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  • 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...
  • Pygmy Intervention Project

    Pygmy Intervention Project 13 March 2017 The Pygmy community of the Central African Republic became a focal point at a gala dinner recently held in Pretoria at Burgers Park hotel. The gala dinner was a fundraising event for a Pygmy Intervention Project ...
  • Strenghtening Maritime Cooperation for a Peaceful, Stable and Prosperous Indian Ocean

    Strenghtening Maritime Cooperation for a Peaceful, Stable and Prosperous Indian Ocean 9 March 2017 President Jacob Zuma has returned to Pretoria after a successful State Visit to Indonesia, which was preceded by his participation in the Indian Ocean Rim...
  • International Women’s Day spotlights impact of changing world of work

    International Women’s Day The Secretary-General’s written message on International Women’s Day New York   8 March 2017   Secretary-General António Guterres. Photo: World Economic Forum/Boris Baldinger (file)   Women’s rights...
  • Ghana is 60: An African success story with tough challenges ahead

    Ghana is 60: An African success story with tough challenges ahead A member of Ghana’s navy attends celebrations in Accra to mark the country’s 60th independence anniversary. EPA/Christian Thompson Abdul-Jalilu Ateku, University of Nottingham (T...
  • The Nobel Prize: Winning Ideas that Changed the World for 116 years

    The Nobel Prize: Winning Ideas that Changed the World for 116 years 2017-03-08 By Srimal Fernando Global Editor The Diplomatic Society  Photo: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos poses with the medal and diploma...
  • Indian Ocean can be the key driver of economies

    Indian Ocean can be the key driver of economies 6 March 2017 President Jacob Zuma of South Africa says more innovative ways need to be developed to use oceans sustainably for food, transport, trade and other activities. He addressed the Indian Ocean Ri...
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  • ITEC Day of India

    ITEC Day of India 25 February 2017 The High Commissioner of India, Mrs. Ruchi Ghanashyam hosted a reception in Pretoria to commemorate ‘ITEC Day 2016-17’. In her welcoming remarks High Commissioner Ruchi Ghanashyam explained that ITEC Day is celebr...
  • Thailand Armed Forces Day

    Thailand Armed Forces Day 28 February 2017 Col Pannawat Boonchai, Thailand Defence Attaché hosted a reception to commemorate the Royal Thai Armed Forces Day. The Royal Thai Armed Force’s actual Day is the 18th of January. It commemorates the victory ...
  • Gauteng to convert public buildings into economic precincts

    Gauteng to convert public buildings into economic precincts 1 March 2017 Johannesburg – The Gauteng provincial government wants to convert some of its public buildings, including schools, clinics and hospitals into centres of economic activity; saying...
  • Extension of the Gautrain rail network

    Extension of the Gautrain rail network 1 March 2017 Pretoria – The Gauteng Department for Roads and Transport supports the principle of an extension of the Gautrain rail network extension, as it will have significant socio-economic development benefit...
  • Red Cross Humanitarian Diplomacy: Providing Humanitarian Relief for 150 years

    Red Cross Humanitarian Diplomacy:  Providing  Humanitarian Relief for 150 years By Srimal Fernando Global EditorThe Diplomatic Society  Looking back at the past  hundred fifty  years,  the Geneva-based  International Co...
  • Ukraine assumed monthly Presidency in the UN Security Council as of 1 February 2017

    Ukraine assumed monthly Presidency in the UN Security Council as of 1 February 2017 During the Presidency Ukraine intends to focus the attention of the Council members on such issues as conflicts in Europe, combating terrorism, and on upholding the Purpo...
  • Sound of Buenos Aires comes to Africa

    Sound of Buenos Aires comes to Africa 27 February 2017 Blending the sensuality of tango and the improvisation of jazz, Latin Grammy-nominated Argentinian band Escalandrum has created a sound that takes inspiration from a musical legend, but boldly inter...
  • Oslo & Bergen Travel Expos 2017: Successful Promotion of South Africa

    Oslo & Bergen Travel Expos 2017: Successful Promotion of South Africa 24 February 2017 The South African Mission in Oslo, Norway participated in the annual Oslo Travel Expo 13-15 January 2017, which gathered 600 travel exhibitors and approximately 4...
  • Redistribution of Powers: New Stage of Kazakhstan’s Democracy Development

    Redistribution of Powers: New Stage of Kazakhstan’s Democracy Development 23 February 2017 By the end of February 2017 the project on constitutional reform in Kazakhstan will be presented for public discussion. In January 2017, Honorable Nursultan ...
  • USAID at 55: A Closer Look at Global Development and Humanitarian Assistance

    USAID at 55: A Closer Look at Global Development and Humanitarian Assistance   By Srimal Fernando Global Editor The Diplomatic Society USAID staff prepares to load relief supplies into a US navy Seahawk helicopter at Tacloban Airport on Novembe...
  • South Africa-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

    South Africa-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership 19 February 2017 International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has concluded a successful working visit to Beijing in the People's Republic of China, where she met with her...


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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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