The Diplomatic Society

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

Czech National Day

A traditional celebration of the Czech National Day, 28 October, Day of the establishment of independent Czechoslovakia in 1918, took place on 20 October 2015. The government of South Africa was represented by Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Mr. Kebby Maphatsoe.

In his welcoming speech, the Ambassador-Designate, Mr. Michal Král, explained the significance of the year 1918 in Czech history. He said, "97 years ago the then Czechoslovakia was established and the Czech statehood was restored in its historical borders. We should be very fair to history. In 1918, after 3 centuries of not having our sovereign state, Czech Lands were however highly developed industrial country, with intensive agriculture and practically zero illiteracy. And those achievements were later a good springboard to the prosperous and democratic Czechoslovakia, a predecessor of today´s Czech Republic."

He said that 11 years after the Czech Republic's accession to the EU, it enjoys one of the highest growth rates within the EU.

The Ambassador-Designate Mr. Michal Král also talked about good relations between the Czech Republic and South Africa. He also recalled the 600th anniversary of death of Jan Hus, the key predecessor of the Protestant movement of the 16th century on whose intellectual and spiritual legacy the Moravian Church in South Africa was built, thus establishing a unique historic bond between the two countries.

The ladies from the Czech community were thanked for their preparation of traditional Czech cuisine like goulash and apple strudel and SABMiller for providing Czech beer, Pilsner Urquel.

 

 

 

More News

 



The Smurfs and the United Nations: Teaming up for a happier, more peaceful and more equitable world24/03/2017
article thumbnail

The Smurfs and the United Nations: Teaming up for a happier, more peaceful and more equitable world 20 March 2017 The popular Smurfs characters are encouraging children, young people and adults to  [ ... ]


Horst Kriete nominated for the “German Football Ambassador”24/03/2017
article thumbnail

Horst Kriete nominated for the “German Football Ambassador” 17th March 2017 Football and development aid are parts of Horst Kriete’s life for over 35 years now. In 1979 he started his internat [ ... ]


49th National Day of Mauritius24/03/2017
article thumbnail

49th National Day of Mauritius 15 March 2017 H.E. Mr. P.V. Lutchmun, High Commissioner of Mauritius in South Africa hosted a reception to celebrate the 49th national day of Mauritius. Taking guests  [ ... ]


Goût de France24/03/2017
article thumbnail

Goût de France 23 March 2017 Ambassador of France to South Africa HE Christophe Farnaud hosted the third annual Goût de France - Good France dinner at the Residence de France in Pretoria in celeb [ ... ]



 

 

 


 
 
 
 

_________________________________________________

February 2017 Edition

 border = 0
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
Slide-0
Slide-1
Slide-2
Slide-3
Slide-4
Slide-5
Slide-6
Slide-7
Slide-8
Slide-9
Slide-10
Slide-12
Slide-13
Slide-14
01/14 
start stop bwd fwd
 
 

Police Action for IDSA members 15 February 2017 Commander Chris Opperman, of the Tshwane Metro Police, and his team attended IDSA's January coffee meeting hosted by Champa Weerasekara, of Sri... <|> Kazakhstan is shifting to a new model of power distribution The President of Kazakhstan, Mr Nursultan Nazarbayev addressed the nation on 25 January 2017 regarding the issue of redistribution of... <|> Algeria to get a taste of SA culture 14 February 2017 Algerians will get an opportunity to sample South Africa’s artistic talent when the cultural seasons is launched in that country on 24... <|> Children’s hospital designed by children 15 February 2017 The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) in Johannesburg South Africa has taken every care to make sure that sick children have... <|> Najm us Saqib’s novel 'BAOO' launched in South Africa 12 February 2017 Mr Najm us Saqib, High Commissioner of Pakistan in South Africa has launched his book 'BAOO' in Pretoria. This is the first... <|> 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... <|> Shaping the global order – foreign policy beyond crisis management 17 February 2017 South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane concluded a successful... <|> 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... <|> 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... <|> Red Cross Humanitarian Diplomacy:  Providing  Humanitarian Relief for 150 years By Srimal Fernando Global EditorThe Diplomatic Society  Looking back at the past  hundred... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.