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  • One on one with South African Heritage Ambassador Ms Tando Songwevu on Cultural Diplomacy

    One on one with South African Heritage Ambassador Ms Tando Songwevu on Cultural Diplomacy By Stella Sigcau 28 March 2017 Ms Thando Songwevu plans on flying South Africa's flag high promoting South African culture and heritage locally and across the bor...
  • South Africa vs Francophonie soccer tournament

    South Africa vs Francophonie soccer tournament 29 March 2017 As part of the Festival de la Francophonie taking place in Pretoria this month, the Embassy of France in South Africa hosted a Francophonie VS South Africa soccer tournament. Photo: Ambassad...
  • Northern Ireland at Peace – 19 years on from the Belfast Agreement

    Northern Ireland at Peace – 19 years on from the Belfast Agreement   By Srimal Fernando Global Editor, The Diplomatic Society  Nineteen years ago on 10 April 1998, after years of determined negotiations, in the early hours of Friday morning U...
  • Freedom Fighter Kathrada passes on

    Freedom Fighter Kathrada passes on 28 March 2017 The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation is deeply saddened to announce the passing on of ANC veteran Ahmed Kathrada (87) this morning, at the Donald Gordon Hospital in Johannesburg. Kathrada passed away peacefully...
  • Reaffirming Africa’s determination to shape its destiny

    Reaffirming Africa’s determination to shape its destiny Port Louis, Mauritius 20 March 2017 African leaders took a bold step towards driving its own integration and development agenda, at the inaugural African Economic Platform (AEP), which is being h...
  • Africanization – beyond decolonization

    Africanization – beyond decolonization By Stella Sigcau and Kirtan Bhana 27 March 2017 South Africans are rekindling their love for their land; they are redefining millennia old tradition and culture as it incorporates the modern South African soci...
  • The SADC We Want

    The SADC We Want 19 March 2017 President Jacob Zuma was among the regional leaders who participated in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government in Mbabane, Swaziland. The summit was schedul...
  • The Smurfs and the United Nations: Teaming up for a happier, more peaceful and more equitable world

    The Smurfs and the United Nations: Teaming up for a happier, more peaceful and more equitable world 20 March 2017 The popular Smurfs characters are encouraging children, young people and adults to make the world happier, more peaceful, equitable and he...
  • Horst Kriete nominated for the “German Football Ambassador”

    Horst Kriete nominated for the “German Football Ambassador” 17th March 2017 Football and development aid are parts of Horst Kriete’s life for over 35 years now. In 1979 he started his international career in Nigeria and was responsible for the tra...
  • 49th National Day of Mauritius

    49th National Day of Mauritius 15 March 2017 H.E. Mr. P.V. Lutchmun, High Commissioner of Mauritius in South Africa hosted a reception to celebrate the 49th national day of Mauritius. Taking guests on a journey through history to the modern day Mauritiu...
  • Goût de France

    Goût de France 23 March 2017 Ambassador of France to South Africa HE Christophe Farnaud hosted the third annual Goût de France - Good France dinner at the Residence de France in Pretoria in celebration of French gastronomy. The theme for this year...
  • Coschem Creativity Award presented to Surinamese diplomat

    Coschem Creativity Award presented to Surinamese diplomat                               The Society of Cosme...
  • Freedom Park pays tribute to Sweden

    Freedom Park pays tribute to Sweden 21 March 2017 Human Rights Day is a significant day to South Africans for remembering not only the 69 people, who were killed during the Sharpeville Massacre, but all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for South Af...
  • Marrying of two iconic World Heritage Sites: South Africa’s Robben Island and Mauritius’ Le Morne Cultural Landscape

    Marrying of two iconic World Heritage Sites: South Africa’s Robben Island and Mauritius’ Le Morne Cultural Landscape 20 March 2017 Robben Island World Heritage Site (RIWHS) and Le Morne Cultural Landscape, (situated in the Republic of Mauritius...
  • Arctic Council at 20: Making a Difference Regionally

    Arctic Council at 20: Making a Difference Regionally By Srimal Fernando, Global Editor, The Diplomatic Society  We all know the temperatures are rising in the Arctic twice as fast as the average rise in the rest of the world. The long-term decline i...
  • Early warning centre for South Africa and Nigeria

    Early warning centre for South Africa and Nigeria 14 March 2017 South Africa and Nigeria have agreed to establish an early warning centre to help mitigate and monitor possible threats and violence against Nigerian foreign nationals.The centre will be c...
  • France and South Africa cooperation

    France and South Africa cooperation Visit of French Secretary of State for Transport, Oceans and Fisheries: Minister Alain Vidalies 7 – 10 March 2017 During his visit in South Africa between 7 and 10 March, Minister Vidalies met with both Minister Di...
  • Abron Band from Iran share peace with music at Tsarogaphoka Primary School

    Abron Band from Iran share peace with music at Tsarogaphoka Primary School by Kgomotso Kgoale 14 March 2017 Kgwebong Consulting, an Organisation Development company that is dedicated to the creation of Communities of Excellence in different schools and...
  • 6th African Film Week in Athens

    6th African Film Week in Athens 13 March 2017 The 6th African Film Week taking place in Greece, brings to the big screen charming images from the African Continent: Urban legends, exoticism from the past, personalities, modern human stories. The festiva...
  • The New UN Secretary General Guterres: A symbol of hope for World Peace

    The New UN Secretary General Guterres: A symbol of hope for World Peace By Srimal Fernando, Global Editor, The Diplomatic Society  The 193-member United Nations General Assembly unanimously appointed former Prime Minister of Portugal as the new Secr...


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Doing Business in Sri Lanka The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Pretoria in partnership with the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) organized a trade and investment promotion... <|> Daesh defeated Daesh, the extremist group that occupied the city of Mosul in Iraq has been defeated, said Ambassador Dr Saad Jawad Kindeel of Iraq to South Africa at a press conference held at the... <|> 65th National Day of the Arab Republic of Egypt 4 August 2017 H.E. Ambassador Sherif Issa and Madame Dina Zeidan hosted a reception on the occasion of the 65th National Day of the Arab Republic of... <|> Vietnam Cuisine Week Ambassador Vu Van Dzung of Vietnam in South Africa hosted the opening of the Vietnam Cuisine Week at Saigon Restaurant in Rivonia, Johannesburg. The Embassy of Vietnam is... <|> 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... <|> The story of Diamond Lakes and the legendary Pienaar’s Pothole The story of Diamond Lakes and the legendary Pienaar’s Pothole is what intrigued Dr Navin Naidoo to go into the world of Diamonds... <|> The United Nations stands with South Africa’s women 9 August 2017 Pretoria, South Africa: The United Nations in South Africa extends its warm wishes to the women of South Africa on the... <|> UAE Embassy Women's Day initiative The staff at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in South Africa visited the Youth for Survival shelter on Women's Day and donated goods. The donation included... <|> H.E. Ambassador-Designate Lin Songtian arrives in SA Speaking to the press upon his arrival at O.R Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, Ambassador–Designate Lin Songtian said he is back in... <|> Independence Day of Bolivia 6 August 2017 Bolivia signed its declaration of independence on August 6, 1825 and marked the first Independence Day for Bolivia. On Sunday, the Bolivian community... <|>
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