International Relations says South Africans stuck in various parts of the world due to the coronavirus pandemic should make contact with South African Embassies in those countries. The department says it currently working on assisting about 20 citizens in Morocco. A group of around 50 South Africans working for a[…]
The Presidency and the International Relations Department has confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa will skip his planned trip to New York in 2019 to attend the annual General Assembly debate along with other world leaders. The high-level segment of United National General Assembly was due to kick off on September 24. The[…]
By Hanna Kawas & Marion Kawas Palestinian solidarity activists in North America are accustomed to being abandoned by many of their “progressive allies”, be it church officials or municipal councils or politicians. This is the sad reality of working in today’s political landscape, where opportunism runs rampant and the pro-Israel lobby[…]
Iran‘s President Hassan Rouhani has stressed his country’s willingness to strengthen relations with Qatar, and called regional tensions with Tehran “detrimental”. In a phone call on Wednesday between Rouhani and Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the two leaders exchanged Eid al-Fitr greetings. “The points of view of Tehran and[…]
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[…]
Gift of the Givers handed over aid packages to the value of R1.2 million to the principal of an Anglican school in Harare on Tuesday. The aid packages are part of the organisation’s R10 million initiative for Zimbabwe. The aid packages include 3 400 food parcels, 2 900 stationery packs, 6 000 diapers[…]
The International Relations department says it will study the judgement of the South Gauteng High Court before deciding on the next course of action. The court has ruled that the 2017 decision by then International Relations minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabe to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe’s former First Lady, Grace Mugabe,[…]
The Dalai Lama’s visa application in India for entry to South Africa is a closed matter, and he has cancelled his trip, the international relations department said on Thursday. “The [department] has received written confirmation from the office of His Holiness The Dalai Lama in India indicating that His Holiness[…]
Israeli ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk will be summoned to the department of international relations to explain his country’s bombardment of the Gaza strip, the SABC reported on Wednesday. International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane told the broadcaster on the sidelines of the Brics summit in Brazil, that Lenk would[…]
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