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  • South Africa and Thailand strengthen economic ties

    South Africa and Thailand strengthen economic ties 2 February 2017 South Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that is aimed at advancing the country’s economic agenda with Thailand. South Africa’s investment promotion agency, Invest So...
  • SA and Cuba broaden long-standing relations

    SA and Cuba broaden long-standing relations 2 February 2017 South Africa and Cuba are looking into deepening and broadening their long-standing bilateral relations, said Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Deputy President made the remarks during the...
  • Hon Moussa Faki Mahamat elected as incoming Chair of the African Union Commission

    Hon Moussa Faki Mahamat elected as incoming Chair of the African Union Commission Addis Ababa. Ethiopia - 30 January 2017 Chadian Foreign Minister Hon. Moussa Faki Mahamat has been elected incoming Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission by AU ...
  • Let us imagine and create the Africa we want to live in

    Let us imagine and create the Africa we want to live in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 31st January 2017 The 28th Ordinary Summit of the African Union concluded on 31st January at the African Union Headquarters. It was officially closed after the swearing in ...
  • Flemish pact to boost SA's social economy

    Flemish pact to boost SA's social economy 30 January 2017 Enterprises in the social economy sphere will benefit from an agreement inked by the South African Government and the Government of Flanders to stimulate growth in the sector. Economic Developme...
  • AmaMpondo honour and pay Tribute to Mama Winnie Mandela

    AmaMpondo honour and pay Tribute to Mama Winnie Mandela On the 28 January 2017, AmaMpondo from the Mpondo Kingdom in the Eastern Cape and from various parts of South Africa, Royalty and Traditional Leaders ascended in their numbers to Orlando, Soweto, Ga...
  • Australian Government awards funding to Sonke Gender Justice

    Australian Government awards funding to Sonke Gender Justice 31 January 2017 Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, presented an AUD500,000 (ZAR5 million) grant to Sonke Gender Just...
  • German Ambassador bids South Africa an unexpected farewell

    German Ambassador bids South Africa an unexpected farewell 31 January 2017 Recently appointed German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has called on German Ambassador to South Africa Walter J. Lindner to become State Secretary of the Foreign Office. The f...
  • The Role of the World Bank in Building Global Economic Sustainability

    The Role of the World Bank in Building Global Economic Sustainability By Srimal Fernando, Global Editor For the past 70 years, the World Bank Group (WBG) has been in the forefront of global development success stories and today it remains committed to b...
  • UNEP is committed to protecting the precious planet

    UNEP is committed to protecting the precious planet By Srimal Fernando  Global Editor  Climate change, ozone depletion, pollution, and other environmentally induced stresses are causing serious global environmental problems. It is all our resp...
  • Welcome to South Africa - Explore and Enjoy

    Welcome to South Africa - Explore and Enjoy 24 January 2017 President Jacob Zuma received Letters of Credence from 15 Heads of Mission. The countries that handed their credence letters were Myanmar, Egypt, El Salvador, Tunisia, Romania, Vietnam, Mauriti...
  • The King Mampuru II Annual Celebration

    The King Mampuru II Annual Celebration The King Mampuru II Annual Celebration is held in Limpopo, Mamone Ga-Sekwati, in January. This event is held to celebrate and honour the memory of Kgosi Mampuru II who was slain in 1883 by the colonial powers of th...
  • SA and UK to strengthen ties

    SA and UK to strengthen ties 26 January 2017 Pretoria - South Africa and the United Kingdom have committed to strengthening ties amid preparations by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (EU). In a joint statement by Trade and Industry Minist...
  • Reinvigorating South Africa’s leadership role in the International Human Rights Treaty Monitoring System

    Reinvigorating South Africa’s leadership role in the International Human Rights Treaty Monitoring System 26 January 2017 Remarks by Deputy Minister Landers on the occasion of the Seminar on South Africa and the international human rights Treaty Monito...
  • Bill set to improve SA’s Foreign Service

    Bill set to improve SA’s Foreign Service 26 January 2017 Pretoria – A number of stakeholders in the international affairs sector have given their inputs into the Foreign Service Bill, which is aimed at enhancing South Africa’s standing in the glob...
  • Exhilarating India

    Exhilarating India ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA, SHRI PRANAB MUKHERJEE ON THE EVE OF THE REPUBLIC DAY OF INDIA 2017New Delhi 25 January 2017 Fellow citizens:1.On the eve of the sixty-eighth Republic Day of our nation, I extend warm greetings to al...
  • 30th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union

    30th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union 25 January 2017 Welcome remarks of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, HE Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to the 30th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African ...
  • 60 Years together: Switzerland and Sri Lanka progress and partnership

    60 Years together: Switzerland and Sri Lanka progress and partnership By Srimal Fernando Global Editor   For sixty years diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Switzerland have grown from strength to strength and is expected to further elev...
  • The Importance of the World Economic Forum at 47

    The Importance of the World Economic Forum at 47 By Srimal Fernando Global Editor, The Diplomatic Society Professor Klaus Schwab’s vision and leadership helped to establish the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Switzerland forty seven years ago. The fou...
  • Sri Lanka endeavors to be a truly Independent Nation - Ranjith Soysa spokesperson for Global Sri Lankan Forum

    Sri Lanka endeavors to be a truly Independent Nation - Ranjith Soysa spokesperson for Global Sri Lankan Forum February 4th, 2017, marks the 69th year of Sri Lankan independence.  It is an important day in Sri Lanka and a day that is important for th...


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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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