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June 2019
2019/06/26

Minister Pandor concludes Working Visit to the People’s Republic of China

2019/06/24

Advocate Pansy Tlakula elected to serve on a UN Human Rights body

2019/06/23 SA will use G20 to promote and strengthen Africa’s interests, City Press, by Minister Naledi Pandor, 23 June 2019
2019/06/22

Minister Pandor to attend the FOCAC Coordinators’ Meeting in China

2019/06/22

Address by South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, at the Minister’s Breakfast in honour of the Diplomatic Corps, held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre 1, Ballroom East, Cape Town, on 22 June 2019

2019/06/20 State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Parliament, Cape Town, 20 June 2019
2019/06/20

Minister Pandor to host a breakfast meeting with members of the Diplomatic Corps

2019/06/20 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Briefing on the situation in the Middle East, including the Question of Palestine, Thursday, 20 June 2019
2019/06/19 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 Sudan, 19 June 2019
2019/06/19 Opening Remarks by Ambassador Anil Sooklal, Deputy Director-General: Asia and the Middle East at DIRCO, and Chair of the IORA Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), Durban, 19 June 2019
2019/06/18

Address by South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the ID4Africa Movement, held at Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Ekurhuleni, on 18 June 2019

2019/06/18 South Africa is reasserting its role and place among the community of nations, Daily Maverick, by Clayson Monyela, 18 June 2019
2019/06/17 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on Yemen, 17 June 2019
2019/06/16 #YouthDay: We must be proud of our past and confident about the future, by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes, IOL, 16 June 2019
2019/06/16

Minister Pandor to deliver the keynote address at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the ID4Africa Movement - 18 June 2019 at Emperors Palace in Boksburg

2019/06/14

IORA Committee of Senior Officials to meet in Durban

2019/06/14 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on the situation in Burundi, 14 June 2019
2019/06/14

President Ramaphosa announces reconfigured Departments

2019/06/14 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the United Nations and African Union Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), 14 June 2019
2019/06/13 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on “Cooperation between the United Nations and Regional and Sub-Regional Organisations in maintaining Peace and Security”, 13 June 2019
2019/06/12

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the “Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Conflict Prevention and Mediation”, 12 June 2019

2019/06/12

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on Mali, 12 June 2019

2019/06/11 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on Protection of Civilians: Missing Persons in Armed Conflict, 11 June 2019
2019/06/10 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on the situation in Libya, 10 June 2019
2019/06/10 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Kosovo, 10 June 2019
2019/06/06 Press Conference by the African Members (A3) of the United Nations Security Council (Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea & South Africa) on the situation in Sudan at the UNSC Press Stakeout, UN Head Quarters, New York, 6 June 2019
2019/06/06

Joint E10 Statement delivered by the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the UN, Ambassador Jerry Matjila, during the Open Debate on the Working Methods of the Security Council, 6 June 2019

2019/06/06

Ongoing political and security situation in the Republic of the Sudan

2019/06/04

Address by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, during an event to welcome the new DIRCO Principals, Tuesday, 4 June 2019

2019/06/04 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa, 04 June 2019
 
May 2019
2019/05/31

President Ramaphosa congratulates President Peter Mutharika on his re-election

2019/05/31 Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the Adoption of the Amisom Mandate Renewal, 31 May 2019
2019/05/30

President Ramaphosa sends condolences to Namibia following the passing on of former Vice President Dr Iyambo

2019/05/29 Statement on the Appointment of Members of the National Executive, 29 May 2019
2019/05/29

President Ramaphosa sends best wishes to the Proteas

2019/05/28 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria, 28 May 2019
2019/05/25

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the occasion of the Presidential Inauguration, Tshwane, 25 May 2019

2019/05/23

Minister Sisulu challenges UN Country Team to support South Africa’s national priorities

2019/05/23 A3 Joint Statement on the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, 23 May 2019
2019/05/22 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on the situation in Somalia, 22 May 2019
2019/09/22 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Briefing on the situation in the Middle East, including the Question of Palestine, Wednesday, 22 May 2019
2019/05/22

Update on South Africans injured in the roadside bomb blast in Egypt

2019/05/21 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Iraq, 21 May 2019
2019/05/21

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on the situation in Libya, 21 May 2019

2019/05/21

Deputy Minister Landers to lead the South African delegation to the 109th Session of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Council of Ministers Session in Brussels, 21-23 May 2019

2019/05/20

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on Ukraine, 20 May 2019

2019/05/20 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, on the occasion of the coordinated Briefing of the Chairs of the 1267/1989/1373 &1540 Committees, 20 May 2019
2019/05/20

Update on the bus explosion in Egypt involving South Africans

2019/05/20

The South African Government statement on the bus explosion in Egypt

2019/05/19

South African Government statement on the bus explosion in Egypt

2019/05/19

Presidential Inauguration Logistics

2019/05/16

Street closures in the vicinity of Soutpansberg, Loftus and Hatfield due to the Presidential Inauguration on 25 May 2019

2019/05/16 Statement of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on the State of Readiness for the Presidential Inauguration
2019/05/16

Statement delivered by Ambassador Jerry Matjila during the Security Council Meeting on Peace and Security in Africa: G5 Sahel Joint Force, 16 May 2019

2019/05/15

Statement Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Yemen, New York, 15 May 2019

2019/05/15

DIRCO and the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to host workshop in Pretoria

2019/05/15

President Ramaphosa to receive Letters of Credence

2019/05/15 President Cyril Ramaphosa to attend the Goldman Sachs Conference for Investors
2019/05/14

DIRCO Deputy Minister calls on young people to prioritise education as she gets her PHD degree

2019/05/08 Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations during, the Security Council Debate on the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 08 May 2019
2019/05/07 Statement by the Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, during the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Investing in Peace: Improving Safety and Performance of UN Peacekeepers, 07 May 2019
2019/05/06

President Cyril Ramaphosa sends condolences to the Russian Federation following a jet liner crash

2019/03/06

Minister Sisulu is humbled by donations to re-build communities following Cyclone Idai and KwaZulu-Natal floods

2019/05/03

Address by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H.E. Ms LN Sisulu at the Conversation with the members of the Hellenic, Italian and Portuguese Communities Alliance, Alberton, Johannesburg, 3 May 2019

2019/05/03

Minister Sisulu to meet with the South African Hellenic, Italian and Portuguese communities

2019/05/01

Deputy Minister Landers assures SADC Observers that South Africa is fully committed to peace, security and development of the African continent

 
April 2019
2019/04/30

Remarks by LN Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the DIRCO Monthly Media Briefing, 30 April 2019, DIRCO Media Centre

2019/04/30 Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Mandate renewal of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) 30 April 2019
2019/04/29

Minister Sisulu to brief media on current affairs

2019/04/29 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Open Debate on the situation in the Middle East, including the Question of Palestine, Monday, 29 April 2019
2019/04/29 SA's foreign relations rest on common interests and goals – not political regimes, by Ndivhuwo Mabaya, News24, 29 April 2019
2019/04/28

Minister Sisulu to brief media on current affairs

2019/04/28

Media Statement on video and media statement issued by Gift of the Givers on South African journalist abducted in 2017

2019/04/28

President Ramaphosa sends his well wishes former President of the Republic of Zambia, Dr Kenneth Kaunda on his 95th Birthday

2019/04/25

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Ukraine, 25 April 2019

2019/04/25

Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule to host a Youth Outreach Programme

2019/04/24 Final Communiqué of the AU Troika Committee and the AU High-Level Committee on Libya, in Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt, 23 April 2019
2019/04/24

South Africa calls for a united UN Security Council in dealing with violence against women

2019/04/23

Statement by South Africa during the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security: Sexual Violence in Conflict, 23 April 2019

2019/04/22 President Ramaphosa undertakes Working Visit to Arab Republic of Egypt
2019/04/22

President Ramaphosa sends condolences to the people and Government of Sri Lanka following terrorist attack

2019/04/17 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 Darfur (UNAMID), 17 April 2019
2019/04/17 Foreign Policy Review Report, 17 April 2019
2019/04/16

Minister Sisulu to brief media on the Ministerial Review Panel final report

2019/04/15

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Yemen, New York, 15 April 2019

2019/04/13

Presidential Inauguration 2019

2019/04/12

Keynote Address by L N Sisulu, MP, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation at the Dr Phyllis Naidoo Memorial Lecture, Senate Chamber I, Westville Campus University Of Kwazulu-Natal, 12 April 2019

2019/04/10 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Meeting on the humanitarian situation in Venezuela, 10 April 2019
2019/04/10

The Malawi Government thanks the people of South Africa for relief donations

2019/04/10

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to deliver the Keynote Address at the 2019 Dr Phyllis Naidoo Memorial Lecture

2019/04/05

Statement by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, at a Public Lecture on South Africa’s two-year non-permanent membership in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), 05 April 2019, Durban

2019/04/05

Minister Sisulu and Minister Cele to hold a follow-up meeting with Heads of the Diplomatic Missions

2019/04/04

Keynote Address by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, HE Ms LN Sisulu, at the Mid-Term Meeting of the BRICS Business Council, Johannesburg, 4 April 2019

2019/04/04

Deputy Minister Landers to deliver public lecture on SA’s UN Security Council tenure

2019/04/03 Keynote Address by L N Sisulu, MP, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation to the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), Johannesburg, 3 April 2019
2019/04/03

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Debate on the situation in Haiti, 3 April 2019

2019/04/02 Remarks by Deputy Minister L. Landers on the occasion of the GRULAC Luncheon, DIRCO, 2 April 2019
2019/04/03

President concludes Working Visit to Equatorial Guinea

2019/04/02 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Tuesday, 2 April 2019
2019/04/02

President Ramaphosa condemns violence against foreign nationals

2019/04/02

South Africa joins the international community in expressing concerns on the United States (US) Administration's decision to recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the Syrian Heights

 
March 2019
2019/03/31

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to address South African foreign relations priorities at Wits University lecture

2019/03/31

Minister Sisulu and Minister Cele to meet Heads of the Diplomatic Missions

2019/03/29

Minister Sisulu to meet with African ambassadors on violence against foreign nationals

2019/03/27 Minister Sisulu to travel to Mozambique and Zimbabwe to hand over donations to victims of Cyclone Idai
2019/03/26

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu extends message of condolences to Buthelezi family

2019/03/26

Declaration from SADC Solidarity Conference with Western Sahara, 26 March 2019 [PDF]

2019/03/26 Statement by His Excellency Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia and Chairman of the Southern African Development Community, on the occasion of the SADC Solidarity Conference with Western Sahara, Pretoria, South Africa, 26 March 2019
2019/03/26 Welcome Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the occasion of the SADC Solidarity Conference with the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, OR Tambo Building, Tshwane, 26 March 2019
2019/03/26 Statement by the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations during the Security Council Meeting on the Middle East including the Question of Palestine, 26 March 2019
2019/03/26

Minister Sisulu says the time has come for the people of Western Sahara to exercise their right to self-determination through a referendum

2019/03/25 Statement by Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and Chair of the SADC Council of Ministers, on the occasion of the SADC Solidarity Conference with Western Sahara, Pretoria, South Africa, 25 March 2019
2019/03/25 Welcome Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu, on the occasion of the SADC Solidarity Conference with Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Pretoria, 25 March 2019
2019/03/25

President Ramaphosa to deliver a Welcome Address at the SADC Solidarity Conference with Western Sahara

2019/03/22

Media Arrangements for the SADC Solidarity Conference with Western Sahara

2019/03/22

Minister Sisulu thanks South Africans for responding to the call for humanitarian assistance

2019/03/22

United Nations Human Rights Council adopts Resolution to support Caster Semenya, Geneva, UNHRC, 21 March 2019

2019/03/22

United Nations Human Rights Council adopts Resolution to support Caster Semenya titled “Elimination of Discrimination against Women and Girls in Sport”

2019/03/20

Statement delivered by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H.E. Mr Luwellyn Landers, at the Second High Level Meeting on South-South Cooperation, on 20 March 2019

2019/03/20

Information on media accreditation for the SADC Solidarity Conference with Western Sahara

2019/03/20

Minister Sisulu to address Western Cape students on international relations and solidarity

2019/03/19

Postponement of the Monthly Media Briefing scheduled for today

2019/03/19

President Ramaphosa sends a message of condolences to the Republic of Indonesia following flash floods

2019/03/19

Media Statement on the Working Group on African and Global Issues (WGAGI)

2019/03/19

Dr Motsepe to address Africa–Asia Partnerships in Healthcare Conference

2019/03/18 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Meeting on the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, New York, 18 March 2019
2019/03/18 SADC to convene a Solidarity Conference with the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR)/Western Sahara
2019/03/18

Minister Sisulu to host the DIRCO Monthly Media Briefing

2019/03/18

Deputy Minister Landers to participate at the Second High-Level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) in the Republic of Argentina, Buenos Aires, 20 - 22 March 2019

2019/03/18

Minister Sisulu calls on South Africans to make donations for flood relief in neighbouring countries affected by Tropical Cyclone Idai

2019/03/18 Voting Abroad in the 2019 National Elections – 27 April 2019
2019/03/15

Minister Sisulu to host the DIRCO Monthly Media Briefing

2019/03/15

South Africa sends a message of condolences to New Zealand following the Christchurch Mosque massacre

2019/03/15

South Africa and Vietnam conclude fruitful Bilateral Talks

2019/03/14

Minister Sisulu to attend a meeting of the SADC Council of Ministers in Namibia

2019/03/13

Deputy Minister Mhaule hosts her Vietnamese counterpart for Bilateral Talks

2019/03/13

South Africa hands over humanitarian package to Zimbabwe

2019/03/12

Joint Communiqué on the Third Session of the Bi-National Commission between Zimbabwe and South Africa, 7 - 12 March 2019, Harare, Zimbabwe

2019/03/12 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on cooperation between the UN and Regional or Sub-Regional Organisations, 12 March 2019
2019/03/12 Minister Sisulu welcomes the progress made in returning the ashes of Ms Bhengu
2019/03/12

South Africa observes Commonwealth Day

2019/03/11 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations during the Security Council Briefing on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), 11 March 2019
2019/03/11

Statement by the Leader of Government Business and MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala, on the repatriation of the mortal remains of Ms Buhle Bhengu and visit to the Bhengu family Umlazi H Section, 11 March 2019

2019/03/11

President Ramaphosa sends condolences to Ethiopia following plane crash

2019/03/11

Update on a South African citizen who died in The Bahamas

2019/03/08

Minister Sisulu calls on women to be at the centre of conflict resolution

2019/03/08

Opening Remarks by Deputy Minister R Mhaule, at the Ninth Deputy Ministerial Working Group Meeting (DMWG) between the Republic of South Africa and the Islamic Republic of Iran, 08 March 2019, Cape Town

2019/03/07 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations on the Briefing to the Security Council by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), 7 March 2019
2019/03/07

Deputy Minister Mhaule hosts her Iranian counterpart in Cape Town

2019/03/07

DIRCO to mark International Women’s Day

2019/03/06

Deputy Minister Mhaule hosts her Iranian counterpart in Cape Town

2019/03/05 Opening Remarks by Deputy Minister Landers during his Working Lunch with the European Union Ambassadors accredited to South Africa, Pretoria, 05 March 2019
2019/03/04

Joint Communiqué following the 8th Forum for Political Dialogue between South Africa and France, held in Pretoria on 28 February 2019

2019/03/04

President undertakes Working Visit to the Kingdom of Eswatini

2019/03/01

South Africa reaffirms support for inclusive, political dialogue in Venezuela at the UN Security Council

 
February 2019
2019/02/28

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Myanmar, 28 February 2019

2019/02/28

Statement delivered by the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, Ambassador Jerry Matjila, during the United Nations Security Council Briefing on the political situation in Syria, 28 February 2019

2019/02/27

Minister Sisulu to host her French counterpart in Pretoria

2019/02/27

President Ramaphosa congratulates President Buhari on his re-election

2019/02/27 Opening Remarks by Mr Luwellyn Landers, MP, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, at the Western Sahara Side-Event, on 27 February 2019, on the European Union and its Member State’s responsibility for the Decolonisation of Western Sahara
2019/02/26

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Open Briefing of the United Nations Security Council, 26 February 2019

2019/02/26

Minister Sisulu to host her French counterpart in Pretoria

2019/02/26

South Africa and Namibia to co-host SADC Solidarity Conference on Western Sahara

2019/02/26

Voting Abroad in the 2019 National Elections

2019/02/25 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations during the Security Council Meeting on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)
2019/02/25 Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers at the Annual High-Level Panel Discussion on Human Rights mainstreaming, 40th Session of the Human Rights Council, Human Rights in the light of Multilateralism: Opportunities, Challenges and the way forward
2019/02/25 South Africa deposits its Instrument of Ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
2019/02/25 Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers, South African Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation at the High-Level Segment of the 40th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland
2019/02/24 Deputy Minister Landers to attend the United Nations High-Level Segment of the Human Rights Council in Geneva
2019/02/22 Statement by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation at a Public Lecture on Creating a Secure and Peaceful world: Key priorities during South Africa's tenure in the UN Security Council
2019/02/21 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations during the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Central African Republic 21 February 2019
2019/02/20 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
2019/02/20 Deputy Minister Landers to deliver Public Lecture on SA?s UN Security Council tenure, 22 February
2019/02/19 Statement by the Permanent Representative of South Africa, Ambassador Jerry Matjila, on the situation in Burundi
2019/02/19 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations during the Security Council meeting on Yemen
2019/02/19 Remarks by L N Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and cooperation on the occasion of the DIRCO media engagement, 19 February 2019
2019/02/18 Minister Sisulu to meet Members of the Diplomatic Corps and brief the media
2019/02/17 Quiet AU lobbying paid off for Lindiwe Sisulu, IOL, 17 February 2019
2019/02/17 Minister Sisulu to host post SONA breakfast with Members of the Diplomatic Corps and hold monthly briefing, 19 February 2019
2019/02/16 South Africa condemns attack on Iranian border guards
2019/02/15 South Africa honoured to assume role of chairing the African Union in 2020, by Lindiwe Sisulu, Daily Maverick, 15 February 2019
2019/02/14 Reply by President Cyril Ramaphosa to the debate on the State of the Nation Address, 14 February 2019
2019/02/14 South Africa condemns deadly attack in Kashmir
2019/02/13 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations during the Security Council Meeting on Iraq, 13 February 2019
2019/02/13 Address by L N Sisulu, MP, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, at the occasion of the debate on the President’s State of the Nation Address, 13 February 2019
2019/02/12 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations during the Security Council meeting on Ukraine
2019/02/11 President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded a Working Visit to Ethiopia
2019/02/08 President Cyril Ramaphosa to lead SA Delegation to AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 10-11 February 2019
2019/02/07 State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa, 7 February 2019, Parliament
2019/02/05 Statement by the Deputy Director-General Global Governance and Continental Agenda of South Africa, Ambassador Mxolisi Nkosi, during the United Nations Security Council Debate on “Transnational Organised Crime at Sea as a Threat to International Peace and Security”, 5 February 2019
2019/02/04 Statement by the Permanent Representative of South Africa, Ambassador Jerry Matjila, United Nations Security Council Debate on “Threats to international peace and security: Impact of mercenary groups on regional peace and stability”, 4 February 2019
2019/02/04 Statement following Meeting between DIRCO and the country representatives of Switzerland, UK, Germany, Netherlands and USA
2019/02/03 Statement on the Memorandum by Embassies of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, February 3, 2019
 
January 2019
2019/01/29

South Africa condemns deadly attacks in the Philippines

2019/01/29

Speech by Deputy Minister Landers participation at the GEG-Africa Programme and the T20 African Standing Group Meeting, the G20 and Africa: Navigating African Priorities for the G20, 29 January 2019

2019/01/29 Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Sulu Province, the Philippines, 28 January 2019
2019/01/28

President Ramaphosa sends condolences to the Federative Republic of Brazil

2019/01/26 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations during the UN Security Council Meeting on Venezuela, 26 January 2019
2019/01/25 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations during the UN Security Council Open Debate on Addressing the Impacts of Climate related Disasters on International Peace and Security, 25 January 2019
2019/01/25 Gandhi Mandela Freedom Lecture by His Excellency President Ramaphosa during his State Visit to the Republic of India, 25 January 2019
2019/01/25

India-South Africa Joint Statement/Joint Communiqué of the State Visit of President Cyril Ramaphosa to India: 25-26 January 2019

2019/01/25 Media Remarks by His Excellency President Ramaphosa at the conclusion of Official Talks on the occasion of his State Visit to India, 25 January 2019
2019/01/25

South Africa is on a Path of Renewal and Growth

2019/01/25 Security Council Press Statement on Colombia, 24 January 2019
2019/01/23 Acting President Mabuza declares special official funeral for Ambassador Dumisani Khumalo
2019/01/23 Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the WEF Global Press Conference, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
2019/01/23 Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations during the Security Council Meeting on Colombia
2019/01/23 President Cyril Ramaphosa to brief global media today at the 2019 World Economic Forum meeting
2019/01/22 President Ramaphosa arrives in Davos-Klosters for the World Economic Forum
2019/01/22 Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the media briefing of the launch of the Global Commission on the Future of Work Report at the International Labour Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
2019/01/22 Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the official launch of the Global Commission on the Future of Work Report in Geneva, Switzerland
2019/01/22 President Ramaphosa arrives in Geneva to launch Future of Work Report
2019/01/21

President Ramaphosa pays Tribute to the late Ambassador Dumisani Khumalo

2019/01/21 President Ramaphosa departs to international working visits
2019/01/21 Minister Sisulu extends condolences to the family and friends of the late Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo
2019/01/21

Voter registration for SA citizens living abroad in February 2019

2019/01/20 Minister Sisulu media statement on the four South Africans who drowned in Mozambique, Mr Andre Hanekom, and protests in Zimbabwe
2019/01/20 President Ramaphosa congratulates Felix Tshisekedi as president elect of the Democratic Republic of Congo
2019/01/20 Congratulatory message by the SADC Chairperson to the President-elect of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr Felix Tshisekedi
2019/01/18

President Ramaphosa to attend Geneva Launch of Future of Work Report

2019/01/18 Deputy Minister Landers to pay official visit to Madagascar
2019/01/18 Statement delivered by H.E. Ambassador J Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations in New York during the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Libya - 18 January 2019
2019/01/18 Communiqué of the High-Level Consultative Meeting of Heads of State and Government on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 17 January, 2019
2019/01/17 Statement delivered by H.E. Jerry Matjila during the United Nations Security Council Briefing on Sudan Sanctions, 17 January 2019
2019/01/17

Minister Sisulu was never a Director or shareholder of Dyambu Holdings, contrary to Mr Agrizzi’s testimony in the State Capture Commission

2019/01/17 Communiqué of the Double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Addis Ababa, Republic of Ethiopia, 17th January 2019
2019/01/17

Statement on four South Africans missing in Mozambique

2019/01/17

Security Council Press Statement on Mali, 16 January 2019

2019/01/16

Security Council Press Statement on Terrorist Attack in Nairobi, 16 January 2019

2019/01/16

President Ramaphosa arrives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ahead of the SADC Double Troika Summit

2019/01/16

President Ramaphosa to attend SADC Double Troika Summit in Ethiopia

2019/01/16

President Ramaphosa condemns attacks in Kenya

2019/01/15

South Africa statement on protests in Zimbabwe

2019/01/15

Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the Working Visit by HE Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa to the Democratic People’s Republic of Algeria

2019/01/14

President Ramaphosa to address the Pre-World Economic Forum Breakfast

2019/01/14

Joint Communiqué following Official Talks between H. E. President Cyril Ramaphosa and H. E. President Filipe Nyusi

2019/01/14

South Africa statement on the unfolding electoral process in the DRC

2019/01/14

President Ramaphosa to undertake a Working Visit to the Republic of Mozambique

2019/01/14

Deputy President David Mabuza departs South Africa for the Republic of Ethiopia

2019/01/13

SADC urges all-inclusive government in DRC

2018/11/12

Minister Sisulu to engage media on recent international development

2018/11/12

Minister Sisulu to engage media on recent international developments

2019/01/11 Statement by South Africa to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 11 January 2019
2019/01/11 Statement on the Results of the 30 December 2018 Presidential, Legislative and Provincial Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo by the SADC Organ Chairperson, His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, 11 January, 2019
2019/01/10

President Ramaphosa congratulates President of Venezuela H.E. Mr Maduro following his Inauguration

2019/01/10

President Ramaphosa notes provisional results of Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

2019/01/09

Speech by Deputy Minister Mhaule on the 25 years of South Africa’s Freedom at the Research and Information System for developing countries (RIS), 9 January 2019

2019/01/09

President Ramaphosa congratulates newly elected President of Madagascar

2019/01/09

Media Statement following a Meeting between President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Edgar Lungu

2019/01/08

South Africa calls for calm ahead of the announcement of the official election results in the DRC

2019/01/07

South Africa condemns attempted military coup d’état in Gabon

2019/01/04

Deputy Minister Mhaule to pay official visit to India

2019/01/02

African Union Electoral Observation Mission for the General Elections of 30 December 2018 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Preliminary Declaration Kinshasa, 02 January 2019

2019/01/02 Preliminary Statement by Honourable Joseph Malanji, M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Zambia and Head of the SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the 2018 Presidential, Legislative and Provincial Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa, 2 January 2019
2019/01/02

President Ramaphosa extends best wishes to the 38th President of the Federative Republic of Brazil

2019/01/02

Guest Column: Peace and stability in Africa a priority as South Africa joins the UN Security Council, by Ndivhuwo Mabaya, News24, 02 January 2019

2019/01/01

Minister Sisulu concerned about allegations of South African involvement in extremist activities in Mozambique

2019/01/01

South Africa assumes Non-Permanent Seat on the United Nations Security Council

 
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