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  • Appointment of members of the National Executive

    Appointment of members of the National Executive 29 MAY 2019  Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa In the election of the 8th of May, South Africans provided this administration with a clear mandate to accelerate inclusive economic growth, act w...
  • Diplomacy and Passion Maserati Quattroporte

    Diplomacy and Passion Maserati Quattroporte Safe and sound is how a diplomat would like to return after carrying out a mission.  It may be the most satisfyingly career-enhancing assignment, or a complex and challenging task that needed to be accompl...
  • Somaliland’s Lessons in Peace for Africa

    Somaliland’s Lessons in Peace for Africa by Greg Mills and Emily van der Merwe 21 May 2019 ‘A place that has made something out of virtually nothing’ is how former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo describes the progress made by Somaliland. ...
  • Travel Advisory – Sri Lanka open to African tourists

    Travel Advisory – Sri Lanka open to African tourists 14 May 2019 It seems the coping mechanisms that kicked in a few weeks after the gruesome attacks in Sri Lanka have set in motion a healing process across the nation. The rebuilding of confidence, in...
  • SA begins a New Chapter

    SA begins a New Chapter 15 May 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated South Africa’s commitment to working with the international community as the country begins a new chapter after the recently held elections. Photo (l-r): Italian Republic - ...
  • Commemoration Ceremony marking the end of WWII

    Commemoration Ceremony marking the end of WWII 16 May 2019 Ambassador of Ukraine Taras Kuzmych and Ambassador of Georgia Beka Dvali laid wreaths together with representatives and military attaches of diplomatic missions of France, Portugal, Poland, the ...
  • CUBA AND SOUTH AFRICA: MANY REASONS TO CELEBRATE THE FIRST 25 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS

      CUBA AND SOUTH AFRICA: MANY REASONS TO CELEBRATE THE FIRST 25 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS   16 May 2019   By Rodolfo Benítez Verson, Ambassador of Cuba in South Africa, Eswatini and Lesotho   Twenty–five years ago, on 11 ...
  • 2019 Changwon K-POP World Festival

    2019 Changwon K-POP World Festival 15 May 2019 The 2019 Changwon K-Pop World Festival regional round was held in South Africa on 1 May at the Atterbury Theatre in Lynnwood, Pretoria. This has become a popular annual event and is hosted by the Embassy of...
  • China Resumes Imports of Hides, Livestock Skins and Wool from South Africa

    China Resumes Imports of Hides, Livestock Skins and Wool from South Africa 15 May 2019 Based on the results of the risk assessments of the foot and mouth disease, the General Administration of Customs and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of...
  • Anzac Day 2019

    Anzac Day 2019 13 May 2019 The Australian High Commission and New Zealand High Commission hosted an Anzac Day Dawn Service at Freedom Park in Pretoria on the 25 April 2019. The commemorative service acknowledged Australians and New Zealanders who serve...
  • Calm and confidence in Sri Lanka tourism recovering rapidly

    Calm and confidence in Sri Lanka tourism recovering rapidly 9 May 2019 By Srimal Fernando and Kirtan Bhana Sri Lankans are more resolute than ever to continue building a peaceful nation. They are all too aware that the cowardly suicide bomb attackers h...
  • SA expats make their X

    SA expats make their X 27 April 2019 South African expats headed to the country’s high commissions, embassies and consulates-general around the world on 27 April to cast their votes in the national elections. The date, 27 April, coincides with exactl...
  • Radio Freedom equipment finds a home in Freedom Park

    Radio Freedom equipment finds a home in Freedom Park 30 April 2019 Radio equipment from one of the oldest liberation radio stations in Africa has been handed to the Freedom Park Museum in Tshwane. Established during apartheid, Radio Freedom provided wa...
  • Decrease data costs to increase ICT literacy

    Decrease data costs to increase ICT literacy 30 April 2019 Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana has reiterated the call for a decrease in data costs in order to increase ICT literacy in society. “The costs of data in this country are unjustifi...
  • SA takes stock of 25 years of freedom

    SA takes stock of 25 years of freedom 27 April 2019 South Africa on Saturday took stock of the progress it has made over the course of its 25 years of democracy while also highlighting the challenges that persist. This year’s Freedom Day, held at the...
  • Charlotte Maxeke an Extraordinary Woman

    Charlotte Maxeke an Extraordinary Woman 30 April 2019 An unwavering faith and a steadfast belief is what make miracles happen. The life and times of Dr Charlotte Maxeke made her resolve in Christianity even stronger. Born in 1874 in Fort Beaufort in the...
  • Belt and Road – A Constructive Initiative

    Belt and Road – A Constructive Initiative 29 April 2019 “We are also scared, “expressed Ambassador Lin Songtian, Ambassador of China to South Africa. He was the keynote speaker at a seminar and launch of the book ‘The Belt and Road Initiative - ...
  • Enterprising Bangladesh – Innovative and Industrious

    Enterprising Bangladesh – Innovative and Industrious 29 April 2019 The industrious, enterprising people of Bangladesh can certainly take credit for lifting their country out of the Least Developed Country (LDC) category as defined by the Community for...
  • Increasing Mexico’s focus on Africa

    Increasing Mexico’s focus on Africa 26 April 2019 A photo of H.E Ambassador Ana Luisa Fajer Flores with Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa stands on her desk as a treasured memory. As Director for Africa in Mexico’s Ministry for Foreig...
  • Asian Heads of Mission in Pretoria condemn terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka

    Asian Heads of Mission in Pretoria condemn terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka 26 April 2019 The Asian Heads of the Missions in Pretoria, South Africa met with Sri Lankan High Commissioner, H.E. Kumar Mallimaratchi and extended their condemnation of the brut...


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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