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White Paper on South Africa's foreign policy: Departmental briefing
12 Nov 2014
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation briefed the Committee on the White Paper on South Africa’s foreign policy. In 2010 the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation initiated an assessment of SA’s foreign policy against a backdrop of a rapidly changing international relations environment. Widespread engagement and consultation took ...
White Paper on South Africa's foreign policy: Panel discussion
5 Nov 2014
The meeting was an appraisal of the draft White Paper on International Relations and Cooperation, in a panel discussion. The Institute for Global Development (IGD) Director presented on matters of the paradigm shift in thinking, orientation and Africa, and its researcher concentrated on consideration of matters relating to the South-South ...
Consular services: Department of International Relations and Cooperation briefing
29 Oct 2014
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) gave a briefing on consular services, with a particular emphasis on the services provided by a country to its citizens abroad. Its assistance consisted mainly of qualified support to citizens who were distressed or destitute, consular notarial services and civic/immigration services. Consular ...
Ethics and Members' Interest
2014 Register of Members Interests: adoption
17 Sep 2014
The Committee dealt with the minutes of the 8 of July 2014 at length. The contention was that there was an election of a Committee whip, which the opposition parties felt that seeing that there was no rule providing for one in any Parliamentary Committee; there could have been no ...
US-Africa Summit & SADC Summit briefing with Deputy Minister in attendance
2 Sep 2014
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) briefed the Committee on the outcomes of the US-Africa Summit. The US is seen as a strategic partner for SA and trade, investment relations and peace featured prominently in the discussions. Of importance to Africa was the renewal of the African Growth ...
Department of International Relations and Cooperation orientation workshop
29 Jul 2014
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) provided the Committee with an orientation workshop on its work in terms of its six high-level objectives. The workshop gave an overview of South Africa’s foreign policy. There was a changing global environment. Trade and economic patterns were changing. There were new ...
Election of Chairperson; Committee Programme
25 Jun 2014
The Committee met to elect a Chairperson for the new session of Parliament. Mr M Masango (ANC), with no objections, was elected the Chairperson.
The newly elected Chairperson briefly mentioned things that he hoped the Committee would focus on first, but highlighted that the main focus for the Committee would ...
Report of Parliamentary Group on International Relations; Report by Joint Whips' Forum on Attendance Policy of MPs; Report by JSCI on compliance with statutory reporting obligations; Report on legacy issues for 5th Parliament
4 Mar 2014
The Joint Rules Committee met to receive a report from the Parliamentary Group on International Relations (PGIR), a report by Joint Whips’ Forum on Attendance Policy of Members of Parliament, a report on the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (JSCI) compliance with statutory reporting obligations and a report on legacy ...