Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

The Secretary-General: Remarks at Event to Celebrate Nelson Mandela’s Centenary

I was fortunate to meet him several times, and I will never forget my first meeting in Johannesburg even before he was elected President

I am very pleased to be with you to celebrate the life and achievements of one of the greatest leaders of our time. Nelson Mandela would have been 100 years old today. I was fortunate to meet him several times, and I will never forget my first meeting in Johannesburg…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

Address by Deputy President, Mr David Mabuza at the Tata Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations, Gert Sibande District, Mpumalanga Province

The whole world joins us in this celebration following the declaration by the United Nations of this day as the Nelson Mandela International Day

Program Director; Premier of Mpumalanga, Ms Refilwe Mtsweni; Executive Mayor of Gert Sibande District, Cllr Muzi Chirwa; Leadership of political parties and civil society; Traditional Leadership; Distinguished guests; Ladies and gentlemen Today is a day with so much significance for us as a country, a day that is also observed…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation officially closes the 4th Brics Youth Summit

The resolutions taken at the BRICS Youth Summit will form part of deliberations at the BRICS Youth Ministers Meeting later this week

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Reginah Mhaule has today, 18 July 2018, officially closed the 4th BRICS Youth Summit held at Zebula Golf Estate in Bela Bela, Limpopo Province, South Africa. The Summit hosted by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) in partnership with the Department of…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

BRICS Inter-Ministerial Committee to address the press on the state of readiness

The media briefing will be followed by Ministers doing a walk-about at the Sandton Convention Centre

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on the BRICS Summit, represented by its Chairperson, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ms Lindiwe Sisulu and Co-Chairperson, Minister of Higher Education and Training Ms Naledi Pandor, will on Monday, 23 July 2018, address members of the press on South Africa’s state of readiness to host…

Source: Canada - The Prime Minister's Office |

Statement by the Prime Minister on Nelson Mandela International Day

Canada is deeply proud of its historical friendship with Nelson Mandela

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Nelson Mandela International Day: “Today, on Nelson Mandela International Day, we join people around the world to reflect on the life and legacy of the anti-apartheid revolutionary and former South African President. As we mark 100 years since Nelson…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles Government Participates at the 20th Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Summit of Heads of State and Government

The Seychelles government is participating at the 20th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Authority that is taking place from the 9th to 19th July 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia. Ambassador Barry Faure, Secretary of State and Executive Head of the…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Council of Ministers and Meeting of Minsters of Foreign Affairs Endorse Seychelles Nominations of Ambassador Marie-Pierre Lloyd and Mr. Francis Lebon to Key Posts

Seychelles Ambassador Marie-Pierre Lloyd is one of the six new members elected to the Committee

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the COMESA Authority has endorsed a new group COMESA Committee of Elders at its meeting that took place on 15th July 2018. The COMESA Committee of Elders supports diplomatic endeavours surrounding regional peace and security, and stability. This is in line with an understanding…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Statement from the Presiding Officers of Parliament on Nelson Mandela International Day

Through its constitutional function, Parliament shall continue to strive for the realisation of the ideals, values and freedoms, which Madiba championed

Madiba’s birthday today is particularly special as it marks 100 years since his birth. This year we are also celebrating the centenary birthday of Ms Albertina Sisulu, another dauntless fighter for a democratic South Africa. It was Ms Sisulu, who, on 9 May 1994, nominated Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela as democratic…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: Deputy President Mabuza to Address the National Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (Bbbee) Rural and Township Economy Summit in Eastern Cape

The summit is expected to be attended by over 1 000 delegates from across the country, to exchange ideas, knowledge and expertise

Deputy President David Mabuza will tomorrow, 19 July 2018, officially open the National Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Rural and Township Economy Summit that will take place at the East London International Convention Centre in the Eastern Cape. The summit is scheduled to take place over two days between 19-20 July…