Speech delivered by Ambassador Nkosi at the University of Venda on 12 May 2017

Ambassador Mxolisi Nkosi


Public lecture rendered by Ambassador Mxolisi Nkosi, Chief Operations Officer of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), on “South Africa‘s international engagements in a rapidly changing world”, University of Venda, Thohoyandou, Limpopo, 12 May 2017. 


Programme Director, 

Vice Chancellor of the University of Venda, Professor Peter Mbati,

Acting Dean of Human and Social Science, Prof Tsoaledi Thobejane

Dean of Law, Ms Annette Lansink,
University Management and Staff,
The Student Community,
Distinguished Guests,
Members of the Media,
Ladies and gentlemen,

Ndi Masiare! 

We are delighted to be here to engage in a conversation on South Africa's foreign policy endeavours. Our presence here today is testament to our undertaking to engage civil society in a dynamic and meaningful dialogue on South Africa's foreign policy. Our intervention will focus on “South Africa‘s international engagements in a rapidly changing world”.


Accordingly, we shall attempt to cover key elements of the changing global environment within which we operate, and our initiatives and responses thereto.

( to be continued )