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  • Ecuador – The Republic of Opportunities

    Ecuador – The Republic of Opportunities 24 May 2017 Ambassador Maria Soledad Cordova Montero of Ecuador to South Africa hosted an Expo showcasing products of Ecuador.  These included textiles, hats and chocolates made in Ecuador. Ecuador is on S...
  • Travel across Africa

    Travel across Africa 19 May 2017 Africa Visa Openness Index notes that Africans were able to travel more freely across the continent in 2016 compared to 2015. The African Development Bank in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the World...
  • Hungary and South Africa Water cooperation

    Hungary and South Africa Water cooperation 24 May 2017 Mr Szilverszter Bus, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Hungary was in South Africa. A cooperation agreement on water was signed in Pretoria with Ms. Nomvula Mok...
  • IDSA Organizes Successful Charity Bazaar

    IDSA Organizes Successful Charity Bazaar 22 May 2017 The International Diplomatic Spouses Association (IDSA) organized a successful Charity Bazaar and Family Fun Day at the St. Mary’s DSG in Pretoria on 20 May 2017. The Chair of the Bazaar Committee ...
  • Paint the World

    Paint the World 21 May 2017 Ms Lika Torikashvili, a Georgian teenager and five of her friends took some balloons and a guitar to a hospital in Tbilisi to cheer up patients with colour and music. This small but powerful and beautiful gesture inspired a g...
  • SKA SA bags yet another milestone

    SKA SA bags yet another milestone 17 May 2017 The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) SA team has presented the first Array Release (AR) 1.5 images taken with MeerKAT 32, to Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor. Minister Pandor on Tuesday toured an e...
  • Ambassador Christophe Farnaud awards Alan Mabin

    Ambassador Christophe Farnaud awards Alan Mabin On Monday 15 May 2017, the Ambassador of France to South Africa, H.E. Mr Christophe Farnaud, hosted a reception in honor of Professor Alan Mabin to award him with the National Order of Merit (Ordre National...
  • South Africa and Brazil enjoy strong relations

    South Africa and Brazil enjoy strong relations 16 May 2017 South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane hosted the Minister of External Relations of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Mr Aloysio Nunes Ferreira, i...
  • South Africa and Tanzania to work on Intra-Africa trade

    South Africa and Tanzania to work on Intra-Africa trade 12 May 2017 There is a need for South Africa and Tanzania to work together in establishing linkages that will allow effective and efficient intra-Africa trade, says President Jacob Zuma.“In fact,...
  • Public meeting with Palestinian and Israeli activists

    Public meeting with Palestinian and Israeli activists 15 May 2017 The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) will host Palestinian scholar Dr Adam Hanieh and activist Tali Shapiro on Monday the 22nd May (18h:30 at Constitution Hill, Women’s Jail/ Atr...
  • Kwibuka23: remember-unite-renew

    Kwibuka23: remember-unite-renew 11 May 2017 The High Commission of Rwanda in Pretoria in partnership with the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre hosted a commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of the 1994 genocide targeting the Tutsi in Rwanda....
  • Shift from charity to sustainability - UNICEF

    Shift from charity to sustainability - UNICEF 10 May 2017 Priyanka Chopra Global Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and famed film actor visited Zimbabwe and South Africa recently. Using her megastar platform Chopra visited Ch...
  • Yom Ha'atzmaut 2017

    Yom Ha'atzmaut 2017 4 MAY 2017 Remarks by Ambassador Arthur Lenk of Israel in South Africa Please join me in thanking the beautiful choir from the King David Linksfield Primary School. These children who sang our two anthems so beautifully are a wonder...
  • King’s Day at the Netherlands Embassy

    King’s Day at the Netherlands Embassy On 22 April, five days before King Willem-Alexander’s fiftieth birthday, the grounds of the Netherlands Embassy turned bright orange. Some 1000 guests, both Dutch and non-Dutch, were dressed in the Netherlands’...
  • Well-known French author Agnès Ledig visits South Africa

    Well-known French author Agnès Ledig visits South Africa 9 May 2017 Well-known French author Agnès Ledig visited South Africa from Saturday 29 April to Friday 5 May 2017. Photo: Pictured at a dinner at the French Residence from left: Jean Bourdin of ...
  • Mumbai: A Rising International Financial Hub in Asia

    Mumbai:  A Rising International Financial Hub in Asia By Srimal Fernando  Global Editor, The Diplomatic Society & Sonal Kukreti  Lail 9 May 2017 The city renowned as Mumbai, on India’s Arabian Sea has a long historic association a...
  • WEF Africa: President calls for youth inclusion

    WEF Africa: President calls for youth inclusion 3 May 2017 Durban – President Jacob Zuma says more young people need to be involved in governance to ensure that Africa speedily attains the goals it has set itself through the Agenda 2063, the continent...
  • BRICS, Bridge Building and Mercantilism

    BRICS, Bridge Building and Mercantilism 4 May 2017 In preparation for the upcoming BRICS summit in China in September 2017 and for planning of the next summit in 2018 in South Africa, the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) and the South African BRICS ...
  • Ambassador Farnaud of France awards Gregory Maqoma and Georgina Thomson

    Ambassador Farnaud of France awards Gregory Maqoma and Georgina Thomson 4 May 2017 On Tuesday 2 May 2017, the Ambassador of France to South Africa, H.E. Mr Christophe Farnaud, hosted a reception in honour of Georgina Thomson and Gregory Maqoma. Ms Tho...
  • SA – China PPEM

    SA – China PPEM 3 May 2017 Ms Qiaowen Zhang and Mr Kemogotsitse Bosielo are stellar examples of the people to people exchange between China and South Africa. Both shared their experiences of their respective stays in each other’s countries. Their re...


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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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