The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

UK enhances bilateral relationship with SA

The Diplomatic Society’s roving reporter  Girisha Naidoo with British High Commissioner to South Africa, Judith MacGregor

 The Diplomatic Society’s roving reporter Girisha Naidoo with British High Commissioner to South Africa, Judith MacGregor


On Wednesday, 18 June, the British High Commissioner to South Africa, Ms Judith MacGregor, hosted a reception in Bishopscourt, Cape Town, to mark the State of the Nation (SONA) address.

The reception featured the United Kingdom’s bilateral relationship with South Africa and showcased their 20:20 Vision programme to mark 20 years of freedom and democracy in South Africa.High Commissioner MacGregor went on to mention the celebrations and work that has been done over the last 6 months, and that will continue for the rest of the year.
The “20:20 Vision is all about celebrating 20 years of Democracy with 20 Partnerships for the Future”. It looks back to the achievements of democratic South Africa, and forward to the future with new and vibrant partnerships in the fields of arts, culture, education, skills, science and research, trade, business and sport.
Present at the reception were young people who have been engaged in a whole series of these partnerships between the United Kingdom and South Africa in this 20th year.
Included were some young creative entrepreneurs that the High Commissioner awarded.
They have contributed to a campaign that the British Council has been running called the Connect ZA programme.
The programme has connected with young people in both countries, “and we have through it, awarded a number of the most talented young South Africans  and  young creative entrepreneurs.     
“They have won an award to go to the UK to meet with other young creative entrepreneurs in different areas of creativity,” said MacGregor.
There is also an agreement between South Africa and the UK on Science and Technology, which is particularly going to take forward co-operation in medicine, healthcare, food security and the environment. It’s very exciting because it is bringing people in our countries together in a very real and meaningful way.” said MacGregor.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

April 2017 Edition

_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Science, Technology and Environment Cooperation between South Africa and Argentina 6 April 2017 The Scientific and Technological Cooperation between South Africa and Argentina was further enhanced... <|> High Court on Dagga 6 April 2017 The Hemp, Dagga, Weed, Herb, Marijuana and a plant by any other name, Industrialisation report back presentation was full of positive excitement. Medicines,... <|> Transforming ballet in South Africa 10 April 2017 Transformation in ballet has a long way to go. In order to make the most of talent that is available in South Africa, talented dancers from all... <|> 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... <|> Commemorating 20 years of Signing the Red Fort Declaration and bidding farewell 10 April 2017 20 Years ago late President Nelson Mandela of South Africa and Mr HD Deve Gowda, former Prime Minister... <|> Transnet launches first ever train 4 April 2017 Transnet has officially launched it’s the first ever train which it designed, engineered and manufactured. The locomotive, which will serve the... <|> Deputy Minister Landers concludes successful working visit to Central America 7 April 2017 International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers has concluded his Working Visit... <|> Sri Lanka and South Africa pursue enhanced cooperation 18 April 2017 The Sixth Session of the Senior Officials’ Meeting of the Partnership Forum between Sri Lanka and South Africa was held in... <|> UN Designates Malala Yousafzai as Messenger of Peace 11 April 2017 United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres designated Malala Yousafzai, global advocate for girls’ education and the... <|> South Africa and Qatar explore investment opportunities 12 April 2017 Pretoria - The President of the Black Business Council, Dr Danisa Baloyi, says South Africa should take advantage of the... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.