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  • Shaping the global order – foreign policy beyond crisis management

    Shaping the global order – foreign policy beyond crisis management 17 February 2017 South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane concluded a successful working visit to Germany where she led the South African d...
  • Najm us Saqib’s novel 'BAOO' launched in South Africa

    Najm us Saqib’s novel 'BAOO' launched in South Africa 12 February 2017 Mr Najm us Saqib, High Commissioner of Pakistan in South Africa has launched his book 'BAOO' in Pretoria. This is the first English novel written by a hugely popular and well-known...
  • Integrated urban development

    Integrated urban development 12 February 2017 South Africa’s Cooperative Governance Deputy Minister Andries Nel has met with his counterpart, the Barbara Hendricks, Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature, Building and Nuc...
  • Children’s hospital designed by children

    Children’s hospital designed by children 15 February 2017 The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) in Johannesburg South Africa has taken every care to make sure that sick children have access to the best medical treatment possible. So much so ...
  • Algeria to get a taste of SA culture

    Algeria to get a taste of SA culture 14 February 2017 Algerians will get an opportunity to sample South Africa’s artistic talent when the cultural seasons is launched in that country on 24 February. The cultural programme will be launched in Algeria...
  • Senior Officials Meetings with Singapore and Thailand

    Senior Officials Meetings with Singapore and Thailand 15 February 2017 Professor Sooklal, Deputy Director-General Asia and the Middle East at the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation , travelled to Singapore and Thailand a...
  • Police Action for IDSA members

    Police Action for IDSA members 15 February 2017 Commander Chris Opperman, of the Tshwane Metro Police, and his team attended IDSA's January coffee meeting hosted by Champa Weerasekara, of Sri Lanka. Members turned out in full force for a lesson in perso...
  • Kazakhstan is shifting to a new model of power distribution

    Kazakhstan is shifting to a new model of power distribution The President of Kazakhstan, Mr Nursultan Nazarbayev addressed the nation on 25 January 2017 regarding the issue of redistribution of powers between branches of government which he said was a fu...
  • King Silamba Commemoration on 4 March 2017

    King Silamba Commemoration on 4 March 2017 The King Silamba Annual Commemoration will be held on the 4 March 2017 at the Komjekejeke Heritage Site, Walmansthal, North-East of Pretoria. The event was launched in 1984 by his descendent and the current King...
  • Celebration of Spanish language day

    Celebration of Spanish language day On 29 November 2016, the Embassy of Spain commemorated the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes and the day was celebrated with Spanish language in collaboration with the Embassy of Argentina, Chile, C...
  • UNDP makes the World a Better Place

    UNDP makes the World a Better Place By Srimal Fernando, Global Editor The Diplomatic Society  Helen Clark is the current Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She is pictured addressing the Executive Board consisting of U...
  • Honorary Professorship awarded to Ambassador Anil Sooklal

    Honorary Professorship awarded to Ambassador Anil Sooklal 14 February 2017 Ambassador Anil Sooklal, DIRCO’s Deputy Director General: Asia and Middle East, was awarded an honorary Professorship from the LN Gumilyov Eurasian National University, in Asta...
  • Collaboration between Kazakhstan and NLSA

    Collaboration between Kazakhstan and NLSA On February 8th, 2017 H.E. Mr. Talgat Kaliyev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to South Africa met with Professor Rocky MD Relebipi-Simela, CEO of the National Library of South Africa. During the meeting, Ambassador Ka...
  • Photographic Exhibition by Ambassador Petrakov of the Russian Federation

    Photographic Exhibition by Ambassador Petrakov of the Russian Federation A photographic exhibition by Ambassador Petrakov of the Russian Federation in South Africa was opened on 4 February 2017 at the Irma Stern Museum in CapeTown. The exhibition is on u...
  • African Development Bank: Agenda for Changing Lives and Transforming Africa

    African Development Bank: Agenda for Changing Lives and Transforming Africa   By Srimal Fernando, Global Editor  Photo: The president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina of Nigeria The story of 1.2 billion people living in ...
  • Celebrating Reggae Month 2017

    Celebrating Reggae Month 2017 February 2017 by H.E. Cheryl Spencer, High Commissioner of Jamaica In Jamaica, the month of February is a packed month. Although Reggae festivals are held year-round, for music lovers and the culturally conscious, it is a ...
  • Sri Lanka’s 69th Independence Day

    Sri Lanka’s 69th Independence Day 6 February 2016 Cricket and Reconciliation were central to the remarks made by High Commissioner Sunil de Silva of Sri Lanka to South Africa and Minister Susan Shabangu Minister of Women in the Presidency of South A...
  • 38th National Day of Iran

    38th National Day of Iran The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Pretoria celebrated the 38th Iranian National Day in South Africa on 2 February 2017. H.E Mr. Moshen Movahhedi - Ghomi and the guest of honour Deputy Minister Ms Nomaindia Mfeketo...
  • 25th National Day of Dignity - Venezuela

    25th National Day of Dignity - Venezuela On February 4, 1992, a civil-military rebellion took place in Venezuela led by lieutenant Hugo Chavez against the neoliberal government of Carlos Andres Perez. Although the rebellion was crushed it gave rise to ...
  • Visit of French Minister of Economy and Finance Michel Sapin to South Africa

    Visit of French Minister of Economy and Finance Michel Sapin to South Africa 2 – 3 February 2017 French Minister of Economy and Finance, Michel Sapin’s visit to strengthen and reaffirm economic relations and partnerships between France and South Afr...


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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June 2017 Edition

 
 
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Madagascar turns to SA for investment 15 June 2017 Malagasy President Henry Rajaonarimampianina has urged South African businesses to invest in Madagascar. President Rajaonarimampianina said his... <|> Welcome to South Africa 8 June 2017 President Jacob Zuma of South Africa received Letters of Credence from new Heads of Mission accredited to South Africa. Photo: Standing (l-r) Mr Eric Franck... <|> Good neighbours, France and South Africa On Monday 12 June 2017, the Ambassador of France to South Africa, H.E. Mr Christophe Farnaud, hosted a reception in honour of Brigadier General Franck... <|> Lack of education and mismatched skills Brussels, Belguim- 7th June 2017: The African Union Commission cautions that the future of Africa’s economic growth and the future of millions of Africans,... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> BRICS ministers meeting Pretoria - Trade, climate change, reforms of the United Nations and terrorism were high on the agenda when the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs met in Beijing on 19 June... <|> <|> The French Barbarians in Soweto 24 June 2017 June is rugby month in South Africa. While the Springboks and the XV de France met for three test matches (Pretoria 10 June, Durban 17 June and... <|> Inti Raymi – resurrection of the sun June 21 marks the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. It is the day when the Sun begins to set a little later everyday as the days start to get... <|> Matariki – The Eyes of God When the constellation Pleiades, a star cluster, rises in the sky in May and June, the Maori nation of New Zealand celebrate the beginning of a New Year. H.E Mike... <|>
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