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Next meeting of the Delegation for relations with South Africa is scheduled to take place on Thursday 30 June 2016 from 9.00 to 10.00 in Brussels (meeting room: tbc).
 
 
Mode d'affichage des délégations
 
Johannes Cornelis van BAALEN Chair Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Netherlands Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie
 
Boris ZALA Vice-Chair Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Slovakia SMER-Sociálna demokracia
 
Sabine VERHEYEN Vice-Chair Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Germany Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
 
David BORRELLI Member Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group Italy Movimento 5 Stelle
 
Fabio DE MASI Member Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left Germany DIE LINKE.
 
Martina DLABAJOVÁ Member Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Czech Republic ANO 2011
 
Markus FERBER Member Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Germany Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern e.V.
 
Michael GAHLER Member Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) Germany Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
 
Mary HONEYBALL Member Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament United Kingdom Labour Party
 
Jean-François JALKH Member Europe of Nations and Freedom Group France Front national
 
 
Members
 
Presentation and competencies
 

Inter-parliamentary relations with South Africa were frozen during the apartheid years. The European Parliament (EP) had, nevertheless, supported the anti-apartheid struggle and backed the financing of the humanitarian aid via NGO's in South Africa. This demonstration of solidarity became most evident when in 1988 the EP honoured Nelson Mandela, while still in prison, with the first Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
 
With the dawn of a new democratic order in 1994, the EP created a Delegation for Relations with South Africa. Since then, the longstanding relations between the two Parliaments have further strengthened and deepened. Two Inter-parliamentary meetings with the "Rainbow nation" are organised a year, alternately in Europe and South Africa. In May 2007 the European Union (EU) and South Africa entered into a Strategic Partnership. The EP Delegation provides the upgraded EU-South Africa relations and political dialogue with a dedicated and substantive parliamentary dimension.

 
 
 
Contacts
 
You can contact the Secretariat of the Delegation for relations with South Africa by email at the following address: d-za@europarl.europa.eu
                                              
or by fax:
+32 2 284 24 84 (Brussels)
+33 3 881 79825 (Strasbourg)