The New UN Secretary General Guterres: A symbol of hope for World Peace
By Srimal Fernando, Global Editor, The Diplomatic Society The 193-member United Nations General Assembly unanimously appointed former Prime Minister of Portugal as the new Secr...
International Women’s Day
The Secretary-General’s written message on International Women’s Day New York
8 March 2017
Secretary-General António Guterres. Photo: World Economic Forum/Boris Baldinger (file)
Ghana is 60: An African success story with tough challenges ahead
A member of Ghana’s navy attends celebrations in Accra to mark the country’s 60th independence anniversary. EPA/Christian Thompson
Abdul-Jalilu Ateku, University of Nottingham
The Nobel Prize: Winning Ideas that Changed the World for 116 years
By Srimal Fernando Global Editor The Diplomatic Society Photo: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos poses with the medal and diploma...
Indian Ocean can be the key driver of economies
6 March 2017
President Jacob Zuma of South Africa says more innovative ways need to be developed to use oceans sustainably for food, transport, trade and other activities.
He addressed the Indian Ocean Ri...
ITEC Day of India
25 February 2017
The High Commissioner of India, Mrs. Ruchi Ghanashyam hosted a reception in Pretoria to commemorate ‘ITEC Day 2016-17’.
In her welcoming remarks High Commissioner Ruchi Ghanashyam explained that ITEC Day is celebr...
Thailand Armed Forces Day
28 February 2017
Col Pannawat Boonchai, Thailand Defence Attaché hosted a reception to commemorate the Royal Thai Armed Forces Day. The Royal Thai Armed Force’s actual Day is the 18th of January. It commemorates the victory ...
Gauteng to convert public buildings into economic precincts
1 March 2017
Johannesburg – The Gauteng provincial government wants to convert some of its public buildings, including schools, clinics and hospitals into centres of economic activity; saying...
Extension of the Gautrain rail network
1 March 2017
Pretoria – The Gauteng Department for Roads and Transport supports the principle of an extension of the Gautrain rail network extension, as it will have significant socio-economic development benefit...
Red Cross Humanitarian Diplomacy: Providing Humanitarian Relief for 150 years
By Srimal Fernando Global EditorThe Diplomatic Society Looking back at the past hundred fifty years, the Geneva-based International Co...
Ukraine assumed monthly Presidency in the UN Security Council as of 1 February 2017
During the Presidency Ukraine intends to focus the attention of the Council members on such issues as conflicts in Europe, combating terrorism, and on upholding the Purpo...
Sound of Buenos Aires comes to Africa
27 February 2017
Blending the sensuality of tango and the improvisation of jazz, Latin Grammy-nominated Argentinian band Escalandrum has created a sound that takes inspiration from a musical legend, but boldly inter...
Oslo & Bergen Travel Expos 2017: Successful Promotion of South Africa
24 February 2017
The South African Mission in Oslo, Norway participated in the annual Oslo Travel Expo 13-15 January 2017, which gathered 600 travel exhibitors and approximately 4...
Redistribution of Powers: New Stage of Kazakhstan’s Democracy Development
23 February 2017
By the end of February 2017 the project on constitutional reform in Kazakhstan will be presented for public discussion.
In January 2017, Honorable Nursultan ...
USAID at 55: A Closer Look at Global Development and Humanitarian Assistance
By Srimal Fernando Global Editor The Diplomatic Society USAID staff prepares to load relief supplies into a US navy Seahawk helicopter at Tacloban Airport on Novembe...
South Africa-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership
19 February 2017
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has concluded a successful working visit to Beijing in the People's Republic of China, where she met with her...
Shaping the global order – foreign policy beyond crisis management
17 February 2017
South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane concluded a successful working visit to Germany where she led the South African d...
Najm us Saqib’s novel 'BAOO' launched in South Africa
12 February 2017
Mr Najm us Saqib, High Commissioner of Pakistan in South Africa has launched his book 'BAOO' in Pretoria. This is the first English novel written by a hugely popular and well-known...
Integrated urban development
12 February 2017
South Africa’s Cooperative Governance Deputy Minister Andries Nel has met with his counterpart, the Barbara Hendricks, Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature, Building and Nuc...