department of international relations

Invitation: Media tours to showcase South Africa’s competitiveness

Brand South Africa, in collaboration with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation and other partners, will profile various areas of South Africa’s competitiveness to both Chinese and African media ahead of the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation. FOCAC will be hosted by South Africa from 3-5 December 2015.

Cuban 5 receive warm welcome in South Africa

Cuban 5 receive warm welcome in South Africa

Five Cuban nationals arrived in South Africa to a hero's welcome, thanks to their contribution to ending apartheid. In turn, South Africa supported their release from prison in the US, fostering further amicable diplomatic relations between the countries.

Heads of State and Government to attend State Funeral Service in Qunu, Eastern Cape

 

THE State Funeral of Former President Nelson Mandela, scheduled for Sunday, 15 December 2013, is expected to be attended by several Heads of State and Government, Former Heads of State, Eminent Persons, Heads of Delegation, Heads of International Organisations and the Diplomatic Corps.

SA sends first batch of maize to Lesotho

South Africa has started transporting its first consignment of maize, part of a R180- million donation, to drought-stricken Lesotho. The maize comes from smallholder farmers, through a deal struck with the World Food Programme earlier this year.

SA delegation attends Africa-Arab summit

Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Collins Chabane is leading a South African delegation at the third Africa-Arab summit which got under way in Kuwait City on Tuesday.

South Africa sends condolences to Philippines

South African President Jacob Zuma has expressed his condolences to the government and people of the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on the weekend, killing thousands of people and devastating coastal towns.

SA voters abroad: first-time registration ‘soon’

South Africans living abroad will be able to register for the 2014 elections as soon as new legislation governing out-of-country registration and voting has been approved, says the Independent Electoral Commission.

Ubuntu Radio talks SA foreign policy

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation went live on Thursday night with Ubuntu Radio, a 24-hour internet radio station aimed at enhancing communication on South Africa's foreign policy and telling Africa's stories from Africa's perspective.

SA foreign policy ‘live’ on Ubuntu Radio

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation will go live at 19:00 on Thursday with Ubuntu Radio, a 24-hour internet radio station aimed at enhancing communication on South Africa's foreign policy.

Brand South Africa to host African Ambassadors based in South Africa

Johannesburg, Sunday 29 September 2013 – Brand South Africa and the Department of Trade and Industry, will on Monday 30 September 2013, as part of initiatives to build relations with social partners and stakeholders, host African Ambassadors and Diplomats based in South Africa for discussions on the issues of African integration and improved competitiveness through intra-African trade and infrastructure development.