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July 2017
2017/07/21

Conclusion of the SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ held in Tanzania

2017/07/21

The SA Government notes with concern the political tension at the Al Aqsa Mosqu

2017/07/21

The SA Government calls for the release of a Palestinian Legislative Council member

2017/07/19

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane travels to Tanzania to take part in a SADC Ministerial Meeting

2017/07/18

Opening Remarks by Deputy Minister Mfeketo at the South African National Day, Expo 2017, 18 July 2017

2017/07/16

Deputy Minister Mfeketo on an official visit to Kazakhstan

2017/07/15

South Africa sends condolences to the Republic of India following the attack on the Amarnath Pilgrims

2017/07/14

South Africa welcomes the adoption of the Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons

2017/07/14

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes successful visit to Luanda

2017/07/13

Joint Communique on the occassion of the Extra Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers Meeting of the Tripartite Mechanism on Dialogue and Cooperation on 13 July 2017, Luanda, Angola

2017/07/12 Fourth Senior Officials Meeting Between South Africa and Bangladesh, Pretoria, 12 July 2017
2017/07/12 Deputy Minister Mfeketo to host SAIIA Young Leaders Conference
2017/07/12 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to visit Luanda for the 4th Session of the Joint Commission for Cooperation between SA and Angola
2017/07/12 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane on a Working Visit in Qatar
2017/07/11 South Africa plays an active role in the AU, Daily Maverick, 11 July 2017
2017/07/08 G20 Leaders' Declaration - Shaping an interconnected world, Hamburg, Germany, 7 - 8 July 2017
2017/07/07

Media Accreditation for the 37th SADC Summit in Pretoria

2017/07/07 Remarks by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the Informal Meeting of BRICS Leaders on the margins of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, 07 July 2017
2017/07/06

South Africa notes ICC ruling

2017/07/05

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes successful visit to Addis Ababa

 
June 2017
2017/06/27

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to lead the South African delegation to the AU Summit

2017/06/26

Joint Communiqué on the Occasion of the Tenth Session of the Bi-National Commission between the Republic of South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo held from 21 to 25 June 2017 in Pretoria, RSA

2017/06/25

Opening Remarks by President JG Zuma, on the occasion of the 10th Session of the Bi-National Commission with the DRC, held in Pretoria, 25 June 2017

2017/06/24 Opening Remarks by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Republic of South Africa, on the occasion of the 10th Session of the Bi-National Commission with the DRC, 24 June 2017, Pretoria
2017/06/24

President Zuma concludes a successful visit to Swaziland for the SACU Summit

2017/06/23

President Zuma sends condolences to Botswana following Former President Masire’s passing

2017/06/23

President Zuma arrives in Swaziland for the 5th Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit

2017/06/22

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her DRC counterpart

2017/06/21

President Zuma to host DRC President Kabila on an Official Visit to South Africa

2017/06/21

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 21 June 2017

2017/06/20

President Zuma sends condolences to the Federal Republic of Germany following former Chancellor Helmut Kohl’s passing

2017/06/20

Media Note of the Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations, 18-19 June 2017, Beijing, People's Republic of China

2017/06/19

Opening Remarks by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane at the Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Beijing, People's Republic of China, 19 June 2017

2017/06/19

SA-led June Session of the Board of Governors of the IAEA successfully concludes its deliberations

2017/06/18

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane arrives in Beijing for the BRICS Foreign Ministers' Meeting

2017/06/15

Media Accreditation for the 37th SADC Summit in Pretoria

2017/06/15

South Africa calls for calm in the Kingdom of Lesotho

2017/06/13 Speech delivered by Luwellyn Landers, Deputy Minister of International Relations & Cooperation during a debate in Parliament, Tuesday 13 June 2017, Building a Better Africa & a Better World
2017/06/13 Joint Statement: 8th South Africa-United States Annual Bilateral Forum, 8 June 2017
2017/06/12

President Zuma sends condolences to Namibia following the passing away of Mr Toivo ya Toivo

2017/06/09

South African Government conveys condolences to the Republic of Zimbabwe following a tragic bus accident that killed 43 people and injured 24 passengers

2017/06/09 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane visits Nigeria for the Nordic-Africa Dialogue
2017/06/09

DIRCO hosts Member of Cuban 5

2017/06/08 South Africa is concerned about the Crisis in the Gulf Region
2017/06/08

President Zuma sends a message of condolence message to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar following the disappearance of a military plane

2017/06/08

South Africa condemns the Twin Terror Attack in Tehran

2017/06/07

Deputy Minister Mfeketo to host an outreach programme in Port Elizabeth

2017/06/07

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 7 June 2017

2017/06/04

South Africa condemns latest terrorist attack in the United Kingdom

2017/06/02

South African Government reacts to United States of America’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

2017/06/02

SA sends condolences to Sri Lanka following mudslide

 
May 2017
2017/05/29 Keynote Address by Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo at the Workshop in Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the 1987 Dakar Conference
2017/05/26

President Zuma sends a message of condolences to Egypt over attacks on Coptic Christians

2017/05/25

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation to host Africa Day Public Lecture

2017/05/25

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation to host Post Budget Vote Public Lecture

2017/05/25 Budget Vote Speech of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation delivered by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane: 25 May 2017, Cape Town
2017/05/25 Budget Vote Speech of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation delivered by Deputy Minister Mfeketo: 25 May 2017, Cape Town
2017/05/25 Address by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers on the occasion of the Budget Vote 6 Statement on Thursday, 25 May 2017
2017/05/24

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 24 May 2017

2017/05/24

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane congratulates former Ethiopian counterpart on his election as Director-General of the World Health Organisation

2017/05/24

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to deliver DIRCO's Budget Vote Speech to Parliament

2017/05/23

South Africa condemns the suspected terrorist attack in the United Kingdom

2017/05/22

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane on a Working Visit to Oman

2017/05/21

President Zuma congratulates the President of Iran on his election victory

2017/05/19 Remarks by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation during the occasion of the NWU Symposium on Internationalisation and Social Cohesion, North West University, Mafikeng, 19 May 2017
2017/05/19

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane and Deputy Minister Landers to address students in Polokwane and Mafikeng

2017/05/16 Joint Statement issued at the conclusion of the SA-Brazil Bilateral meeting, 15 May 2017, Pretoria
2017/05/15

Media Remarks by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane after the conclusion of Bilateral Talks with the Brazilian Minister of External Relations, Mr Aloysio Nunes Ferreira, 15 May 2017, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria

2017/05/12

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her Brazilian counterpart

2017/05/12

Media Invite: SA - Brazil Bilateral Meeting

2017/05/12

President Zuma concludes his State Visit to the United Republic of Tanzania

2017/05/12 Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the State Visit by His Excellency President Zuma to the United Republic of Tanzania
2017/05/11 Toast Remarks by H.E. President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the State Banquet hosted by H.E. President John Magufuli during South Africa's State Visit to Tanzania, 11 May 2017
2017/05/11

Remarks by President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the South Africa-Tanzania Business Forum Meeting held during State Visit and the Launch of the South Africa-Tanzania Binational Commission, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 11 May 2017

2017/05/11 Media Remarks by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma at the conclusion of the official talks of the State Visit and Inaugural South Africa-Tanzania BiNational Commission, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 11 May 2017
2017/05/11

Opening Remarks by H.E President Jacob Zuma during the official talks with President Magufuli in Dar es Salaam, 11 May 2017

2017/05/11

President Zuma arrives in United Republic of Tanzania for a State Visit

2017/05/11

DIRCO embarks on a series of activities marking Africa Month

2017/05/10

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 10 May 2017

2017/05/10

President Zuma congratulates President Moon Jae-in on his victory

2017/05/10 South Africa responds to media coverage on an internal Kenyan Government Memorandum
2017/05/09

President Zuma sends condolences message to Tanzania following deadly bus crash

2017/05/08

President Zuma to undertake a State Visit to the United Republic of Tanzania

2017/05/08

President Zuma congratulates President-elect Macron on his victory

2017/05/05

President Zuma lauds Team South Africa on positive WEF outcomes

2017/05/04

Welcome Address by His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma, at the World Economic Forum Africa Regional Meeting 2017, Durban, 04 May 2017

2017/05/02

President Zuma welcomes delegates to the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban

 
April 2017
2017/04/26

Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the Launch of the South Africa-China High Level People-To-People Exchange Mechanism (PPEM)

2017/04/26

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 26 April 2017

2017/04/25 South Africa hosted the Deputy Minister of Global Affairs Canada for the 11th meeting of the South Africa - Canada Annual Consultations
2017/04/25 Speech delivered by the Minister of International Relations & Cooperation, H.E. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on the occasion of the opening of the South Africa–China High Level Dialogue, Pretoria, OR Tambo Building, 25 April 2017
2017/04/24

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host the Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China

2017/04/23

South Africa to host the Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China for the launch of the High-Level People-To-People Exchange Mechanism

2017/04/21

Deputy Minister Landers signs MoU on Political Consultations with Ecuador

2017/04/12

President Zuma hosting the Emir of Qatar on a State Visit

2017/04/11 Remarks by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane on the occasion of the media briefing following the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, 11 April 2017, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria
2017/04/10

South Africa condemns the terrorist attacks in Egypt and Sweden

2017/04/10

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her Netherlands counterpart

2017/04/09

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her Netherlands counterpart

2017/04/06 Deputy Minister Landers concludes successful working visit to Central America
2017/04/04 Joint Communique on the occasion of the Bilateral meeting between President Jacob Zuma and President Faustin Archange Touadera
2017/04/04 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane congratulates Ambassador Mamabolo on his appointment as head of the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur
2017/04/04

President Zuma sends condolences to Peru and Colombia following flooding and landslides

2017/04/04

President Zuma sends a message of condolences to Russia following the attack in St Petersburg

2017/04/03 South Africa condemns Israel’s settlement expansion
2017/04/03

President Zuma to host the President of the Central African Republic on a Working Visit

 
March 2017
2017/03/29

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 29 March 2017

2017/03/29

SA sends condolences to the families of UN officials killed in the DRC

2017/03/28

President Zuma declares a Special Official Funeral for Mr Ahmed Kathrada

2017/03/27 Deputy Minister Landers to undertake an official visit to Central America
2017/03/24 South Africa condemns the terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom
2017/03/15 Speech by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers on the occasion of a Public Dialogue on the struggle for independence of Western Sahara from Morocco, 15 March 2017, Parliament, Cape Town
2017/03/15

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 15 March 2017

2017/03/14

Joint Communiqué: on the occasion of the Bilateral Meeting between Minister Nkoana-Mashabane and Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, 13 March 2017

2017/03/13

DIRCO and Parliament co-host public dialogue on Western Sahara

2017/03/13

Media Remarks by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at the conclusion of the Bilateral Meeting with Her Counterpart, Minister Geoffrey Onyeama in Pretoria, South Africa, 13 March 2017

2017/03/13 Commonwealth Day Message from the Government of South Africa
2017/03/12

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane hosts her Nigerian counterpart

2017/03/09

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane hosts her Qatari counterpart

2017/03/09 President Zuma concludes a successful participation in the IORA Leaders' Summit and State Visit to Indonesia
2017/03/09 SA-led IAEA Board of Governors re-appoints Director General Yukiya Amano
2017/03/09 Declaration on Preventing and Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism, March 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia
2017/03/09 Jakarta Concord: The Indian Ocean Rim Association: promoting Regional Cooperation for a Peaceful, Stable and Prosperous Indian Ocean
2017/03/08 Remarks by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma at the Media Briefing during the State Visit to Indonesia, 8 March 2017
2017/03/08

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane and Premier Mchunu to co-host International Women’s Day event

2017/03/07

Media Statement by President Jacob Zuma, at the conclusion of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders’ Summit, 7 March 2017

2017/03/07 Remarks by President Jacob Zuma to the Leaders’ Summit in Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), at the IORA Leaders’ Summit, Jakarta, Indonesia, 07 March 2017
2017/03/06

Address by His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma at the Indian Ocean Rim Association Business Summit, Jakarta, Indonesia, 06 March 2017

2017/03/06

Remarks by H.E Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and incoming Chair of IORA, on the occasion of the Press Conference of the Council of Ministers Meeting in Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), Monday, 06 March 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

2017/03/05

President Zuma congratulates Ghana on its 60th anniversary of independence

2017/03/05

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to lead the South African delegation to the IORA Council of Ministers (COM) Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia

2017/03/02

Deputy Minister Landers concludes working visit Geneva, Switzerland

2017/03/01 Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 1 March 2017
 
February 2017
2017/02/28

Statement by Deputy Minister Landers at the High-Level Segment of the 34th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Tuesday, 28 February 2017, Geneva, Switzerland

2017/02/27

South Africa and Russia celebrate 25 years of formal diplomatic relations

2017/02/27

Deputy Minister Landers to participate in the High-Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland

2017/02/23

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to attend SADC meeting in Tanzania

2017/02/22 2017 Budget Speech to Parliament by the Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan, Cape Town, South Africa, 22 February 2017
2017/02/19 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes a successful working visit to the People's Republic of China
2017/02/18 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane arrives in the People's Republic of China on a working visit
2017/02/17 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes successful participation in the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Bonn
2017/02/15 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to lead the SA delegation to the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Bonn
2017/02/15

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 15 February 2017

2017/02/10 President Jacob Zuma congratulates the new President of the Federal Republic of Somalia
2017/02/09 State of the Nation Address by Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Joint Sitting of Parliament, Cape Town, 9 February 2017
2017/02/06 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane conducts fruitful bilateral talks with Indonesian counterpart
2017/02/03 Media Remarks by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane at the conclusion of the Working Visit of Minister Gebran Bassil of Lebanon, OR Tambo Building, 3 February 2017
2017/02/03 President Zuma conveys condolences to the Democratic Republic of the Congo regarding the passing away of Mr Étienne Tshisekedi
2017/02/03 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her Lebanese counterpart
2017/02/01 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her Lebanese counterpart
2017/02/01 President Zuma returns from the African Union Summit in Ethiopia
2017/02/01 Deputy Minister Landers to lead the SA delegation to the Joint Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the SADC Ministers of Environment and Natural Resources, and of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation
 
January 2017
2017/01/31 Preparations for the State of the Nation Address 2017
2017/01/28 President Zuma to attend the AU Summit in Ethiopia
2017/01/26 Remarks by Deputy Minister Landers on the occasion of the Seminar on South Africa and the international human rights Treaty Monitoring System on 26 January 2017, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria
2017/01/23 South African Government conveys condolences to the Islamic Republic of Iran following the Plasco Building collapse
2017/01/20 Latest developments in The Gambia following the swearing in of President Adama Barrow
2017/01/20

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to embark on a Back-to-School campaign in Winterveldt

2017/01/20

Call for public to vote for finalists in the 2017 Ubuntu Awards’ public vote categories

2017/01/19 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to embark on a Back-to-School campaign in Winterveldt
2017/01/18

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to embark on a Back-to-School campaign in Free State Province

2017/01/13

President Zuma sends condolences to Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates following the death of five diplomats in Afghanistan

2017/01/12

Developments in The Gambia following Presidential Elections

2017/01/12

President Zuma sends condolences to Germany following former Federal President Herzog’s death

2017/01/11 Address by Deputy Minister Mfeketo during the Back to School Program at Bonga Primary School, 11 January 2017, Gugulethu, Cape Town
2017/01/11

Right Of Reply: South Africa Is NOT Abdicating Its Role As A Stabilising Force In Africa, The Huffington Post SA, 11 January 2017

2017/01/10 South African Government condemns attack on Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem
2017/01/10

President Zuma sends condolences to Portugal following former President Mário Soares’ death

2017/01/10

President Zuma sends condolences on the passing of former President of Iran Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

2017/01/06

Conclusion Statement on the Working Visit to South Africa by His Excellency President Brahim Ghali, President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic hosted by President Jacob Zuma

2017/01/06

President Zuma to host the President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic on a Working Visit

2016/01/05 Independence of Western Sahara is an inalienable right, by Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Daily Maverick, 4 January, 2017
2016/01/02

Foreign visits must be coordinated and seek to advance South Africa's foreign policy and national interest

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