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2018
2018/12/11 Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the occasion of the presentation of credentials by Heads of Mission accredited to South Africa, Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House, Tshwane, 11 December 2018
2018/12/08 Eulogy by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Special Official Funeral of the late Mr Mendi Msimang, Christian Revival Church, Pretoria, 8 December 2018
2018/11/30

Closing Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at BRICS Leaders’ Summit, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, 30 November 2018

2018/11/30

Opening Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at BRICS Leaders’ Summit, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, 30 November 2018

2018/11/23 Statement by Ambassador VB Koloane on behalf of South Africa on the occasion of the General Debate for the Fourth Special Session of the Conference of States Parties to Review the Operation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (Fourth Review Conference), 23 November 2018
2018/11/20 President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Media Remarks at the conclusion of the German President State Visit to South Africa, 20 November 2018, Cape Town, South Africa
2018/11/15 President Cyril Ramaphosa’s SA-EU Summit Media Briefing Remarks, 15 November 2018, Brussels, Belgium
2018/11/14 Address by President Ramaphosa to European Parliament: South Africa – European Parliament, 14 November 2018, Strasbourg, France
2018/11/13 Speaking Notes for Deputy Minister Landers at Business Event Madrid, 13 November 2018
2018/11/12 Remarks by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on the occasion of the DIRCO monthly media briefing, Media Briefing Room, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, 12 November 2018
2018/11/02

Opening Remarks and Country Statement by L N Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, at the IORA Council of Ministers Meeting, 2 November 2018, Durban, South Africa

2018/10/30 Remarks by President Ramaphosa during the G20 Investment Summit in Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany, 30 October 2018
2018/10/26 Opening Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the South Africa Investment Conference, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, 26 October 2018
2018/10/24 2018 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement Speech, The economy at a crossroads, Minister of Finance, TT Mboweni, 24 October 2018
2018/10/23 Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the South African Heads of Mission Conference, OR Tambo Building, Tshwane, 23 October 2018
2018/10/11 Remarks by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on the occasion of the DIRCO monthly media briefing, Media Briefing Room, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, 11 October 2018
2018/09/26

Opening Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Invest in South Africa Private Roundtable, New York, 26 September 2018

2018/09/26 Country Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, 26 September 2018, New York, USA
2018/09/26

Opening Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Business Seminar on Opportunities in South Africa, New York, 26 September 2018

2018/09/25

Address by the President of South Africa, H.E. Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, to the UN General Assembly, United Nations, New York, USA, 25 September 2018

2018/09/24 A conversation with President Cyril Ramaphosa, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, USA, 24 September 2018
2018/09/24 Opening Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Council on Foreign Relations Meeting Council Offices, 24 September 2018, New York, USA
2018/09/24 Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the United Nations Private Sector Forum Lunch, UN General Assembly, 24 September 2018, New York, USA
2018/09/24 Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the UN Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, UN General Assembly, 24 September 2018, New York, USA
2018/09/24 Remarks by His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa at the unveiling of Nelson Mandela Statue, UN General Assembly, 24 September 2018, New York, USA
2018/09/19 Public Lecture by Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule on the Outcomes of the 10th BRICS Johannesburg Summit at the Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, Northern Cape, 19 September 2018
2018/09/14

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa to Members of the Diplomatic Corps, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, 14 September 2018

2018/09/10

Remarks by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, on the occasion of the Working Visit by the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium, H.E. Mr Diedier Reynders, 10 September 2018

2018/09/06 Tribute to Kofi Annan - Extracts from a Speech by Luwellyn Landers MP (ANC) in the National Assembly on Thursday 06 September 2018
2018/09/03 Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, 03 September 2018, Beijing, China
2018/09/03 Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the China-Africa High Level Dialogue with Business Representatives Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, 03 September 2018, Beijing, China
2018/09/02

Working Luncheon: Remarks by Minister LN Sisulu on the occasion of the Seventh Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), Beijing, China, 02 September 2018

2018/09/02 Welcoming Address for Minister Lindiwe Sisulu at the Opening Session of the Seventh Ministerial Meeting of FOCAC, Beijing, China, 2 September, 2018
2018/08/29 Closing Remarks by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Working Visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria H.E. Mr Abdelkader Messahel, 29 August 2018
2018/08/28

Remarks by His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa at the SA-UK Investor Roundtable Remarks, 28 August 2018, Cape Town, South Africa

2018/08/28

Media Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the conclusion of the UK Working Visit, 28 August 2018, Tuynhuys, Cape Town

2018/08/28 Address by Deputy Minister Landers at the Indian Ocean Conference “Building Regional Architecture”, 28 August 2018, Hanoi - Vietnam
2018/08/27 Remarks by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on the occasion of the DIRCO monthly media briefing, Media Briefing Room, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, 27 August 2018
2018/08/27 Speech by Hon Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule during the Bilateral Engagement Session with His Excellency Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, during the High Level Ministerial Exchange Visit, Singapore, 27 August 2018
2018/08/17 Keynote Address by President Ramaphosa at the 38th SADC Summit, Windhoek, Namibia, 17 August 2018
2018/08/17 Maiden Speech by President Ramaphosa at the 38th SADC Summit, Windhoek, Namibia, 17 August 2018
2018/08/16 Opening Remarks by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers at the African Regional Conference on Nuclear Disarmament and Lethal Autonomous Weapons, 16 August 2018, Premier Hotel, Pretoria
2018/08/13 Official Remarks by Honourable Dr. Lindiwe N. Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation outgoing Chairperson of SADC Council of Ministers at the occasion of the Official Opening of the Meeting of the SADC Council of Ministers, 13 August 2018, Windhoek, Namibia
2018/08/02 Statement by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, on the occasion of the monthly media briefing, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, 02 August 2018
2018/07/27 Statement by H.E. President Cyril Ramaphosa on the occasion of the Post-10th BRICS Summit Media Briefing, 27 July 2018, Sandton, Johannesburg
2018/07/26 Statement by His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa during the Open Session of the 10th BRICS Summit, Sandton International Convention Centre, 26 July 2018
2018/07/25

Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the BRICS Business Forum, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, 25 July 2018

2018/07/24 Toast Remarks by His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa at the State Banquet held in honour of President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria, 24 July 2018
2018/07/23

Media Statement by the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on the 10th BRICS Summit, BRICS Media Centre, Sandton Convention Centre, Monday, 23 July 2018

2018/07/17 Remarks by the Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, on the occasion of the BRICS Youth Summit
2018/07/12 Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the occasion of a Business Forum on his State Visit to Saudi Arabia, 12 July 2018
2018/07/06 Remarks by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Minister Sisulu after a Meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, HE Mr J Arreaza on 6 July 2018
2018/07/05 Toast Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the State Banquet during the State Visit of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the Republic of Ghana, Sefako M Makgatho Presidential Guest House, 5 July 2018
2018/07/05 Press Conference Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the end of the Official Talks with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the Republic of Ghana, Union Buildings, 5 July 2018
2018/07/04 Minister LN Sisulu Launches Monthly Briefing to the Media on 4th July 2018
2018/07/03 Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the presentation of Letters of Credence of new Heads of Mission accredited to South Africa, Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse, Tshwane, 03 July 2018
2018/07/03

Keynote Address on the occasion of the Launch of the Travel Smart Campaign by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Honourable M.R Mhaule, 03 July 2018

2018/06/28 Eulogy by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Official Funeral of the late Ambassador Billy Modise, Marks Park, Johannesburg, 28 June 2018
2018/06/27 Speech by Deputy Minister Ms Reginah Mhaule - BRICS in Africa - Working Towards the Realisation of the African Aspirations - In partnership with the Institute for Global Dialogue - University of South Africa - Pretoria, 27 June 2018
2018/06/26 Tribute to Ambassador Billy Modise by L N Sisulu, MP, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Tuesday 26th June 2018, O R Tambo Building, Pretoria
2018/06/26

Keynote Address by the Honourable Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Ms Makgabo Reginah Mhaule, at the Meeting of the Fourth BRICS Young Diplomats’ Forum, Pretoria, 26 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
2018/06/18 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
2018/06/16

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at Youth Day Celebration, Orlando Stadium, Soweto, 16 June 2018

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
2018/06/05 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
2018/06/04 Opening Remarks by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu at the Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/ International Relations, DIRCO, Pretoria, 04 June 2018
2018/05/25 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 Speech by Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, H.E. Ms M.R Mhaule on the occasion of the debate in the National Assembly on Africa Day: “The year of Nelson Mandela, a better Africa and a better World, Cape Town, 24 May 2018
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
2018/05/16 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
2015/05/15 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
2018/05/03 Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, 3 May 2018
2018/04/24 Opening Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during the SADC Double Troika Summit, Luanda, Republic of Angola, 24 April 2018
2018/04/19

President Cyril Ramaphosa assures investors Government is creating an enabling environment for investment

2018/04/18 President calls on Commonwealth to invest in SA
2018/04/16 Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on launch of new investment drive, 16 April 2018
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

2018/03/29 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
2018/03/27 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)

2018/02/28

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
2018/02/27 Statement by H.E. Deputy Minister L Landers High-Level Segment 37th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, 27 February 2018
2018/02/21 2018 Budget Speech by Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, Cape Town, South Africa, 21 February 2018 (PDF)
2018/02/16 State of the Nation Address by the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, 16 February 2018, Parliament
2018/02/05

Opening Remarks Mr KE Mahoai Director-General: Department of International Relations and Cooperation

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
2018/01/09 AU Ministerial Conference on Migration, Statement by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, 09 January 2018

 

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