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:: Message from Ambassador L.S. Ngonyama
Dear Reader,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Website of the South African Embassy in Madrid.

For those of you who are looking for useful information on South Africa we have endeavoured to supply you with some of the most relevant links which hopefully will provide the answers that you are looking for whether they are of a political, economic or social nature. For those of you who don’t know South Africa at all, I would like to welcome you to browse through our website and I trust that you will find this journey of great interest.

For our Spanish visitors to this site, you will remember that South Africa successfully hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup where your national senior men’s football team, “La Roja” won for the first time th e prestigious FIFA Trophy.

You may also know that South Africa was the first African country to host this FIFA Championship. With this tournament, South Africa again proved that we are a country that embraces excellence and that we have the capacity to organize and stage premium world events such as these. Read More
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  Condolence message to Chabane family from Ambassador Smuts Ngonyama and staff at South African embassy in Madrid, Spain

Ambassador Smuts Ngonyama and the South African Embassy staff in Madrid, Spain would like to express their deepest condolences to the Chabane family on the untimely passing on of our compatriot, the Minister of Public Service and Administration- Mr Collins Chabane.

While we understand that it is very difficult to come to terms with parting way with such an important member of your family, you should also know that your loss is felt by all of us, especially that Minister Chabane was in the forefront in the development of an important tool of monitoring and evaluation for our Government system.
 

May his soul rest in peace and our prayers are with the Chabane family, including families of the two security personnel who also tragically lost their lives along with that of Minister Chabane on Sunday, 15 March 2015.

In one of his many eloquent quotes, Former President Mandela once said the following about mortality: “Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace”.

Such is an apt description of the life of Minister Chabane.

Mintirho ya vulavula! Mintirho ya nwina hi ivonile. Ha khentsa. U exela kahle mutukulo wa ka Mhinga.

LALA NGOXOLO – REST IN PEACE

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President Zuma sends a message of condolences following Germanwings Flight  4U 9525 crash

On behalf of the Government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has conveyed a message of condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of all the victims of the Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 that crashed in France on 24 March 2015.

President Zuma said: “We also extend our sympathies to the Governments and the peoples of all the countries whose nationals perished in the crash."
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has been informed that no South African was on board.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

25 March 2015

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