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March April
2020/04/08

Media Briefing by Ministers of Basic Education and International Relations and Cooperation, 9 April 2020

2020/04/08 African Union reaffirms its unwaivering support to the WHO, 8 April 2020
2020/04/03 Communiqué of the African Union Bureau of Heads of State and Government Teleconference Meeting held on 03 April 2020
2020/04/03 DIRCO welcomes the first group of repatriated South Africans
 
March 2020
2020/03/31

Speaking Notes for the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, at the Press Briefing on South Africa’s Response to COVID-19 pandemic – 31 March 2020

2020/03/31

Media Briefing to update Government’s Lockdown Intervention Measures on COVID-19

2020/03/30

Message by President Cyril Ramaphosa on COVID-19 pandemic, 30 March 2020

2020/03/26 Communiqué of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Teleconference on COVID-19, held on 26 March 2020
2020/03/24

Media Briefings to further unpack Government’s Intervention Measures on COVID-19

2020/03/23 Media Briefing to further unpack Government’s Intervention Measures on COVID-19
2020/03/23 Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on escalation of measures to combat COVID-19 Epidemic, Union Buildings, Tshwane, 23 March 2020
2020/03/21

Remarks delivered by South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, on the occasion of the Presidential Inauguration and 30-Years Anniversary Celebration of the Independence of the Republic of Namibia, 21 March 2020

2020/03/20

Minister Pandor and her German Counterpart, Mr Heiko Maas, co-chaired the Tenth Meeting of the South Africa-Germany Bi-National Commission, 20 March 2020

2020/03/17 Travel Advisory in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
2020/03/17

President postpones Meeting with AU Commissioners

2020/03/15 Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on measures to combat COVID-19 Epidemic, 15 March 2020
2020/03/13

Speech by Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini at the Symposium on SA's chairing of the African Union, University of Venda, 13 March 2020

2020/03/12 Final Communiqué of the African Union Contact Group on Libya, Oyo, Republic of the Congo, 11-12 March 2020
2020/03/12

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Inaugural Meeting of the African Union Contact Group on Libya, Oyo, Republic of Congo, 12 March 2020

2020/03/11

Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini to address a symposium on SA’s chairing of the AU, University of Venda

2020/03/11

Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini to address a symposium on SA’s chairing of the AU, University of Venda

2020/03/11

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 11 March 2020

2020/03/09

South Africa observes Commonwealth Day

2020/03/05

NATJOINTS Update on the repatriation process of South African citizens residing in Wuhan

2020/03/04

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), 4 March 2020

2020/03/03

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on Iraq, 03 March 2020

 
February 2020
2020/02/27

President directs evacuation of South Africans from China following Corona Virus outbreak

2020/02/27

Deputy Minister Botes concludes working visit to Geneva

2020/02/26

Statement by H. E. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes to the High Level Segment of the Conference on Disarmament, 26 February 2020

2020/02/26

Statement by the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, Ambassador Jerry Matjila, at the Briefing of the Security Council on Non-Proliferation: supporting the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) ahead of the 2020 Review Conference, 26 February 2020

2020/02/25

Statement by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes during the Panel Discussion commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women: “Accelerating the Commitments of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action”, Geneva, 25 February 2020

2020/02/25

Address by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes to the Ambassadors of the African Group of the UN Human Rights Council, 25 February 2020, Geneva

2020/02/24

Statement by Deputy Minister Alvin Botes during the High-Level Panel National Statement during the 43rd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, 24 February 2020

2020/02/24

South African Statement on the High-Level Mainstreaming Panel under the theme "Thirty Years of Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Challenges and Opportunities", HRC43, Geneva, 24 February 2020

2020/02/23

Deputy Minister Botes to participate in the High-Level Segment UN Human Rights Council

2020/02/21

Opening Remarks by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the Bilateral Consultations with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, Prof Augusto Santos Silva, 21 February 2020, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria

2020/02/20

Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union on the agreement between H. E. Mr. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan and Dr. Riek Machar to form a Transitional Government of National Unity in South Sudan

2020/02/20

Minister Pandor to host her Portuguese counterpart for bilateral consultations

2020/02/19 State of the Nation Address (SONA) Debate - Speech by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, Cape Town, South Africa, 19 February 2020
2020/02/19

Statement by the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations during the UN Security Council Briefing on the Political Situation in Syria, Wednesday, 19 February 2020

2020/02/18

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on Ukraine, 18 February 2020

2020/02/18

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Briefing on Yemen, 18 February 2020

2020/02/15

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Annual Ubuntu Awards 2020, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, 15 February 2020

2020/02/14

President to address Ubuntu Awards Ceremony

2020/02/13 State of the Nation Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Parliament, Cape Town, 13 February 2020
2020/02/13

DIRCO to host the 2020 edition of the Ubuntu Awards

2020/02/12

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 12 February 2020

2020/02/11

Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the United Nations Security Council Briefing on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine, Tuesday, 11 February 2020

2020/02/09 Acceptance Statement by South African President H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa on assuming the Chair of the African Union for 2020, 33rd Session of the African Union Assembly, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 09 February 2020
2020/02/08

Acceptance Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the APR Forum of Heads of State and Government, 8 February 2020

2020/02/07

DIRCO to host the 2020 edition of the Ubuntu Awards

2020/02/06

Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini scheduled for a Back-to-School outreach in Mpumalanga

2020/02/05

President conveys condolences at passing of President Moi

2020/02/03 Keynote Address by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, at the Book Launch of the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), Pretoria, 03 February 2020
2020/02/03 Minister Pandor to deliver a keynote address at the launch of the Mapungubwe Institute’s Publication: Africa and the World: Navigating Shifting Geopolitics
2020/02/03

Joint Communiqué of the Inaugural Meeting of the South Africa – The Netherlands Joint Commission for Cooperation, 3 February 2020

2020/02/01

Statement by the Minister of Health Statement on the Coronavirus

 
January 2020
2020/01/31

Minister Pandor to host her Netherlands counterpart for a Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC)

2020/01/31

Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini scheduled for a Back-to-School outreach in Limpopo

2020/01/31

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 31 January 2020

2020/01/29

South Africa’s Statement on the United States Proposed Middle-East Peace Plan

2020/01/29

Remarks by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, at the Lunch of the African Heads of Diplomatic Mission on 29 January 2020 at the Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria

2020/01/28 Keynote Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the South African Heads of Mission accredited to African Countries Conference, OR Tambo Conference Centre, Tshwane, 28 January 2020
2020/01/28

Closing Remarks by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Mashego-Dlamini, at the DIRCO-Hosted Africa Heads of Mission Conference, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, 28 January 2020

2020/01/28

Welcome Remarks by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Dr Naledi Pandor, at the DIRCO-Hosted Africa Heads of Mission Conference, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, 28 January 2020

2020/01/27 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), No cause for panic
2020/01/26 Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa the South African Heads of Missions Conference, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria. South Africa
2020/01/22

Deputy Minster Botes embarks on a Back-to-School campaign

2020/01/22

Postponement of the Back-to-School outreach in Limpopo by Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini

2020/01/21

Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini scheduled for a Back-to-School outreach in Limpopo

2020/01/20

Deadline for Ubuntu Awards 2020 nominations

2020/01/17

Joint Communiqué of the 10th Session of the Joint Ministerial Commission between the Republic of India and the Republic of South Africa, New Delhi, 17 January 2020

2002/01/16

President Ramaphosa will not attend Davos and London events

2002/01/16

Address at Raisina Dialogue, India by South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, 16 January 2020: ‘Education as a foundation for democracies, development and Multilateralism’

2002/01/13

Minister Pandor to attend the Fifth Raisina Dialogue Conference and co-chair South Africa – India JMC in India, 14-17 January 2020

2020/01/12

Joint Communiqué on the occasion of an Official Visit of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali of Ethiopia to South Africa

2019/01/10

President calls for peaceful resolution of US-Iran tension

2020/01/09 President Ramaphosa to host Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali on an Official Visit
2020/01/09

Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Open Debate on the Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Upholding the Charter of the United Nations, 09 January 2020

2020/01/08

South Africa conveys its sincere condolences to the Government and People of Ukraine following the tragic aircraft crash near Tehran

2020/01/08

Statement by Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Meeting on UNOWAS, 8 January 2020

2020/01/03

South Africa calls for calm in Iraq

 
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