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  • President Ramaphosa concludes eSwatini working visit

    President Ramaphosa concludes eSwatini working visit 4 March 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned from a working visit to the Kingdom of eSwatini where he held talks with King Mswati III on a range of bilateral issues. In a statement, the Presid...
  • Trevor Noah flying SA flag high

    Trevor Noah flying SA flag high 7 March 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa received a courtesy call from renowned comedian Trevor Noah, ahead of his oral reply to questions in the National Assembly in Cape Town. They discussed a wide range of issues, inclu...
  • SA commits to support Iran

    SA commits to support Iran 8 March 2018 South Africa is committed to support the Republic of Iran, says International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule. Photo: (l-r) Ambassador Mohsen Movahhedi Ghomi of Iran, Dr Abbas Araghchi, D...
  • Egyptian Coffee Morning

    Egyptian Coffee Morning 18 March 2019 Mrs. Dina Issa graciously hosted members of the International Diplomatic Spouses Association of South Africa (IDSA) on 14 March 2019 for their monthly coffee meeting. Mrs. Dina Issa is the spouse of Mr Sherif Issa, ...
  • SA seals SKA Observatory deal

    SA seals SKA Observatory deal 12 March 2019 South Africa has signed the international treaty establishing the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) as an intergovernmental organisation tasked with building and operating the world's most powerful rad...
  • SA reiterates support for new Zimbabwe

    SA reiterates support for new Zimbabwe 12 March 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated South Africa’s commitment to work with Zimbabwe in addressing the socio-economic challenges experienced by the two neighbouring countries. Photo: President ...
  • SA, Vietnam to do more to elevate relations

    SA, Vietnam to do more to elevate relations 18 March 2019 South Africa and Vietnam have agreed that, while cordial relations remain between the two countries, more needs to be done to expand trade opportunities. (Photo credit: Yandisa Monakali, DIRCO) ...
  • TICAD, the first and one of a kind

    TICAD, the first and one of a kind 18 March 2019 In 1993 Japan as a country took the lead in hosting the first international conference on Africa’s development. Hosted in Tokyo, the conference was initiated as a result of donor and aid fatigue, which ...
  • Women in Mining – Bloodless Diamonds Africa

    Women in Mining – Bloodless Diamonds Africa 2019-03-18 The appointment of Dineo Peta to the positions of Managing Director of Staten Island Trading and Legal Director of Bloodless Diamonds Africa was unopposed. Having been part of the strategic manage...
  • Banyana Banyana’s Smeda joins Swedish Vittsjo GIK

    Banyana Banyana’s Smeda joins Swedish Vittsjo GIK 7 March 2019 The Swedish Embassy in South Africa hosted a reception in Cape Town on February 19 and had the pleasure to make it a send off for Bamyana Banyana's Leandra Smeda, who will start playing fo...
  • Royal Order of the Polar Star for Mabuza

    Royal Order of the Polar Star for Mabuza 14 March 2019 H.E. Ms. Cecilia Julin, Ambassador to Sweden in South Africa has on 28 February 2019 at her official residence, decorated H.E. Ms. Lindiwe Mabuza with the Royal Order of the Polar Star for her servi...
  • Why Democracy is Indivisible from African Development

    Why Democracy is Indivisible from African Development Greg Mills and Olusegun Obasanjo 2019-03-15 Merely reducing the chronic poverty that African countries face today is a challenge that places high demands on government and necessitates very effectiv...
  • Official send-off of the Special Olympics South African team

    Official send-off of the Special Olympics South African team 12 March 2019 The embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Pretoria has put its full weight behind the Special Olympics South Africa team which culminated in a final send-off of team South Afric...
  • Diplomatic Impunity

    Diplomatic Impunity 2019-03-12 Sexual assault, victimization, bullying, verbal abuse, non-payment of wages and salaries, unfair dismissal, undue pressure to accept illegal employment contracts and gross ill treatment are some of the serious complaints b...
  • Re-Inventing Africa’s Development - Linking Africa to the Korean Development Model

    Re-Inventing Africa’s Development - Linking Africa to the Korean Development Model Written by Jong Dae-Park A book review by K Bhana 2019-03-12 Shifting paradigms is easy; it’s letting go of poor post-colonial policies, its hanging on to outdated...
  • The Neighbourly Connections: Sri Lanka and Maldives Promoting Economic Diplomacy

    The Neighbourly Connections: Sri Lanka and Maldives Promoting Economic Diplomacy By Srimal Fernando 12 March 2019 It is true that in certain epochs of Sri Lanka and Maldives bilateral history positioned their foreign policy settings in such a way to ma...
  • Unity in a diversity of cultures echoed during King Silamba commemoration

    Unity in a diversity of cultures echoed during King Silamba commemoration By Stella Sigcau 2019-03-06 South Africa comes from a past where the racial, tribal and cultural differences were used as tools to create and maintain divisions. These led in cer...
  • French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs visits South Africa

    French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs visits South Africa 2019-03-05 Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, visited the Republic of South Africa from 28 February to 2 March 2019. Minister Le Drian and South African...
  • Czech Shooting Day

    Czech Shooting Day 2019-03-01 Ambassadors, Military Attachés, Department of Defence representatives, journalists, and other V.I.P. partners were invited to a shooting day by the Embassy of the Czech Reublic in South Africa at Magnum United shooting clu...
  • 3rd PAGE Conference a boost for SA and rest of the continent

    3rd PAGE Conference a boost for SA and rest of the continent 2019-03-05 By Loraine Tulleken Minister Mokonyane with the Director-General of Environmental Affairs, Nosipho Ngcaba (left), Acting Executive Director of UN Environment Joyce Msuya and Ko...


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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