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November 2020
2020/11/22

Minister Pandor refutes the allegations contained in the Sunday Independent Newspaper

2020/11/20

Opening Remarks by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the Ministerial Meeting of the Joint Bilateral Commission of Cooperation (JBCC) between the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho, Maseru, 20 November 2020

2020/11/20

Speaking Notes for Ms Mashego-Dlamini, Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on the occasion of a Webinar on the importance of Cultural Diplomacy in SADC Integration, 20 November 2020, Ubuntu Radio

2020/11/19

Minister Pandor leads a Ministerial delegation to a meeting with Lesotho

2020/11/19

President Ramaphosa to receive Letters of Credence from Ambassadors- and High Commissioners-Designate

2020/11/19

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on Libya, 19 November 2020

2020/11/18

Opening Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Third South Africa Investment Conference, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, 18 November 2020

2020/11/18

Statement on virtual Cabinet Meeting of 18 November 2020

2020/11/18

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Video Teleconference Open Debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine, 18 November 2020

2020/11/17

South Africa and Malawi cooperation

2020/11/16

Minister Naledi Pandor conveys condolences on the passing away of His Excellency, Walid Al-Moallem, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Syrian Arab Republic

2020/11/15

South Africa embarks on Bushiri extradition process

2020/11/12

Statement by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the 44th Annual Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Member States of the Group of 77, 12 November 2020

2020/11/12

South Africa condemns bomb attack at World War I cemetery in Jeddah

2020/11/11

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on progress in the national effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Buildings, Tshwane, 11 November 2020

2020/11/11

South Africa sends condolences to the State of Palestine on the passing away of Dr Saeb Erekat

2020/11/10

Opening Remarks by Minister Naledi Pandor on occasion of the Political Consultations with the Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madame Marie Ntumba Nzeza, on 10 November 2020, Cape Town

2020/11/10

Minister Pandor to participate on the African Forum on Women Peace and Security

2020/11/09

Minister Pandor to host her DRC counterpart for Political Consultations

2020/11/08

Minister Pandor to represent South Africa as the country accedes to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation with South East Asian nations

2020/11/04

Statement on virtual Cabinet Meeting of 4 November 2020

2020/11/03

President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulates Dr John Pombe Magufuli as President-elect of the United Republic of Tanzania

2020/11/03

Statement delivered by Mr Alvin Botes, Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, during the UN Security Council High-Level Debate on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace: Contemporary Drivers of Conflict and Insecurity, 3 November 2020

2020/11/02

Deputy Minister Botes to host a Bilateral Meeting with the French Minister Delegate Franck Riester

 
October 2020
2020/10/31 South Africa’s Vote on Women Peace and Security Resolution at the United Nations Security Council
2020/10/30

Welcome Remarks by HE Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of DIRCO-UN Webinar United Nations Day commemoration: “The importance of multilateralism in building back better for a post-COVID-19 world”, Friday, 30 October 2020

2020/10/30

Panel Discussion Remarks by HE Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of DIRCO-UN Webinar United Nations Day commemoration: “The importance of multilateralism in building back better for a post-COVID-19 world”, 30 October 2020

2020/10/29

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Video Teleconference (VTC) Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, 29 October 2020

2020/10/28

South Africa and the Netherlands co-host successful virtual Global Cyber Policy Dialogu

2020/10/28

Minister Pandor to lead webinar commemorating UN Day

2020/10/28

Statement on the Virtual Ministerial Meeting of the Negotiating Parties of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) held on 27 October 2020

2020/10/26

South Africa welcomes the 50th ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)

2020/10/26

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Video Teleconference Open Debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine, 26 October 2020

2020/10/26

South Africa and the Netherlands to co-host a virtual Global Cyber Policy Dialogue for Southern Africa

2020/10/25

SADC Day of Solidarity with the Republic of Zimbabwe

2020/10/24 Message by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, on the occasion of United Nations Day, Saturday, 24 October 2020
2020/10/22

President Ramaphosa to chair Second Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the African Union

2020/10/21

Statement on the virtual Cabinet Meeting of 21 October 2020

2020/10/20 Statement by Minister Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, during the Security Council High-Level Debate on a Comprehensive Review of  the situation in the Gulf Region, 20 October 2020
2020/10/19

Minister Pandor hands over PPEs and other necessities in the Western Cape

2020/10/16

Minister Pandor to hand over PPEs in the Western Cape

2020/10/15

Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Yemen, 15 October 2020

2020/10/13

Deputy Minister Alvin Botes to participate in a virtual Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting

2020/10/13 Opening Remarks prepared for the Chairperson of the Executive Council of the African Union, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, Dr Naledi Pandor, during the 37th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council on 13 to 14 October 2020
2020/10/12

Minister Pandor to chair the 37th Session of the Executive Council of The African Union (AU), 13-14 October 2020

2020/10/09 Statement by HE Mr Alvin Botes, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, on the occasion of the Ministerial Meeting of the NAM on the sidelines of UNGA75 under the theme: “Bandung+65: more relevant, united and effective NAM against emerging global challenges, including COVID-19”, 9 October 2020
2020/10/06 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa, on behalf of Niger, Tunisia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines & South Africa (A3+1), during the Security Council Meeting on the Democratic Republic of The Congo, 6 October 2020
2020/10/05

Statement by the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on Syria - Chemical Weapons, 5 October 2020

 
September 2020
2020/09/30

Briefing Statement on the re-opening of the borders and ports of entry for international travellers, Wednesday, 30 September 2020

2020/09/30

Re-opening of the borders and ports of entry for international travellers – Questions and Answers

2020/09/30

Media Briefing on easing of international travel restrictions

2020/09/30

President extends condolences on passing of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

2020/09/30

SA agreement with South East Asian bloc opens up a host of opportunities, Daily Maverick, by Hilton Fisher, 30 September 2020

2020/09/29

President Ramaphosa to address virtual UNGA75 Summit on Biodiversity

2020/09/29

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine, 29 September 2020

2020/09/25 Statement by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, on the occasion of the Ministerial Meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism themed: “Our Commitment and Contribution to Building Back Better”, 25 September 2020
2020/09/25

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, on behalf of Niger, Tunisia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines and South Africa (A3+1), during the Security Council Meeting on UNITAMS, 25 September 2020

2020/09/24 Minister Pandor to participate in a virtual Ministerial Meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism
2020/09/24

Statement by HE Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, during the Security Council Meeting on the Global Order post COVID-19, 24 September 2020

2020/09/23

South Africa to reaffirm commitment to partnership for Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion in Africa

2020/09/23

Statement on virtual Cabinet Meeting of 23 September 2020

2020/09/22 Address by President of the Republic of South Africa and African Union Chair, President Cyril Ramaphosa, at the 75th United Nations General Assembly Debate, 22 September 2020
2020/09/22

South Africa to address the General Debate of the virtual 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

2020/09/22

#JerusalemaDanceChallenge – South Africa’s display of soft power amid COVID-19, Daily Maverick, by Bobby J Moroe, 22 September 2020

2020/09/21

South Africa to commemorate 75th anniversary of the United Nations

2020/09/18

South Africa to underpin multilaterism at virtual 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

2020/09/18

Statement by the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations, during the United Nations Security Council Meeting on the Political situation in Syria, 18 September 2020

2020/09/17

Statement by HE Ambassador J M Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, Open Video Teleconference (VTC) Meeting of the United Nations Security Council titled, “Humanitarian Effects of Environmental Degradation and Peace and Security”, New York, 17 September 2020

2020/09/17

Statement by the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations, during the United Nations Security Council Briefing on Protecting Civilians affected by Conflict Induced Hunger, 17 September 2020

2020/09/16 Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on progress in the national effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Buildings, Tshwane, 16 September 2020
2020/09/16

Online Lecture at the WITS School of Governance on the theme ‘South Africa’s place in the changing Global Order’ delivered by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, 16 September 2020

2020/09/16 IBSA Joint Ministerial Statement on Reform of the UN Security Council
2020/09/15

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Yemen, 15 September 2020

2020/09/14

Speech delivered by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes (MP), at the handover ceremony of the United Kingdom Government donation to the Solidarity Fund on Monday, 14 September 2020

2020/09/14

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa on behalf of Niger, Tunisia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines & South Africa (A3+1), during the Security Council Meeting on Peacekeeping Operations, 14 September 2020

2020/09/13

Deputy Minister Botes to receive United Kingdom (UK) Government’s donation to the Solidarity Fund

2020/09/10

Statement by the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Open Video Teleconference (VTC) Meeting on Syria - Chemical Weapons, 10 September 2020

2020/09/09

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the implementation of Resolution 2532 (COVID-19 Pandemic), 9 September 2020

2020/09/09

Statement on the virtual Cabinet Meeting of 9 September 2020

2020/09/08

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the United Nations Security Council Meeting on Cooperation between the United Nations and regional and sub-regional organisations: Role of the International Organisation of the Francophonie, 8 September 2020

2020/09/04

G20 Foreign Ministers to Strengthen International Cooperation in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 03 September 2020

2020/09/03

Statement by the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Thursday, 3 September 2020

2020/09/02

Minister Pandor to lead SA delegation at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

2020/09/02

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Meeting on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), 2 September 2020

 
August 2020
2020/08/27 Speech by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, at the Gertrude Shope Annual Dialogue Forum, 27 August 2020
2020/08/27 Webinar Tribute to Gertrude Ntiti Shope by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation: 27 August 2020
2020/08/27

Statement by the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations, during the United Nations Security Council Meeting on the Humanitarian situation in Syria, 27 August 2020

2020/08/26

Minister Pandor to host the 2020 Gertrude Shope Annual Dialogue Forum

2020/08/26

Statement by the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations during the Security Council Meeting on Iraq, 26 August 2020

2020/08/26

Statement on the virtual Cabinet Meeting of 26 August 2020

2020/08/24

President Ramaphosa reprimands Minister Mboweni for inappropriate comment

2020/08/24

Statement by the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations during the UNSC Briefing on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts - Isil/Da’esh Strategic Report, 24 August 2020

2020/08/19

President of South Africa and AU Chairperson’s statement on unconstitutional change of government of Mali

2020/08/17

Communiqué of the 40th Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government, 17 August 2020

2020/08/15

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on progress in the national effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, 15 August 2020

2020/08/14

Explanation of Vote by the Republic of South Africa on the proposed resolution by the United States of America on Annex B of Resolution 2231 (2015), 14 August 2020

2020/08/14

United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel Peace Agreement

2020/08/13

Minister Pandor hosts webinar with women diplomats on gender equality

2020/08/13

Minister Pandor to lead a South African delegation to a virtual meeting of the SADC Council of Ministers

2020/08/12

Statement by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Dr Naledi Pandor, at the United Nations Security Council Debate on the Pandemics and Sustaining Peace

2020/08/12

Minister Pandor to participate on the United Nations Security Council Debate on the Pandemics and Sustainable Peace – Today, 12 August 2020 – 16h00 – 17h30

2020/08/11

Deputy Minister Botes to address virtual dialogue on Silencing the Guns

2020/08/07

Minister Pandor saddened by the passing away of Ambassador Nkadimeng

2020/08/05 Communiqué of the Virtual Organ Troika Summit Plus Force Intervention Brigade – Troop Contributing Countries (FIB - TCC) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 05 August 2020
2020/08/05 President Ramaphosa to participate in SADC’s virtual Organ Troika Summit
2020/08/05

Statement on the virtual Cabinet Meeting of Wednesday, 5 August 2020

2020/08/01 Minister Pandor thanks the IAEA for the assistance provided to South Africa in the fight against COVID-19
 
July 2020
2020/07/29

Deputy Minister Botes visits the Karoo and Southern Cape as part of Cabinet deployment to combat Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19

2020/07/29

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the United Nations Security Council Video Teleconference Meeting on the Humanitarian situation in Syria, 29 July 2020

2020/07/28

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Yemen, 28 July 2020

2020/07/24

President Ramaphosa sends condolences to Tanzania following passing of former President Benjamin Mkapa

2020/07/24

Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the United Nations Security Council Video Teleconference Meeting on the Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Climate and Security, 24 July 2020

2020/07/23

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on progress in the national effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Buildings, Tshwane, 23 July 2020

2020/07/22

Message of Condolence by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the Passing of Tata Andrew Mlangeni

2020/07/21 Communiqué of the Second Extraordinary African Union (AU) Bureau of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government Video-Teleconference Meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) held on 21 July 2020
2020/07/21

Let’s work together to create a just global order that radiates the values of Nelson Mandela, Daily Maverick, by Naledi Pandor, 21 July 2020

2020/07/21

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Open Video Teleconference Meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine, 21 July 2020

2020/07/20

President salutes late US Congressman John Lewis

2020/07/20 Remarks by HE Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, at the Informal Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the occasion of the Formal Recognition of the two United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize Laureates and annual Observance of the Nelson Mandela International Day, 20 July 2020, (Virtual Meeting)
2020/07/19

Minister Pandor congratulates Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng following her appointment to a UN role

2020/07/18

South Africa’s Message of Condolence on the passing of US Congressman and Civil Rights Activist, John Lewis

2020/07/17 Statement by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, during the Nelson Mandela Day Outreach Programme and Virtual Celebration, 17 July 2020
2020/07/17

Statement of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations Security Council regarding the Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security: Sexual Violence in Conflict by Dr GNM Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, 17 July 2020

2020/07/17

Minister Pandor to participate in a Virtual Meeting of the UN General Assembly to observe the annual Nelson Mandela International Day

2020/07/16 Advert for the AU Commission positions
2020/07/15

Joint Press Release: 14th European Union - South Africa Ministerial Political Dialogue, July 2020 (by Video Conference)

2002/07/13

Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the launch of the 2020 Report of the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Accountability Panel for every Woman, Every Child, 13 July 2020

2020/07/13

Minister Pandor expresses her condolences on the passing of Zindzi Mandela, South Africa’s Ambassador to Denmark

2020/07/12

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on progress in the national effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Buildings, Tshwane, 12 July 2020

2020/07/12

Statement on the Virtual Cabinet Meeting of Friday, 10 July and 12 July 2020

2020/07/10

Middle East peace plan must guarantee sovereign equality between Palestine and Israel Daily Maverick, by Alvin Botes, 10 July 2020

2020/07/07

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Video Teleconference (VTC) Security Council Meeting on Peace Operations and Human Rights, 7 July 2020

2020/07/02

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa, during the Security Council Video Teleconference (VTC) Meeting on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Peace and Security, 2 July 2020

 
June 2020
2020/06/30

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations (UN), during the United Nations Security Council Meeting on the Implementation of Resolution 2231, 30 June 2020

2020/06/30

Deputy Minister Botes to visit the COVID-19 Humanitarian Staging Area at ORTIA

2020/06/30

South Africa condemns Israel's planned annexation of Palestinian territories

2020/06/29

Deputy Minister Botes to visit the COVID-19 Humanitarian Staging Area at ORTIA

2020/06/29 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations (UN), during the UN Security Council Meeting on Peace and Security in Africa: Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, 29 June 2020
2020/06/29

Statement by the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations, during the United Nations Security Council Video Teleconference Meeting on the Humanitarian situation in Syria, 29 June 2020

2020/06/28

President Ramaphosa congratulates Dr Lazarus Chakwera on his election as President of Malawi

2020/06/27 Communiqué of the Extraordinary African Union (AU) Bureau of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government Video-Teleconference Meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), 27 June 2020
2020/06/26

Media Statement by South Africa on the commemoration of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations, 26 June 2020

2020/06/25

Statement by the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations (UN), during the UN Security Council Meeting on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), 25 June 2020

2020/06/24

Statement by HE Mr A Botes, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, during the United Nations Security Council Open Video Teleconference Meeting on the Question of Palestine, Wednesday, 24 June 2020

2020/06/24

A3+1 Statement on the Democratic Republic of the Congo delivered by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations (UN), 24 June 2020

2020/06/24

Statement on the Virtual Cabinet Meeting of 24 June 2020

2020/06/23

Statement by the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), 23 June 2020

2020/06/19

South Africa congratulates the elected members of the United Nations Security Council for the term 2021-2022

2020/06/18

Statement by the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Open Video Teleconference Briefing by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, 18 June 2020

2020/06/18

President Ramaphosa congratulates new Burundi President on his election and inauguration

2020/06/17

AU Chair to provide public update on continental strategy to fight COVID-19

2020/06/17 Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on South Africa’s response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, 17 June 2020
2020/06/17

African Union and FOCAC to co-host China-Africa Solidarity Summit on COVID-19

2020/06/16

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the United Nations Security Council Video Teleconference Meeting on the Political situation in Syria, 16 June 2020

2020/06/12

Courtesy call on President Cyril Ramaphosa by Lesotho Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro

2020/06/11 Communiqué of the Video-Teleconference (VTC) Meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government with Chairpersons of the Regional Economic Communities (RECS) of the African Union held on 11 June 2020
2020/06/11

President Ramaphosa convenes Virtual Meeting of the AU Bureau and Regional Economic Communities

2020/06/11 Statement by Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, during the United Nations Security Council Meeting on the situation in Mali and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali, 11 June 2020
2020/06/10

President Ramaphosa conveys condolences on the passing of President Pierre Nkurunziza

2020/06/10

Statement on the Virtual Cabinet Meeting held on Wednesday, 10 June 2020

2020/06/09

Deputy Minister Botes to host a webinar on Diplomacy and Youth in the age of COVID-19 pandemic

2020/06/08

Statement by the South African Mission to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), 08 June 2020

2020/06/04 A3+1 Statement on Peacekeeping delivered by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, 04 June 2020
2020/06/04 Statement on the Virtual Cabinet Meeting held on Thursday, 4 June 2020
2020/06/03 Speaking Notes for President Cyril Ramaphosa for the First Extraordinary Inter-Sessional Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), 3 June 2020
2020/06/02

South Africa’s Statement regarding protests in America following the death of Mr George Floyd

2020/06/01 India, Africa should accelerate UNSC reforms: South Africa’s BRICS Sherpa, India Writes Network, by Anil Sooklal, 1 June 2020
 
May 2020
2020/05/29

Outcome of SADC Council Of Ministers Virtual Meeting held on 29th May, 2020

2020/05/29

COVID-19: Chronicles of a South African diplomat in Nigeria, Opinionista, Daily Maverick, by Bobby J Moroe, 29 May 2020

2020/05/28

Statement delivered by African Union Chairperson, President Cyril Ramaphosa, at the High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and beyond, 28 May 2020

2020/05/27

Minister Pandor to lead webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on the African continent

2020/05/27

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Video Teleconference Meeting on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, 27 May 2020

2020/05/27

Statement on the Virtual Cabinet Meeting held on Wednesday, 27 May 2020

2020/05/25

Remarks by Chairperson of the African Union, President Cyril Ramaphosa, on the occasion of Africa Day, 25 May 2020

2020/05/25

The angst of being a locked-down South African diplomat in Brazil, Opinionista, Daily Maverick, by Ntsiki Mashimbye, 25 May 2020

2020/05/24

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on South Africa’s response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Union Buildings, Tshwane, 24 May 2020

2020/05/24

The Continent celebrates 57th Africa Day

2020/05/24

Shaping the Global Agenda through Partnerships, The Diplomatic Society, by Anil Sooklal, 24 May 2020

2020/05/23

President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulates new Lesotho Prime Minister

2020/05/21

Speaking Notes by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, on Repatriations of South Africans stranded abroad, 21 May 2020

2020/05/21

Updates on Repatriations of South Africans stranded abroad

2020/05/21

A3+1 Statement on Somalia delivered by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the UN, 21 May 2020

2020/05/20

Minister Pandor to virtually brief Media on Repatriation of stranded South Africans abroad - Thursday, 21 May 2020, 08h45 for 09h00 - 10h00

2020/05/20

Statement by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa: Africa Dialogue Series 2020: COVID-19 and Silencing the Guns in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities: 20 May 2020

2020/05/20

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Video Teleconference Meeting on Venezuela, 20 May 2020

2020/05/20

Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the United Nations Security Council Briefing on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine, 20 May 2020

2020/05/19

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council VTC Meeting on the situation in Libya, 19 May 2020

2020/05/19

Statement by the South African Mission to the United Nations, during the United Nations Security Council Open Video Teleconference Meeting on the Humanitarian situation in Syria, 19 May 2020

2020/05/18

Remarks by the President of the Republic of South Africa and African Union Chair, H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, during the 73rd Session of the World Health Assembly, 18 May 2020

2020/05/18

Statement by the South African Mission to the United Nations, during the United Nations Security Council Open Video Teleconference on the Political situation in Syria, 18 May 2020

2020/05/15

Annexation is a threat to Palestine’s existence

2020/05/14

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the VTC Security Council Meeting on Yemen, 14 May 2020

2020/05/13 Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on South Africa’s response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Union Buildings, Tshwane, 13 May 2020
2020/05/13

Statement on the Special Cabinet Meeting of 12 and 13 May 2020

2020/05/12

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the VTC Security Council Meeting on Iraq, 12 May 2020

2020/05/06

South African Government hasn’t pulled the plug on Qatar to repatriate South Africans

2020/05/06

Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Open VTC Meeting on Bosnia & Herzegovina, 6 May 2020

2020/05/05

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on the International Criminal Court and the Situation in Libya, 05 May 2020

2020/05/04

Declaration of the Online Summit-level Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement Contact Group in response to COVID-19, 4 May 2020

2020/05/04

President Cyril Ramaphosa to participate in the Non-Aligned Movement Online Summit COVID-19

2020/05/03

Repatriations of South Africans stranded abroad

 
April 2020
2020/04/29

Communiqué of the Teleconference Meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly of the AU Heads of State and Government with Chairpersons of the Regional Economic Communities of the AU, 29 April 2020

2020/04/29 Remarks by African Union Chairperson, President Cyril Ramaphosa, at the Virtual Meeting with AU Regional Executive Communities Chairs, 29 April 2020
2020/04/29 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Video Teleconference Meeting on the Political Situation in Syria, 29 April 2020
2020/04/29 Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Video Teleconference Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Syria, 29 April 2020
2020/04/28

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council VTC Meeting on Venezuela, 28 April 2020

2020/04/28

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the United Nations Stabilisation Force in Abyei (UNISFA), 28 April 2020

2020/04/27

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UNSC VTC Open Meeting entitled: “Towards the 5th Anniversary of the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda: Accelerating Implementation of Resolution 2250 and 2419”, 27 April 2020

2020/04/26

Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, on the arrival of Cuban Medical Brigade at Waterkloof Air Force Base, 26 April 2020

2020/04/26 President participates in global collaboration on COVID-19 tools
2020/04/24

A3+1 Statement delivered by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the UN, during the Security Council VTC Meeting on the Transition of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), 24 April 2020

2020/04/23

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on South Africa’s response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Union Buildings, Tshwane, 23 April 2020

2020/04/23

President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the nation

2020/04/23

Statement by the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations, during the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine, Thursday, 23 April 2020

2020/04/22 Remarks by African Union Chairperson, President Cyril Ramaphosa, at the Virtual Meeting of the African Union (AU) Bureau of Heads of State and Government Meeting with African Business Leaders, 22 April 2020
2020/04/21 Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on further Economic and Social Measures in response the COVID-19 Epidemic, Union Buildings, Tshwane, 21 April 2020
2020/04/21

President Ramaphosa to engage Africa business leaders

2020/04/21

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Meeting on Protecting Civilians affected by Conflict Induced Hunger, 21 April 2020

2020/04/20

Statement on the Special Cabinet Meeting of 20 April 2020

2020/04/18

DIRCO assures stranded South Africans of its commitment to assist them to return back home

2020/04/16

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the VTC Security Council Meeting on Yemen, 16 April 2020

2020/04/15 South Africa expresses concern at the President of the United States of America's announcement to cut funding to the WHO
2020/04/15

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Consultations regarding Syria-Chemical Weapons, 15 April 2020

2020/04/15

Statement on the Special Cabinet Meeting of 15 April 2020

2020/04/14

Speaking Notes for Minister GNM Pandor at the Humanitarian Aid donated by the Government of the People’s Republic of China for COVID-19, OR Tambo International Airport, 14 April 2020

2020/04/13

South Africa reiterates its position on the recognised Right to Self-Determination of the People of Western Sahara

2020/04/12

African Union Chair, President Cyril Ramaphosa, appoints Special Envoys to mobilise international economic support for continental fight against COVID-19

2020/04/12

South Africa concerned about the allegations of discrimination and stigmatisation of Africans in China

2020/04/11

President Cyril Ramaphosa sends condolences on the passing of former Prime Minister of Togo

2020/04/09 Communiqué of the Bureau of the African Union Executive Council Teleconference Meeting held on Thursday, 9 April 2020
2020/04/09

Message by President Cyril Ramaphosa on COVID-19 Pandemic, Thursday, 9 April 2020

2020/04/09 President to address the nation
2020/04/09

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Closed Security Council VTC Meeting on the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), 9 April 2020

2020/04/09

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council VTC Meeting on COVID-19, 9 April 2020

2020/04/08 African Union reaffirms its unwaivering support to the WHO, 8 April 2020
2020/04/03 Communiqué of the African Union Bureau of Heads of State and Government Teleconference Meeting held on 03 April 2020
2020/04/03 DIRCO welcomes the first group of repatriated South Africans
 
March 2020
2020/03/31

Speaking Notes for the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, at the Press Briefing on South Africa’s Response to COVID-19 pandemic – 31 March 2020

2020/03/31

Media Briefing to update Government’s Lockdown Intervention Measures on COVID-19

2020/03/30

Message by President Cyril Ramaphosa on COVID-19 pandemic, 30 March 2020

2020/03/26 Communiqué of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Teleconference on COVID-19, held on 26 March 2020
2020/03/24

Media Briefings to further unpack Government’s Intervention Measures on COVID-19

2020/03/23 Media Briefing to further unpack Government’s Intervention Measures on COVID-19
2020/03/23 Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on escalation of measures to combat COVID-19 Epidemic, Union Buildings, Tshwane, 23 March 2020
2020/03/21

Remarks delivered by South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, on the occasion of the Presidential Inauguration and 30-Years Anniversary Celebration of the Independence of the Republic of Namibia, 21 March 2020

2020/03/20

Minister Pandor and her German Counterpart, Mr Heiko Maas, co-chaired the Tenth Meeting of the South Africa-Germany Bi-National Commission, 20 March 2020

2020/03/17 Travel Advisory in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
2020/03/17

President postpones Meeting with AU Commissioners

2020/03/15 Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on measures to combat COVID-19 Epidemic, 15 March 2020
2020/03/13

Speech by Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini at the Symposium on SA's chairing of the African Union, University of Venda, 13 March 2020

2020/03/12 Final Communiqué of the African Union Contact Group on Libya, Oyo, Republic of the Congo, 11-12 March 2020
2020/03/12

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Inaugural Meeting of the African Union Contact Group on Libya, Oyo, Republic of Congo, 12 March 2020

2020/03/11

President Ramaphosa departs to the Republic of Congo for Working Visit

2020/03/11

Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini to address a symposium on SA’s chairing of the AU, University of Venda

2020/03/11

Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini to address a symposium on SA’s chairing of the AU, University of Venda

2020/03/11

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 11 March 2020

2020/03/10

President hosts Prime Minister Fayez Al Sarraj of Libya

2020/03/09

South Africa observes Commonwealth Day

2020/03/05

President Ramaphosa congratulates President Fauré Essozimna on his re-election as President of Togo

2020/03/05

NATJOINTS Update on the repatriation process of South African citizens residing in Wuhan

2020/03/04

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), 4 March 2020

2020/03/03

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on Iraq, 03 March 2020

 
February 2020
2020/02/27

President directs evacuation of South Africans from China following Corona Virus outbreak

2020/02/27

Deputy Minister Botes concludes working visit to Geneva

2020/02/26

Statement by H. E. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes to the High Level Segment of the Conference on Disarmament, 26 February 2020

2020/02/26

Statement by the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, Ambassador Jerry Matjila, at the Briefing of the Security Council on Non-Proliferation: supporting the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) ahead of the 2020 Review Conference, 26 February 2020

2020/02/25

Statement by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes during the Panel Discussion commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women: “Accelerating the Commitments of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action”, Geneva, 25 February 2020

2020/02/25

Address by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes to the Ambassadors of the African Group of the UN Human Rights Council, 25 February 2020, Geneva

2020/02/24

Statement by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes during the High-Level Panel National Statement during the 43rd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, 24 February 2020

2020/02/24

South African Statement on the High-Level Mainstreaming Panel under the theme "Thirty Years of Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Challenges and Opportunities", HRC43, Geneva, 24 February 2020

2020/02/23

Deputy Minister Botes to participate in the High-Level Segment UN Human Rights Council

2020/02/21

Minister Pandor concludes fruitful talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal

2020/02/21

Opening Remarks by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the Bilateral Consultations with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, Prof Augusto Santos Silva, 21 February 2020, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria

2020/02/20

Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union on the agreement between H. E. Mr. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan and Dr. Riek Machar to form a Transitional Government of National Unity in South Sudan

2020/02/20

Minister Pandor to host her Portuguese counterpart for bilateral consultations

2020/02/19 State of the Nation Address (SONA) Debate - Speech by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, Cape Town, South Africa, 19 February 2020
2020/02/19

Statement by the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations during the UN Security Council Briefing on the Political Situation in Syria, Wednesday, 19 February 2020

2020/02/18

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Ukraine, 18 February 2020

2020/02/18

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on Yemen, 18 February 2020

2020/02/15

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Annual Ubuntu Awards 2020, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, 15 February 2020

2020/02/14

President to address Ubuntu Awards Ceremony

2020/02/13 State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Parliament, Cape Town, 13 February 2020
2020/02/13

DIRCO to host the 2020 edition of the Ubuntu Awards

2020/02/12

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 12 February 2020

2020/02/11

Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the United Nations Security Council Briefing on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine, Tuesday, 11 February 2020

2020/02/09 Acceptance Statement by South African President H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa on assuming the Chair of the African Union for 2020, 33rd Session of the African Union Assembly, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 09 February 2020
2020/02/09

President Ramaphosa assumes the Chairship of the African Union

2020/02/08

Acceptance Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the APR Forum of Heads of State and Government, 8 February 2020

2020/02/07

President Ramaphosa departs South Africa for Ethiopia for AU Summit

2020/02/07

DIRCO to host the 2020 edition of the Ubuntu Awards

2020/02/06

Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini scheduled for a Back-to-School outreach in Mpumalanga

2020/02/05

President conveys condolences at passing of President Moi

2020/02/04

Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini scheduled for a Back-to-School outreach in Mpumalanga

2020/02/03 President Ramaphosa to host Chancellor Merkel on Official Visit
2020/02/03 Keynote Address by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, at the Book Launch of the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), Pretoria, 03 February 2020
2020/02/03 Minister Pandor to deliver a keynote address at the launch of the Mapungubwe Institute’s Publication: Africa and the World: Navigating Shifting Geopolitics
2020/02/03

Joint Communiqué of the Inaugural Meeting of the South Africa – The Netherlands Joint Commission for Cooperation, 3 February 2020

2020/02/03

Minister Pandor to host her Netherlands counterpart for a Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC)

2020/02/01

Statement by the Minister of Health Statement on the Coronavirus

 
January 2020
2020/01/31

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit on a Working Visit to South Africa

2020/01/31

Minister Pandor to host her Netherlands counterpart for a Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC)

2020/01/31

Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini scheduled for a Back-to-School outreach in Limpopo

2020/01/31

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 31 January 2020

2020/01/30

Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini scheduled for a Back-to-School outreach in Limpopo

2020/01/29

South Africa’s Statement on the United States Proposed Middle-East Peace Plan

2020/01/29

Remarks by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, at the Lunch of the African Heads of Diplomatic Mission on 29 January 2020 at the Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria

2020/01/28 Keynote Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the South African Heads of Mission accredited to African Countries Conference, OR Tambo Conference Centre, Tshwane, 28 January 2020
2020/01/28

Closing Remarks by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Mashego-Dlamini, at the DIRCO-Hosted Africa Heads of Mission Conference, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, 28 January 2020

2020/01/28

Welcome Remarks by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Dr Naledi Pandor, at the DIRCO-Hosted Africa Heads of Mission Conference, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, 28 January 2020

2020/01/27 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), No cause for panic
2020/01/26 Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa the South African Heads of Missions Conference, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria. South Africa
2020/01/22

Deputy Minster Botes embarks on a Back-to-School campaign

2020/01/22

Postponement of the Back-to-School outreach in Limpopo by Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini

2020/01/21

Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini scheduled for a Back-to-School outreach in Limpopo

2020/01/20

Deadline for Ubuntu Awards 2020 nominations

2020/01/17

Joint Communiqué of the 10th Session of the Joint Ministerial Commission between the Republic of India and the Republic of South Africa, New Delhi, 17 January 2020

2002/01/16

President Ramaphosa will not attend Davos and London events

2002/01/16

Address at Raisina Dialogue, India by South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, 16 January 2020: ‘Education as a foundation for democracies, development and Multilateralism’

2002/01/13

President Cyril Ramaphosa extends condolences to the Sultanate of Oman

2002/01/13

Minister Pandor to attend the Fifth Raisina Dialogue Conference and co-chair South Africa – India JMC in India, 14-17 January 2020

2020/01/12 DIRCO to host Africa Heads of Missions Conference
2020/01/12

Joint Communiqué on the occasion of an Official Visit of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali of Ethiopia to South Africa

2019/01/10

President calls for peaceful resolution of US-Iran tension

2020/01/09

President Ramaphosa to host Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali on an Official Visit

2020/01/09 President Ramaphosa to host Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali on an Official Visit
2020/01/09

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Open Debate on the Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Upholding the Charter of the United Nations, 09 January 2020

2020/01/08

South Africa conveys its sincere condolences to the Government and People of Ukraine following the tragic aircraft crash near Tehran

2020/01/08

Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on UNOWAS, 8 January 2020

2020/01/03

South Africa calls for calm in Iraq

 
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