international relations

South Africa Leads the Way in Resolving Global Challenges

By Pranjal Sharma   This year has seen South Africa lead the world on global dialogues which concern the continent and the emerging markets. Starting from...

South Africa supports calls for global co-operation to boost trade and address economic challenges...

Johannesburg, South Africa – 23 January 2023: The 53rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, concluded on Friday, 20...

Remembering Boutros Boutros-Ghali

It was a tricky global environment when Boutros Boutros-Ghali became the secretary-general of the United Nations in 1992. The world was emerging from the Cold War and countries were redefining relationships with each other. He navigated a new path for the organisation.

Obama’s visit to strengthen United States ties to East Africa

As US President Barack Obama makes an official visit to Kenya and Ethiopia next week, the two East African nations will have a chance to use the media spotlight to showcase the investment opportunities they offer. The US, in turn, could also gain from the trip.

Infographic: South Africa and Ghana

Brand South Africa and Brand Ghana are hosting a dialogue in the capital of Accra this week on building competitive African nation brands. At the same time, the South Africa Incorporated research project is also in the West African country to find out what they think about us.  Here’s how the two countries fare in some of the more important economic indicators.

Competitiveness on the agenda in Ghana

Ghanaian and South African officials, business people, students and civil society will meet in Accra to thrash out ways to build competitive African nation brands. It will look at active citizenship as necessary for economic growth. The dialogue takes place against flat economic competitiveness on the continent as a whole.

Anti-gay discrimination is wrong: South Africa

No one should be subjected to discrimination or violence on the basis of their sexual orientation, South Africa's Department of International Relations and Co-operation said on Tuesday, following the signing of tough anti-gay legislation by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

Minister’s TV appeal to Korkie’s kidnappers

Deputy International Relations Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim is back in the country after his trip to Yemen, where he made a televised appeal for the release of South African hostage Pierre Korkie.

SA takes part in Syria peace talks

South African International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane is in Switzerland, at the invitation of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, for a peace conference which hopes to break the stalemate in the three-year Syrian civil war.

Ebrahim to travel to Yemen for hostage talks

South Africa's International Relations Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim is scheduled to travel to Yemen for consultations over the release of hostage, Pierre Korkie, the Department of International Relations and Co-operation said in a statement on Friday.