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Next meeting
Next meeting of the Delegation for relations with South Africa is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 13 September 2017 from 16.00 to 17.00 in Strasbourg (meeting room: Louise Weiss S4.1).
 
 
Mode d'affichage des délégations
 
Johannes Cornelis van BAALEN Presidente Grupo de la Alianza de los Demócratas y Liberales por Europa Países Bajos Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie
 
Boris ZALA Vicepresidente Grupo de la Alianza Progresista de Socialistas y Demócratas en el Parlamento Europeo Eslovaquia SMER-Sociálna demokracia
 
Sabine VERHEYEN Vicepresidenta Grupo del Partido Popular Europeo (Demócrata-Cristianos) Alemania Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
 
David BORRELLI Miembro Grupo Europa de la Libertad y de la Democracia Directa Italia Movimento 5 Stelle
 
Fabio DE MASI Miembro Grupo Confederal de la Izquierda Unitaria Europea/Izquierda Verde Nórdica Alemania DIE LINKE.
 
Martina DLABAJOVÁ Miembro Grupo de la Alianza de los Demócratas y Liberales por Europa Chequia ANO 2011
 
Markus FERBER Miembro Grupo del Partido Popular Europeo (Demócrata-Cristianos) Alemania Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern e.V.
 
Michael GAHLER Miembro Grupo del Partido Popular Europeo (Demócrata-Cristianos) Alemania Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
 
Mary HONEYBALL Miembro Grupo de la Alianza Progresista de Socialistas y Demócratas en el Parlamento Europeo Reino Unido Labour Party
 
Jean-François JALKH Miembro Grupo Europa de las Naciones y de las Libertades Francia Front national
 
 
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.

 
 
 
Contactos
 
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)