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2009
2009/12/31 President JG Zuma’s 2010 new year’s message to the Nation
2009/12/18 Address by President Jacob Zuma at UN Climate Change Conference, Copenhagen, 18 December 2009
2009/12/11 Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane’s welcoming address at the Occasion of the Opening of the OR Tambo building, 11 December 2009
2009/12/11 Address by President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the Official Opening of DIRCO’s O.R Tambo Building, 11th December 2009
2009/12/11 Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane’s Christmas Message to DIRCO Officials – December 11th, 2009
2009/12/11 The Director-General’s Speech on the occasion of the Official Opening of the new DIRCO Building – December 11th, 2009
2009/12/08 Toast Remarks by Deputy Minister Ebrahim I Ebrahim on the occasion of the National Day of Japan, Pretoria, 8 December 2009
2009/12/07 Remarks by President JG Zuma at the State Banquet hosted by President RB Banda in His honour during State Visit in Lusaka, Zambia, 7 December 2009
2009/12/07 Opening Remarks for Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim at the Second Annual SA – Switzerland Consultation, Pretoria, 7 December 2009
2009/12/04 Statement by Ambassador Baso Sangqu, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations and Head of South African Delegation to the High-Level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation held in Nairobi, Kenya from 1 – 3 December 2009
2009/12/01 President Jacob Zuma on the Occasion of World Aids Day, Pretoria Showgrounds, 1 December 2009
2009/11/24

Toast Remarks by His Excellency, President J G Zuma on the Official State Visit by their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of the Kingdom of Norway, 24 November 2009

2009/11/24 Closing Remarks by His Excellency, President J G Zuma on the Official State Visit by their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of the Kingdom of Norway, 24 November 2009
2009/11/24 Opening and Welcome Remarks by His Excellency, President J G Zuma on the Official State Visit by their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of the Kingdom of Norway, 24 November 2009.
2009/11/23

Speech by Deputy Minister Ebrahim I Ebrahim on the Occasion of the Ministerial Meeting of the Second Africa-Korea Forum, 24 November, Seoul, Korea

2009/11/17 Department of International Relations and Co-operation Media Briefing by the Director-General, Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba at the new International Relations and Co-operation Building on 17 November 2009
2009/11/13 Speech By Minister Nkoana-Mashabane At The Heads Of Mission Conference For The Asia And Middle East Region, New Delhi, India, 13 November 2009
2009/11/11 Minister’s Speech at the Dinner hosted by the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Mr. R. Bogollagama, Sri Lanka, 11 November 2009
2009/11/10 Media Briefing by Director General of Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba, 10 November 2009
2009/11/10 Statement by Ambassador Baso Sangqu, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations on the Introduction and Adoption of the Resolution entitled "Nelson Mandela International Day"
2009/11/09 Deputy Minister Sue van der Merwe Speech to the World Travel Market, November 9, 2009, London
2009/11/07 Message of condolence by Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr. Ebrahim Ebrahim,  at the funeral service of Mr. Walter Ernst Shafers
2009/11/05

Address by Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim on the occasion of the DIRCO 2009 Annual Conference on the Theme: “Closing the gap between Domestic and Foreign Policies”, Southern Sun Hotel, Pretoria, 5 November 2009

2009/11/03 Opening Remarks by His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma, on the occasion of the South Africa –Namibia Heads of State Economic Bilateral Forum, Presidential Guest House, Pretoria, 3 November 2009
2009/10/29 Opening Remarks by Minister Maite Nkoana Mashabane at the opening of the Ministerial Session of the RSA/DRC Bi-National Commission held at the Southern Sun Hotel, Pretoria: 29 October 2009
2009/10/28 Statement by Mr Ebrahim I. Ebrahim, Deputy Minister of  International Relations and Co-operation of the Republic of South Africa, at the Al Quds International Forum, Rabat, Morocco, 28 October 2009
200/10/27

Transcript of the Opening Remarks by the International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana Mashabane on the occasion of the 8th Session of the South Africa-Russia Intergovernmental Committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), 27 October 2009, Cape Town.

2009/10/26 Address by Deputy Minister Sue van der Merwe on the Occasion of the Commemoration of UN Day, 26 October 2009, Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria
2009/10/22 Lecture by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane at Rhodes Unversity, Grahamstown, 20 October 2009
2009/10/16 Public Lecture by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at the University of Limpopo, 16 October 2009
2009/10/13

Department of International Relations and Cooperation
Media Briefing by the Director General, Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba
at the new International Relations and Cooperation Building, 13 October 2009

2009/10/09 Deputy MInister Ebrahim Ebrahim  holds discussions with the head of Polisario Front Delegation to the negotiation with Morocco
2009/10/08 Address by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma at the World Trade Centre Business Club, Sao Paulo, 8 October 2009
2009/10/06 Statement delivered by Deputy Minister Sue van der Merwe to the European Union Parliamentary Delegation for Relations with South Africa, European Union Parliament, Brussels, Tuesday 6 October 2009
2009/09/28 Closing Remarks by Deputy Minister Ebrahim at a Press Conference, Tehran, Iran, 30 September 2009
2009/09/28

Opening Remarks by Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim on the occasion of the South Africa - Iran Fourth Deputy Ministerial Working Group, Tehran, 28 September 2009

2009/09/26 Address by the President of the Republic of South Africa His Excellency Mr JG Zuma on the occasion of the 2nd Africa-South America Summit (ASA), 26 September 2009, Margarita Island, Venezuela
2009/09/23 Address by the President of the Republic of South Africa His Excellency Mr Jacob Zuma to the 64th United Nations General Assembly Debate, New York, USA, 23 September 2009
2009/09/22 Message by South African President Jacob Zuma to the UN Secretary General's High Level Summit on Climate Change, 22 September 2009
2009/09/17 Address by Deputy Minister Ebrahim at the South African Institute of International Affairs’ 75TH Anniversary Conference, Thursday 17 September 2009
2009/09/17 Transcript of Minister Maite Nkoana Mashabane’s press comments upon conclusion of the Courtesy call on President of Government of Southern Sudan , Salva Kirr Mayardit in Juba, South Sudan, Wednesday 17 September 2009
2009/09/10 Toast remarks by President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the official dinner hosted in honour of Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt of Sweden, 10 September 2009
2009/09/10 Keynote Address by Deputy Minister Sue Van Der Merwe, South Africa – European Union Academic Seminar, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Belville Campus, 10 September 2009
2009/09/07 Statement by His Excellency Mr Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, on the occasion of the Official Opening of the 29th SADC Ordinary Summit; Kinshasa; Democratic Republic of Congo, 7 September 2009
2009/08/31 Department of International Relations and Cooperation, South Africa, Media Briefing by the Director General, Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba at the Union Buildings on 2009-08-31 at 13:30
2009/08/29 Address by President Zuma to a Dinner in His Honour Hosted by President Robert Mugabe, Harare, Zimbabwe, 27 August 2009
2009/08/25 Final Communiqué of the visit by HE Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa to the Republic of Angola, 19-21 August 2009
2009/08/20 Closing address by the President of the Republic of South Africa, HE Jacob Zuma, to the South Africa - Angola Business Forum Seminar Meeting; Luanda, Angola
2009/08/13

Speech by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, HE Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on the Occasion of the Heads of Missions Conference, 13 August 2009

2009/08/09 Address by His Excellency Mr JG Zuma, President of the Republic on the occasion of the 53rd Anniversary of the Women’s March to the Union Buildings; Vryheid, National Women’s Day, 9 August 2009
2009/08/07

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane’s Speech on the occasion of a dinner in Honour of the United States of America Secretary of State, Mrs Hillary Rodham Clinton, Presidential Guest House, 07 August 2009.

2009/07/30

Notes following the Briefing of Department International Relations and Cooperation’s Director- General, Ayanda Ntsaluba

2009/07/23 Speech by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mme- Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on the Occasion of the opening of the “doing business with India” Conference, Sandton, Thursday, 23 July 2009
2009/07/22 Statement Delivered by H.E Mr. Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, at the United Nations Security Council Debate on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, 22 July 2009
2009/07/22 Notes following briefing by Multilateral DDG Nene, Union Buildings, Pretoria, 22 July 2009.
2009/07/15 Statement by He Jacob G Zuma President of the Republic of South Africa General Debate XV Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt 15 July 2009
2009/07/14 Congratulatory Remarks by Deputy Minister Sue van der Merwe at the Celebration of the French National Day, Tuesday 14 July 2009, Pretoria
2009/07/13 Statement by H.E. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Preparatory Ministerial Meeting XV Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non Aligned Movement, Sharm El Sheikh, 13 July 2009
2009/07/13 Statement by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Committee on Palestine Sharm El Sheikh 13 July 2009
2009/07/12 Vote of Thanks by Deputy Minister Ebrahim I. Ebrahim of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on the occasion of receiving the Geremek Prize for Outstanding Achievement on Democracy Promotion, 12 July 2009, Lisbon, Portugal
2009/07/08

Statement by the President of the Republic of south Africa, his Excellency Jacob Zuma at the Conclusion of the meeting of the Leaders of the Group of Five (G5), L'aquila, Italy, 8 July 2009

2009/07/06 Keynote Address by President JG Zuma at the Second Judicial Conference for South African Judges, Kievietskroon Conference Centre, Pretoria, 6 July 2009
2009/07/03 Closing Remarks by President Jacob Zuma of the Republic of South Africa to the 13th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government, Sirte, Libya, 3 July 2009
2009/07/03 Statement by Ambassador Abdul Samad Minty, South Africa’s Governor to the IAEA Board of Governors at the IAEA Board of Governors meeting, Vienna, 3 July 2009: Appointment of the Director General of the IAEA
2009/07/01 Statement by the President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency, Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the 13th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit, Libya, 1 July 2009
2009/07/01 Budget Vote of the Department of Finance: Speech by Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan, Parliament, Cape Town, 1 July 2009
2009/06/26 Statement delivered by Deputy Minister Sue van der Merwe at the 49th National Day Celebration of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday 26 June 2009
2009/06/24 Opening Statement by Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim of the Department of International Relations and Co-Operations (DICO) during the 7TH South Africa-Cuba Joint Consultative Mechanism, Havana, Cuba, 23 June 2009
2009/06/23

Address by the Minister of International Relations & Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on the occasion of the Forum for Supporters of the CPA Washington D.C., 23rd  June 2009

2009/06/20 Welcome Statement by His Excellency JG Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, on the occasion of the Extra-ordinary Meeting of Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government, South Africa, 20 June 2009
2009/06/18 Address by Deputy Minister of International Relations & Cooperation Sue van der Merwe in Reply to the Budget Vote, National Assembly, 18 June 2009
2009/06/18 Reply to the Budget Vote by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim, to the National Assembly, 18 June 2009
2009/06/18 Address by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to the National Assembly on the occasion of the DICO Budget Vote, Thursday, 18 June 2009
2009/06/16 Keynote Address delivered by the President of the Republic, His Excellency, Jacob Zuma, at the 33rd Anniversary of the Soweto Student Uprising and the National Youth Day, Hunterfield Stadium, Katlehong, Ekurhuleni, 16 June 2009
2009/06/15 Keynote Address by Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim at Diplomatic Academy Graduation Ceremony, 15 June 2009
2009/06/12

Statement by Deputy Minister Sue van der Merwe on the Occasion of the National Day Celebration of the Republic of the Philippines, Friday 12 June 2009

2009/06/11 Address by Mrs Sue van der Merwe, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation on the occasion of the National Day Celebration of the Russian Federation, held in Pretoria on 11 June 2009.
2009/06/10 Opening Address by His Excellency, the President JG Zuma at the World Economic Forum on Africa, Cape Town, 10 June 2009
2009/06/09 Address by President Jacob Zuma in response to the Debate on the State of the Nation Address, Parliament, Cape Town, 9 June 2009
2009/06/09 Statement on the launch of the Youth Month (June) Programme by the Minister in The Presidency, Collins Chabane, Cape Town, 9 June 2009 (outside link)
2009/06/04 Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane response during the Debate on the State of the Nation Address
2009/06/03 State of the Nation Address by His Excellency J G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, Joint Sitting of Parliament, Cape Town. 03 June 2009
2009/06/01 Remarks by Deputy Minister van der Merwe at the Reception celebrating Sweden assuming the EU Presidency, Wednesday 1 June 2009
2009/05/29 Address by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Mme Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on the occasion of the Africa Day at a Gala Dinner in Midrand South Africa on the 29th May 2009
2009/05/29 Opening Remarks by Ms Sue van der Merwe, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the Occasion of the “Showcase South Africa, Leverage China opportunities” Expo 2010 Shanghai China Roadshow, Friday 29 May 2009
2009/05/26 Statement by Ambassador Abdul Samad Minty, South Africa’s Governor to the IAEA Board of Governors at the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, Vienna, 26 May 2009: Appointment of the Director General of the of the IAEA
2009/05/20 Address by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation on the occasion of the Gala Dinner with the Diplomatic Corps held at Emperor’s Palace, Wednesday, 20th May 2009
2009/05/14 Statement by Minister Maite Nkoana–Mashabane on the name change to Department of International Relations and Co-Operation (DICO)
2009/05/11 Transcript Copy: Media Briefing by President Jacob Zuma, Media Centre, Union Buildings, Pretoria, Sunday 10 May 2009
2009/05/11 Address by His Excellency Mr Jacob Zuma on the occasion of his Inauguration as Fourth President of the Republic of South Africa, Union Buildings, Pretoria, 9 May 2009
2009/05/07 Transcript Copy: Media Briefing by Director-General Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba on Preparations for the Inauguration, Media Centre, Union Buildings, Pretoria, Thursday 7 May 2009
2009/04/29

Notes following briefing to Media by Director-General Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba Media Centre, Union Buildings, Pretoria Wednesday 29 April 2009

2009/04/27

Address by the President of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe, at the Freedom Day Celebrations in Durban, 27 April 2009

2009/04/21 Notes following the Media Briefing by the Foreign Affairs Director General Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba: 21 April 2009
2009/04/20 Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Africa, Dr N.C. Dlamini Zuma on behalf of the African Group, Durban Review Conference, Palais des Nations, Geneva, 20 April 2009
2009/04/08

Notes Following Briefing to Media by Director-General Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba, Media Centre, Union Buildings, Pretoria, Wednesday 8 April 2009

2009/04/14 Notes following Media Briefing by Deputy Minister Fatima Hajaig the Iraqi Under-Secretary, Labeed Abbawi, 14 April 2009
2009/03/27 Statement by Ambassador Abdul Samad Minty, South Africa’s Governor to the IAEA Board of Governors at the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, Vienna, 27 March 2009: Appointment of the Director General of the IAEA
2009/03/26 Address by Deputy Minister Sue van der Merwe on the occasion pf the Karoo Development Conference Graaf Reinet 26 March 2009
2009/03/26 Address by the Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr GC Oosthuizen on the occasion of the Launch of South Africa’s FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 Campaign in Milan, Italy, 26 March 2009
2009/03/25

Notes Following a Media Briefing by the Foreign Minister, DR Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and her Rwandan Counterpart, MS Rosemary Museminali.

2009/03/22 Impact of the global economic slowdown on Sub-Saharan Africa By
The Honourable Sue van der Merwe, MP Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Republic of South Africa
2009/03/20 Media Briefing by Defence Minister Charles Nqakula on the Outcomes of the SADC Summit of Troika of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, 20 March 2009, Pretoria
2009/03/19 Remarks by Foreign Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Secretary of State, Ms Hillary Clinton, 19 March 2009:
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2009/03/18 Statement Delivered by Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Africa, at the United Nations Security Council Debate on Peace and security in Africa, 18 March 2009
2009/03/04 Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr NC Dlamini Zuma at the 10th Session of the Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland: 04 March 2009
2009/03/04 Statement by Ambassador Abdul Samad Minty, South Africa’s Governor to the IAEA Board of Governors at the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, Vienna, 4 March 2009
2009/03/03 Minister Dlamini Zuma’s Address at the Launch of the MTN FIFA World Cup Campaign, 3 March 2009, Johannesburg
2009/03/03 Notes following Bilateral Discussions between Deputy Minister van der Merwe and Finnish Trade and Development Cooperation Minister, Dr Paavo Vayrynen
2009/02/27 Speaking Notes for Post Council Media Briefing by Hon. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the SADC Council of Ministers, Cape Town International Convention Centre, 27 February 2009
2009/02/26 Remarks by President Motlanthe to Designated Heads of Mission at Credentials Ceremony, Presidential Guesthouse, Pretoria, Thursday 26 February 2009
2009/02/26 Address by Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Sue van der Merwe on the occasion of the Trade and Investment Seminar on Southern Sudan, 26 February 2009, Hilton Hotel, Sandton
2009/02/26 Welcome Address by Minister Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to the SADC Council of Ministers Meeting, Cape Town, 26 – 27 February 2009
2009/02/25 Notes Following Briefing to Media by President Motlanthe and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Pretoria, 25 February 2009
2009/02/20 Notes following media briefing by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr N.C. Dlamini Zuma and Her Sudanese counterpart, Dr Deng Alor Kuol
2009/02/20 Transcript Copy: Notes Following Briefing to Media by Foreign Affairs Director General Ayanda Ntsaluba
2009/02/19 Notes following a Press Briefing by Minsiter Dlamnni Zuma and her Mexican Counterpart, Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa, 19 February 2009, Cape Town
2009/02/13

Address Delivered by The President of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe, on the Occasion of the Swearing-In of Cabinet Ministers in Harare, Zimbabwe, 13 February 2009

2009/02/13 Notes following Briefing to the Media on Conclusion of South Africa - Bulgaria Bilateral Discussions Presidential Guesthouse, Bryntirion Estate, Pretoria Friday 13 February 2009
2009/02/11 Budget Speech by Minister of Finance, Trevor A Manuel, 2009, 11 February 2009
2009/02/10 Notes following a Media Briefing by the Foreign Affairs Director General, Dr A. Ntsaluba on 10 February 2009, Cape Town
2009/02/09 Address by Minister Dlamini Zuma during the State of the Nation Debate: “A Better Africa and a Better World”, 9 February 2009
2009/02/06 State of the Nation Address of the President of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe, to the Joint Sitting of Parliament, Cape Town, 6 February 2009
2009/02/04 Notes following a Briefing by Deputy Minister Sue van der Merwe and her Qatari Counter-Part, Mr Mohammed Al-Rumaihi, 04 February 2009, Cape Town
2009/01/28 Notes following Briefing to the Media by Reverend Frank Chikane on the SADC Agreement on Zimbabwe, Union Buildings, Pretoria, Wednesday 28 January 2009
2009/01/27 Opening Remarks by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Fatima Hajaig at 9th South Africa – Japan Partnership Forum
2009/01/24 Speech by the President of the Republic of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe, on the occasion of the Handover of the new building for the Ahmed Baba Institute, Timbuktu, Mali, 24 January 2009
2009/01/24 Eulogy by Her Excellency, Minister, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma at Mike Terry’s Memorial Service, Saturday, 24th January, 2009, London
2009/01/23 Notes following Briefing to the Media on Conclusion of South Africa – Denmark Bilateral Discussions, Union Buildings, East Wing, Pretoria, Friday 23 January 2009
2009/01/16 Opening Remarks on Commencement of South Africa – European Union Troika Ministerial Meeting Arabella Sheraton, Kleinmond, Western Cape, Friday 16 January 2009
2009/01/14 Notes following Briefing to Media by Director-General Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba Media Centre, Union Buildings, Pretoria, Wednesday 14 January 2009
2009/01/13 Farewell Remarks by Deputy Minister Sue van der Merwe on the occasion of the farewell lunch in honour of Ambassador Eric Bost of the United States of America, Tuesday 13 January 2009

 

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