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This year South Africa will celebrate 26 years of freedom & will assume the chairship of the African Union.

This year South Africa will celebrate 26 years of freedom & will assume the chairship of the African Union..“Our country is a strong believer in multilateralism and the development of international collaboration to advance the good of all humanity.”.Minister Pandor went on to say that “We plan to vigorously pursue an agenda for peace in Africa as a core focus ofour AU chairship. Peace will lead to development & prosperity & implementation of our African Free Trade Area” #BetterAfricaBetterWorld#RaisinaDialogue2020#SAatAfricanUnion Source: Department of International Relations and Cooperation, SA

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THE EMBASSY OF UKRAINE IN PRETORIA, OPENED A BOOK OF CONDOLENCES FROM 13 – 15 JANUARY 2020 IN HONOUR OF THE VICTIMS OF THE UKRAINIAN FATAL AIRPLANE CRASH.

The Embassy of Ukraine to the Republic of South African with great sadness of the Ukrainian fatal aircraft Flight PS 752, which crashed shortly after take-off near the Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran on Wednesday, 8 January 2020, and claimed the lives of 176 passengers of various nationalities of Ukraine, Afghanistan, Canada, Germany, Iran, Sweden, United Kingdom and crew members, opened a book of condolences at the Embassy of Ukraine in Pretoria from 13 – 15 January 2020 Their Excellencies Ambassadors, High Commissioners, the Diplomatic Corps, International Community, Civil…

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PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA ATTENDS INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT NYUSI

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, Wednesday 15 January 2020, undertake a working visit to Maputo in the Republic of Mozambique to attend the inauguration of His Excellency President-Elect Mr Filipe Nyusi. Mozambique held Presidential, Legislative and Provincial elections on 15 October 2019. President-Elect Nyusi was the declared winner of the general election and will as a result serve a second term in office. South Africa and Mozambique enjoy cordial bilateral relations, underpinned by strong historical and political bonds that date back to the era of the liberation struggle. The relationship…

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REMARKS BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA AT THE OFFICIAL BILATERAL TALKS WITH PRIME MINISTER ABIY AHMED ALI ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL VISIT BY ETHIOPIA AT THE UNION BUILDINGS

Allow me, on behalf of the people of South Africa, to extend a warm welcome to you and your delegation. We are very happy to receive you, and wish you to know that you are among brothers and sisters. I am advised, Your Excellency, that you regard South Africa as your second home, as you spent your student days at one of our local universities. We recall with pride and gratitude the historic relations between South Africa and Ethiopia. We recognise the importance of the military training provided to Nelson…

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DR ABIY AHMED ALI, PRIME MINISTER OF ETHIOPIA AND THE 2019 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER, HISTORIC STATE VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA.

His Excellency Dr Shiferaw Teklermariam, Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia today, briefed the Media on the upcoming Historic Official State Visit to the Republic of South Africa by His Excellency Dr Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, and the crowned Nobel Peace prize winner of 2019. Ambassador Dr Shiferaw Teklermariam, said the visit which is expected to take place from 11-12 January 2019, is the first Official State Visit by an Ethiopian Leader of State to the Republic of South Africa, in the 26 years of diplomatic…

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PRESIDENT CALLS FOR PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OF U.S-IRAN TENSION

President Cyril Ramaphosa has held discussions with President Hassan Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran to express South Africa’s interest in a peaceful and just resolution of the tension between Iran and the United States. President Ramaphosa placed a telephone call to his counterpart on Thursday 09 January 2020 during his visit to Kimberley in the Northern Cape where the President is leading the 108th anniversary celebrations of the African National Congress. President Ramaphosa’s engagement with President Rouhani was informed by South Africa’s principled view that conflicts should be resolved…

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PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA TO HOSTS PRIME MINISTER ABIY AHMED ALI ON AN OFFICIAL VISIT AT THE UNION BUILDINGS

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Sunday, 12 January 2020, host the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, His Excellency Dr Abiy Ahmed Ali, on an Official Visit at the Union Buildings in Tshwane. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali is visiting South Africa from 11 and 12 January 2020 at the invitation of the President, for bilateral discussions on matters of mutual national development, regional and continental issues as well as international developments. Informed by historical ties dating back to South Africa’s liberation struggle, South Africa and Ethiopia established…

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Human Rights Day: What are my rights as a South African citizen?

Whether you’re around the braai, heading to the beach, or unfortunately stuck in the office, here’s hoping your Human Rights Day is as enjoyable as possible. But have you ever stopped and asked yourself what your human rights actually are in South Africa? Sure, we know we have one of the most progressive, modern constitutions in the world. So what does that guarantee us? This public holiday gives us all a chance to reflect on the fight for democracy, and those who lost their lives sticking it to apartheid. Thanks to those brave…

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