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May 2016
2016/05/25

High Commissioner Ndebele has not been recalled

2016/05/25 Leaders of African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries to meet in Papua New Guinea for Pivotal Summit
2016/05/25

Statement on the terror blasts in Syria

2016/05/24

Address by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Luwellyn Landers MP, on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of South Africa - Cuba Bilateral Relations: Wits University in Johannesburg; Tuesday, 24 May 2016

2016/05/24

President Zuma hosts Palestine President on a Working Visit

2016/05/23

Remarks by Deputy Minister Landers at the Wreath-Laying Ceremony on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of Bilateral Cooperation between South Africa and Cuba, Freedom Park, Monday, 23 May 2016

2016/05/23 Deputy Minister Mfeketo to host Public Participation Programme
2016/05/23

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to participate in the Women 20 (W20) meeting

2016/05/21 Deputy Minister Landers to host Cuban First Deputy Minister Medina Gonzàlez
2016/05/20 Deputy Minister Mfeketo to brief the media on outcomes of her visit to Syria, Lebanon and Jordan
2016/05/20

Deputy Minister Landers to co-chair the 13th South Africa - Cuba Joint Consultative Mechanism

2016/05/19

Third Round of South African students receive scholarships from Sweden

2016/05/19

President Zuma congratulates Mr Azali Assoumani as President-elect of the Union of Comoros

2016/05/18

Deputy Minister Mfeketo is in Syria on an official visit

2016/05/18

Deputy Minister Mfeketo concludes visit to Jordan

2016/05/17 Pretoria News Diplomatic Scene, Pretoria News, 17 May 2016
2016/05/16

Deputy Minister Mfeketo in Jordan on an official visit

2016/05/13

Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo to visit Syria, Lebanon and Jordan

2016/05/13

South Africa condemns the killing of 8 policemen in Egypt

2016/05/11

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 11 May 2016

2016/05/10 Deputy Minister Landers on a visit to Gabon to strengthen relations
2016/05/10 Pretoria News Diplomatic Scene, Pretoria News, 10 May 2016
2016/05/09 Deputy Minister Landers concludes visit to Dakar
2016/05/09 President Zuma congratulates President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo on his re-election
2016/05/09 President Zuma extends a message of condolences following a building collapse in Nairobi, Kenya
2016/05/07 President Zuma congratulates President Idriss Deby Itno on his re-election as the President of the Republic of Chad
2016/05/06

Visit to South Africa by the Deputy President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mr Aristóbulo Istύriz

2016/05/06 Opening Remarks by H. E. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, on the occasion of the 4th Session of the SA-Ghana Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation (PJCC) in Accra, Ghana, 6 May 2016
2016/05/06

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane arrives in Accra for the 4th Session of the South Africa-Ghana Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation

2016/05/04

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to co-chair the 4th Session of the South Africa-Ghana Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation

2016/05/03 Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H. E. Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on the occasion of the post-Budget Vote Speech Public Participation Programme, Imbizo Media Centre, Parliament, Cape Town, 03 May 2016
2016/05/03 Budget Vote Speech by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H. E. Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Cape Town, 03 May 2016
2016/05/03 South Africa strengthens bilateral trade relations with Iran, by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane, Sunday Independent, 1 May 2016
 
April 2016
2016/04/29 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to deliver the DIRCO Budget Vote Speech
2016/04/26

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 26 April 2016

2016/04/25 South Africa and Iran sign landmark agreements to boost economic and trade relations
2016/04/25

President Zuma congratulates President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh on his re-election as the President of the Republic of Djibouti

2016/04/23 Deputy Minister Landers to visit Senegal for the meeting of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Council of Ministers
2016/04/21

President Zuma sends condolences on the passing of former Chilean President

2016/04/18

First Set of Loans Approved by the Board of Directors of the New Development Bank (.pdf)

2016/04/18

DIRCO wins UNIVERSUM Most Attractive Employers Award

2016/04/18

SA-China launch the Structured Bilateral Dialogue on Human Rights

2016/04/18 President Zuma sends condolences to Ecuador and Japan following deadly earthquakes
2016/04/18

President Zuma sends condolences to Ecuador and Japan following deadly earthquakes

2016/04/13

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 13 April 2016

2016/04/11 South Africa wins Diplomatic Service Award
2016/04/11

President Zuma sends condolences to the Republic of India following deadly explosion

2016/04/05

Deputy Minister visits Malawi for a meeting of the SA-Malawi Joint Commission of Cooperation

 
March 2016
2016/03/31 Remarks by the Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Luwellyn Landers, on the occasion of the Botswana High Level Breakfast Forum on Thursday, 31 March 2016
2016/03/30

South Africa joins international community in condemning the attack in Lahore, Pakistan

2016/03/30

South Africa wins global Diplomatic Service Award

2016/03/30

President Zuma congratulates President Sassou-Nguesso on his re-election

2016/03/30

Deputy Minister Landers to deliver keynote address at an investment forum

2016/03/28

President Zuma arrives in the United Arab Emirates on a Working Visit

2016/03/28

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to lead a South African Delegation to the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C.

2016/03/28

Economic and Political Ties between South Africa and Saudi Arabia received a significant boost following a State Visit by President Zuma

2016/03/27

President Zuma arrives in Riyadh on a State Visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2016/03/25

President Zuma to lead a South African delegation on a State Visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Working Visit to the United Arab Emirates

2016/03/24

President Zuma congratulates President-Elect Patrice Talon on his election as the President of the Republic of Benin

2016/03/24

President Zuma congratulates President Mahamadou Issoufou on his re-election as the President of the Republic of Niger

2016/03/24

President Zuma back in South Africa after a successful Working Visit to France

2016/03/23

South African Government expresses concern over satellite launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

2016/03/22

President Zuma condemns the terrorist attacks in the Kingdom of Belgium

2016/03/21

President Zuma to co-chair the United Nations High-level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth

2016/03/16

South Africa condemns the terrorist attack in Côte d’Ivoire

2016/03/16

South Africa extends condolences following the bomb explosion in Ankara, Turkey

2016/03/16

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 16 March 2016

2016/03/15

The New Development Bank is Recruiting

2016/03/15

The New Development Bank is Recruiting

2016/03/14

SADC Council of Ministers meets in Botswana

2016/03/14 Commonwealth Day Message from the Government of South Africa
2016/03/10

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host International Women’s Day event

2016/03/07

Deputy Minister Mfeketo and Deputy Minister Kota-Fredericks to commemorate International Women’s Day at Joe Slovo Park

2016/03/07

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host International Women’s Day event

2016/03/02 Secretary-General appoints Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo of South Africa as Deputy Joint Special Representative for Darfur Hybrid Operation
2016/03/02

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 2 March 2016

2016/03/01

Statement by Deputy Minister Landers at the High-Level Segment of the 31st Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, 01 March 2016, Geneva, Switzerland

 
February 2016
2016/02/29

Annual High-Level Panel Discussion on Human Rights Mainstreaming under the theme “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Human Rights, with an Emphasis on the Right to Development”, Statement delivered by South Africa, 29 February 2016

2016/02/29 South Africa will host three important international conferences this year
2016/02/26

Joint Press Release: 13th South Africa – European Union Ministerial Political Dialogue (MPD) Meeting held on 26 February 2016, in Pretoria, South Africa

2016/02/26 Remarks by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane on the occasion of the Joint Press Conference following the conclusion of the 13th SA-EU Ministerial Political Dialogue with the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini, 26 February 2016, DIRCO, Pretoria
2016/02/26

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her European Union counterpart, H.E. Ms Federica Mogherini

2016/02/25

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her European Union counterpart, H. E. Ms Federica Mogherini

2016/02/24 2016 Budget Speech by Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan, 24 February 2016
2016/02/24

President Zuma sends his condolence to the Republic of Fiji following upon Tropical Cyclone Winston

2016/02/24

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host her EU counterpart Ms Fedrica Mogherini

2016/02/24 SA continues to fly flag high as a global player, by Minister Nkoana-Mashabane, Sowetan, 24 February 2016
2016/02/23 International Cooperation, Trade and Security Cluster Media Briefing, 23 February 2016
2016/02/23

President Zuma to lead an African Union High-Level Delegation of Heads of State on a Visit to Burundi

2016/02/23 DIRCO's Impressive HQ Towers in City, Pretoria News, 23 February 2016
2016/02/22

President Zuma congratulates Mr Faustin Archange Touadéra on winning the CAR Presidential elections

2016/02/22

President Zuma congratulates President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

2016/02/18 Address by President Jacob Zuma in Response to the Debate on the State of the Nation Address National Assembly, Cape Town 18 February 2016
2016/02/17

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 17 February 2016

2016/02/16

South Africans honoured with Ubuntu Award for excelling in their respective fields of work

2016/02/16 SA nurturing a culture of Ubuntu, Pretoria News, 16 February 2016
2016/02/15

First Vice President of South Sudan, Dr Riek Machar, on a private visit to South Africa

2016/02/13

Remarks by President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the 2nd Annual Ubuntu Awards, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), 13 February 2016

2016/02/11 State of the Nation Address by Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Joint Sitting of Parliament, Cape Town, 11 February 2016
2016/02/04 Statement by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on the occasion of the media briefing on the outcomes of the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, 4 February 2016
2016/02/04

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to brief the media on AU Summit outcomes

2016/02/03

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to undertake a Public Participation Programme in Limpopo

 
January 2016
2016/01/29

President Zuma welcomes SA's re-election to the AU Peace and Security Council

2016/01/27

Meeting between President Zuma and the Prime Minister of the National Salvation Government of Libya

2016/01/22

South Africa condemns latest attacks in Somalia

2016/10/21 Remarks by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on the occasion of the media briefing on international developments, OR Tambo Building, Rietondale, 21 January 2016
2016/01/21

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to brief the media on international developments

2016/01/20

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to brief the media on international developments

2016/01/18 Communiqué: Double Troika Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government, Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, 18 January 2016
2016/01/16

President Jacob Zuma condemns the terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso

2016/01/15 Distinguished South Africans to be honoured through Ubuntu Awards for promoting the country abroad
2016/01/14 President Zuma to lead a South African delegation to the SADC Double Troika Summit in Botswana
2016/01/13

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 13 January 2016

2016/01/07 Deputy President Ramaphosa to attend the South Sudanese Liberation Movement Conference in Juba 
2016/01/07 South Africa condemns attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot
2016/01/07 SA condemns the nuclear weapons test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
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