Department of International Relations and Cooperation

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Department of International Relations and Cooperation
South Africa Department of International Relations and Cooperation logo.png
Logo of the department
Department overview
Formed 1927
Jurisdiction Government of South Africa
Headquarters OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria
25°44′03″S 28°13′53″E / 25.73417°S 28.23139°E / -25.73417; 28.23139
Employees 4,533 (2009)
Annual budget R4,824.4 million (2010/11)
Minister responsible Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
Nomaindia Mfeketo, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
Department executive Jerry Matjila, Director-General: International Relations and Cooperation
Website www.dirco.gov.za

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) is the foreign ministry of the South African government. It is responsible for South Africa's relationships with foreign countries and international organizations, and runs South Africa's diplomatic missions. The department is headed by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, currently Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Formerly known as the Department of Foreign Affairs, it was renamed the Department of International Relations and Cooperation by President Jacob Zuma in May 2009. In the 2010 national budget, it received an appropriation of 4,824.4 million rand, and had 4,533 employees.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vote 5: International Relations and Cooperation". Estimates of National Expenditure 2010. Pretoria: National Treasury. 17 February 2010. ISBN 978-0-621-39079-7. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 

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