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: 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: U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe |

United States Launches Program to Support Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Zimbabwe

For more than 30 years, the American people, through USAID, have contributed over $3 billion in assistance to Zimbabwe

 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announces the launch of Pathways, a five-year $35 million program that will offer services to 250,000 HIV-affected orphans and vulnerable children, 59,500 households, and 15,000 vulnerable youth. Operating in nine districts in Zimbabwe with high HIV burden, Pathways will put communities on…

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

South Africa: Remarks by The Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, on the Occasion of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Youth Summit

Remarks by The Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, on the Occasion of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Youth Summit: Programme Director; Chairperson of the National Youth Development Agency, Mr Sifiso Mtshweni; Honoured guests; Ladies and gentlemen   Addressing young people in 1995 on…

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

South Africa: Media Roundtable and Site Visit on the 10th Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Summit

The 2018 Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) event seeks to focus on leveraging the Strategy for Economic Partnership towards the pursuit of Inclusive Growth and Advancing the 4th Industrial Revolution

Members of the media are invited to the BRICS roundtable discussion to be held under the theme “BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution”. The content will focus of South Africa’s achievements within BRICS and desired outcomes from Chairing the 10th BRICS Summit.…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Cyril Ramaphosa to address Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations at Mvezo, Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape province

Government, in partnership with various stakeholders including the Nelson Mandela Foundation, continues to host various celebrations to mark the centenary of this great icon of the liberation struggle

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, 18 July 2018, participate in the Centenary Celebrations of father of our nation and icon of the South African struggle, the late Former President Nelson Mandela at Mvezo, Mthatha in the Eastern Cape Province. The Mvezo Centenary Celebrations organised by the Royal House of Mandela…