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December 2016
2016/12/02

Closing date for public to nominate distinguished persons for the 2017 UBUNTU Awards is nearing

 
November 2016
2016/11/30

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes successful visit to Azerbaijan

2016/11/30

Tribute by President Jacob Zuma on the passing of El Commandant Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, former President of the Republic of Cuba At the Mass Memorial Rally Plaza de la Revolucion  Havana, Cuba, 29 November 2016

2016/11/29 President Zuma sends a message of condolences following a chartered aircraft crash carrying a Brazilian football team
2016/11/29 Remarks by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane on the occasion of the joint press briefing with Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, Baku, Azerbaijan, 29 November 2016
2016/11/29

President Zuma to attend funeral of the late President Fidel Castro

2016/11/29

President Zuma to host President Museveni of Uganda

2016/11/28

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane undertakes a Working Visit to Baku, Azerbaijan

2016/11/26 President Zuma sends condolences to Cuba following former President Castro's death
2016/11/25

The 6th Plenary Session of South Africa-China Bi-National Commission, held in Cape Town, South Africa

2016/11/21

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa To Host Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao For The Sa-China Bnc, Tuynhuis, Cape Town, Tues 22 Nov 2016

2016/11/21

President Zuma sends condolences to the Republic of India following fatal train accident

2016/11/21

President Zuma sends condolences to the Republic of Mozambique following deadly explosion

2016/11/18 Media Remarks by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane on the occasion of the concluded 14th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) with the Russian Federation, 18 November 2016, DIRCO, Pretoria
2016/11/17

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host the Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Mr Sergey Donskoy

2016/11/16

DIRCO calls on public to nominate distinguished persons for the 2017 Ubuntu Awards

2016/11/16

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host the Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Mr Sergey Donskoy

2016/11/16 President Zuma concludes a successful Working Visit to Ethiopia
2016/11/16 Deputy Minister Mfeketo concludes successful visit to Central Asia
2016/11/16

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host the 14th Session of the South Africa – Russian Federation Intergovernmental Committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation (ITEC)

2016/11/16

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 16 November 2016

2016/11/14

Deputy Minister Landers undertakes a three-nation working visit to Europe

2016/11/13 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane undertakes Working Visit to Germany
2016/11/11 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Replies to Questions in the National Council of Provinces, Cape Town, 09 November 2016
2016/11/11

Communiqué: The 5th Round of Kazakhstan – South Africa Political Consultations, Astana, Kazakhstan, November 11, 2016

2016/11/11

Opening Remarks by Deputy Minister Mfeketo at the 5th Round of Bilateral Consultations between South Africa and Kazakhstan, Astana, 11 November 2016

2016/11/11

Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the Third Session of the South Africa Botswana Bi-National Commission (BNC)

2016/11/11 Opening Remarks by His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the 3rd Bi-National Commission between South Africa and Botswana, Pretoria, 11 November 2016
2016/11/11

President Zuma to host President Lt General Seretse Khama Ian Khama of Botswana

2016/11/11

Importation of agricultural and regulated products into the Republic of South Africa during the festive season

2016/11/10

Joint Press Release: The Fourth EU-South Africa Structured Dialogue Forum on Human Rights

2016/11/09

President Zuma congratulates President-elect Donald J. Trump on his election victory in the 2016 presidential elections in the United States

2016/11/09 DIRCO to launch the 2017 Annual Ubuntu Awards
2016/11/08

Deputy Minister Mfeketo to undertake official visit to Central Asia

2016/11/08 DIRCO to launch the 2017 Annual Ubuntu Awards
2016/11/08 President Zuma arrives in Ethiopia to attend the African Union High Level Committee on Libya
2016/11/08

President Zuma to attend African Union High Level Committee on Libya

2016/11/03

Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the Inaugural Session of the Zimbabwe – South Africa Bi-National Commission: 3 November 2016

2016/11/02

South Africa joins nations of the world in ratifying the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

2016/11/02 Opening Remarks by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Republic of South Africa, on the occasion of the 1st Session of the Bi-National Commission between the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Zimbabwe, Harare, 02 October 2016
2016/11/02

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to co-chair the Inaugural Ministerial Session of the Zimbabwe-South Africa Bi-National Commission

2016/11/02

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 1 and 2 November 2016

2016/11/01

President Zuma to visit Zimbabwe for the Inaugural Session of the SA-Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission

2016/11/01

Bali Communiqué, 27 October 2016

 
October 2016
2016/10/31

South Africa welcomes UN resolution on the Treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons

2016/10/27 Statement delivered by Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo at the 16th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting, Bali, Indonesia, 27 October 2016
2016/10/26 2016 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement Speech, by Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan, 26 October 2016
2016/10/26

DIRCO to host annual Diplomatic Fair

2016/10/26 BRICS economic plans advanced, The New Age, 26 October 2016
2016/10/26

President Jacob Zuma’s Oral Replies to Questions in the National Council of Provinces, 25 October 2016

2016/10/25

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane and her Austrian counterpart, Minister Sebastian Kurz, discuss trade and investment during a Bilateral meeting

2016/10/25

President Zuma sends condolences to the State of Qatar on the passing of former Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani

2016/10/25

Deputy Minister Mfeketo to participate in the 16th Meeting of the IORA Council of Ministers in Bali, Indonesia

2016/10/25

DIRCO to host annual Diplomatic Fun Fair

2016/10/25

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane arrives in Luanda for a regional meeting on peace in the DRC

2016/10/25

President Zuma sends condolences to the Government and people of Cameroon following the tragic train accident between Yaounde and Douala

2016/10/21

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her Austrian counterpart

2016/10/21 Briefing to the media by Minister Michael Masutha on the matter of International Criminal Court and Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, 21 October 2016
2016/10/21

SA's ambassador to China to brief the media

2016/10/19

SA’s Ambassadors to the AU and SADC to brief the media

2016/10/19

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 19 October 2016

2016/10/18 South Africa’s ambassador in Vienna to brief the media
2016/10/18

Address by President Jacob Zuma, on the occasion of the annual South African Heads of Mission Conference, OR Tambo Building, DIRCO, 18 October 2016

2016/10/18

President Zuma concludes a successful BRICS Summit

2016/10/17

President Zuma to address the Heads of Missions Conference

2016/10/16 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host the biennial Heads of Mission Conference
2016/10/16 Address by President Jacob Zuma during the Interaction with the BRICS Business Council Members on the occasion of the 8TH BRICS Summit, Goa, India, 16 October 2016
2016/10/16 Intervention by His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma at the BRICS Leaders’ Plenary Session, Goa, India, 16 October 2016
2016/10/16

Goa Action Plan, 16 October 2016

2016/10/16

8TH BRICS Summit: Goa Declaration

2016/10/14 South Africa congratulates Mr Guterres for his appointment as the next Secretary-General of the UN
2016/10/14

Former First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, Dr Riek Machar, on a private visit to South Africa

2016/10/14

President Zuma sends condolences to the people of Thailand on the passing His Majesty the King of Bhumibol Adulyadej

2016/10/13

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host the biennial Heads of Mission Conference

2016/10/13 President Zuma concludes his State Visit to Kenya, 12 October 2016
2016/10/11 Media Briefing Remarks by President Jacob Zuma at the Conclusion of the Official Discussions with President Uhuru Kenyatta, Nairobi, Kenya, 11 October 2016
2016/10/11 Remarks by President Jacob Zuma on the Occasion of the Kenya-South Africa Business Forum, Nairobi, Kenya, 11 October 2016
2016/10/10 President Jacob Zuma sends words of solidarity to Haiti and other Caribbean nations
2016/10/07

Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the Second Session of the South Africa-Namibia Bi-National Commission (BNC)

2016/10/06

Opening Remarks by H. E. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Republic of South Africa, on the occasion of the 2nd Session of the Bi-National Commission between the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Namibia, Pretoria, 06 October 2016

2016/10/06

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her Namibian counterpart for the 2nd Ministerial Session of the South Africa-Namibia Bi-National Commission

2016/10/05

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her Namibian counterpart for the 2nd Ministerial Session of the South Africa-Namibia Bi-National Commission

2016/10/04

Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Chair of CITES CoP17, on the occasion of the media briefing on the status of the Conference, 04 October 2016, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

2016/10/03

Statement by the Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Malusi Gigaba MP, during the occasion of the General Debate at the 67th Session of the Executive Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, Switzerland, on 03 October 2016

2016/10/03 Remarks by Ambassador Tebogo Seokolo on the occasion of South Africa’s election as Chair of the IAEA Board of Governors 2016-2017, 3 October 2016, Vienna, Austria
2016/10/03 South Africa’s ambassador in Vienna elected as Chair of the IAEA Board of Governors
 
September 2016
2016/09/30

South Africa and Iran take steps to intensify cooperation

2016/09/29

Deputy Minister Mfeketo to host the South Africa-Iran Deputy Ministerial Working Group

2016/09/28 The South African Government pays tribute to Former President Shimon Peres
2016/09/28 Address by Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo, 28 September 2016
2016/09/28

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 28 September 2016

2016/09/27

Deputy Minister Mfeketo to deliver a lecture in celebration of Heritage month

2016/09/26

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to deliver a public lecture in Limpopo

2016/09/23

Statement the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Mr Luwellyn Landers, on the occasion of the G77 and China Ministerial Meeting, 23 September 2016, UN Headquarters, New York

2016/09/23

Deputy Minister Landers participates in the High-Level Meeting on the Right to Development at the UN in New York

2016/09/22

South Africa expresses concern over the current situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

2016/09/22

South Africa joins the international community in condemning the attack on the Indian army base in Uri

2016/10/21 Ministerial Communiqué: Foreign Policy and Global Health (FPGH) Network, issued on the occasion of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly General Debate, 21 September 2016
2016/09/21

Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs, New York, September 20, 2016

2016/09/20

South Africa’s Statement at the High Level Side Event on the Fifth Anniversary of the Open Government Partnership, United Nations, New York, 20 September 2016

2016/09/20 Intervention by His Excellency, President Zuma, at the Launch Event of the United Nations High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, New York, 20 September 2016
2016/09/20

Statement by President Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa during the General Debate of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, 20 September 2016

2016/09/19 Declaration of the XVII Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Island of Margarita, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, 17-18 September 2016
2016/09/17 Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane concludes successful participation in the 17th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
2016/09/16

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane reiterates calls for Palestinian and Western Saharawi freedom

2016/09/16

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane arrives in Venezuela to lead the SA delegation at the NAM Summit

2016/09/15 Statement by Ambassador Ebrahim Saley Deputy Director-General: Global Governance and Continental Agenda at the Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Committee on Palestine, Island of Margarita, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, 15 September 2016
2016/09/15

Media Statement on the reported Nuclear Weapons Test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

2016/09/14 Public lecture by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers, at Rhodes University, Eastern Cape, Wednesday, 14 September 2016
2016/09/14

Deputy Minister Mfeketo to co-chair the 8th South Africa-China Strategic Dialogue Mechanism

2016/09/14

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 14 September 2016

2016/09/13 Transcript: Comments by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, Tuynhuys, Cape Town, 13 September 2016
2016/09/13

Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on the occasion of the media briefing on international developments, 13 September 2016, DIRCO, Pretoria

2016/09/13 South Africa's Role in the G20, by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane, TNA, 12 September 2016
2016/09/13 Deputy Minister Landers to host a public lecture at the Rhodes University
2016/09/12

President Zuma sends condolences to the United Republic of Tanzania following a deadly earthquake

2016/09/12

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to brief the media on international developments

2016/09/07

South Africa condemns mass killings in Syria

2016/09/06

G20 Leaders’ Summit advances interests of the South

2016/09/05

BRICS Leaders' Informal Meeting on the margins of the G20 Summit, Hangzhou, China, 4 September 2016

2016/09/02

President Zuma arrives in China for G20 Summit

2016/09/02

President Zuma concludes his working visit to Swaziland

2016/09/02 Communiqué of the 36th Summit of the SADC Heads of State and Government, Mbabane, Swaziland, August 30-31, 2016
 
August 2016
2016/08/31

South Africa to co-host the 2016 United Nations International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East (Revised Programme for the Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East)

2016/08/31 Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo’s Address on the Occasion of Women’s Intergenerational Dialogue, 31 August 2016, Cape Town
2016/08/31 Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 31 August 2016
2016/08/30

Address by Deputy Minister Mfeketo on the occasion of Celebrating Womens’ Month in collaboration with the Cuban Embassy’s celebration of Former President Fidel Castro’s Ninetieth Birthday, Freedom Park, 30 August 2016

2016/08/30

Deputy Minister Mfeketo to host PPP to commemorate the Women's Month

2016/08/30

Deputy Minister Landers to Co-chair the 6th Session of the SA-Chile Joint Consultative Mechanism

2016/08/30

Deputy Minister Mfeketo to deliver a Public Lecture and co-host an exhibition to mark 90th birthday of former Cuban President Fidel Castro and the end of Women’s Month

2016/08/29

Deputy Minister Mfeketo to deliver a Public Lecture and co-host an exhibition to mark 90th birthday of former Cuban President Fidel Castro and the end of Women’s Month

2016/08/28

Presidency clarifies purpose of meeting between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Mr Zhu Xiaodan, Governor of Guandong Province, People’s Republic of China

2016/08/26 Public Lecture by Ambassador Mxolisi Nkosi, Chief Operations Officer at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) on “Multilateralism and the South African Foreign Policy”, University of Pretoria, 26 August 2016
2016/08/26

Joint Statement by the Republic of South Africa and the International Committee of the Red Cross on the Occasion of the 16th Annual Regional Seminar on International Humanitarian Law

2016/08/25

South Africa mourns the passing of Singapore’s former President, Mr Sellapan Ramanathan (SR Nathan)

2016/08/25 South Africa’s FM: BRICS synergy is growing, The Brics Post, 24 August 2016
2016/08/24 President Zuma sends condolences to Italy following deadly earthquake
2016/08/24 Programme of President Jacob Zuma, 24 August – 27 September 2016
2016/08/24

President Zuma to attend the TICAD Summit in Kenya

2016/06/23

Ambassador Nkosi to address a public seminar on Multilateralism and South African Foreign Policy at the University of Pretoria

2016/08/23 Opening Remarks by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr. Luwellyn Landers MP, at the Sixteenth Annual Regional Seminar on the Implementation of Humanitarian Law, Pretoria, 23-26 August 2016
2016/08/22 Deputy Minister Landers to deliver opening remarks at the 16th Annual Regional Seminar on International Humanitarian Law
2016/08/22

President Zuma sends condolences to Turkey following deadly terrorist attack

2016/08/17

President Zuma congratulates His Excellency Evaristo Carvalho on his election as President of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe

2016/08/15

South African Government condemns wave of explosions across multiple cities in southern Thailand

2016/08/12 South Africa to co-host the 2016 United Nations International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East
2016/08/10

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host the Gertrude Shope Annual Dialogue Forum on Conflict Resolution and Peace-Making

2016/08/10

President Zuma sends condolences to Pakistan following deadly terrorist attack

2016/08/08

Deputy Minister Landers concludes successful participation in the 18th Meeting of the SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation

2016/08/02

Deputy Minister Landers to co-chair the 18th Meeting of the SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperatio

2016/08/01

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes visit to China

 
July 2016
2016/07/29 Remarks by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane at the Coordinators' Meeting on the Implementation of the Follow-up Actions of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Summit, Friday, 29 July 2016, Beijing, People's Republic of China
2016/07/26

South Africa joins the international community in condemning the terrorist attack in Afghanistan

2016/07/26

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane visits China and Indonesia to strengthen political and economic relations

2016/07/24

Welcome Remarks by Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation on the occasion of the Palestinian Forum for Dialogue, Cape Town, 24 July 2016

2016/07/22

Public Lecture by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H. E. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela International Day at the North-West University in Potchefstroom, 22 July 2016

2016/07/19

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane visits the North-West Province for a belated Mandela Day charity event and a public lecture

2016/07/18

South Africa expresses concern over the situation in the Republic of Turkey

2016/07/15

South Africa condemns the terrorist attacks in the Republic of France

2016/07/13 President Zuma congratulates Mr Brahim Ghali as the newly elected President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR)
2016/07/11 South Africa expresses concern over the situation in the Republic of South Sudan
2016/07/11

Joint Statement between the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of India on the occasion of the official visit of H. E. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India to the Republic of South Africa (8 July 2016)

2016/07/08

Address by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma, on the occasion of South Africa-India Business Forum, Pretoria, 08 July 2016

2016/07/08

Remarks by President Jacob Zuma at the Media Conference, following the Official Talks with Prime Minister Modi of India, Pretoria, 08 July 2016

2016/07/06

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 6 July 2016

2016/07/05

Transcript of Minister Nkoana-Mashabane's Media Briefing on 4 July 2016 related to Brexit

2016/07/04

Media Remarks by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on International Developments, DIRCO, Pretoria, Monday, 04 July 2016

2016/07/04

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to address the media on international developments

2016/07/04 India and SA forge ahead, The New Age, 04 July 2016
 
June 2016
2016/06/29

Welcome Remarks by DM Mfeketo, at the DIRCO engagement with the Delegates of the 2016 SAIIA Young Leaders Conference, 30 June 2016

2016/06/29

Deputy Minister Mfeketo to receive 2016 Young Leaders Declaration

2016/06/29

SA extends condolences to Turkey following the terror attacks on Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport

2016/06/28

Communiqué: Double Troika Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government, Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, 28 June 2016

2016/06/28

President Zuma arrives in Botswana for the Extra-Ordinary Summit of the SADC Double Troika

2016/06/24

Media Statement: Relative Calm Returns to the City of Tshwane

2016/06/22

Territorial dispute regarding the South China Sea

2016/06/22

Statement on Cabinet Meeting of 22 June 2016

2016/06/13

SA sends a message of condolences to the US following Orlando tragedy

2016/06/10

DIRCO and the Gift of the Givers make a donation to cyclone-hit Madagascar

2016/06/10

SA condemns the recent attack in Kazakhstan

2016/06/09 Middle East on razor edge, The New Age, 09 June 2016
2016/06/08

Remarks by Deputy Minister L Landers on the occasion of the DIRCO Provincial Roadshow to the KZN Provincial Cabinet, Provincial Legislature and Provincial Government, 8 June 2016

2016/06/08

Government displeased with the manner in which the alerts about South Africa were handled

2016/06/08

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 8 June 2016

2016/06/06

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes successful participation in the Middle East Peace Initiative Ministerial Meeting in Paris

2016/06/06

Joint Communiqué: Middle East Peace Initiative, Paris, June 3, 2016

2016/06/02 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to participate in the Paris Middle East Peace Conference
2016/06/02

Cuba: first among equals, The New Age, 02 June 2016

2016/06/01 South Africa expresses its condolences to the people of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) on the passing of President Mohamed Abdelaziz
 
May 2016
2016/05/31

Sixty-Ninth (69th) World Health Assembly Ministerial Communiqué, Foreign Policy and Global Health Network, Geneva, May 24th, 2016

2016/05/29

Deputy Minister Landers arrives in Papua New Guinea for the ACP Council of Ministers' Meeting

2016/05/28

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes successful working visit to the Kingdom of Norway

2016/05/28

Minister Ebrahim Patel to lead a South African a delegation to the 8th Summit ACP

2016/05/27 South Africa has no objection to CPJ being granted observer status by ECOSOC.
2016/05/26

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to participate in the 15th Africa-Nordic Ministerial Meeting in the Kingdom of Norway

2016/05/26 The Women 20 Meeting in Xi'an, People's Republic of China successfully concluded
2016/05/25

High Commissioner Ndebele has not been recalled

2016/05/25 Leaders of African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries to meet in Papua New Guinea for Pivotal Summit
2016/05/25

Statement on the terror blasts in Syria

2016/05/25

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 25 May 2016

2016/05/24

Address by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Luwellyn Landers MP, on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of South Africa - Cuba Bilateral Relations: Wits University in Johannesburg; Tuesday, 24 May 2016

2016/05/24

President Zuma hosts Palestine President on a Working Visit

2016/05/23

Remarks by Deputy Minister Landers at the Wreath-Laying Ceremony on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of Bilateral Cooperation between South Africa and Cuba, Freedom Park, Monday, 23 May 2016

2016/05/23 Deputy Minister Mfeketo to host Public Participation Programme
2016/05/23

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to participate in the Women 20 (W20) meeting

2016/05/21 Deputy Minister Landers to host Cuban First Deputy Minister Medina Gonzàlez
2016/05/20 Deputy Minister Mfeketo to brief the media on outcomes of her visit to Syria, Lebanon and Jordan
2016/05/20

Deputy Minister Landers to co-chair the 13th South Africa - Cuba Joint Consultative Mechanism

2016/05/19

Third Round of South African students receive scholarships from Sweden

2016/05/19

President Zuma congratulates Mr Azali Assoumani as President-elect of the Union of Comoros

2016/05/18

Deputy Minister Mfeketo is in Syria on an official visit

2016/05/18

Deputy Minister Mfeketo concludes visit to Jordan

2016/05/17 Pretoria News Diplomatic Scene, Pretoria News, 17 May 2016
2016/05/16

Deputy Minister Mfeketo in Jordan on an official visit

2016/05/13

Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo to visit Syria, Lebanon and Jordan

2016/05/13

South Africa condemns the killing of 8 policemen in Egypt

2016/05/11

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 11 May 2016

2016/05/10 Deputy Minister Landers on a visit to Gabon to strengthen relations
2016/05/10 Pretoria News Diplomatic Scene, Pretoria News, 10 May 2016
2016/05/09 Deputy Minister Landers concludes visit to Dakar
2016/05/09 President Zuma congratulates President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo on his re-election
2016/05/09 President Zuma extends a message of condolences following a building collapse in Nairobi, Kenya
2016/05/07 President Zuma congratulates President Idriss Deby Itno on his re-election as the President of the Republic of Chad
2016/05/06

Visit to South Africa by the Deputy President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mr Aristóbulo Istύriz

2016/05/06 Opening Remarks by H. E. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, on the occasion of the 4th Session of the SA-Ghana Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation (PJCC) in Accra, Ghana, 6 May 2016
2016/05/06

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane arrives in Accra for the 4th Session of the South Africa-Ghana Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation

2016/05/04

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to co-chair the 4th Session of the South Africa-Ghana Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation

2016/05/03 Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H. E. Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on the occasion of the post-Budget Vote Speech Public Participation Programme, Imbizo Media Centre, Parliament, Cape Town, 03 May 2016
2016/05/03 Budget Vote Speech by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H. E. Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Cape Town, 03 May 2016
2016/05/03 South Africa strengthens bilateral trade relations with Iran, by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane, Sunday Independent, 1 May 2016
 
April 2016
2016/04/29 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to deliver the DIRCO Budget Vote Speech
2016/04/26

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 26 April 2016

2016/04/25 South Africa and Iran sign landmark agreements to boost economic and trade relations
2016/04/25

President Zuma congratulates President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh on his re-election as the President of the Republic of Djibouti

2016/04/23 Deputy Minister Landers to visit Senegal for the meeting of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Council of Ministers
2016/04/21

President Zuma sends condolences on the passing of former Chilean President

2016/04/18

First Set of Loans Approved by the Board of Directors of the New Development Bank (.pdf)

2016/04/18

DIRCO wins UNIVERSUM Most Attractive Employers Award

2016/04/18

SA-China launch the Structured Bilateral Dialogue on Human Rights

2016/04/18 President Zuma sends condolences to Ecuador and Japan following deadly earthquakes
2016/04/18

President Zuma sends condolences to Ecuador and Japan following deadly earthquakes

2016/04/13

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 13 April 2016

2016/04/11 South Africa wins Diplomatic Service Award
2016/04/11

President Zuma sends condolences to the Republic of India following deadly explosion

2016/04/05

Deputy Minister visits Malawi for a meeting of the SA-Malawi Joint Commission of Cooperation

 
March 2016
2016/03/31 Remarks by the Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Luwellyn Landers, on the occasion of the Botswana High Level Breakfast Forum on Thursday, 31 March 2016
2016/03/30

South Africa joins international community in condemning the attack in Lahore, Pakistan

2016/03/30

South Africa wins global Diplomatic Service Award

2016/03/30

President Zuma congratulates President Sassou-Nguesso on his re-election

2016/03/30

Deputy Minister Landers to deliver keynote address at an investment forum

2016/03/28

President Zuma arrives in the United Arab Emirates on a Working Visit

2016/03/28

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to lead a South African Delegation to the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C.

2016/03/28

Economic and Political Ties between South Africa and Saudi Arabia received a significant boost following a State Visit by President Zuma

2016/03/27

President Zuma arrives in Riyadh on a State Visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2016/03/25

President Zuma to lead a South African delegation on a State Visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Working Visit to the United Arab Emirates

2016/03/24

President Zuma congratulates President-Elect Patrice Talon on his election as the President of the Republic of Benin

2016/03/24

President Zuma congratulates President Mahamadou Issoufou on his re-election as the President of the Republic of Niger

2016/03/24

President Zuma back in South Africa after a successful Working Visit to France

2016/03/23

South African Government expresses concern over satellite launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

2016/03/22

President Zuma condemns the terrorist attacks in the Kingdom of Belgium

2016/03/21

President Zuma to co-chair the United Nations High-level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth

2016/03/16

South Africa condemns the terrorist attack in Côte d’Ivoire

2016/03/16

South Africa extends condolences following the bomb explosion in Ankara, Turkey

2016/03/16

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 16 March 2016

2016/03/15

The New Development Bank is Recruiting

2016/03/15

The New Development Bank is Recruiting

2016/03/14

SADC Council of Ministers meets in Botswana

2016/03/14 Commonwealth Day Message from the Government of South Africa
2016/03/10

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host International Women’s Day event

2016/03/07

Deputy Minister Mfeketo and Deputy Minister Kota-Fredericks to commemorate International Women’s Day at Joe Slovo Park

2016/03/07

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host International Women’s Day event

2016/03/02 Secretary-General appoints Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo of South Africa as Deputy Joint Special Representative for Darfur Hybrid Operation
2016/03/02

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 2 March 2016

2016/03/01

Statement by Deputy Minister Landers at the High-Level Segment of the 31st Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, 01 March 2016, Geneva, Switzerland

 
February 2016
2016/02/29

Annual High-Level Panel Discussion on Human Rights Mainstreaming under the theme “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Human Rights, with an Emphasis on the Right to Development”, Statement delivered by South Africa, 29 February 2016

2016/02/29 South Africa will host three important international conferences this year
2016/02/26

Joint Press Release: 13th South Africa – European Union Ministerial Political Dialogue (MPD) Meeting held on 26 February 2016, in Pretoria, South Africa

2016/02/26 Remarks by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane on the occasion of the Joint Press Conference following the conclusion of the 13th SA-EU Ministerial Political Dialogue with the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini, 26 February 2016, DIRCO, Pretoria
2016/02/26

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her European Union counterpart, H.E. Ms Federica Mogherini

2016/02/25

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her European Union counterpart, H. E. Ms Federica Mogherini

2016/02/24 2016 Budget Speech by Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan, 24 February 2016
2016/02/24

President Zuma sends his condolence to the Republic of Fiji following upon Tropical Cyclone Winston

2016/02/24

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her EU counterpart Ms Fedrica Mogherini

2016/02/24 SA continues to fly flag high as a global player, by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane, Sowetan, 24 February 2016
2016/02/23 International Cooperation, Trade and Security Cluster Media Briefing, 23 February 2016
2016/02/23

President Zuma to lead an African Union High-Level Delegation of Heads of State on a Visit to Burundi

2016/02/23 DIRCO's Impressive HQ Towers in City, Pretoria News, 23 February 2016
2016/02/22

President Zuma congratulates Mr Faustin Archange Touadéra on winning the CAR Presidential elections

2016/02/22

President Zuma congratulates President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

2016/02/18 Address by President Jacob Zuma in Response to the Debate on the State of the Nation Address National Assembly, Cape Town 18 February 2016
2016/02/17

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 17 February 2016

2016/02/16

South Africans honoured with Ubuntu Award for excelling in their respective fields of work

2016/02/16 SA nurturing a culture of Ubuntu, Pretoria News, 16 February 2016
2016/02/15

First Vice President of South Sudan, Dr Riek Machar, on a private visit to South Africa

2016/02/13

Remarks by President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the 2nd Annual Ubuntu Awards, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), 13 February 2016

2016/02/11 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, 11 February 2016
2016/02/04 Statement by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on the occasion of the media briefing on the outcomes of the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, 4 February 2016
2016/02/04

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to brief the media on AU Summit outcomes

2016/02/03

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to undertake a Public Participation Programme in Limpopo

 
January 2016
2016/01/29

President Zuma welcomes SA's re-election to the AU Peace and Security Council

2016/01/27

Meeting between President Zuma and the Prime Minister of the National Salvation Government of Libya

2016/01/22

South Africa condemns latest attacks in Somalia

2016/10/21 Remarks by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on the occasion of the media briefing on international developments, OR Tambo Building, Rietondale, 21 January 2016
2016/01/21

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to brief the media on international developments

2016/01/20

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to brief the media on international developments

2016/01/18 Communiqué: Double Troika Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government, Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, 18 January 2016
2016/01/16

President Jacob Zuma condemns the terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso

2016/01/15 Distinguished South Africans to be honoured through Ubuntu Awards for promoting the country abroad
2016/01/14 President Zuma to lead a South African delegation to the SADC Double Troika Summit in Botswana
2016/01/13

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 13 January 2016

2016/01/07 Deputy President Ramaphosa to attend the South Sudanese Liberation Movement Conference in Juba 
2016/01/07 South Africa condemns attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot
2016/01/07 SA condemns the nuclear weapons test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
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