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Celebrating World Radio Day


13 February 2024

The South African Government joins the global community in celebrating World Radio Day under the theme, "Radio: A Century Informing, Entertaining, and Educating”. This year’s theme underscores the rich history and diverse contribution of radio to our society.

2nd Annual Astana International Forum to further legacy of cross border diplomacy and collaboration

12 February 2024

Central Asia’s leading international conference, the Astana International Forum (AIF), will take place under the aegis of the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, on the 13th and 14th of June 2024 in Astana. Building on the success of the inaugural Forum in 2023, this year’s event will provide a critical opportunity for the international community to unite in the face of mounting challenges to global security, stability, and prosperity.


Towards a stable and sustainable Indian Ocean


12 February 2024

As chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) President Ranil Wickremesinghe of Sri Lanka visited Perth, Australia to attend the 7th Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) and delivered the keynote address. (Below is his full speech)

Opinion - Black History Month

The cause that keeps our heads high

by Worku Belachew

5 February 2024

The victory made at Adwa is the bedrock to win back our dignity. Colonizers, who were possessed by a capitalistic demon, robbed off Africa’s industrious people to exploit their labor and took the dear people to the other side of the Pacific.

Pockets of Prosperity
Industrial parks can play a pivotal role in promoting industrialisation on the African continent
By Wang Jinjie

A man works on a TV set production line at Hisense South Africa Industrial Park in Cape Town, South Africa, on 1 June 2022 (XINHUA)

7 February 2024

As African countries look to enhance their manufacturing industries and speed up industrialisation, they are learning valuable insights from the development experience of industrial parks worldwide, particularly from China.

Higher Ambitions
Sudan eyes closer economic partnership with China

Ambassador of Sudan to China Omer Mohamed Ahmed Siddig


07 February 2024

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between China and Sudan. The two countries have enjoyed friendly cooperation throughout these years, and have broadened engagements in various fields in recent years. In an interview with ChinAfrica, Sudan’s Ambassador to China Omer Mohamed Ahmed Siddig talks about the need to lift the relationship to a new high. Edited excerpts of the interview follow:


Deputy Education Minister Praises Midrand's Nizamiye School

By InsightAfrica

6 February 2024

Midrand's Nizamiye School was praised by South Africa's Deputy Minister of Basic Education Dr. Makgabo Reginah Mhaule who was left impressed by how well the school understands that a good education goes far beyond simply teaching numeracy or literacy, but extends toward truly allowing students to grow and discover their full potential.

Condolences for President Geingob


6 February 2024

President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended his deep condolences to the Government and people of Namibia especially First Lady, Madame Monica Geingos and the family following the passing of Dr Hage Gottfried Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia.

Sri Lanka at 76 - Chair of IORA

Pictured lighting the lamp (r)  Ajay Sooklal, The Diplomatic Society with Suminda Mendis (l), Acting High Commissioner of Sri Lanka

6 February 2024

The High Commission of Sri Lanka held a gathering at the Chancery in Pretoria to celebrate the 76th Anniversary of Independence. Sri Lankan nationals and friends of Sri Lanka were welcomed by Acting High Commissioner Suminda Mendis. The program included blessings from the Buddhist, Hindu, Islam and Christian faiths attesting to the tolerance of the diverse beliefs in this tear-drop island nation, often referred to as the pearl of the Indian Ocean. This was followed by the traditional lighting of oil lamps.

Iran celebrates ICJ victory with Palestine
Iran ICJ Daryabari
(l-r) Cultural Counsellor of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Seyed Mostafa Daryabari with Counsellor Bassam Elhussiny of the Embassy of Palestine

6 February 2024

On the Occasion of the 45th Anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and the 30th anniversary of relations between the Republic of South Africa and the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Cultural Counsellor of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Seyed Mostafa Daryabari visited the Embassy of the state of Palestine to present a congratulatory message to Counsellor Bassam Elhussiny on behalf of the Iranian nation.

Milkor opens doors for future UAV cooperation between South Africa and the world

1 February 2024

South Africa has long had a great appreciation by countries across the world for its resilience and ability to adapt to different circumstances. As a result, it has enjoyed major political and diplomatic engagements that have effectively assisted in boosting the country's economy and building on its democracy. Multilateral and Bilateral trade agreements across different sectors have increased South Africa’s influence on the global economy with many countries entering into long-term agreements.

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