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June 2018
2018/06/22

Keynote Address by Deputy Minister Mhaule occasion of the Stakeholder Engagement Dinner on the 10th BRICS Summit in Ekhureleni, 22 June 2018

2018/06/22 Passports of South Africans stranded in China to be handed over on Monday
2018/06/22

President Ramaphosa declares a Special Official Funeral for the late Ambassador Modise

2018/06/22

Deputy Minister Mhaule to address BRICS Business Stakeholders

2018/06/22

Minister Sisulu to lead South Africa's delegation at the SADC ministerial meeting in Angola

2018/06/21 Deputy Minister Mhaule to address a BRICS Business Stakeholders
2018/06/21

DIRCO is working with Chinese authorities on stranded young South Africans in China due to visa scam

2018/06/21

BRICS Summit media accreditation deadline approaching

2018/06/21 Withdrawal of the USA from the UN Human Rights Council
2018/06/21

President Ramaphosa mourns the passing of Ambassador Billy Modise

2018/06/21

Media Statement on the Meeting of BRICS Deputy Ministers/Special Envoys on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Pretoria, South Africa, 20 June 2018

2018/06/20

President Ramaphosa welcomes the participation of Dr Riek Machar Teny in the High Level Revitalisation Talks facilitated by IGAD in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2018/06/20

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 20 June 2018

2018/06/19

Deputy Minister Landers to host the Fourth Meeting of the BRICS Deputy Ministers on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

2018/06/18

Speech by Deputy Minister L. Landers - BRICS in Africa - Working Towards the Realisation of the African Aspirations - In partnership with the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) - University of Witwatersrand - Johannesburg, 18 June 2018

2018/06/18

Deputy Minister Landers to host the Fourth Meeting of the BRICS Deputy Ministers on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

2018/06/15

Minister Sisulu to celebrate Youth Month at the Grace Bible Church

2018/06/15

Former Deputy Chief Justice Moseneke to lead Mediation Team in Lesotho

2018/06/15

DIRCO embarks on pre-BRICS events

2018/06/14

Deputy Minister Landers to address the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) Speaker’s Meeting

2018/06/11 President Ramaphosa concludes successful Visit to Canada
2018/06/10

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the South Africa-Canada Investor Engagement in Toronto, Canada, 8 June 2018

2018/06/08 Statement by President Ramaphosa following the UN Security Council Elections
2018/06/08 Media Remarks following South Africa's election to the Non-Permanent Seat in the UN Security Council, 8 June 2018
2018/06/08

South Africa sends condolence message to Guatemala following volcanic eruption

2018/06/07

Minister Sisulu arrives in New York ahead of the UNSC elections

2018/06/06

President Ramaphosa to participate in the G7 Leaders’ Summit Outreach in Quebec, Canada

2018/06/06

South Africa and India to commemorate Ghandi train incident

2018/06/06

Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the Working Visit by H.E Mr Brahim Ghali, President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic to the South African Republic, 5 June 2018

2018/06/05

Remarks to the Media by President Cyril Ramaphosa following Talks with President Brahim Ghali of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Union Buildings, Pretoria, 5 June 2018

2018/06/05

Opening Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the Working Visit of President Brahim Ghali of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Union Buildings, Pretoria, 5 June 2018

2018/06/05

IBSA Declaration on South-South Cooperation, Pretoria, 4th June, 2018

2018/06/05

Joint Press Release: IBSA Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Pretoria, 4th June, 2018

2018/06/04

Media Statement: Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations, 4 June 2018, Pretoria, South Africa

2018/06/04

Opening Remarks by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu at the Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/ International Relations, DIRCO, Pretoria, 04 June 2018

2018/06/03

President Ramaphosa to receive President Abraham Ghali of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic

2018/06/01

Media accreditation for the BRICS Ministerial Meeting on Monday, 04 June 2018

 
May 2018
2018/05/30

Accreditation for the 10th BRICS Summit

2018/05/28

Deputy Minister Landers arrives in Togo on a working visit

2018/05/25 Address by H.E. President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa to Members of the Diplomatic Corps on the occasion of Africa Day, 25 May 2018, Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse, Pretoria
2018/05/24 President Rmaphosa to host the Diplomatic Corps in Celebration of Africa Day
2018/05/23

President Ramaphosa congratulates his Venezuelan counterpart

2018/05/23 Extracts from a speech by Luwellyn Landers MP during the Debate on Vote 1 – Presidency in the National Assembly on Wednesday, 23 May 2018
2018/05/23

Minister Sisulu to host the meeting of BRICS Foreign Ministers

2018/05/23

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 23 May 2018

2018/05/22

Minister Sisulu concludes successful visit to Argentina

2018/05/22

Minister Sisulu sends condolence message to Ambassador Funde's family

2018/05/19

President Ramaphosa sends condolence message to Cuba following plane crash

2018/05/18

Minister Sisulu attends the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting

2018/05/17

Future of Work to place Youth, Women & People with Disabilities at the centre of its efforts

2018/05/16

Remarks by L N Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the Post-Budget Vote Breakfast, 16 May 2018, Cape Town International Convention Centre

2018/05/15 Speech by L N Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation on the occasion of the Budget Vote of The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, 15 May 2018, Parliament
2018/05/15

Address by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Luwellyn Landers MP at the 2018 Departmental Budget Vote Speech on Tuesday, 15 May 2018

2018/05/15 Address by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation to the Joint Sitting of Parliament, Ms Reginah Mhaule on the occasion of the 2018 DIRCO Departmental Budget Vote Speech, 15 May 2018
2018/05/15

Media Statement by L N Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation on the occasion of the Budget Vote of the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, 15 May 2018, Parliament

2018/05/15

President Ramaphosa arrives in Switzerland to Co-Chair Meeting of International Labour Organisation’s Global Commission on the Future of Work

2018/05/14

South Africa withdraws its Ambassador to Israel following Israel’s deadly attack in the Gaza Strip

2018/05/14

President Ramaphosa appoints Deputy President Mabuza as Special Envoy to Russia

2018/05/14

President Ramaphosa to depart for Switzerland to Co-Chair Meeting of International Labour Organisation’s Global Commission on the Future of Work

2018/05/11

President Ramaphosa appointed Co-Chair of International Labour Organisation’s Global Commission on the Future of Work

2018/05/10

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu to deliver the Budget Vote Speech of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation

2018/05/09

President Ramaphosa expresses deep concern on the decision by the US Government to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran

2018/05/09

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 9 May 2018

2018/05/03

Sisulu saddened by the murder of a student on MUT campus

 
April 2018
2018/04/28

President Ramaphosa sends condolences message to Botswana following military plane crash

2018/04/28

South Africa congratulates the leaders of North and South Korea following historic meeting

2018/04/27

South Africa welcomes the high-level summit talks between the two Koreas

2018/04/26

Public warned of fraudulent emails using Minister Sisulu's name

2018/04/25

President Ramaphosa back in South Africa from a successful Visit in Angola

2018/04/25 Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 25 April 2018
2018/04/25 Communiqué of the Double Troika Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Luanda, Republic of Angola, 24 April 2018
2018/04/24

Opening Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the SADC Double Troika Summit, Luanda, Republic of Angola, 24 April 2018

2018/04/24

President Ramaphosa arrives in Luanda ahead of the SADC Double Troika Extraordinary Summit

2018/04/24

President Ramaphosa to take part in the Summit of the SADC Double Troika in Luanda

2018/04/24

Commonwealth endorses Centenary Celebrations of Nelson Mandela

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

President Ramaphosa reinforces BRICS relations with China and Russia

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

President Cyril Ramaphosa hails African Continental free trade area

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 begins Working Visit to the Republic of Rwanda

2018/03/20

President Ramaphosa congratulates his Russian counterpart following election victory

2018/03/19

President Ramaphosa to lead the South African delegation to the AU Summit in Rwanda

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

2018/03/17

President Ramaphosa concludes working visits to Mozambique and Zimbabwe

2018/03/17

President Ramaphosa arrives in Zimbabwe for working visit

2018/03/17

President Ramaphosa begins working visit to Mozambique

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

President Ramaphosa to undertake a Working Visit to Mozambique and Zimbabwe

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

President Ramaphosa receives courtesy call by President Lungu of Zambia

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

2018/03/03

President Ramaphosa has concluded his Working Visits to Angola, Botswana and Namibia

2018/03/03

President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives in Botswana for Working Visit

2018/03/02

President Ramaphosa arrives in Namibia for a Courtesy Call to President Hage Geingob

2018/03/02

President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives in Angola on a Working Visit

 
February 2018
2018/02/28

President Ramaphosa to undertake Working Visits to Angola, Botswana and Namibia

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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