Embassy visit to Bursa City and Courtesy visit to the Governor of Bursa, Mr İzzettin Küçük
Meeting Mr Mehmet Dikkaya, General Manager of Mill Teknoloji Company in Konya organised by MUSIAD from 13-15 January 2017.
Signing of the Condolence Book at the German Embassy on the passing of former Federal President Roman Hertzog.
President Jacob Zuma has today, on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, extended the country’s deepest condolences to the Government and people of the Russian Federation and in particular, to the family of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, following his assassination on Monday evening, 19 December 2016, in Ankara.
President Zuma said: “The South African Government joins the international community in condemning this brutal attack against a diplomat, which is in violation of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. We would like to convey our deepest condolences to H.E President Vladimir Putin, the Government of the Russian Federation, and in particular to the family of the Ambassador Karlov. We also wish those injured in the attack, a speedy and full recovery.”
“Terrorism in any form and from whichever quarter constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and any acts of terrorism are criminal, unjustifiable and cannot be condoned.” To this end, South Africa wishes to reiterate its commitment to international initiatives aimed at fighting the scourge of terrorism and violent extremism,” said the President.
Embassy of the Republic of South Africa
The Reconciliation Day which is commemorated annually on 16 December, South Africans across the country are encouraged to unite as a nation and to be exemplary to the world.
South Africans commemorate 2016 Reconciliation Month under the theme “Bridging The Divide Towards A Non-Racist Society”. The theme reminds us that we should strengthen relations with fellow South Africans and those who reside in the country and build a future where all live together in harmony, and to contribute towards a better continent that will contribute to a better world.
Furthermore, to embrace the common ties that binds us rather than focus on that which divides us as a nation.
Address by His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma, on the occasion of celebrating
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa,
PRESIDENT ZUMA TO LEAD COMMEMORATION OF THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF SA’S CONSTITUTION
The South African Embassy in Ankara has great pleasure in welcoming the new Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, H.E. Mr Pule Isaac Malefane and his family.
Ambassador Malefane presented his letter of credence to the President of the Republic of Turkey, H. E. Mr Recep Tayyib Erdogan, at a reception at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on 22 March 2016. Ambassador Malefane previously served as the Consulate General of South Africa in Mumbai, India. Ambassador Malefane also, as part of the presentation of his letter of credence ceremony, laid a wreath at the Aniktkabir, the monument where the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Kemal Ataturk, is buried on 24 March 2016.
In 2016 South Africa celebrates its 22nd year of Freedom and Democracy. During this time South Africa has focussed on addressing the inequalities of the past. The focus of South Africa’s endeavours on a regional and global level is also to work together with the international community to make life better for Africa and the world through enhancing the African Agenda and Sustainable Development and strengthening its relations with all countries. South Africa continues to face the challenges of development and South Africa’s government will continue to address these to achieve the aim of making life better for all South Africans and those who live in it.