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August 2014
2014/08/25 President Zuma sends a message of condolence following floods and landslides in Japan
2014/08/25 President Zuma to undertake a Working Visit to the Russian Federation
2014/08/20 Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 20 August 2014
2014/08/19 President Zuma concludes working visit to the SADC Summit in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
2014/08/19 Communiqué of the 34th Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, August 17-18, 2014
2014/08/16 President Zuma arrives in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, for the 34th Ordinary SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government
2014/08/16 President Zuma to lead the South African delegation to the 34th Ordinary SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government
2014/08/14

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to participate in the SADC Council of Ministers Meeting in Victoria Falls

2014/08/11

Opinion Piece by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane entitled: "United Global Action Needed", The New Age Newspaper, 08 August 2014

2014/08/09 Address by President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the celebration of National Women’s Day, King Zwelithini Stadium, Umlazi, Durban, 09 August 2014
2014/08/08 Joint Declaration by South Africa and Chile, 8 August 2014
2014/08/08 Media statement by President Jacob Zuma at the conclusion of official talks with President Michelle Bachelet of Chile, Union Buildings, Pretoria, 08 August 2014
2014/08/07 President Zuma to host President Michelle Bachelet Jeria of the Republic of Chile
2014/08/06 Developments in Libya
2014/08/06 President Jacob Zuma sends condolences to the People’s Republic of China
2014/08/06 Declaration of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Committee on Palestine at the Ministerial Level, held in Tehran on 04 August 2014
2014/08/06 Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 6 August 2014
2014/08/05 Photo opportunity: Arrival of President Michelle Bachelet Jeria of the Republic of Chile
2014/08/04 Address by President Jacob Zuma to the National Press Club, Washington DC, United States of America, 4 August 2014
2014/08/01 Speech by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on the occasion of a Public Lecture on: ”South Africa’s Chairpersonship of BRICS – from Durban to Fortaleza”, Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD), Friday, 01 August 2014
2014/08/01 Deputy Minister Mfeketo to participate in the emergency meeting of the NAM Committee on Palestine
2014/08/01 Statement by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on international developments, 01 August 2014, OR Tambo Building
 
July 2014
2014/07/31 Media statement on the visit of the Presidential Envoys to the Middle East, Imbizo Media Centre, Cape Town, 31 July 2014
2014/07/31 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane’s public programme for Friday, 01 August 2014
2014/07/31 Presidential Envoys to brief the media on their visit to Israel and Palestine
2014/07/30 SA condemns terrorist attack in the People’s Republic of China
2014/07/30 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to deliver a paper on SA’s tenure as Chair of BRICS
2014/07/30 Deputy President Ramaphosa travels to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania for Presidential inauguration
2014/07/28 Statement by the SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ (MCO) on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation on the situation in Gaza, Palestinian Territory, 26 July 2014
2014/07/28 President Zuma to undertake a Working Visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho
2014/07/28 President Zuma sends a message of condolences following AH5017 crash
2014/07/25

Presidential Envoys to travel to the Middle East

2014/07/25

Statement by Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers at the symposium “G77 and China at 50: South Africa / Africa and the changing multilateral diplomacy of the south”, Pretoria, 25 July 2014

2014/07/24 Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers to address IGD symposium on the 50th anniversary of the G77 + China
2014/07/23

Deputy Minister Mfeketo to attend the 16th SADC Ministerial Committee of the Organ (MCO) In Namibia

2014/07/23 Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 23 July 2014
2014/07/22 Budget Vote Speech by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H.E. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, National Assembly, Cape Town, 22 July 2014
2014/07/22 Budget Vote Speech by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H.E. Ms N.C. Mfeketo, National Assembly, Cape Town, 22 July 2014
2014/07/22 Budget Vote Speech by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers MP, National Assembly, Cape Town, 22 July 2014
2014/07/22 Media Remarks by H.E. Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Imbizo Media Centre, Parliament, 22 July 2014
2014/07/22 Minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane to address media on her department's budget vote
2014/07/21 Australian G20 Sherpa to visit South Africa
2014/07/21 DIRCO Discussion Forum to be held with Former Foreign Minister of the German Democratic Republic
2014/07/18 President Zuma sends a message of condolences following MH17 crash
2014/07/18

SA condemns Israel’s ground invasion of the Gaza Strip

2014/07/17 President Zuma concludes a successful Working Visit to Brazil
2014/07/17 Minister, Deputy Minister and the Diplomatic Corps to do 67 minutes on Mandela Day
2014/07/17 Israeli Ambassador to South Africa summoned to DIRCO
2014/07/16 Address by President JG Zuma to retreat between Heads of State of BRICS and South American States, 16 July 2014, Brasilia
2014/07/16 Speaking Notes by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma during the Second Closed Session of the VI (Sixth) BRICS Summit, 16 July 2014, Brasilia
2014/07/16 President Jacob Zuma to Launch Operation Phakisa
2014/07/16 President Zuma to attend a Retreat in Brasilia, Brazil
2014/07/16 Sixth BRICS Summit – Fortaleza Declaration
2014/07/15 Address by President Jacob Zuma to the Sixth BRICS Summit Plenary Session, Fortaleza, Brazil, 15 July 2014
2014/07/14 President Zuma arrives in Fortaleza, Brazil for the BRICS Summit
2014/07/11

Keynote Address by H.E Luwellyn Landers, Deputy Minister of  International Relations and Cooperation to the South African Youth Consultative Conference on AU AGENDA 2063

2014/07/11

Statement on the escalating violence in Israel and Palestine

2014/07/10 Deputy Minister Landers to address National Youth Consultative Forum on the AU’s Agenda 2063
2014/07/10 President Zuma leads SA delegation to the BRICS Summit in Brazil
2014/07/09 Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 9 July 2014
2014/07/08 Statement by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on international developments, 08 July 2014, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria
2014/07/07 Ubuntu Radio to introduce a fresh programming line-up in August
2014/07/07

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives in Sri Lanka as a Special Envoy of the President

2014/07/07 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to brief the media on international developments
2014/07/07

Remarks by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on the occasion of the Re-interment Ceremony, France

2014/07/04 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to embark on a Working Visit to France
2014/07/01 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane arrives in Angola for a Joint Ministerial Meeting of the SADC and ICGLR
2014/07/01 Deputy Minister Landers to brief media on international developments
 
June 2014
2014/06/27 President Zuma concludes Working Visit to Equatorial Guinea
2014/06/26 President Zuma congratulates Mauritania President-elect
2014/06/25 Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 25 June 2014
2014/06/23 President Zuma to lead SA Delegation to AU Summit in Equatorial Guinea
2014/06/23 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to participate in the Executive Council of the AU
2014/06/23

South Africa expresses concern regarding the kidnapping of three teenagers in Israel

2014/06/20 Address by President Jacob Zuma in response to the Debate on the State of the Nation Address National Assembly, Cape Town, 20 June 2014
2014/06/20 Media Release on recent Terror Attacks in Kenya
2014/06/19 Government Media Statement on the unfolding situation in Lesotho
2014/06/19 Media statement on the Coronation of King Felipe VI of the Kingdom of Spain
2014/06/17 State of the Nation Address by His Excellency Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Joint Sitting of Parliament, Cape Town, 17 June 2014
2014/06/16 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes successful working visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran
2014/06/16 Keynote Address by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, H. E. Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on the occasion of the 20 Years Anniversary of Freedom and Celebration of 20 Years of Diplomatic Relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran, Iran, 16th June 2014
2014/06/15 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane undertakes a working visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran
2014/06/15 Statement by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Luwellyn Landers at the General Debate of the G77 and China Extraordinary Summit in Santa Cruz,  Bolivia on Sunday, 15 June 2014
2014/06/14 Deputy Minister Landers leads SA delegation at the Summit of the G77 and China in Bolivia
2014/06/12 South Africa pleased by the re-election of Judge Albert Hoffmann to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
2014/06/12 SA High Commission in the United Kingdom celebrates 20 Years of Freedom
2014/06/10 Security Situation in Libya
2014/06/05

President Zuma congratulates parties to the Palestinian Government of National Consensus

2014/06/02 President Zuma congratulates Malawi's President-elect
 
May 2014
2014/05/29 Statement by H E Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, to the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Conference, Algiers, Algeria, 29 May 2014
2014/05/25 President Jacob Zuma announces Members of the National Executive, Pretoria, 25 May 2014
2014/05/24 Address by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of his Inauguration as Fifth President of the Republic of South Africa, Union Buildings, Pretoria, 24 May 2014
2014/05/23 SA condemns terrorist attack in the People’s Republic of China
2014/05/23 Foreign dignitaries coming to SA for President Zuma’s inauguration
2014/05/23 SA calls for return to constitutional order in Thailand
2014/05/21 South Africa sends condolences to Colombia following a bus tragedy that claimed at least 32 lives
2014/05/21 SA sends a message of condolences to several European countries following deadly floods
2014/05/19 President Zuma expresses concern regarding the activities of armed groupings in Africa
2014/05/19 President Zuma congratulates the Prime Minister-elect of India
2014/05/19 South Africa sends condolences to Turkey following mine disaster
2014/05/13 DIRCO to host Discussion Forum on South Africa-Poland relations
2014/05/12

South African students receive scholarships from Sweden

2014/05/05 SA welcomes international election observer missions
2014/05/05 Ubuntu Radio receives Media Award from the Turquoise Harmony Institute
2014/05/02 South Africa condemns terrorist attack in the People’s Republic of China
2014/05/02 South Africa expresses concern regarding the abducted school girls in Nigeria
2014/05/02 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane hosts Palestinian counterpart for bilateral consultations
 
April 2014
2014/04/30 Deputy Minister Fransman to address Palestinian Solidarity Seminar
2014/04/29 Voting at SA missions abroad to proceed as planned
2014/04/27 Address by President Jacob Zuma, on the occasion of the 2014 Freedom Day Celebrations, Union Buildings, Pretoria, 27 April 2014
2014/04/24 President Zuma sends condolences to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
2014/04/24 Deputy President Motlanthe arrives in the UK
2014/04/23 Deputy President Motlanthe undertakes a Working Visit to the UK
2014/04/17 Final Communiqué: 2nd Session of the Congo-South Africa Joint Commission for Cooperation, Brazzaville, 16 April 2014
2014/04/16 Mr Ramaphosa Concludes Visit to South Sudan
2014/04/15 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane visits Brazzaville for the SA-Congo Joint Commission for Cooperation
2014/04/15 SA sends condolences to Nigeria following blast
2014/04/14 Remarks by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at the conclusion of the Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) between the Republic of Guinea, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, 14 April 2014
2014/04/11 Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to host Minister Francois Lounceny Fall for the 2nd SA-Guinea JCC
2014/04/10 Speech by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane,  on the occasion of a Public Lecture on : “Celebrating 20 years of South Africa’s Democracy: Reflections on Foreign Policy, Highlights and Challenges”, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Thursday, 10 April 2014
2014/04/09 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to deliver a public lecture on SA’s Foreign Policy at Wits
2014/04/09 Deputy Minister Fransman to embark on an outreach programme in Beaufort West
2014/04/08 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to deliver a public lecture on SA’s Foreign Policy at Wits
2014/04/04 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes working visit to Brussels
2014/04/03 The Outbreak of Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever in the Republic of Guinea
2014/04/01 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane arrives in Brussels for the 4th Africa-EU Summit
 
March 2014
2014/03/31 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to lead the SA delegation to the Africa-EU Summit
2014/03/28 Press Statement on the Situation in Ukraine
2014/03/27 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes visit to the Kingdom of the Netherlands
2014/03/26 United States - South Africa Strategic Dialogue: Fifth Annual Bilateral Forum to advance bilateral partnership
2014/03/24

SA government sends condolences following a ferry boat accident in Uganda

2014/03/24 Chairperson's Statement on the BRICS Foreign Ministers Meeting held on 24 March 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands
2014/03/24 President Zuma to take part in a regional mini summit in Angola
2014/03/24 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to lead a South African delegation to the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague
2014/03/21

Address by President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of National Human Rights Day Commemoration, Sharpeville, 21 March 2014

2014/03/19

Address by  Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim entitled “20 Years of South Africa and Multilateralism: Returning to the fold,” University of KwaZulu Natal, 19 March 2014

2014/03/19

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 19 March 2014

2014/03/18 Foreign Policy Briefing
2014/03/18 Message of Solidarity delivered by Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim on behalf of H E Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at the 4th Session of the 3rd Parliament of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) in Midrand, South Africa – 18 March 2014
2014/03/18 During the State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma reflected on how Democratic South Africa’s foreign policy was shaped during the fierce international campaign to isolate the apartheid state.
2014/03/17 Deputy Minister Ebrahim to address Pan-African Parliament
2014/03/17 Deputy Minister Ebrahim to deliver public lecture at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
2014/03/15 Media Statement on Recent Developments Pertaining to South Africa and Rwanda Relations.
2014/03/13 Mr Cyril Ramaphosa concludes visit to South Sudan
2014/03/12 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host an event marking International Women’s Day
2014/03/12 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes Working Visit to the Republic of Chile
2014/03/11 Deputy President Motlanthe to undertake an Official Visit to the Republic of Poland
2014/03/11 Address by President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the release of the 20 Year Review: South Africa 1994 to 2014, Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House, Pretoria, 11 March 2014
2014/03/10 Press Statement on the visit to South Africa by Dr Ali Larijani, Speaker of the Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Iran
2014/03/10 Commonwealth Day Message: Monday, 10 March 2014
2014/03/10 SA Government to address alleged abuses against prisoners in Mozambique
2014/03/10 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to attend inauguration of Chilean President-elect, Michelle Bachelet
2014/03/10 Deputy Minister Fransman to represent SA at the SADC Council of Ministers
2014/03/06

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes working visit to Switzerland

2014/03/06 President Zuma to Receive Letters of Credence
2014/03/05 Mr Ramaphosa visits South Sudan
2014/03/05 Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 5 March 2014
2014/03/04 Statement by H. E Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, delivered at The High-Level Segment of the 25th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Tuesday, 04 March 2014
2014/03/04

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to take part in a UN Human Rights Council meeting in Switzerland

2014/03/04 Tribute by the Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe, at the Thanksgiving Service to Celebrate the Life and Work of Former President Nelson Mandela, London, United Kingdom, 03 March 2014
2014/03/03 Deputy Minister Fransman to host the Swedish State Secretary for bilateral discussions
2014/03/03 SA condemns terrorist attack in the People’s Republic of China
2014/03/03 SA calls for a peaceful resolution to the situation in Ukraine
2014/03/03 Joint Statement on the occasion of the Visit of H.E. Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister for International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, to Indonesia, Jakarta, 1 March 2014
2014/03/01 Remarks by Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, at the Opening Session of the 2nd Conference on Cooperation Amongst East Asian Countries for Palestinian Development (CEAPAD II), Jakarta, Indonesia, 1 March 2014
 
February 2014
2014/02/28 President Jacob Zuma to undertake a working visit to Zimbabwe
2014/02/28 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane arrives in Indonesia for a conference on Palestine
2014/02/27 Deputy President Motlanthe to undertake a working visit to the United Kingdom
2014/02/26 2014 Budget Speech by Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan, 26 February 2014 (.pdf)
2014/02/25 Developments regarding the status of LGBTI persons worldwide
2014/02/24 Public Lecture by Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim, “Twenty Years of South African Involvement in Conflict Resolution: Lessons Learned and the Case of Syria”, University of Pretoria, 24 February 2014
2014/02/24 Deputy Minister Ebrahim to address seminar hosted by the University of Pretoria
2014/02/21 Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on the occasion of the join press briefing with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan
2014/02/20 Address by President Jacob Zuma in Response to the Debate on the State of the Nation Address, National Assembly, Cape Town, 20 February 2014
2014/02/19 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan
2014/02/19 Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 19 February 2014
2014/02/18 Statement by Honourable Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations & Cooperation, during the National Assembly Debate on President’s State of the Nation Address, 18 February 2014
2014/02/13 State of the Nation Address By His Excellency Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Joint Sitting Of Parliament, Cape Town, 13 February 2014
2014/02/12 President Zuma concludes visit to Brazzaville
2014/02/11 Address by His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma, on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Brazzaville Accord on Peace in Southern Africa
2014/02/10 President Zuma to visit Congo Brazzaville
2014/02/10 New talent for Ubuntu Radio
2014/02/07 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to address BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation meeting
2014/02/06 Address by Mr Marius Fransman, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the International Solidarity Conference on Cuba, Western Sahara and Palestine, hosted by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, Good Hope Chamber, 6 February 2014
 
January 2014
2014/01/29 President Zuma arrives in Addis Ababa to attend the 22nd AU Summit
2014/01/28 Deputy Minister Fransman concludes visit to Madagascar
2014/01/28 Statement by the South African Government on the adoption of the Tunisian Constitution and appointment of the new Government of Tunisia
2014/01/27 South Africa welcomes the signing of two agreements to end the conflict in South Sudan
2014/01/23 Deputy Minister Fransman to attend the inauguration of Madagascar’s new President
2014/01/23 Statement by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Ebrahim Ebrahim, on his Working Visit to the Yemeni Republic, 23 January 2014, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria
2014/01/22 Deputy Minister Ebrahim to brief the media on his visit to Yemen
2014/01/22 Appeal by Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim to the kidnappers of a South African citizen
2014/01/22 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to take part in the International High-Level Meeting on Syria
2014/01/22 Deputy Minister Ebrahim to brief the media on his visit to Yemen
2014/01/20 South Africa congratulates the new President of the Republic of Madagascar
2014/01/17 Deputy Minister Ebrahim travels to Yemen for consultations
2014/01/16

President Zuma returns from working visit to Angola

2014/01/14 President Zuma to participate in the 5th Ordinary Summit of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region
2014/01/13 Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to participate in the 5th Ordinary Summit of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region
2014/01/13 South Africa welcomes the release of its citizen in Yemen
2014/01/07

Electoral Commission and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation collaborate to register South Africans living abroad for the 2014 Elections

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