-Suk-hwan of the Republic of Korea.

Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Marius Fransman with his South Korean counterpart, 1st Vice Minister Park-Suk-hwan to co-chair the Fith Policy Consultative Forum.

Pictures by: Jacoline Prinsloo

 
8-9 June 2011: Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane departs for the UK to attend the 9th SA-UK Bilateral Forum.
UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, welcomes SA International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane as she arrives in Lancaster house, ahead of the SA-UK Bilateral Forum.
Picture: Unati Ngamntwini
Flags of both United Kingdom and South Africa stand side by side at the venue for the press briefing during the SA-UK Bilateral Forum.
UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, and SA International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane brief the media at the conclusion of the SA-UK Bilateral Forum.
Picture: Unati Ngamntwini
 
8-10 June 2011: United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, New York, USA

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe meets with the Secretary-General of the UN - Mr. Ban Ki -moon at the UN in New York, USA.

Picture: UN Photo

 
2-3 June 2011: Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Follow-up Meeting, Tokyo, Japan
Ministerial discussion on "Orchestrating our efforts - Bridging the Fora for the MDG's and beyond"  Minister of International Relations and Cooperation South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane doing the wrap up and way-forward remarks.  In the background is Ms Helen Clark from the UNDP and Mr Anthony Lake from UNICEF.

Pictures: Jacoline Prinsloo

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) follow-up Ministerial meeting held in Tokyo, Japan.

Pictures: Jacoline Prinsloo

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane addresse the Media at the Japan National Press Club, Tokyo, Japan, 3 June 2011.

Pictures: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane met with Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto and also signed an agreement between South Africa and Japan, the "Technical Cooperation Agreement".
Pictures by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Minister of Interanational Relations and Coopertation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meeting with Mr. Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan before the opening event of the MDG Follow-Up Meeting.

Pictures by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane being interviewed by Japanese press before the start of the MDG Follow-up Meeting.

Pictures by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 
31 May: DIRCO Budget Vote Speech for 2011/2012, National Assembly, Cape Town, South Africa
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane addresses the Media post her Budget Vote Address for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Cape Town, South Africa, 31 May 2011.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane delivers the Budget Vote Address for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Cape Town, South Africa, 31 May 2011.

Pictures: Unati Ngamntwini
 
23-27 May: XVI Ministerial Conference and Commemorative Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Bali, Indonesia

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meeting with Indonesia's Foreign Minister Dr. R. M. Marty Natalegawa on the side lines of the NAM Ministerial meeting held in Bali, Indonesia.

Pictures byline:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane addressing media after day 2 of the NAM Ministerial meeting held in Bali, Indonesia.

Pictures byline:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meeting with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki on the sidelines of the XVI NAM Ministerial Conference and 50th Commemorative Meeting held in Bali, Indonesia.

Pictures byline:  Jacoline Prinsloo

The Ministers of the NAM Member States, Bali, Indonesia.

The Opening Session of the XVI NAM Ministerial Conference and 50th Commemorative Meeting, Bali, Indonesia.

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane greets delegates before the start of the XVI NAM Ministerial Conference Session, Bali, Indonesia.

Foreign Minister of Liberia, Mr Thomas Yaya Nimely 
talks to the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Bali, Indonesia.

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation South
Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane talks to the President of Indonesia, Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Bali, Indonesia.

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has a Bilateral Meeting with the United Nations General Assembly President, Mr Joseph Deiss on the sidelines of the NAM Ministerial Meeting, Bali, Indio, Bali, Indonesia.

Pictures: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane during a press interview with NAM media before the start of the XVI NAM Ministerial Conference.
Pictures byline:  Jacoline Prinsloo
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane surrounded by Indonesian media during her media interview.
Picture byline:  Jacoline Prinsloo
 
20 May: Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and the South African National Editor’s Forum (SANEF) to brief the Media on the South African photographer Anton Hammerl, Pretoria, South Africa

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, the South African National Editor’s Forum (SANEF) Chairperson Mondli Makhaya, and the Austrian Ambassador Ditz, Pretoria, South Africa, 20 May 2011.

Pictures by: Unati Ngamntwini

 
17 May 2011:Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane receives the highest Public Award from the Russian Veterans Organisation in Pretoria.
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has today, Tuesday, 17 May 2011 received the highest Public Award from the Russian Veterans Organisation in Pretoria.

Picture byline:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 
11 May 2011: Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Ebrahim Ebrahim to participate in a Roundtable Discussion with The Financial Times and International Marketing Council (IMC) to examine South Africa's role in BRICS
Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Ebrahim Ebrahim to participate in a Roundtable Discussion with The Financial Times and International Marketing Council (IMC) to examine South Africa's role in BRICS

Pictures by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 
05 May 2011: Media Advisory: Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ebrahim Ebrahim will host a joint press conference with Dr Larijani, Head of the Supreme Council for Human Rights from the Islamic Republic of Iran. The press conference will be preceded by bilateral discussion on 11 May 2011.
Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ebrahim Ebrahim with Dr Larijani, Head of the Supreme Council for Human Rights from the Islamic Republic of Iran during their press conference.

Pictures by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Ebrahim Ebrahim walking with Dr Larijani, Head of the Supreme Council for Human Rights from the Islamic Republic of Iran.

In the background in the blue jacket is Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development Mr Andries Nel.

Pictures by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ebrahim Ebrahim with Dr Larijani, Head of the Supreme Council for Human Rights from the Islamic Republic of Iran during their press conference.

Pictures by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 
18 Apriil 2011: Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the Media on current and upcoming International Developments

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the Media on a variety of International Events: BRICS, the upcoming SADC Summit, Libya, Ivory Coast, Swaziland, etc, Pretoria, South Africa, 18 April 2011.




Pictures by: Jacoline Prinsloo (DIRCO)

 
14-15 Apr: Third BRICS Summit in Sanya, Hainan Province in the People’s Republic of China (PRC)

President Jacob Zuma along with other BRICS Leaders addressed the Opening Ceremony of the forum.

Pictures by: Unati Ngamntwini

BRICS leader walking past signage in the Sheraton, the venue of the BRICS Leaders Meeting, taking place in Sanya, China
Pictures by: Unati Ngamntwini

President Jacob Zuma meeting with president Dmitry Medvadev for a bilateral on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit held in Sanya, China.
Pictures by: Unati Ngamntwini
Pres Jacob Zuma cutting a cake presented by the RSA Embassy in Beijing as Mrs Nompumelelo Zuma and the man who baked the cake, Chef Arron Micheal Gwinnett, look on
Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini
BRICS Leaders witnessing a signing ceremony and conducting a press briefing
Pictures by: Unati Ngamntwini
 
5 Apr: Media Advisory: Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will brief the media on current and upcoming International developments

DIRCO Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the media on current international developments including the recent SADC Organ Troika summit in Zambia, the upcoming BRICS Summit in China, the unrest in Libya and Ivory Coast and the unfortunate plane crash in the DRC.

Pictures by: Unati Ngamntwini
 
4 Apr: BRICS countries Ambassadors participate in a BRICS Roundtable Discussion, Johannesburg, South Africa
Panelleft to right:  Mr Weiqing Chen, Chinese Counsellor to SA, HE Mr Jose Desapimentel Ambassador of Brazil to South Africa.  Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.  CEO of Old Mutual Emerging Markets Mr Kuseni Dlamini and HE Mr Anatoly Makarov Rusia's Ambassador to South Africa.

Pictures by:  Jacoline Prinsloo
 
28-31 March 2011: President Jacob G. Zuma to attend the SADC Troika Summit in Livingstone, Zambia

Pres is seen seated at the begining of the SDAC Troika.

Behind him is Min Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and RSA High Commssioner to Zambia, Amb Chikane.
Pres Zuma is greeted by Zambian Foreign Minister Mpande as arrives at the Zabezi Sun ahead of the SADC Troika Summit.
Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini
 

Dr Augusto Salamao, Executive Secretary of SADC briefs DIRCO Minister Nkoana-Mashabane, Zambia FM Pande and Mozambique FM Baloi before the start of the SADC Troika Summit.

Images by Unati Ngamntwini
Chairperson of the Troika, Zambian Foreign Minister Kabinga Mpande, opens the meeting.
Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini
DIRCO Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane conducts a press interview ahead of the SADC Organ Troika Ministerial Meeting.

Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini
 
27- 31 March 2011: Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe arrived in New York ahead of working visit to USA.
 

Deputy President of South Africa, Mr Kgalema Motlanthe speaking at a CME Group lunch.

Pictures by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

President of CME Group Mr Phupinder Gill, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and CME Executive Chairman Mr Terry Duffy.

Deputy President of South Africa Mr Kgalema Motlanthe meeting with Illinois Governor is Pat Quinn at the Peninsula Hotel, Chicago.  Members of the South African delegation seated on the left is, Deputy Minister of Interational Relations and Cooperation Mr Ebrahim Ebrahim (left) and South African Ambassador to the USA, Mr Ebrahim Rasool (right).  On the far right of the image is Mr Warren Ribley, Director of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

 

Deputy President of South Africa Mr Kgalema Motlanthe meeting with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn at the Peninsula Hotel, Chicago.  Deputy President Motlanthe is handing the Governor a gift.

Picture by:  Jacoline Prinlsoo

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe at the CNN studios in Washington DC being interviewed live by Richard Quest from the CNN studios in the United Kingdom.

Pictures by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe with the Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, in Washington DC.

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Coopertion Mr Ebrahim Ebrahim, Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, Deputuy President Kgalema Motlanthe with NYSE  Jeffrey Eubank as Vice President, Global Affairs.

Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, Deputuy President Kgalema Motlanthe with NYSE  Jeffrey Eubank as Vice President, Global Affairs.
Picture byline:  Jacoline Prinsloo

Deputy President of South Africa, Mr Kgalema Motlanthe receiving a gift from NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer.

Deputy President of South Africa, Mr Kgalema Motlanthe being interviewed by SABC (South African Broadcasting
Company) on the NYSE floor.

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe visit the NYSE.  left to right:  Dermot Bermingham, Minister of Economic Affairs Mr Patel , Minister of Education Mr Blade Nzimande.

 

Deputy President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe at the New York Stock Exchange, speaking at a luncheon hosted in his honour.

Pictures by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 

 

Deputy President of South Africa, Mr Kgalema Motlanthe arrives at JFK International Airport, New York.  He is received by Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, South African Ambassador to USA.

Picture by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 
DIRCO Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane address the meeting as Ambassador Patricia Espinosa, Foreign Affairs Minister of Mexico and President of COP 16 and Executive Secretary of the UNFCC Mrs Chistiana Figures looks on.
Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini

Executive Secretary of the UNFCC Mrs Chistiana Figures, DIRCO Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Ambassador Patricia Espinosa, Foreign Affairs engage in a dialogue at the start of the Informal Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change.
Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini

DIRCO Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane is greeted by Ambassador Patricia Espinosa, Foreign Affairs Minister of Mexico and President of COP 16 at the start  of their bi-lateral meeting in Mexico City.
Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini

 
15 March 2011: Deputy Minister Marius Fransman to brief the Media on Upcoming and International Developments
DIRCO Deputy Minister Marius Fransman gestures as he demonstrates a point during a media briefing on current international issues and developments.

Pictures by: Unati Ngamntwini
DIRCO Deputy Minister Marius Fransman briefs the media on current international issues and developments.
Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini
 
10 March 2011: Minister Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the Media on upcoming International Developments, Pretoria, South Africa

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane briefs the Media on current International Issues, including the recent State Visit to France, South Africa-India Bilaterals, IBSA Ministerial Meeting, and the SADC Ministerial Meeting. Issues related to the Ivory Coast disputed elections and the current political climate in the Middle East / North Africa, in-particular Libya were also addressed.


Pictures by: Unati Ngamntwini

 
8 March 2011: Visit by the Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs Dr Hadi Solaimanpou of Iran to Pretoria, South Africa

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Mr Ebrahim Ebrahim greets Dr Hadi Solaimanpour, Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs of Iran, as he arrives for Bilateral Discussions in Pretoria, South Africa, 8 March 2011.

Picture by: Unati Ngamntwini

 
7-8 March 2011: Visit of the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to India for the South Africa - India JMC Bilateral Relations and an IBSA Ministerial Meeting
Minister of External Relations of Brazil, Mr Antonio Patriota; Prime Minister of India, Mr Manmohan Singh; Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and the External Relations Minister of India, Mr SM Krishna, New Delhi, India, 8 March 2011.
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with the President of the Indian National Congress Mrs Sonia Gandhi, New Delhi, India, 8 March 2011.

South African High Commissioner Rev Harris Majeke, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and President of the Indian National Congress, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, New Delhi, India, 8 March 2011.

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane; External Relations Minister of India, Mr SM Krishna; and Minister of External Relations of Brazil, Mr Antonio Patriota before the start of the 7th IBSA Trilateral Commission Meeting at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi, India, 8 March 2011.

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with her Indian counterpart, Minister S Krishna at Hyderabad House for Bilateral Discussions, New Delhi, India, 7 March 2011.

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane being interviewed by Indian Media. She speaks about the JMC between South Africa and India, the IBSA Ministerial Meeting, on global issues, and South Africa's membership to BRICS.

Pictures by: Jacoline Schoonees

 
President Jacob Zuma lays a wreath at the Arc de Triomphe in remembrance of the unknown soldier from the 1st World War during his state visit to France.

 
2-3 March 2011: State Visit by President Jacob Zuma to France
President Jacob Zuma his wife, Bongi Ngema-Zuma, with President Nikolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy; outside the Palace Elysée for the official State Dinner, Paris, France, 2 March 2011.
President Jacob Zuma and President Nicolas Sarkozy during a Press Conference held at the Palace Elysée, Paris, France, 2 March 2011.
President Jacob Zuma walks on the red carpet toward the Elysée Palace entrance where President Sarkozy awaits, Paris, France, 2 March 2011.

Ms Bongi Ngema-Zuma visits the St Louis Hospital in Paris, walking wiith her is Director Emmanuel Raison of Saint-Louis Hospital.

Ms Bongi Ngema-Zuma hands over a springbok skin to Director Emmanuel Raison of Saint-Louis Hospital as a parting gift after her tour through the hospital.

Ms Bongi Ngema-Zuma visits the St Lois Hospital in Paris. With her is Director Emmanuel Raison and on the left is Francoise Durand, who works at the Museum of Saint-Louis Hospital.  They are standing in front of the Saint Louis statue at the Museum.

President of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma, arrives in the City of Paris, France by helicopter in front of the "Invalides", a Military Museum, 1 March 2011.

Pictures: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
1 March 2010: Deputy Minister Fransman briefs the Media on International Developments
Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Marius Fransman, briefs the Media, Cape Town, South Africa, 1 March 2010.
Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Marius Fransman and South African Ambassador to Libya, H E Mr M Dangor brief the Media on current International Developments.

Pictures by: Unati Ngamntwini

 
21-22 February 2011: African Diaspora Technical Committee of Experts Meeting (TCEM), Pretoria, South Africa
Delegates of the African Diaspora Technical Committee of Experts, 21-22 February 2011, Pretoria, South Africa.

Picture by: Jacoline Schoonees
 
17 Feb: Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane hosts DIRCO’s Weekly Media Briefing, Cape Town, South Africa
Minister of international Relations Ms Nkoana Maite Mashabane addressing a media conference on President Zuma's international engagements and South Africa's position on various international matters like Egypt, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, etc.
 
10 February 2011: State of the Nation Address in Parliament’s National Assembly Chamber by President Jacob Zuma, Cape Town, South Africa
State of the Nation Address at the Joint Sitting of Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 10 February 2011.

Pictures: GCIS

President Jacob Zuma, Mrs Zuma, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Chair of the NCOP and Deputy Chair of the NCOP during the national anthem, fly over and salute, Cape Town, South Africa, 10 February 2011.

Pictures: Unati Ngamntwini

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe arrives for the State of the Nation Address at the Joint Sitting of Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 10 February 2011.

Picture: GCIS
President Jacob Zuma arrives for the State of the Nation Address at the Joint Sitting of Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 10 February 2011.

Pictures: GCIS
 
8 February 2011: Deputy Minister Marius Fransman delivers Keynote Address to United Nations Country Team Retreat, JC Le Roux House, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Dr Agostinho Zacarias, Head of UN in RSA introduces Deputy Minister Marius Fransman at the JC Le Roux House, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 8 February 2011.
Dr Agostinho Zacarias, Head of UN in RSA with Deputy Minister Marius Fransman at the JC Le Roux House, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 8 February 2011.
Deputy Minister Marius Fransman delivers his Key Note Address at the JC Le Roux House, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 8 February 2011.

Pictures: Unati Ngamntwini
 
3 February 2011: President Jacob G Zuma receives Letters of Credence, Pretoria, South Africa
Credential Ceremony - H E Mr M L Laabas from the Democratic People’s Republic of Algeria hands his Letter of Credence to President Jacob Zuma, Pretoria, South Africa, 3 February 2011.
Credential Ceremony - H E Mr F Edu Ngua from the Republic of Equatorial Guinea hands his Letter of Credence to President Jacob Zuma, Pretoria, South Africa, 3 February 2011.
Credential Ceremony - H E Mr S O Abdu from the State of Eritrea hands his Letter of Credence to President Jacob Zuma, Pretoria, South Africa, 3 February 2011.
Credential Ceremony - H E Mr R van der Geer from the European Union hands his Letter of Credence to President Jacob Zuma, Pretoria, South Africa, 3 February 2011.
Credential Ceremony - H E Mr O J Nadif from Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan hands his Letter of Credence to President Jacob Zuma, Pretoria, South Africa, 3 February 2011.
Credential Ceremony - H E Dr G M Hyzler from the Republic of Malta hands his Letter of Credence to President Jacob Zuma, Pretoria, South Africa, 3 February 2011.
Credential Ceremony - H E Mr H Partap from the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago hands his Letter of Credence to President Jacob Zuma, Pretoria, South Africa, 3 February 2011.
Credential Ceremony - H E Lt Col B N Nkunika from the Republic of Zambia hands his Letter of Credence to President Jacob Zuma, Pretoria, South Africa, 3 February 2011.
Credential Ceremony - H E Mr D Degutis from the Republic of Lithuania hands his Letter of Credence to President Jacob Zuma, Pretoria, South Africa, 3 February 2011.
Credential Ceremony - H E Mr P Mphoko from the Republic of Zimbabbwe hands his Letter of Credence to President Jacob Zuma, Pretoria, South Africa, 3 February 2011.

Picture by: Jacoline Prinsloo
 
1-2 February 2011: South Africa - Spain Annual Bilateral Consultation, Pretoria, South Africa

Mr Marius Fransman with his Spanish counterpart, Mr Juan Antonio Yáñez-Barnuevo hold a meeting at the beginning of the Annual Bilateral consultation, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 February 2011.

Deputy Minister Marius Fransman and his Spanish counterpart, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Mr Juan Antonio Yáñez-Barnuevo address a Press Briefing, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 February 2011.

Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Mr Juan Antonio Yáñez-Barnuevo addresses a Press Briefing at the conclusion of the Annual Bilateral Concultation as DIRCO Deputy Minister Marius Fransman listens, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 February 2011.

Pictures: Unati Ngamntwini

 

1 February 2011: Deputy Minister Ebrahim I Ebrahim meets with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Mr Jorge Bustamante

Deputy Minister Ebrahim I Ebrahim meets with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Mr Jorge Bustamante before the Press Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 1 February 2011.

Deputy Minister Ebrahim I Ebrahim and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Mr Jorge Bustamante during the Press Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 1 February 2011.

Deputy Minister Ebrahim I Ebrahim answers a question during the Press Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 1 February 2011.

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Mr Jorge Bustamante reports back to the Media about his visit to South Africa, 1 February 2011.

Pictures: Jacoline Prinsloo

 
31 January 2011: Briefing Session on the South African Citizens abducted by suspected Somali Pirates in October 2010

A Panel addresses the media during the Press Conference (from left to right: Mr Dyanand Naidoo (DIRCO Consular Service Chief Director), Vera Pelizzari (family member), Dale van der Merwe (family member) and Clayson Monyela (DIRCO Spokesperson), 31 January 2011, Pretoria, South Africa.

Dale van der Merwe and Vera Pelizzari address the media, 31 January 2011, Pretoria, South Africa.

Children of the hostages (left to right) - Jason Cross, Samantha de Jesus, Jackie Cross and Kerri-Ann Cross.  They speak to the media to express their feelings and a message to their parents, 31 January 2011, Pretoria, South Africa.

Pictures: Jacoline Prinsloo

 

27 January 2011: Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and the Prime Minister of Ivory Coast, Mr Guillame Soro, meets in Pretoria, South Africa

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe talks with the Prime Minister of Ivory Coast, Mr Guillame Soro at the OR Tambo House in Pretoria, South Africa, 27 January 2011.
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe during discussions with the Prime Minister of Ivory Coast, Mr Guillame Soro; on the far right is Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Mr Ebrahim Ebrahim at the OR Tambo House in Pretoria, South Africa, 27 January 2011.
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe greets Prime Minister of Ivory Coast, Mr Guillame Soro during his arrival at the Deputy Presidents, OR the Tambo House, in Pretoria, South Africa, 27 January 2011.
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe shakes hands with the Prime Minister of Ivory Coast, Mr Guillame Soro at the OR Tambo House in Pretoria, South Africa, 27 January 2011.

Pictures: Jacoline Prinsloo

 
21 – 22 January 2011: Joint Communiqué issued at the end of the State Visit to South Africa by His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda.
President Jacob Zuma and Ugandan President; Yoweri Kaguta Museveni arriving at Isandlwana by helicopter.
Reinactment of the Battle of Isandlwana.  A British soldier firing at zulu warriors.
Reinactment of the Battle of Isandlwana.  A British soldier surrounded by zulu warriors.
Zulu woman wearing traditional attire standing next to a welcome banner for Ugandan President; Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
Zulu warriors taking part in the reinactment of the Battle of Isandlwana.
Ugandan President; Yoweri Kaguta Museveni with King Goodwill Zwelithini on stage during the reinactment of the Battle of Isandlwana.
All the dignitaries on stage before the commencement of the reinactment of the Battle of Isandlwana.
left to right:  Minister in the Presidency Mr , Ugandan President; Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, King Goodwill Zwelithini, President Jacob Zuma and President of the IFP; Mangosotho Buthelezi.

Ugandan President; Yoweri Kaguta Museveni received by President of the IFP; Mangosotho Buthelezi at Isandlwana.

Pictures by:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 
21-22 Jan: Uganda State Visit
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda inspecting the guard of honor.
Pictures:  Jacoline Prinsloo
President Jacob Zuma of South Africawith President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.
Pictures:  Jacoline Prinsloo

President Yoweri Museveni and delegation arrive at Waterkloof Airforce Base, walking past the South African and Uganda flag held by SAAF (South African Air Force) silent guard standing on attention.
Pictures:  Jacoline Prinsloo

President Yoweri Museveni and delegation arrive at Waterkloof Airforce Base, SAAF silent guard standing on attention.
Pictures:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 
5 January 2011: South Africa takes up its Seat on the United Nations Security Council, media briefing: Minister Nnkoana-Mashabane

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane addressing media on South Africa’s non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council.

Pictures:  Jacoline Prinsloo

 
 

 

 

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