PUBLIC LECTURE – “Key priorities during South Africa’s tenure in the UN Security Council” – 22 Feb 2019

Keynote Speaker: Deputy Minister, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr. Luwellyn Landers

DATE: Friday 22nd February 2019

TIME: (09H30 registration) 10H00-11H45 followed by a finger lunch

VENUE: Parliament Imbizo Centre, 120 Plein Street, Cape Town

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), through the branch of Public Diplomacy, in collaboration with the Southern African Liaison Office (SALO) hosted a public lecture on the 22nd of February 2019 in Cape Town.

Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers conducted a public lecture in Cape Town as part of his mandate to consult the populace in the decision making and implementation of the departmental programmes, aimed at publicising and enhancing dialogue about the country’s foreign policy objectives.

The Deputy Minister engaged Think Tanks / Academics / Students / Opinion Makers / International Relations Practitioners on the role of South Africa as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

The event served as a key platform for the Deputy Minister to elaborate on the country’s key priorities during the two-year term at the UN Security Council. The platform was not only used to educate stakeholders about diplomacy and South Africa’s foreign policy objectives, but also emphasise the role that the African Union (AU) plays in the maintenance of peace and security globally.



09:30-10:00 Arrival and registration
10:00-10:10 Opening Programme Director: Marissa van Rensburg, SALO
10:10-10:20 Welcome address and  introductions Athenkosi Thoba, SALO
10:20-10:35 Travel Smart presentation Consular Services
10:35-11:00 Keynote address Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers
11:00-11:30 Deliberations
11:30-11:40 Vote of thanks and closure Amb Liam MacGabhann, Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland to South Africa
11:40 Finger lunch