On 27 April the South African Embassy in Lisbon celebrated South Africa's National Day with a reception at the official residence, hosted by Ambassador Keitumetse Matthews. This was the Ambassador's first National Day in Portugal and it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet with so many of South Africa's friends and admirers. As usual, the sunny weather helped to create the perfect atmosphere for the outdoor meal served in the garden. The Embassy wishes to thank all those who joined us in celebrating South Africa's great achievements of the past 17 years.

Ambassador Matthews with Mr António Schneider, Honorary Consul in Oporto (left) and Mr Peter Booth, Honorary Consul in Funchal (right)

Left to right: Ms Sasha Saran (Consular Attaché), Ms Latani Makwarela (Counsellor Admin) and Mrs Mandy September

Left to right: Mr Angus September (Counsellor Political), Ambassador Matthews and Mr Mzo Kolanisi (Counsellor)

A group photo of Embassy staff and family