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Open Letter from the Embassy of Ukraine in SA

8 October 2018

Ms Liubov Abravitova, Charge d'Affaires of Ukraine to the Republic of South Africa responds to Crimea: Pearl of the Black Sea, published in the September 2018 edition of The Diplomatic Society as well as online.

Click here to read the letter


Immunities and Privileges – ULEMASA meets WFTU

5 October 2018

In September 2018, at the 13th National Congress of COSATU (The Congress of South African Trade Unions) delegates of ULEMASA (The Union of Local Employees of Missions Accredited to South) met with delegates of WFTU (The World Federation of Trade Unions) in Midrand, South Africa (SA).

The challenges posed by the immunities and privileges that diplomats are entitled to in terms of the Vienna Convention were key to the discussions led by ULEMASA President Mr Sello Pelo and Mr George Mavrikos WFTU Secretary General.


Crimea: Pearl of the Black Sea

30 September 2018

Population: 2,35 mln (1,92 mln - Republic of Crimea, 430'000 - Sevastopol)
Territory: 27 000 sq km
Official Languages (since 2014): Russian, Ukrainian, Crimean Tatar
Largest cities: Sevastopol, Simferopol, Kerch, Yalta, Yevpatoria

Photo: Crimea’s coastline

Crimea is a unique region of Russia, remarkable for its natural beauty and wonders, medicinal climate, numerous historical sites, great cuisine and wineries – anything you would want from your go-to vacation destination, Crimea has it.

The region has always attracted attention: for centuries it has been a crossroads, a point of convergence of civilizations and peoples, which embraced and preserved cultures and legacies.


Authentic Thainess Event

4 October 2018

On 28 September 2018, the Royal Thai Embassy, in collaboration with Thai Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) owners in South Africa, hosted the “Authentic Thainess – Thai Spa and Massage Experience” in Pretoria.

Photo: Guests receiving first-hand the exprerience of a Thai massage

“Authentic Thainess” is the latest initiative by the Royal Thai Embassy that aims to promote the ingenuity of Thai SMEs businesses and the positive contribution that they have toward employment and skill development of local South Africans. The initiative aims to offer South Africans from both public and private sector first-hand information and experience about Thai businesses in Africa and their contribution toward local community.


Celebrating South African Liberation Partners

By Kgomotso Kgoale

27 September 2018

In the month of October 2018, Kgwebong Consulting will be running a series of events to show appreciation to the countries that have contributed to the South African Liberation struggle.

The first of the series of events will be taking place on the 18th October 2018 at the Department of Education: Tshwane North District office. The purpose of the events is to educate people about the history of the respective countries, the roles and contributions to South Africa and to let people know about what is currently happening in Brics.


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