Media Statements

Application of the Convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel), 26 January 2024

On 29 December 2023, the Republic of South Africa (hereinafter “South Africa”) filed in the Registry of the Court an Application instituting proceedings against the State of Israel (hereinafter...

Minister Pandor leads South Africa’s delegation to the Hague to hear the ICJ provisional measures application outcome

Media Advisory   25 January 2024   Minister Pandor leads South Africa’s delegation to the Hague to hear the ICJ provisional measures application outcome   The International Court of...

South Africa remains concerned at the increase of attacks on civilians in armed conflict

Media Release   20 January 2024   South Africa remains concerned at the increase of attacks on civilians in armed conflict   The Government of the Republic of South Africa is deeply...

President Ramaphosa to attend the inauguration of President-elect Tshisekedi of the DRC

Media Statement   20 January 2024   President Ramaphosa to attend the inauguration of President-elect Tshisekedi of the DRC   President Cyril Ramaphosa, today, 20 January 2024, arrived...

Deputy President Mashatile to welcome the Duke of Edinburgh on a Working Visit to South Africa

Media Statement   19 January 2024   Deputy President Mashatile to welcome the Duke of Edinburgh on a Working Visit to South Africa   His Excellency Deputy President Paul Mashatile will...

President Ramaphosa to attend the 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Uganda

Media Statement   18 January 2024   President Ramaphosa to attend the 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Uganda   President Cyril Ramaphosa has this evening, 18 January 2024...

Minister Pandor participates in the Ministerial Session of the 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, in Kampala, Uganda

Media Statement   17 January 2024   Minister Pandor participates in the Ministerial Session of the 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, in Kampala, Uganda   The Minister of...

South Africa offers its deepest condolences to Japan following a series of deadly earthquakes experienced in the country’s west coast region

Media Statement   3 January 2024   South Africa offers its deepest condolences to Japan following a series of deadly earthquakes experienced in the country’s west coast region  ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulates President-Elect of the DRC, HE Mr Felix Tshisekedi

Media Statement   31 December 2023   President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulates President-Elect of the DRC, HE Mr Felix Tshisekedi   Today, Sunday, 31 December 2023, President Matamela...

South Africa approaches the International Court of Justice under the Genocide Convention with respect to acts committed by Israel in the context of its attacks on Gaza

Media Statement   29 December 2023   South Africa approaches the International Court of Justice under the Genocide Convention with respect to acts committed by Israel in the context of its...

President Ramaphosa congratulates President El-Sisi and the people of Egypt

Media Statement   19 December 2023   President Ramaphosa congratulates President El-Sisi and the people of Egypt   The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Cyril...

South African nationals to avoid joining foreign armed forces which may contribute to the violation of domestic and international law

Media Statement   18 December 2023   South African nationals to avoid joining foreign armed forces which may contribute to the violation of domestic and international law   The South...