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Thumbs-up from AMD for DIRCO economic diplomacy initiative

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Looking back on 2023, the SA Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association (better and more widely known as AMD) in its first ever newsletter...

SAMIDRC rejects mis- and disinformation on eastern DR Congo mission

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (SAMIDRC) added its voice to those of South Africa’s Departments of...

Red Cross international humanitarian law conference underway in Pretoria

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Conflict is a constant in the world and with it goes, more often than not, violations of international humanitarian law (IHL), the topic of...

South Africa adds its voice to those calling for Russian withdrawal...

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What Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin called a “special military operation” in Ukraine has been widely condemned as an invasion with South Africa joining...

Mozambique attack: SA man’s remains repatriated

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The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has expressed gratitude to the Mozambican government for the assistance provided to South African citizens affected...

Mozambique attack: 43 South Africans accounted for, one dead

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The South African High Commission in Maputo on Monday said it has accounted for the 43 South Africans affected by the recent attacks in...

Concern over deadly Mozambique attacks

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South Africa has expressed concern at the recent attacks against foreign nationals in Palma, northern Mozambique. The conflict, which intensified on Friday, has left dozens...

SA citizen charged on terror-related activities

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International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called for a probe into the terror-related charges faced by South African citizen Andre Mayer...

DIRCO clarifies Sisulu’s statement on proposed Denel-Saudi venture

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The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has clarified comments made by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu about a proposed Saudi investment in...

Speech: Nkoana-Mashabane on SADC politics, defence and security

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Closing Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the SADC Ministerial...

Forty-four SANDF officers deployed as foreign military representatives

South African military interests abroad are looked after by 44 senior officers from all four arms of service of the SA National...

Twenty-six African military attaches in South Africa

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There are currently 26 African countries with military representation at embassies and high commissions in South Africa – seven more than South...

DIRCO’s Mandela memorial address

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Address by Mt Marius Llewellyn Fransman, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela memorial service...

DIRCO Minister takes flak for UN statement

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Department of International Relations and Co-operation (DIRCO) Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane's acknowledgement that Africa needs to "refine its instruments to deal with unconstitutional...

But is it money well spent?

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South Africa's African Renaissance and International Cooperation Fund has provided R268 million in the last financial year in foreign aid and assistance to...

Statement:Sisulu: ICTS cluster

International Cooperation, Trade and Security Cluster (ICTS) media briefing by the Minister of Defence, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu 26 Feb 2012 In 2010, the...

Speech: Nkoana-Mashabane: Conference on Somalia, London

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SA: Nkoana-Mashabane: Address by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, at a conference on Somalia, London  Honourable Chairperson and Prime Minister Honourable...

SA pushes bid for AU Commission chair

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The South African government has expressed optimism that Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will be elected to lead the African Union...

DIRCO must explain kidnapping protocol – DA

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) party says it wants to know what the South African government is doing to secure the release of...

SA treading carefully in bid for top AU position

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South Africa is running into heavy diplomatic weather as its latest bid for expanded influence on the continent -- the nomination of...

Common approach needed to combat piracy

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A common approach is needed among Indian Ocean Rim countries to combat challenges relating to maritime transport safety and security. Speaking at the...

SA to attend the 11th Indian Ocean Rim Association meeting

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South Africa is to attend the 11th Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation Council of Ministers Meeting (IOR-ARC) this week, where...

Parliamentary Question: Dirco: UN World Conference

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MS L JACOBUS (ANC) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION: (1)Whether she has taken any steps to implement the resolutions...

Parliamentary Question: Dirco: Handbag search

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MR S MOKGALAPA (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION: On what specific provision of the Vienna Convention did she...

UN must stay relevant: Ebrahim

South Africa's Deputy Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Ebrahim Ebrahim says the UN must be able to respond appropriately and effectively...

SAIIA: Is SA’s mooted development partnership agency a burden or blessing?

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The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) says the the South African Development Partnership Agency (SADPA) will be set up by...

Zuma talks foreign policy, praises SANDF

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President Jacob Zuma says the nation is proud of the role played by the South African National Defence Force in the country's...

Address: Zuma: Foreign policy

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Address by His Excellency, President of the Republic of South Africa, Dr. Jacob Zuma on Aspects of South African Foreign Policy at...

SA establishes diplomatic relations with South Sudan

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South Africa has signed an agreement establishing diplomatic relations with Africa's newest state, South Sudan. The agreement, according to the Department of...

Statement by H E President Zuma at the high level meeting...

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Earlier this year the United Nations responded to the call for assistance from the Libyan people in their critical time of need. South...

Statement: South Africa recognises the National Transitional Council

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The South African government notes and welcomes the decision of the African Union to "recognise the National Transitional Council (NTC) as the...

Handbag huff costs taxpayers

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The refusal of a minister to have her handbag scanned at an airport in Oslo, Norway, cost South African taxpayers more than...

Handbag huff costs taxpayers

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The refusal of a minister to have her handbag scanned at an airport in Oslo, Norway, cost South African taxpayers more than...

AU Libya panel to meet in Pretoria tomorrow

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The African Union panel on Libya will meet in Pretoria tomorrow to discuss the latest developments in the North African state, International...

Peace, security, important to African agenda

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International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says South Africa has always regarded Africa as a centrepiece of its foreign policy. Addressing...

Speech: Nkoana-Mashabane: Foreign policy: Bulgaria

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Speech by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, on South Africa's Foreign Policy at the Atlantic Club in Sofia,...

SA vindicated on Libya: Govt

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The South African government says it has been vindicated for its stance on the unfreezing of Libyan assets. This follows an agreement...

The 2011 Ruth First Memorial Lecture: Looking an international relations gift...

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"The world dare not relinquish the commitment to Human Rights… our struggle to end apartheid was a global one and we believe...

Statement: South African Government’s position on the unfreezing of Libyan Assets

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South Africa reiterates its concern about the dire humanitarian situation in Libya brought about by the ongoing civil war and North Atlantic...

Statement by Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim at the Eleventh Annual Regional...

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Excellencies; Honourable members of official delegations from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and other participating countries; Mr Gherardo Pontrandolfi, Head of the...

Protect children: Ebrahim

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The protection of civilians, including children in armed conflict countries, must remain a priority of the United Nations system, says International Relations...

SA has not sent plane for Gaddafi: DIRCO

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South Africa has distanced itself from reports that it has sent planes to Libya to allow the embattled Colonel Moammar Gaddafi to...

South African Government statement on Libya

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The South African government is closely watching the rapidly unfolding situation in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. With the imminent fall of...

Foreign policy WP on way to Parliament

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A white paper outlining the principles and framework of South Africa's foreign policy has been approved by Cabinet and will now make...

Parliamentary Question: Dirco: Travel

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QUESTION NO: 606 QUOTE Mr DJ Stubbe (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation: (1)(a) Which travel agents/travel service providers are currently...

Parliamentary Question: Dirco: Sex

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QUESTION NO: 337 QUOTE Mr J Selfe (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation: What were the reasons for South Africa...

Parliamentary Question: Dirco: SADC

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QUESTION NO: 1747 QUOTE Mr LS Ngonyama (Cope) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation: Whether the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat...

Statemnt: DIRCO: SA-Brazil bilareral

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Joint press statement on the occasion of the conclusion of the bilateral meeting between Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane with Minister Antonio Patriota, Minister...

Zuma moves national security advisor

Ambassador Welile Nhlapo, national security adviser to President Jacob Zuma has been appointed South Africa's Special Representative to the Great Lakes Region...

Parliamentary Question: Dirco: Ministers trips

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Mr SJ Masango (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation: 1.With reference to her recent trips to (a) Sudan and...