PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA FOLLOWING THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL
The United Nations General Assembly has today, Friday, 8 June 2018, elected
South Africa to serve in the United Nations Security Council for the term
2019-2020 as a non-permanent member. This will be the third time that South
Africa will be serving in the Security Council since the dawn of democracy
in 1994. We are humbled and honoured by the confidence the international
community has demonstrated in our capability to contribute to the resolution
of global challenges.
We express our unreserved gratitude and appreciation to the Southern African
Development Community (SADC) that nominated us and our continental body, the
African Union (AU), that endorsed our candidature.
The overwhelming support South Africa received from members of the United
Nations is significant in the year of the centenary of the birth of our
global icon and the founding father of our nation, President Nelson Mandela.
This election comes after a unanimous resolution by members of the United
Nations to convene a Global Peace Summit in honour of President Mandela to
be held in September 2018.
South Africa will use its membership of the United Nations Security Council
in 2019 and 2020 to advance the interests of Africa, particularly the
priorities of the the African Union Agenda 2063.
South Africa’s tenure will be guided by our commitment to resolve regional,
global and international conflicts and promote inclusive growth as part of
the effort to ensure a better Africa in a better world. We are committed to
addressing the root causes of conflict, including inequality and
underdevelopment, and promoting inclusive political dialogue.
South Africa remains deeply concerned about the emergence of unilateralism
and its attendant threat to the International rules-based system. South
Africa reaffirms the centrality of the United Nations Charter and the
primacy of the United Nations Security Council on issues of international
peace and security.
We reaffirm our commitment to enhancing cooperation between the United
Nations and regional and sub-regional organisations in matters relating to
the maintenance of international peace and security. This will include the
strengthening of effective partnerships between the United Nations Security
Council and the African Union Peace and Security Council. We reaffirm our
commitment to the peaceful resolution of global disputes and the advancement
of inclusive development in accordance with the United Nations Charter and
Enquiries: Khusela Diko - Spokesperson on 072 854 5707
Issued by the Presidency
The Liaison Office of South Africa (LOSA) in Taipei wishes to distance
itself from the announcements and voting pole posted by Mr Igor Scheurkogel
on Facebook about voter registration At LOSA. Mr Scheurkogel is not mandated
to speak for or on behalf of LOSA with regard to any matters relating to
We stand by the announcements made earlier in the year relating to the
Election in 2019 posted on our website and Facebook page, we also again
commit to inform our citizens through our website and Facebook page on any
new development and logistical arrangements for the elections next year. As
of today, 12 June 2018 LOSA does not have any further instruction or
information to share with its clients other than what has been published
Previous messages and
Notice about document collection at DIRCO.
South African Revenue Service-Media
Announcement regarding Long-term Port of Entry Visa
(for spouses of South African Nationals).
Message from Head of Mission on Africa Day.
Message from Head of Mission about CPUT & UNISA.
Message from Head of Mission on Human Rights Day.
of country registration for 2019 Elections.
Public Holidays 2018
NOTICE: 09 3218 8084 is the emergency contact
number for the Mission and MUST ONLY be used when the office is
Please take note that this number must not be used
general questions about consular, immigration,
trade or tourism
checking if documents are ready for collection