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Minister Sisulu extends condolences to the family and friends of the late Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo

Minister Sisulu said Ambassador Kumalo has left a rich legacy as a multilateralist

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon Lindiwe Sisulu, has extended her condolences and those of the DIRCO family, to the family and friends of the former Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations (UN) in New York, Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo, who passed away on Sunday, 21…

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Minister Sisulu media statement on the four South Africans who drowned in Mozambique, Mr Andre Hanekom, and protests in Zimbabwe

Minister Sisulu also received a report from Ambassador Mpahlwa on Mr Andre Hanekom who is detained in Mozambique

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu has received a briefing this morning on the developments in Zimbabwe, South Africans who drowned in Mozambique and  Mr Hanekom who is detained in Mozambique.  On the four South Africans who drowned in Mozambique's Portuguese Islands, the Minister has on behalf…

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Statement delivered by H.E. Ambassador J Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations in New York during the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Libya - 18 January 2019

I would like to focus my intervention on the political process and the humanitarian situation

As stated by H.E. Ambassador J Matjila We would like to add our voice in thanking you for convening this meeting today, and to thank SRSG Mr Ghassan Salame for his comprehensive briefing to the Council today. This briefing is timely given the discussions the Council has been having this…

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Statement delivered by HE Ambassador Jerry Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations in New York, during the United Nations Security Council briefing on Sudan Sanctions

South Africa also remains concerned with the growing presence of Darfuri armed groups in Libya as further violations of the embargo could potentially fuel the conflict in the region

Statement delivered by HE Ambassador Jerry Matjila Mr President We would like to thank you for convening this meeting, and we would also like to thank Ms Wronecka for her briefing and her leadership in this portfolio. South Africa welcomes the improvements in the security situation in Darfur. The situation…

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Minister Sisulu was never a Director of Dyambu Holdings, contrary to Mr Agrizzi's testimony in the State Capture Commission

The Ministry call on Mr Agrizzi to correct his statement in public and before the Commission

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu noted with concern, false statements made by the former Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Bosasa in his testimony before the State Capture Commission on Wednesday, 16 January 2019. Mr Agrizzi stated that Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, among other Ministers, were Directors of the company…

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Statement by South Africa to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

The elections that have just taken place will be the first democratic transfer of power in the country’s history

As stated by South Africa Mr President, We would like to thank the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Ms Leila Zerrougui, for her briefing. We welcome and thank CENI, SADC and the African Union of their assessment of the electoral process.  We also take note of the briefing by…

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Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Organ Chairperson Statement- Results in DRC Presidential Elections

Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) urges all political parties, candidates, and their supporters to exercise patience, and refrain from acts of violence

The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) welcomes the release of the provisional results of the Presidential Election held under the combined Presidential, Legislative and Provincial Elections on 30 December 2018 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). SADC congratulates the Congolese people, the Government of the DRC, all political stakeholders…

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President Ramaphosa congratulates President of Venezuela H.E. Mr Maduro following his Inauguration

The President of South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulates H.E. Nicolas Maduro Moros of Venezuela following his inauguration for a Second Term, today, Thursday, 10 January 2019. The National Electoral Council of Venezuela announced the outcome of the election that took place on 23 May 2018, in accordance with the…

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Media statement following a meeting between President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Edgar Lungu

Presidents Ramaphosa and Lungu have called on Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) to speedily finalise the vote tabulation and release the election results in order to maintain the credibility of elections

Today 9th January 2019, H.E. President Cyril Ramaphosa received H.E. President Lungu of the Republic of Zambia and the SADC Chairperson for the Organ on Politics, Defense, and Security Cooperation who is on a working visit to South Africa. During their meeting, the two Presidents were briefed by the Foreign…

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South Africa condemns attempted military coup d’état in Gabon

South Africa reaffirms the African Union principle of the total rejection of all unconstitutional change of power

South Africa has noted with grave concern the attempted coup d’état undertaken in the Republic of Gabon this morning (07 January 2019) by elements of the military. South Africa condemns in the strongest possible terms the attempted coup to overthrow the democratically elected Government in the Republic of Gabon.  In…