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April 2018
2018/04/20 President Ramaphosa congratulates the new President of Cuba
2018/04/19

Public lecture on BRICS at the University of Limpopo

2018/04/19 Minister Sisulu holds a bilateral meeting with Secretary-General of the Commonwealth
2018/04/18

South Africa strongly objects to the travel advisory issued by Australia

2018/04/17

President Ramaphosa arrives in London to attend CHOGM 2018

2018/04/17

President Ramaphosa departs South Africa for London to attend CHOGM 2018

2018/04/16

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on launch of new investment drive, 16 April 2018

2018/04/16

President Ramaphosa leads a South African delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

2018/04/13

South Africa is opposed to the air strikes conducted in the territory of Syria

2018/04/12

President Ramaphosa sends messages of condolences to Algeria and Western Sahara following the military plane crash

2018/04/11

DIRCO confirms arrest of Mr Van Pletzen in Dubai

2018/08/11

Minister Sisulu sends condolences to the family of Ambassador Skweyiya

2018/04/10

Details of memorial service and funeral for Amb Nene

2018/04/09

Special Declaration of 18th Mid-Term Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) on the Commemoration of the Centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela (PDF)

2018/04/07

Minister Sisulu extends condolences to the family and friends of the late Ambassador George Nene

2018/04/06

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu pays Courtesy Call on Lesotho King Letsie III

2018/04/06

President Ramaphosa congratulates Mr Julius Maada Bio on his election to the position of President of Sierra Leone

2018/04/05

Statement by South Africa at the Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Committee on Palestine, delivered by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers – 5 April 2018

2018/04/05

President Ramaphosa congratulates his Egyptian counterpart following his re-election as President of the Arab Republic of Egypt

2018/04/04

South Africa concerned about the attempted missile attack targeting Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2018/04/04

South Africa calls for independent inquiry into the deaths of Palestinians

2018/04/03

President Ramaphosa congratulates Mr Abiy Ahmed on his election as head of the ruling coalition of Ethiopia

2018/04/03

Deputy Minister Landers leads South African delegation to the NAM ministerial meeting in Baku

2018/04/03

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

2018/04/02 Minister Sisulu welcomes Australian leaders' retraction of the comments made by their Home Affairs Minister
2018/04/01

President Ramaphosa congratulates Botswana President Masisi on his Inauguration

 
March 2018
2018/03/29 Opening Remarks by Hon. Lindiwe Sisulu on the occasion of the Signing Ceremony of the MoU on Technical Assistance and Exchange of Notes on the Humanitarian Assistance to the Saharawi Democratic Arab Republic (Western Sahara), 29 March 2018, Pretoria
2018/03/29

South Africa sends condolences message to Russia following fatal mall fire

2018/03/29

South Africa signs MOU with Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic

2018/03/28

SADC-EU Political Dialogue meets in Pretoria

2018/03/27

Post-Council Media Briefing by Hon Ms LN Sisulu, MP, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the SADC Council of Ministers, Tuesday, 27th March 2018, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria

2018/03/26

Welcome Remarks by the Chairperson of the SADC Council of Ministers, Ms L.N. Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, 26th March 2018

2018/03/26 Opening Remarks by Her Excellency Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, SADC Executive Secretary on the occasion of the official Opening of SADC Council of Ministers, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, 26 March 2018 (PDF)
2018/03/24 Update on media arrangements for the SADC Council of Ministers
2018/03/23

Deputy Minister Landers hosts his Norwegian counterpart

2018/03/22

President Ramaphosa to speak at the 4th annual Ubuntu Awards

2018/03/21

South Africa sends condolences to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam following the passing of Vietnam’s former Prime Minister

2018/03/20

President Ramaphosa congratulates his Russian counterpart following election victory

2018/03/19

Minister Sisulu to host the Ubuntu Awards and meet members of the diplomatic corps

2018/03/18

Public engagements for Minister Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, from 19-27 March 2018

2018/03/18

President Ramaphosa congratulates President Xi on his re-election

2018/03/16

Minister Sisulu issues a diplomatic démarche to the Australian High Commissioner following statements made by their Home Affairs Minister

2018/03/15

Bangladesh plane crash in Nepal's Kathmandu airport

2018/03/15

“South Africa is guided by the Constitution on land reform process”, Minister Sisulu

2018/03/14

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 14 March 2018

2018/03/13

Media Accreditation for the SADC Council of Ministers meeting in Pretoria

2018/03/09 Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the Second South Africa – Seychelles Joint Commission of Cooperation, Pretoria, 9 March 2018
2018/03/09

Minister Sisulu clarifies non-attendance in Parliament on 7 March 2018

2018/03/06

President Cyril Ramaphosa engages with Department of International Relations and Cooperation staff

2018/03/05

Minister Sisulu calls on the international community not to panic over Parliamentary process on land reform

 
February 2018
2018/02/28

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 28 February 2018

2018/02/28 Speech by Mr Llewellyn Landers, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa at the Side-Event on the Applicability of International Humanitarian Law in Western Sahara, on the margins of the High-Level Segment of the UNHRC Meetings, Geneva Switzerland, 28 February 2018
2018/02/28

Statement by Deputy Minister Landers at the High Level Segment of the Conference on Disarmament Geneva, Switzerland, 28 February 2018

2018/02/28

DIRCO hosts the Inaugural Drought Core Group meeting

2018/02/27

Statement by H.E. Deputy Minister L Landers High-Level Segment 37th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, 27 February 2018

2018/02/25

Deputy Minister Landers to attend the UN Human Rights Council Session in Switzerland

2018/02/23

Review of the travel advice issued by the UK government on terrorism in South Africa

2018/02/21 2018 Budget Speech by Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, Cape Town, South Africa, 21 February 2018 (PDF)
2018/02/20

South Africa sends condolences to the Islamic Republic of Iran following a plane crash

2018/02/16 State of the Nation Address by the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, 16 February 2018, Parliament
2018/02/16

President Ramaphosa sends condolences to Zimbabwe following the passing on of Mr Tsvangirai

2018/02/12

President Jacob Zuma sends condolences to the Russian Federation following plane crash

2018/02/08

Ubuntu Awards 2018 postponed

2018/02/06

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane delivers closing remarks at the first BRICS Sherpa meeting

2018/02/05

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to deliver closing remarks at a BRICS meeting in Cape Town

2018/02/05 Opening Remarks Mr KE Mahoai Director-General: Department of International Relations and Cooperation
2018/02/02

Deputy Minister Mfeketo to deliver opening remarks at first meeting of BRICS Sherpas and Sous-Sherpas in Cape Town

 
January 2018
2018/01/31 President Zuma returns from Ethiopia
2018/01/31

President Zuma congratulates Prof Millar on winning prestigious AU Award

2018/01/31

President Zuma to host the Nelson Mandela Centenary Dinner on the margins of the AU Summit in Ethiopia

2018/01/29 Speaking Notes: Ambassador Anil Sooklal, South Africa’s BRICS Sherpa during the BRICS Stakeholder Roundtable on the 29th January 2018 in Pretoria
2018/01/27 Address by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Reception during the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 27 January 2018
2018/01/23

President Zuma to attend the AU Summit in Ethiopia

2018/01/22

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Switzerland, Davos to lead the South African delegation at the World Economic Forum 2018

2018/01/19

South Africa and India meet to strengthen ties

2018/01/16

Meeting with United Sates Embassy and United States Chargé d'Affaires

2018/01/15

Government to demarche US embassy official

2018/01/12 President Jacob Zuma sends condolences to the Madagascar following a deadly cyclone
2018/01/11 South Africa welcomes the first High level Talks in almost two years between the two Koreas
2018/01/09 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes her successful visit to Rabat
2018/01/09 AU Ministerial Conference on Migration, Statement by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, 09 January 2018
2018/01/09 President Zuma to Host President Kenyatta of Kenya in Durban
2018/01/08 South Africa and China celebrate 20 years of diplomatic relations
2018/01/07 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to attend AU meeting on migration in Rabat
 
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