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SAJBD utterances reflect desire for SA “policy capture”

By Anees Teladia The Palestinian solidarity movement has criticized the South African Zionist lobby for its malicious verbal attacks on the Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), Lindiwe Sisulu and attempting to undermine South Africa’s strong position against the Israeli occupation of Palestine. An article published[…]

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Western Sahara’s occupation to come to end: Sisulu

International Affairs and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says Africans cannot claim to be living in a post-colonial continent while the people of Saharawi are still fighting for their self-determination. She was at the opening of the SADC Solidarity Conference under way at the DIRCO offices in Pretoria. The two-day meeting called to[…]

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SA foreign services should be ‘professionalised again’ – former ambassador

South Africa’s foreign services should be professionalised again, former ambassador Febe Potgieter-Gqubule has said. Potgieter-Gqubule, who is also the ANC’s general manager, told an audience at a public dialogue organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and the School of Social Sciences of the University of KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday that there[…]

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Respected SA ambassador Dumisani Kumalo dies aged 71

Lindiwe Sisulu, the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on Monday paid her respects to the family and friends of the former permanent representative of South Africa to the United Nations (UN) in New York, Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo, who died on Sunday. Born in September 1947, Kumalo left a rich[…]

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SA government condemns recent attacks in Syria

The South African government has reiterated its call for the peaceful resolution of conflict in Syria, following attacks in three separate areas in the country on Friday night. The US, the UK and France launched a series of attacks on specific targets in the war-torn country and CNN reported that[…]

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