Monthly Programme of Events
  25 Nov - 10 Dec: 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children
  25 Nov: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  26 Nov: State visit by President Mahmoud Abbas from the State of Palestine to South Africa
  25 Nov: Third Debate on implementing the NDP, Pretoria, South Africa
  21 Nov: Eighth Session of the South Africa - Germany Bi-National Commission (BNC), Pretoria, South Africa
  20-21 Nov: Second Africa - Turkey Summit of Heads of State and Government, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
  20 Nov: Working visit by President Jacob Zuma to Gaborone, Republic of Botswana
  20 Nov: Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo participates in a Stakeholder Engagement, Fezile Dabi District Municipality, Sasolburg, South Africa
  18 Nov: Symposium on the Blue Economy and Maritime Security Challenges for South and Southern Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
  13-16 Nov: G20 Leaders’ Summit, Brisbane, Australia
  11-12 Nov: Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo participates in a Public Participation Programme, Cape Town, South Africa
  9-10 Nov: SADC Election Observer Mission, Windhoek, Namibia
  9 Nov: Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers meets Deputy Minister Martin Tlapa from the Czech Republic, in Pretoria, South Africa
  7 Nov: Twelfth Session of the Joint Intergovernmental Committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) between South Africa and the Russian Federation, Pretoria, South Africa
  6 Nov: SADC Consultations, Maseru, Lesotho
  5-6 Nov: Fourth South Africa - Kazakhstan Bilateral Consultations, Astana, Kazakhstan
  4-5 Nov: State Visit by President Pierre Nkurunziza of the Republic of Burundi, Cape Town, South Africa
Stay Connected with us
   
 
41ST MEETING OF THE IFDT – SOUTH AFRICA
 
AU Agenda 2063 Material
AU Agenda 2063 Material
UBUNTU Radio
UBUNTU Radio

20 Years of Freedom

20 Years of Freedom

Registration of South Africans abroad

ROSA Stamp - Registration of South Africans abroad

UBUNTU Magazine

UBUNTU Magazine Issue 7

 
NewsFlash
IBSA Dialogue Forum
Sixth BRICS Summit
Sixth BRICS Summit
Fifth BRICS Summit
Fifth BRICS Summit
Budget Vote: 2013 - 2014
Budget Vote: 2013 - 2014
Annual Performance Plan 2014 - 2015
African Renaissance and International Cooperation Fund 2014 - 2015
Strategic Plan: 2013 - 2018
Strategic Plan: 2013 - 2018
International Relations - 2012
International Relations - 2012
Johnny Makhathini
Diplomacy for Democracy
Johnny Makhathini - Diplomacy for Democracy
Measures and Guidelines for the Enhanced Coordination of South Africa's International Engagements
Measures and Guidelines for the Enhanced Coordination of South Africa's International Engagements
Media Briefing by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane - Pretoria, South Africa, 1 August 2014
COP17/CMP7
COP17/CMP7

African Diaspora
African Diaspora
Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Service Delivery Charter
Media Statements
Speeches
Principal Portraits
Photo Gallery
The Diplomat
Legacy Booklets
Travelling Abroad
Strategic Plan, 2013 - 2018
Annual Performance Plan, 2014 - 2015
Annual Report 2013 - 2014
Department's Publications
Cabinet Meeting Statements
Procurement
  Database Registration Form
  Awarded Bids
  Received Bid Proposals
  Terms of Reference (TOR) Advertised Tenders
International Law and Treaties
South African Yearbook
South African Government Online
Brand South Africa
South African Tourism
Proudly South African
South Africa - Official Gateway
Southern African Development Community
South African National Symbols
The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
African Union
South Africa Participation Shanghai Expo 2010
Celebrating South Africa's progressive role at the United Nations.
Celebrating South Africa's progressive role at the United Nations
Pictorial Pages 01 to 11
Pictorial Pages 12 to 21
Pictorial Pages 22 to 31
Pictorial Pages 32 to 41
Pictorial Pages 42 to 50

 

last updated: 24 November, 2014 11:49 AM    

President Zuma to receive President Abbas of the State of Palestine. His Excellency President Jacob Zuma will on Wednesday, 26 November 2014, receive His Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas of the State of Palestine on his State Visit to the Republic of South Africa.

------------------------------------------------------------------

DIRCO to host the 3rd debate on implementing the NDP

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), in partnership with the Wits School of Governance and the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, will host the 3rd debate on implementing the National Development Plan.

Date : Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Time : 17H30 for 18H00
Venue : Conference Centre
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Pretoria
RSVP : ramatshelan@dirco.gov.za, 082 675 0893
Enquiries :

Mr Nelson Kgwete, +27 76 431 3078

------------------------------------------------------------------

SADC Facilitator Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Welcomes the Departure of three Senior Lesotho Police and Army Officers. Pretoria- SADC Facilitator and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa today, Saturday 22 November 2014, welcomed the departure over the weekend, on leave of absence, of three senior Lesotho Defence Force and Police Services officers to various destinations in the continent of Africa.

------------------------------------------------------------------
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, at the Eighth Session of the South Africa-Germany Bi-National Commission (BNC) in Pretoria, South Africa, 21 November 2014. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, at the Eighth Session of the South Africa-Germany Bi-National Commission (BNC) in Pretoria, South Africa, 21 November 2014.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, view a beaded Mercedes Benz model ahead of the Eighth Session of the South Africa-Germany Bi-National Commission (BNC) in Pretoria, South Africa, 21 November 2014. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, view a beaded Mercedes Benz model ahead of the Eighth Session of the South Africa-Germany Bi-National Commission (BNC) in Pretoria, South Africa, 21 November 2014.

Pictures: Jacoline Schoonees
------------------------------------------------------------------

Opening Remarks by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the 8th South Africa-Germany Bi-National Commission, Pretoria, 21 November 2014. It is my great pleasure to welcome you, Minister and your important delegation, to South Africa and the 8th Session of the Bi-National Commission between South Africa and Germany. As you will know, the BNC was initiated soon after we as South Africans gained our freedom and when former President Nelson Mandela chose Germany as one of the earliest destinations to visit as President, as early as 1996.

------------------------------------------------------------------

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her German counterpart for the 8th South Africa-Germany Bi-National Commission

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, will host and co-chair together with the German Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the 8th session of the South Africa-Germany Bi-National Commission (BNC) in Pretoria.

Date :

Friday, 21 November 2014

Time : 10H00 Opening Remarks
Venue : DIRCO Conference Room
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria
0084
RSVP : lazourasl@dirco.gov.za / 083 564 2024
Enquiries : Mr Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078
------------------------------------------------------------------

SADC Election Observer Mission (SEOM) to the Republic of Namibia. Following the proclamation of the date for the 2014 Presidential and National Assembly elections and the subsequent invitation by the Electoral Commission of Namibia to the Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation His Excellency Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma President of the Republic of South Africa.

------------------------------------------------------------------

Deputy President Ramaphosa to attend the second Africa-Turkey Summit in Equatorial Guinea. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will depart on Thursday 20 November 2014 for Malabo where he will represent South Africa at the 2nd Africa-Turkey Summit of Heads of State and Government in Equatorial Guinea from Thursday to Friday 20-21 November 2014.

------------------------------------------------------------------

Stakeholder Engagement by Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo, will participate in a Stakeholder Engagement in the Fezile Dabi District Municipality.

Date : Thursday, 20 November 2014
Time : 12H00
Venue :

Sasolburg

RSVP : Sizwe Maliwa or Mr Thomas Nopheche:
maliwas@dirco.gov.za
thomasn@feziledabi.gov.za
------------------------------------------------------------------
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane leads the South African Ministerial Delegation at the Second Session of the Botswana - South Africa Bi-National Commission (Ministerial), Gaborone International Centre, Gaborone, Botswana, 19 November 2014. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane leads the South African Ministerial Delegation at the Second Session of the Botswana - South Africa Bi-National Commission (Ministerial), Gaborone International Centre, Gaborone, Botswana, 19 November 2014.

Picture: GCIS
------------------------------------------------------------------

Communiqué on the Bi-National Commission between the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Botswana. The Summit Meeting of the Second Session of the Bi-National Commission between the Republic of Botswana and the Republic of South Africa was held in Gaborone on 20th November 2014. The Summit was preceded by the Meeting of the Ministers on 19th November 2014 and the Meeting of Officials from 17th to 18th November 2014.

------------------------------------------------------------------

Opening Remarks by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Republic of South Africa, on the occasion of the 2nd Bi-National Commission between the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Botswana, Gaborone, 19 November 2014. Allow me first to congratulate Botswana, our host, on the recently concluded peaceful, free and fair, transparent and credible elections. Let me also take this opportunity to congratulate you, Co-Chair and all other Ministers on your deserved appointments as Ministers of the Republic of Botswana.

------------------------------------------------------------------

President Zuma to undertake a Working Visit to the Republic of Botswana. The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Jacob Zuma, is scheduled to undertake a Working Visit to the Republic of Botswana on Thursday, 20 November 2014.

------------------------------------------------------------------

Symposium on the Blue Economy and Maritime Security Challenges for South and Southern Africa

Department of International Relations and Cooperation, in collaboration with the Institute for Global Dialogue associated with UNISA, the Open Society Foundation South Africa, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the South African Defence and Security Management Network, will host a symposium on “The Blue Economy and Maritime Security Challenges for South and Southern Africa: Leadership Dilemmas in Promoting a Global South Dialogue on Governance in the Indian and South Atlantic Oceans”.

Date : Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Time : 08H30 - 14H35
Venue :

DIRCO Conference Centre 2
O R Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria
0084

RSVP :

ramatshelan@dirco.gov.za / 082 675 0893

Enquiries : Nelson Kgwete, 0764313078
------------------------------------------------------------------

SADC Facilitator, Deputy President Ramaphosa, to visit Lesotho. Maseru - SADC Facilitator, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will pay his eighth visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho later on Tuesday 18 November 2014 to consolidate the implementation of provisions of the recently signed security and political agreements in the country.

------------------------------------------------------------------

President Zuma concludes visit to Australia after participating in the G20 Summit. President Jacob Zuma has concluded his visit to Brisbane, Australia where he led the South African delegation to the G20 Leaders' Summit, which took place on 15-16 November 2014. The main outcome of the Leaders' Summit was a commitment to lift the G20's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by at least an additional 2 percent by 2018 with a view to significantly increase job creation and enhance investment and trade, as well as development and inclusive growth.

------------------------------------------------------------------

Media Note on the Informal Meeting of BRICS Leaders on the occasion of the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Brisbane, November 15, 2014. The BRICS Leaders met on 15 November 2014 on the occasion of the G20 Summit in Brisbane. The Leaders commended Brazil for the successful Sixth BRICS Summit and noted progress in the implementation of the Fortaleza Action Plan.

------------------------------------------------------------------

G20 Leaders’ Brisbane Statement on Ebola. We are deeply concerned about the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and saddened by the suffering and loss of life it is inflicting. We are mindful of the serious humanitarian, social and economic impacts on those countries, and of the potential for these impacts to spread.

------------------------------------------------------------------
President Zuma to lead the South African Delegation to the G20 Summit in Australia. President Jacob Zuma will lead the South African delegation to the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, Australia, on 13-16 November 2014. The G20 Leaders will discuss the state of the global economy, against the backdrop of a disappointing weak recovery.
------------------------------------------------------------------
Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo during a Public Participation Programme stakeholder engagement at the Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town, South Africa, 12 November 2014. Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo during a Public Participation Programme stakeholder engagement at the Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town, South Africa, 12 November 2014.

Picture: Jacoline Schoonees
------------------------------------------------------------------

Speech by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo, on the occasion of a Public Participation Programme on the theme: “South Africa’s Economic Diplomacy with Asia and the Middle East Region”, Centre for Conflict Management, Cape Town, 12 November 2014. It gives me great pleasure to be part of this important dialogue on South Africa’s economic diplomacy with Asia and the Middle East region. At the outset, let me take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to our hosts, staff and management of the Centre for Conflict Management for hosting us today, and indeed, for agreeing to forge this relationship at the start of my tenure as Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

------------------------------------------------------------------
Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo addresses students during a lecture at the Bellville Campus, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, 11 November 2014.

Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo addresses students during a lecture at the Bellville Campus, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, 11 November 2014.







Pictures: Jacoline Schoonees

Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo addresses students during a lecture at the Bellville Campus, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, 11 November 2014.
------------------------------------------------------------------

Speech by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo, on the occasion of a Public Participation Programme, theme: “The importance of South Africa’s foreign Policy in meeting the country’s domestic priorities”, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Western Cape, 11 November 2014. It gives me great pleasure to address you on this event which marks an ongoing relationship between the Department of International Relations and Co-operation (DIRCO), staff and students of the CPUT.

------------------------------------------------------------------

Deputy Minister Mfeketo to participate in a Public Participation Programme

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo, will participate in a Public Participation Programme in Cape Town, which will include a public lecture and stakeholder engagement.

Date : Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Time : 17H30 - 19H00
Venue :

Senate Hall, 1st Floor
Admin Building, Bellville Campus
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Cape Town

Theme : DIRCO’s Service delivery Mandate: domestic and abroad
RSVP : ramatshelan@dirco.gov.za; 082 675 0893
Enquiries :

Mr Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078



Date : Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Time : 17H30 - 19H00
Venue :

6 Spin Street
Church Square
Cape Town

Theme :

South Africa’s Economic Diplomacy in Asia and Middle East

RSVP : ramatshelan@dirco.gov.za; 082 675 0893
Enquiries :

Mr Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078

------------------------------------------------------------------
Courtesy call on President Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers, State House, Windhoek, Namibia, 10 November 2014. Courtesy call on President Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers, State House, Windhoek, Namibia, 10 November 2014.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with Foreign Minister Netumbo-Ndaitwah of Namibia. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers is also present, Windhoek, Namibia, 10 November 2014. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with Foreign Minister Netumbo-Ndaitwah of Namibia. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers is also present, Windhoek, Namibia, 10 November 2014.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers during the SADC Election Observer Mission launch ceremony, Windhoek, Namibia, 10 November 2014. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers during the SADC Election Observer Mission launch ceremony, Windhoek, Namibia, 10 November 2014.

Pictures: Jacoline Schoonees
------------------------------------------------------------------

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane arrives in Namibia for the launch of the SADC Election Observer Mission. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane arrived in Windhoek, Republic of Namibia, today, 09 November 2014, ahead of the launch of the SADC Election Observer Mission, scheduled for Monday, 10 November 2014.

------------------------------------------------------------------
Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers meets Deputy Minister Martin Tlapa from the Czech Republic at the Johnny Makatini Guesthouse, Pretoria, South Africa, 9 November 2014. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers meets Deputy Minister Martin Tlapa from the Czech Republic at the Johnny Makatini Guesthouse, Pretoria, South Africa, 9 November 2014.

Picture: Jacoline Schoonees
------------------------------------------------------------------
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabanee meets the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Mr Sergey Donskoy, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 7 November 2014. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Mr Sergey Donskoy, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 7 November 2014.
South Africa and the Russian Federation sign agreements, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 7 November 2014. South Africa and the Russian Federation sign agreements, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 7 November 2014.


Pictures: Jacoline Schoonees
------------------------------------------------------------------

Media Remarks by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the 12th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) with the Russian Federation, Pretoria, 07 November 2014. We have just concluded the 12th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) with the delegation from the Russian Federation, led by His Excellency Sergey Donskoy, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment.

------------------------------------------------------------------

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host the Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, is scheduled to host Mr Sergey Donskoy, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, on Friday, 07 November 2014, in Pretoria.

Date :

Friday, 07 November 2014

Time :

12H00 (Joint Press Conference)

Venue : DIRCO Media Room
O.R. Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria
0084
RSVP : Ms Tercia Malepane, malepanet@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries :

Nelson Kgwete on 076 431 3078

------------------------------------------------------------------

Joint Communiqué issued on the occasion of the State Visit by the President of the Republic of Burundi, H. E. President Pierre Nkurunziza, held in Cape Town, 4 – 5 November 2014. At the invitation of His Excellency, Mr Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency, President Pierre Nkurunziza of the Republic of Burundi paid a State Visit to South Africa from 4 - 5 November 2014.

------------------------------------------------------------------

SADC Facilitator, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives in Maseru ahead of Consultations. Maseru - SADC Facilitator and South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived on his seventh visit in Maseru on Wednesday 5 November 2014 ahead of scheduled consultative meetings with key stakeholders in the Kingdom of Lesotho on Thursday, 06 November 2014, as part of regional efforts to consolidate peace and security in the country.

------------------------------------------------------------------

Deputy Minister Mfeketo undertakes Working Visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan. Ms Nomaindiya Mfeketo, Deputy Minister of International and Cooperation, will co-chair the 4th South Africa - Kazakhstan Bilateral Consultations together with her counterpart, Mr Askar Mussinov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, on 5 - 6 November 2014 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

------------------------------------------------------------------

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 5 November 2014. Key Cabinet decisions - Cabinet approved the 16 Days of Activism Campaign under the theme “Count Me In: Together Moving a Non-Violent South Africa forward”. This year (2014) marks the 16th anniversary of this campaign which aims to continue generating awareness on the protection of women and children with more focus on mobilizing men and partnering with them to also assist in the fight against this scourge of violence on women and children.

------------------------------------------------------------------

Media remarks by President Zuma at the conclusion of Official Talks with President Pierre Nkurunziza of the Republic of Burundi during the State Visit by President Nkurunziza to South Africa, 04 November 2014. It is my honour and privilege to welcome you to South Africa, Mr President, on your first State Visit to our country. This is a historic occasion for us. We always remember the journey that we travelled with the people of Burundi during the difficult conflict resolution process that ended positively with the end of the civil war in Burundi.

------------------------------------------------------------------

President Zuma to receive President of Burundi on a State Visit to South Africa. President Jacob Zuma will, on 4-5 November 2014, host President Pierre Nkurunziza of the Republic of Burundi who will undertake a two-day State Visit to South Africa, scheduled to take place in Cape Town. This will be President Nkurunziza’s first state visit to South Africa since his assumption of office in 2005.

------------------------------------------------------------------

Address by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, to the Special Joint Sitting of Parliament debating Agenda 2063, Cape Town, and 31 October 2014. “We must continue to promote the African Agenda. It remains the anchor of our foreign policy. We should thus continue to work closely in support of the African Union, and its agencies to build a credible, prosperous and peaceful Africa.”

------------------------------------------------------------------

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to brief the media following the Special Joint Sitting of Parliament

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, is scheduled to brief the media following the Special Joint Sitting of Parliament to debate Agenda 2063, the 50-year strategic vision for Africa spearheaded by the African Union (AU). The Special Joint Sitting will take place on Friday, 31 October 2014, under the theme: "The Africa We Want".

Date : Friday, 31 October 2014
Time : 12H30
Venue : Imbizo Media Centre
Parliament
Cape Town
RSVP : hlungwanir@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries :

Mr Nelson Kgwete, +27764313078

------------------------------------------------------------------

SA to host SADC Double Troika Ministerial Meeting

South Africa will host a Ministerial Meeting of the SADC Double Troika on Thursday, 30 October 2014. The meeting is expected to take decisions relating to the SADC Observer Mission on Politics, Defence and Security deployed to the Kingdom of Lesotho. The Double Troika consists of the following countries: Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Malawi.

Date : Thursday, 30 October 2014
Time : 11H00 (Opening Remarks)
Venue : DIRCO, Conference Centre
O R Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
0084
RSVP : Ms Tercia Malepane, malepanet@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries :

Mr Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078

------------------------------------------------------------------

Statement by the South African Government on the conclusion of the Tunisian legislative elections. The Government of the Republic of South Africa would like to congratulate the people of the Arab Republic of Tunisia on the occasion of the successful conclusion of the first democratic legislative elections held on 26 October 2014 since the adoption of the final constitution earlier this year.

------------------------------------------------------------------

Statement by the Government of South Africa on the situation in Burkina Faso. The South African Government notes with concern the ongoing political developments in the Republic of Burkina Faso. It is reported that the growing upheaval in Ouagadougou, capital of the Republic of Burkina Faso, resulted in the destruction of several key installations, including the police headquarters, and the deployment of the army and police on the streets.

------------------------------------------------------------------

President Zuma congratulates the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil. H. E. President Jacob Zuma has today, on behalf of the Government and People of South Africa, conveyed his sincere congratulations to H.E Ms Dilma Rousseff, on her successful re-election as President of the Federative Republic of Brazil.

------------------------------------------------------------------

President Zuma congratulates the President of the Republic of Botswana. H. E. President Jacob Zuma extends his profound congratulations to H.E President Lt. General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, leader of the Botswana Democratic Party, on his re-election as President of the Republic of Botswana, following the successful holding of elections on Friday, 24 October 2014.

------------------------------------------------------------------
Launch of the Eritrea – South Africa Festival (ERISA). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea and the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Asmara will host the launch event of the Eritrea – South Africa Festival (ERISA) on 30th October 2014.  The event will take place at the Expo Conference Hall, Expo Grounds in Asmara, with the theme “People, Liberation and Development.” Ambassador T. Gerahtu and Ambassador Prof. Iqbal Jhazbhay from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of South Africa will respectively address the media on this occasion.
------------------------------------------------------------------

President Zuma sends condolences to the Republic of Zambia. The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Mr Jacob Zuma, has, on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, sent a message of condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Zambia following the passing of His Excellency President Michael Chilufya Sata.

------------------------------------------------------------------

South Africa condemns terrorist attack in Sinai, Egypt. The South African Government condemns in the strongest possible terms the recent terrorist attacks which claimed the lives of more than 34 soldiers and injured many in Sinai, Egypt. The South African Government sends it deepest condolences to the families of the deceased, the people and the government of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

------------------------------------------------------------------
The South African Embassy in Havana, Cuba, hosts a 20 Years of Democracy Gala Dinner. Deputy Minister Pamela Tshwete of the Department of Water and Sanitation and Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers attend the event hosted by Ambassador Manana. The South African medical students performed during the event, Havana, Cuba, 28 October 2014. The South African Embassy in Havana, Cuba, hosts a 20 Years of Democracy Gala Dinner. Deputy Minister Pamela Tshwete of the Department of Water and Sanitation and Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers attend the event hosted by Ambassador Manana. The South African medical students performed during the event, Havana, Cuba, 28 October 2014.
Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers during a public lecture at the Habana Libre Hotel, Havana, Cuba, 27 October 2014. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers during a public lecture at the Habana Libre Hotel, Havana, Cuba, 27 October 2014.
Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers lays a wreath at the bust of Oliver Tambo at the African Founding Fathers Park, Havana, Cuba, 27 October 2014. Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers lays a wreath at the bust of Oliver Tambo at the African Founding Fathers Park, Havana, Cuba, 27 October 2014.
Deputy Minister of Water Affairs, Ms Pamela Tshwete, and the Deputy Minister of Water Resources of Cuba, Ing. Mr. Abel Salas Garcias, sign a MOU between South Africa and Cuba on Water and Sanitation, Havana, Cuba, 27 October 2014. Deputy Minister of Water Affairs, Ms Pamela Tshwete, and the Deputy Minister of Water Resources of Cuba, Ing. Mr. Abel Salas Garcias, sign a MOU between South Africa and Cuba on Water and Sanitation, Havana, Cuba, 27 October 2014.


Pictures: Jacoline Schoonees
------------------------------------------------------------------
 

Disclaimer | Contact Us
This site is best viewed using 800 x 600 resolution with Internet Explorer 5.0, Netscape Communicator 4.5 or higher.
2003 Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Republic of South Africa