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2015
2015/12/05

Media Statement by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H. E. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane upon the closing of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), 4-5 December 2015, Sandton, ICC

2015/12/04

Welcome Address by President Jacob Zuma during the Opening Ceremony of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, FOCAC, Sandton International Convention Centre, Johannesburg, 4 December 2015

2015/12/04 Address by H. E. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, at the Opening Ceremony of the Johannesburg Summit of The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, 4 December 2015
2015/12/03 President Zuma: Welcoming remarks during Banquet in honour of Heads of State and Dignitaries attending the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation FOCAC Summit, 3 December 2015
2015/12/03 Welcome Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H. E. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on the occasion of the Opening Ceremony of the 6th Ministerial Meeting of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), 3rd December 2015
2015/12/02 Opening Remarks by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Senior Officials Meeting, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, 02 December 2015
2015/12/02

Statement by Ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko from South Africa on behalf of the Group Of 77 and China, Open-Ended Consultation on Finance Process, Paris, France, 2 December 2015, 13.00-15.00

2015/11/18 Opening Statement by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, delivered at the General Debate of the Fourteenth Meeting of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court, The Hague, 18 – 26 November 2015
2015/11/17 Opening Remarks by Deputy Minister Landers during the Bilateral Meeting with his Hungarian Counterpart, Dr László Szabó
2015/11/12 Remarks by H. E. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, following the conclusion of the 13th Session of the Joint Intergovernmental Committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) between the Russian Federation and the Republic of South Africa, Thursday, 12 November 2015, Moscow
2015/11/06 Remarks by Hon. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the media briefing on the Second FOCAC Summit, 6 November 2015, OR Tambo Building, Rietondale, Pretoria
2015/11/03

Public lecture by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers, at the Pontifica Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic, 03 November 2015

2015/10/29

Statement by President Jacob Zuma at the India-Africa Forum Summit, New Delhi, India, 29 October 2015

2015/10/28 Remarks by President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the Business Luncheon with Captains of Industry, New Delhi, India, 28 October 2015
2015/10/27 Statement by H.E. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, delivered at the Ministerial Session of the Third India-Africa Forum Summit, New Delhi, India, 27 October 2015
2015/10/23

Statement by President Jacob Zuma at the conclusion of Consultation with Representatives of the University Community, 23 October 2015

2015/10/21

Comments on the Negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by the Chairperson of the G77 and China, Ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko, Bonn, 21 October 2015

2015/10/15

Opening Remarks by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane at the Ministerial Session of the 9th Bi-National Commission between South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kinshasa, 15 October 2015

2015/10/08 Africa's Plan of Action by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane - TNA, 08 October 2015
2015/10/05 Address by H.E. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, at the opening of the 1st Ordinary Session of the Fourth Pan-African Parliament, Midrand, 05 October 2015
2015/10/05 Remarks by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers on the occasion of a Seminar aimed at promoting Bilateral Relations between South Africa and Madagascar, Antananarivo, 05 October 2015
2015/10/01 Working with our friends - The New Age, 01 October 2015
2015/09/29 Statement by Ambassador JM Matjila Director-General, DIRCO and BRICS Sherpa BRICS Foreign / International Relations Ministers’ Meeting on the margins of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA70), New York, 29 September 2015, 16h00-17h00
2015/09/28

Statement by President Jacob Zuma at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, General Assembly Hall, United Nations, New York, 28 September 2015

2015/09/27 Statement by President Jacob Zuma at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, during the “UN Summit for the Adoption of the Post 2015 Development Agenda”, UN General Assembly Hall, New York, 27 September 2015
2015/09/26 UN must be still be relevant 70 years n o- African Independent, 25 September 2015
2015/09/25

SA to continue fight against injustice and for Africa’s equal representation on the Security Council

2015/09/24 Statement by President Jacob Zuma at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, during the “UN Summit for the Adoption of the Post 2015 Development Agenda”, UN General Assembly Hall, New York, 27 September 2015
2015/09/21

DIRCO and ACCORD Public lecture delivered by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers, entitled: “Strengthening the African Agenda through the AU, BRICS and FOCAC,” at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard Campus, 21 September 2015

2015/09/21

Statement by Luwellyn Landers MP, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, at the National Workshop on the Domestic Implementation of the Provisions of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Monday, 21 September 2015, Midrand Conference Centre

2015/09/15 International Relations Peace and Security briefing to Heads of Missions and Media by President Zuma, Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House, Pretoria, 15 September 2015
2015/09/09

Remarks by Hon. Nomaindiya Mfeketo, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the media briefing on international developments, Imbizo Media Centre, Parliament, Cape Town, 9 September 2015

2015/08/29

Opening Remarks by Deputy Minister Mfeketo: 6th SA-Iran Deputy Minister Working Group Meeting, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, 29 August 2015

2015/08/26

Remarks by Hon. Luwellyn Landers, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the media briefing on international developments, Imbizo Media Centre, Parliament, Cape Town, 26 August 2015

2015/08/18

Opening Remarks by International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers at the Fifteenth Annual Regional Seminar on the Implementation of International Humanitarian Law (IHL), 18 August 2015, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria

2015/08/17

Remarks by Mr Luwellyn Landers, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of India reception, 17 August 2015, Pretoria

2015/07/27

Address by the Minister of International Relations & Cooperation, H.E. Ms ME Nkoana-Mashabane to the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF), Monday, 27 July 2015

2015/07/23

Statement by South Africa at the 525th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council on Peace, Justice and Reconciliation, Addis Ababa, 23 July 2015

2015/07/21 Closing Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the SADC Ministerial Committee of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, Honourable Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at the Ministerial Committee of the Organ meeting, 21 July 2015, Pretoria
2015/07/20 Opening Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and Chairperson of the SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ (MCO) on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, H.E. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on the occasion of the opening session of the Ministerial MCO meeting, Monday, 20th July 2015
2015/07/16 Remarks by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Nkoana-Mashabane on the occasion of the First Plenary Meeting of the South African Council on International Relations (SACOIR), OR Tambo Building, 16 July 2015
2015/07/16 Remarks by H.E Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the joint launch of the South African Council on International Relations (SACOIR) and the South African Association of Former Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Chief Representatives, 16 July 2015, DIRCO, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria
2015/07/15

Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on the occasion of the media briefing on international developments, 15 July 2015, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria

2015/07/15

Opening Remarks by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the South Africa-China State Owned Enterprises Seminar: Beijing, China, 15 July 2015

2015/07/03 Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on the occasion of the media briefing on international developments, 03 July 2015, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria
2015/06/25

Opening Remarks by Deputy Minister Landers: Discussion Forum with GRULAC missions

2015/06/22 Address by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Luwellyn Landers, on the occasion of welcoming the Cuban Five to Cape Town, South Africa, Gala Dinner, 22 June 2015
2015/06/08 Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on the occasion of the media briefing on South Africa’s hosting of the 25th African Union Summit, 08 June 2015, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria
2015/05/22 Closing Remarks by Ambassador NM Sibanda-Thusi at the Meeting of BRICS Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations on developments in the Middle East and North Africa, 22 May 2015
2015/05/22

Opening Remarks by Ambassador NM Sibanda-Thusi at the Meeting of BRICS Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relations on developments in the Middle East and North Africa, 22 May 2015

2015/05/21 Budget Vote Speech by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H.E. Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Cape Town, 21 May 2015
2015/05/21 Budget Vote Speech by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H.E. Ms N. Mfeketo, National Assembly, Cape Town, 21 May 2015
2015/05/21 Speech by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr L. Landers (MP) during a debate in the National Assembly, Cape Town, 21 May 2015
2015/05/20 Speaking Notes: Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms. Nomaindiya Mfeketo, on the occasion the Pre-Budget Vote Lecture
2015/05/20

Speech by South African Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers, to the South African Institute of International Affairs Cape Town 20 May 2015 “South Africa’s foreign policy priorities for the 21st century”

2015/05/19

Statement delivered by Deputy Minister Mfeketo during the Official Opening of the PAP Session in Midrand, 19 May 2015

2015/05/15 Statement by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H.E. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on the occasion of the Media Briefing on International Developments, DIRCO, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, 15 May 2015
2015/05/11

Closing Remarks by H.E. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Republic of South Africa, on the occasion of the 12th Meeting of the Iran-South Africa Joint Commission, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, 11 May 2015

2015/05/04 Opening Address by International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo on the occasion of the First IORA Blue Economy Core Group Workshop entitled: "Promoting Fisheries & Aquaculture and Maritime Safety & Security Cooperation in Indian Ocean Region," 04-05 May 2015, Durban
2015/04/30 Statement by South Africa on recent attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa and prevention measures for the future, delivered by Ambassador Ndumiso Ntshinga, Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, 30 April 2015
2015/04/27 Address by President Jacob Zuma during the Freedom Day Celebrations at the Union Buildings, Pretoria, 27 April 2015
2015/04/21

Address by His Excellency Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on the occasion of the Asia-Africa Business Summit; Jakarta, Indonesia, 21 April 2015

2015/04/20

Remarks by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and Co-Chair of the Asian-African Ministerial Meeting, at the African-Asian Ministerial Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, 20 April 2015

2015/04/19

Media Briefing on progress made by the South African Government to bring an end to attacks against foreign nationals, 19 April 2015, GCIS, Pretoria

2015/04/17 Media Remarks by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane following Meeting with Ambassadors and High Commissioners from African Countries accredited to South Africa in the aftermath of attacks against foreign nationals in parts of the country, Pretoria, 17 April 2015
2015/04/17

Address by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to Ambassadors and High Commissioners from African Countries accredited to South Africa in the aftermath of attacks against foreign nationals in parts of the country, 17 April 2015

2015/04/16 Statement by President Jacob Zuma to the National Assembly on the violence in Kwazulu-Natal directed at foreign nationals, 16 April 2015
2014/04/14 Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster Media Briefing Statement
2014/04/14 Media Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, following Bilateral Consultations with Mr Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The People’s Republic of China, 14 April 2015, Pretoria
2014/04/13 Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by H.E. Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations, Chair of the Group of 77 China, at the Second Drafting Session on the Zero Draft in Preparation of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (New York, 13 April 2015)
2014/04/09 Speech by South African Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers, at the Elcano Royal Institute in Madrid, Spain on 09 April 2015 entitled: “South Africa’s foreign policy priorities for the 21st century
2015/04/09

Opening Remarks for Minister M Nkoana-Mashabane at the 14th Africa-Nordic Ministerial Dialogue, 9 April 2015

2015/04/09

Remarks by President Jacob Zuma, during the South Africa/Zimbabwe Business Forum Meeting on the occasion of President Mugabe’s State Visit to South Africa Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria

2015/04/08 Media Remarks by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma at the end of the Official Talks with His Excellency President Robert Mugabe
2015/03/30 Address by SADC Facilitator, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on the Closure of the SADC Facilitation Mission, Maseru, Lesotho, 30 March 2015.
2015/03/23

Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations and Chair of the Group of 77, on the occasion of the Third Session of the Inter-Governmental Process on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, 23-27 March 2015. (New York, 23 March 2015)

2015/03/19 Media statement by Honourable Luwellyn Landers, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on international developments, 19 March 2015, Imbizo Media Centre, Cape Town
2015/03/18 Remarks by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the joint media briefing following the Ministerial segment of the 6th Session of the South Africa-Algeria Bi-National Commission of Co-operation, 18 March 2015, Pretoria
2015/03/17 Address by the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr. Godfrey Oliphant, at the Seminar on the work of the International Seabed Authority, 17 March 2015, DIRCO, Pretoria
2015/03/08 Speech by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on the occasion of a Public Lecture on, “Charlotte Maxeke: A diplomat, activist and feminist”, Wilberforce Community College, Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng Province, 8 March 2015
2015/03/05 Address by Deputy Minister Landers to the Economic Seminar hosted by the Directorate General for International Economic Relations of Chile (DIRECON) and the South African Embassy in Chile, 05 March 2015, Santiago, Chile
2015/03/03 Statement by H. E. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation at the High-Level Segment of the 28th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Tuesday, 03 March 2015, Geneva, Switzerland
2015/03/02 SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the Kingdom of Lesotho, Statement by Honourable Maite Nkoana-Mashabane (MP), Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, and Head of the SEOM to the 2015 National Assembly Elections in the Kingdom of Lesotho, Maseru, 02 March 2015
2015/02/18 Statement on the Official Launch of the SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the 2015 National Assembly Elections in the Kingdom of Lesotho by Honourable Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa and Head of the SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM), Maseru, 18 February 2015
2015/02/15 International Cooperation, Trade & Security Cluster Media Statement
2015/02/12 President Jacob Zuma: State of The Nation Address 2015
2015/02/09 Media statement by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on international developments, O. R. Tambo Building, Pretoria, Monday, 09 February 2015
2015/02/08 Statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China by Ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko, Chair of the Group of 77 and China, at the Opening Plenary of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform (ADP-8), Geneva, Switzerland, 8 February 2015
2015/02/01

Press Conference Remarks by the President at the conclusion of official talks with President Omer Al Bashir, Khartoum, Republic of Sudan, 01 February 2015

2015/01/22 SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the Republic of Zambia: Preliminary Statement by Honourable Maite Nkoana-Mashabane (MP) Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa and Head of the SADC Electoral Observation Mission to the 2015 Presidential Election in the Republic of Zambia, delivered on 22 January 2015, Lusaka, Republic of Zambia
2015/01/21 Statement by H.E. Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations and Chairman of the Group of 77 on the occasion of the Stock-Taking Session on the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (19-21 January 2015.)
2015/01/12 Statement by His Excellency Mr. Luwellyn Landers, deputy minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, at the handover ceremony of the chairmanship of the Group of 77, United Nations headquarters, New York, 8 January 2015
2015/01/12

Statement on the official launch of the SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the 2015 presidential elections in the Republic of Zambia

2015/01/08

Address by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, at the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, Day of Indians in the Diaspora and the Centenary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi’s return to India, 08 January 2015, Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat State, India

 

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