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July 2022
2022/07/06

Minister Pandor attends G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bali, Indonesia

2022/07/03

Minister Pandor undertakes Official Visit to Singapore

2022/07/01

Spain and South Africa Joint Communiqué on the 14th Round of Bilateral Consultations held in Madrid, Spain, 1 July 2022

 
June 2022
2022/06/30

South Africa calls for investigation into distressing number of deaths of African migrants attempting to cross the Morocco – Spain border

2022/06/29 South Africa and Spain to strengthen bilateral cooperation
2022/06/27

Keynote Address by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, at the South Africa Trade and Investment Seminar in Porto 27 June 2022

2022/06/24 XIV BRICS Summit Beijing Declaration, 23-24 June 2022
2022/06/24

Joint Communiqué of the Seventh Session of Bilateral Consultations between Portugal and South Africa

2022/06/24

Statement by Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini on the occasion of Procurement Seminar, 24 June 2022

2022/06/23

Deputy Minister Botes arrives in Portugal for Bilateral Consultations

2022/06/22

Statement on the Virtual Cabinet Meeting of 22 June 2022

2022/06/21

Minister Naledi Pandor leads a South African delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2022)

2022/06/21

Statement by Mr Alvin Botes Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa to the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, 21 June 2022, Vienna, Austria

2022/06/20

Deputy Minister Botes attending meeting in Vienna on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

2022/06/17 Minister Pandor concludes successful visit to the Nordic region
2022/06/15

Minister Pandor arrives in Sweden after successful visit to Finland

2022/06/13

Minister Pandor arrives in Finland for the Nordic – Africa Foreign Ministers' Meeting

2022/06/08

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 8 June 2022

 
May 2022
2022/05/30

South Africa and Uruguay to hold inaugural Political Consultations

2022/05/26

Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini to embark on a community engagement programme in Mpumalanga

2022/05/25

Address by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes, at the Parliament of South Africa: National Assembly, on the 20th anniversary of the African Union in 20 Years, (hybrid), 25 May 2022

2022/05/25

Statement on the virtual Cabinet Meeting of 25 May 2022

2022/05/24

Minister Pandor to undertake a Working Visit to Egypt to co-chair the Ninth South Africa – Egypt Joint Commission for Cooperation on 25 May 2022

2022/05/23

Joint Statement on the 10th Session of the Deputy Ministerial Working Group between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of South Africa held in Tehran on 23 May 2022 (corresponding to 2 Khor 1401)

2022/05/22

Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini to co-chair the 10th Session of the South Africa – Iran Deputy Ministerial Working Group

2022/05/22

Investment Seminar to be held in Kimberley

2022/05/21

DIRCO rejects reports of ISIS fighters returning to South Africa

2022/05/20

Minister Naledi Pandor’s Remarks to Learners at Zinikeleni Secondary School, 20 May 2022

2022/05/20

Investment Seminar to be held in Kimberley

2022/05/20

Standalone BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations Meeting and the First BRICS Plus Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue

2022/05/19

Minister Pandor to officially hand over computers to Zinikeleni Secondary School in Carolina, Mpumalanga Province

2022/05/18

Remarks by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations at the Seminar to mark the 20th anniversary of the African Union, hosted by the University of Cape Town, on 18 May 2022

2022/05/17

Africa in 2063 – Removing obstacles to prosperity, Dr GNM Pandor, MP, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, University of Cape Town, 17 May 2022

2022/05/17

Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini arrives in Geneva to Co-Chair the Fourth Capital Level Meeting of the Global Network of National Focal Points of Women, Peace and Security

2022/05/17

Economic Assistance Agreement with the Republic of Cuba

2022/05/16

Minister Pandor to speak at two events in Cape Town marking the AU’s 20th anniversary

2022/05/16

Minister Pandor to speak at the book launch - Beyond Fear: Reflections of a Freedom Fighter by late Former Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim

2022/05/14

President extends condolences on passing of UAE President His Royal Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

2022/05/12 Speech by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, on the occasion of the Budget Vote, 12 May 2022
2022/05/12

International Relations and Cooperation, Budget Vote Speech, Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini, 12 May 2022

2022/05/12 International Relations and Cooperation, Budget Vote Speech, Deputy Minister Alvin Botes, 12 May 2022
2022/05/11

DIRCO condemns the killing of Aljazeera journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh

2022/05/11

Statement on the virtual Cabinet Meeting of 11 May 2022

2022/05/10

Minister Pandor to table the Department of International and Cooperation’s (DIRCO) Budget Vote

 
April 2022
2022/04/28

Opening Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the Official Talks on the occasion of State Visit by Guinea-Bissau President Embaló, Union Buildings, Tshwane, 28 April 2022

2022/04/25

President Ramaphosa to host President Embaló of Guinea Bissau on State Visit

2022/04/24

Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini arrives in India to attend the Raisina Dialogue

2022/04/24

South Africa expresses concern at developments in Jerusalem

2022/04/23

President extends condolences on passing of former President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya

2022/04/22

Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the Fifth Session of the South Africa – Botswana Bi-National Commission (BNC), 22 April 2022

2022/04/22

Closing Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the Plenary Session of the Fifth South Africa – Botswana Bi-National Commission, 22 April 2022

2022/04/22

Opening Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the Plenary Session of the South Africa – Botswana Bi-National Commission, 22 April 2022, Pretoria

2022/04/21

Opening Remarks by Minister Naledi Pandor on the occasion of the Ministerial Session of the Fifth Session of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) between the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Botswana, Pretoria, 21 April 2022

2022/04/21

President Ramaphosa to host President Mokgweetsi Eric Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana for a Bi-National Commission

2022/04/20

Minister Pandor and her counterpart to co-chair Ministerial Segment of the South Africa – Botswana BNC

2022/04/19

South Africa – Botswana Bi-National Commission to take place in Pretoria

2022/04/16

President postpones Saudi Arabia visit to focus on Kwazulu-Natal Disaster

2022/04/12 Communiqué of the Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Organ Troika of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) plus SAMIM Personnel Contributing Countries and the Republic of Mozambique, 12th April, 2022
2022/04/09 Remarks by Minister Naledi Pandor, Dinner hosted by the Charlotte Maxeke Institute, Saturday, 9 April 2022
2022/04/09

Minister Pandor to deliver a keynote address at the Gala Dinner function hosted by the Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Institute to honour DIRCO’s role in preserving Mama Charlotte Maxeke’s legacy

2022/04/08

Statement by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, during the Media Briefing on the Russia / Ukraine Conflict, 08 April 2022

2022/04/07

Media Briefing on ongoing Ukraine / Russia Conflict

2022/04/07

Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the South African Heads of Mission Conference, 7 April 2022

2022/04/07

Address by HE Dr Naledi Pandor, MP, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation to the South African Heads of Mission Conference, 7 April 2022

2022/04/07

Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa, on the Resolution to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council, 07 April 2022

2022/04/06 President Ramaphosa to address Diplomatic Heads of Mission Conference
2022/04/06

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 6 April 2022

2022/04/03 Opening Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, at the Extraordinary Meeting of the Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika Plus the Republic of Mozambique in Pretoria – 03 April 2022
2022/04/02

SADC Troika Ministerial Meeting to take place on Sunday, 03 April

2022/04/01

Minister Pandor wishes Mr Dangor well as the new DG of DIRCO

March 2022
2022/04/01

Opening Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, at the Extraordinary Meeting of the Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika Plus the Republic of Mozambique In Pretoria – 03 April 2022

2022/03/31

Update on media arrangements for the SADC Organ Troika Plus the Republic of Mozambique and the Kingdom of eSwatini

2022/03/24

South Africa calls for humanitarian assistance in Ukraine and dialogue, mediation and diplomacy to end the Russia-Ukraine conflict in the UN General Assembly

2022/03/24

Explanation of Vote on the humanitarian resolution in Ukraine on the occasion of the Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly on 24 March 2022

2022/03/23

Minister Pandor on the Court Ruling regarding the South African Humanitarian Aid to Cuba

2022/03/23

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 23 March 2022

2022/03/22

South Africa to host SADC Extra-Ordinary Organ Troika Summit

2022/03/16

South Africa Chairs the 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

2022/03/15

Parliamentary Debate Speech for the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Candith Mashego-Dlamini, for Parliamentary Debate on Russia – Ukraine Crisis, Tuesday, 15 March 2022

2022/03/14

South Africa observes Commonwealth Day

2022/03/13

South Africa and Nepal sign new agreement

2022/03/13

Deputy Minister Botes concludes Working Visit to Norway and Sweden

2022/03/12

Minister Pandor to participate in the panel discussion “Revitalising Multilateralism: The United Nations and Beyond” in Turkey

2022/03/11

Ukraine needs an inclusive and lasting roadmap to peace, Daily Maverick, by Clayson Monyela, 11 March 2022

2022/03/11 Joint Communiqué on the occasion of a Working Visit by His Excellency, Mr Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, to the Republic of South Africa on 11 March 2022
2022/03/10 Opening Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor at the Ministerial Third Session Bi-National Commission between the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Mozambique in Pretoria (08 – 11 March 2022), on 10 March 2022
2022/03/10 Aspen partners with South African Government to evacuate South African Students from the Ukraine conflict
2022/03/09

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 9 March 2022

2022/03/08

Deputy Minister Botes arrives in Sweden for Political Consultations

2022/03/08

Opening of the Ministerial Segment of the South Africa – Mozambique BNC

2022/03/07

Deputy Minister Botes arrives in Norway for Political Consultations

2022/03/02

South Africa’s statement in explanation of vote on Ukraine the UN General Assembly Emergency Special Session, 2 March 2022

2022/03/01

Statement by South Africa at the Emergency United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Ukraine

2022/03/01 Statement by HE Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, to the High-Level Segment of the Conference on Disarmament, 01 March 2022
 
February 2022
2022/02/28

46th Session of the Human Rights Council, South Africa’s Statement for the High-Level Segment, Geneva, 28 February 2022

2022/02/27

Minister Pandor to participate in the High-Level Segment of the 49th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland

2022/02/24 In solidarity with the people of Palestine: Remembering the Goldstein massacre, Daily Maverick, by Alvin Botes, 24 February 2022
2022/02/24

South African Government calls for a peaceful resolution of the escalating conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine

2022/02/23

South African Government is concerned about the escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine

2022/02/23

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 23 February 2022

2022/02/22

Closing Remarks by Mr Alvin Botes, Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, on the conclusion of the Second South Africa – Ireland JCC, 22 February 2022

2022/02/22

Joint Communiqué: South Africa – Ireland Second Joint Commission for Cooperation, Pretoria, 22 February 2022

2022/02/20 Deputy Minister Botes to host his Irish Counterpart for a Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC)
2022/02/17

Minister Pandor to participate in the 58th Edition of the Munich Security Conference

2022/02/12

Welcome Remarks by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of Ubuntu Awards 2022, 12 February 2022

2022/02/10 State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Cape Town City Hall, 10 February 2022
2022/02/09

DIRCO’s electricity account is up-to-date

2022/02/09

Statement of the virtual Cabinet Meeting of 9 February 2022

2022/02/03

South Africa condemns the attempted coup d’état in Guinea-Bissau

2022/02/03

South Africa calls for cessation of violence and restoration of peace and rule of law in Myanmar

2022/02/02

President Ramaphosa undertakes Working Visit to Mozambique

 
January 2022
2022/01/31

Minister Pandor to participate in the 40th Ordinary Session of the AU Executive Council

2022/01/30 Nominations are open for the Ubuntu Awards 2022
2022/02/28

Statement on the Cabinet Lekgotla and Special Cabinet Meeting of 27 and 28 January 2022

2022/01/27

South Africa has maintained a consistent position on the Israel – Palestine question

2022/01/26

Commemoration of the first anniversary of the entry-into-force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

2022/01/25 South Africa condemns the coup d’état in Burkina Faso
2022/01/18

South Africa condemns attacks directed at targets in the United Arab Emirates

2022/01/16

Deputy Minister Botes makes follow-up visit George; embarks on District Development Model and Back-to-School campaigns

 
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