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South Africa Reviews Its Foreign Policy

South Africa Reviews Its Foreign Policy

The year 2019 marks South Africa’s silver jubilee and, as the young democracy marks this milestone, the Department of International Relations (DIRCO) has taken stock of the country’s foreign policy. In a bid to assess the country’s foreign policy, on 15 May 2018, the department appointed an 11 member review panel chaired by former Foreign […]

Task Team Set Up In South Africa To Address Attacks On Foreigners

A task team has been set up by government and members of the Diplomatic Corps to look into the sprouting of acts of violence against foreign nationals. The development was announced by International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Friday at the conclusion of a meeting with ambassadors from African countries in South […]

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South Africa To Meet African Ambassadors Over Violent Attacks

  International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will urgently meet African ambassadors following reports of violence against foreign nationals in parts of the country last week. Though no date given. In a statement issued on Saturday, Sisulu expressed deep concern at the recent spate of violence and urged law enforcement officers to deal with […]

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Morocco, UN, AU Urged To Fast- Track Western Sahara Referendum

  Western Sahara President Brahim Ghali has urged the African Union, the United Nations and Morocco to fast-track the long delayed referendum on the self-determination of the Arab nation. Until then, he said, the continent will not realise freedom. Addressing delegates on the second day of the SADC Solidarity Conference in Pretoria, Ghali said the […]

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South Africa Expands Bilateral Relations With Vietnam

South Africa and Vietnam have agreed that, while cordial relations remain between the two countries, more needs to be done to expand trade opportunities. The fourth Meeting of the South Africa-Vietnam Intergovernmental Partnership Forum for Economic, Trade, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Co-operation discussed relations between the two countries on Friday. Hosting her Vietnamese counterpart, Deputy […]

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President Ramaphosa To Co-chair  SA, Zimbabwe Bi- National Commission

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be travelling to Harare, Zimbabwe to co-chair the third session of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) with Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday. The BNC is preceded by a Senior Officials’ meeting that took place from 7– 8 March 2019, and a Ministerial meeting on 11 March 2019. The two countries conduct […]

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Kenya Expands Cultural Diplomacy With South Africa

  Kenyans will get a taste of South Africa’s culture and cuisine when they host the South African Cultural Season next week. The weeklong session, which starts on Monday, is aimed at cementing and deepening the people to people relations between the two countries, promoting regional integration and supporting efforts towards expanded cultural diplomacy which […]

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South Africa To Mark Armed Forces Day …Demonstrates Military Might

  It’s all systems for this year’s South African Armed Forces Day which will be taking place next week in Cape Town. According to the Department of Defence, the mobilisation phase of Armed Forces Day 2019 is well underway and final on-the-ground preparations are nearing completion. The Armed Forces Day main event will take place […]

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