Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
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Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo
Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo
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Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers
Mr Luwellyn Landers
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Director General Amb Jerry Matthews Matjila
Ambassador Jerry Matthews Matjila
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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

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