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...
Minister Nkoana-Mashabane hosts a Back-to-School campaign
19 January 2017
South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane hosted a Back-to-School campaign at St Paul and Tshipinare Primary Schools in Tha-ba Nchu in ...
Everyone is counted and everyone counts
18 January 2017
UN World Data Forum wraps up with launch of Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum concluded on 18 January 2017 with the la...
United Nations declares 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution, ado...
April as Sri Lankan Heritage Month in Canada
17 January 2017
In a series of interviews The Diplomatic Society Global Editor Srimal Fernando began interviewing notable South Asians living in Canada. As of 2011, South Asian Canadians con...
SA conveys openness to do business at WEF
20 January 2017
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded his visit to Davos where he participated in the World Economic Forum (WEF), conveying to the international community South Africa’s ...
The 12th AU-EU Human Rights Dialogue
Brussels, Belgium, 10 January 2017
The 12th AU-EU Human Rights Dialogue was concluded today in Brussels, Belgium. The Dialogue was led by the AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Dr Aisha L. Abdullahi and the...
Mamabolo of South Africa as Acting Joint Special Representative for Darfur
12 January 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced today the appointment of Jeremiah Nya...
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s Visit to Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Republic of Congo and Nigeria
12 January 2017 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is paying official visits to the Republic of Madagascar, the Republic of Zambia, the United Re...
Strengthening relations between South Africa and Western Sahara
6 January 2017
President Jacob Zuma of South Africa hosted President Brahim Ghali, President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic who was on a working visit to South Africa.
Condolences to Germany following former Federal President Herzog’s death
11 January 2017
The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Jacob Zuma, has on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa conveyed a message of con...
Condolences on the passing of former President of Iran
09 January 2017
President Zuma sends condolences on the passing of former President of Iran Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Jaco...
African Union Commission to enhance the proposed options for CFTA negotiations modalities
Nairobi, Kenya – 09 January 2017.
African Union Commission (AUC) Experts in Trade related issues are currently brainstorming in Nairobi, Kenya, within the frame...
Diplomats as volunteers
On Sunday 18 December 2016, House Gracia, a place of safety for children in the North of Pretoria received a visit from Diplomats who made donations of stationery, beauty treatments and entertainment for the children.
Minister Nkoana-Mashabane hosts interactive meeting of Resident Heads of Mission
13 December 2016
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane hosted the interactive meeting with Resident African Heads of Mission ...
Randiya - A Sri Lankan Luxury Hotel beyond imagination
By Srimal Fernando Global Editor Randiya Star class Hotel (meaning Golden Waters) is perfectly situated a few kilometers from Colombo overlooking the Bolgoda Lake in a visually stu...
Men and Gender Equality
The four Nordic Embassies in Pretoria (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) hosted a seminar on 8 December to highlight the 16 Days of Activism campaign to stop gender based violence.
Pictured (l-r) Dr Mathews Phosa, Ambassador T...
4 December 2016
The Embassy of the State of Palestine in cooperation with the Department of Arts and Culture, the United Nations Information Centre and, in partnership with The Department of International Relations and Cooperation h...