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  • Switzerland celebrates 727

    Switzerland celebrates 727 16 August 2018 Switzerland was founded in 1291 and turned 727 this year.  Ambassador of Switzerland to South Africa, Helene Budliger Artieda hosted a reception on 1 August to celebrate this milestone. Innovation was this...
  • The Indian Ocean Rim Association’s First Woman Secretary General

    The Indian Ocean Rim Association’s First Woman Secretary General 14 August 2018 21 March 1990 is a day that made an indelible mark and became a precious memory for the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Secretary General Dr Nomvuyo Nontsikelelo Nokwe...
  • The Brenthurst Foundation Appoints Three New Advisory Board Members

    The Brenthurst Foundation Appoints Three New Advisory Board Members 14 August 2018 The Brenthurst Foundation has appointed three new members to their Advisory Board: former President of Liberia (and Nobel laureate) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former Defence ...
  • 197th Independence of the Republic of Peru

    197th Independence of the Republic of Peru Mr. Oscar Roca Ferrand, Charge D’ Affaires A.I of the Republic of Peru held a reception on 27 July 2018 on the occasion of the 197th Independence of the Republic of Peru. Addressing guests Mr Ferrand said tha...
  • Culture Connected – Korea and South Africa

    Culture Connected – Korea and South Africa 13 August 2018 In celebration of the 26th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Korea and the Republic of South Africa, the Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange (KOFICE) i...
  • El Salvador: Tips on Managing Crime and Avoiding Populism – or is it the other way round?

    El Salvador: Tips on Managing Crime and Avoiding Populism – or is it the other way round? by Greg Mills 6 August 2018 El Salvador is adjudged the world’s most violent country, with a rate of 81 murders per 100,000 people in 2016 – more than three...
  • Polish tall ship “Dar Młodzieży” sets sail on Independence Cruise and docks in Cape Town on 15 August 2018

    Polish tall ship “Dar Młodzieży” sets sail on Independence Cruise and docks in Cape Town on 15 August 2018 The year 2018 is a very special and important date for Poland.  One hundred years ago in November 1918, after 123 years of foreign rule,...
  • Celebrating Cultural Diversity during the Mpondo Culture and Heritage Festival 14-16 September 2018

    Celebrating Cultural Diversity during the Mpondo Culture and Heritage Festival 14-16 September 2018 By Stella Sigcau People from various walks of life and from various parts of the world including Switzerland and the Republic of Botswana are expected to...
  • BRICS holding hands

    BRICS holding hands 31 July 2018 Hand holding is the provision of careful support or guidance to someone during a learning process or period of change. How apt was it that leaders elected to the high office of China, India, Russia, Brazil and South Afri...
  • MeerKAT radio telescope inaugurated in SA

    MeerKAT radio telescope inaugurated in SA – reveals clearest view yet of centre of the Milky Way 13 July 2018 Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr David Mabuza, today officially inaugurated the MeerKAT radio telescope. After a decade i...
  • China commits to invest $14.7bn in SA

    China commits to invest $14.7bn in SA 25 July 2018 The South African government has signed several agreements with China, including an investment commitment from China of $14.7 billion. This was announced after the State visit by Chinese President Xi J...
  • President Ramaphosa calls for balanced trade with Saudi Arabia

    President Ramaphosa calls for balanced trade with Saudi Arabia 13 July 2018 In a State visit seeking to strengthen bilateral and economic relations with Saudi Arabia, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for mutually beneficial trading bet...
  • UAE pledges to invest $10bn in SA

    UAE pledges to invest $10bn in SA 13 July 2018 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has committed to invest US $10 billion in key sectors of South Africa’s economy, including tourism and mining, to support the sustainable development of the country. Photo:...
  • Stamps to celebrate Madiba's 100 years

    Stamps to celebrate Madiba's 100 years 18 July 2018 The German Post and the South African Post Office have joined forces to spread the Madiba magic. The two institutions have a bilateral stamp issue to commemorate the 100th birthday of the first former...
  • Resumption of diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea

    Resumption of diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea 25 July 2018 Ethiopian Airlines commercial flight to Asmara was sold out within an hour to passangers looking forward to uniting with family and friends in Eritrea. It also carried amongst ...
  • Madiba’s Magic

    Madiba’s  Magic 25 July 2018 Impeccable manners and humility were Mandela’s traits. “I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.” Mandela’s biggest sin, according to those that had a misplaced sense of t...
  • Colombia Independence Day 2018

    Colombia Independence Day 2018 26 July 2018 Dr Maria Eugenia Correa Olarte, Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia to South Africa hosted a reception to celebrate the 208th Anniversary of Colombia's Independence which is celebrated annually on the 20th ...
  • The Royal Thai Embassy organized a charity event on Mandela Day

    The Royal Thai Embassy organized a charity event on Mandela Day On 18 July 2018, the Royal Thai Embassy in Pretoria and Thai community in South Africa, led by Mr. Paisit Boonparlit, the Chargé d’affaires of the Royal Thai Embassy, together with the ...
  • Bastille Day 2018

    Bastille Day 2018 20 July 2018 Mr Christophe Farnaud, Ambassador of France to South Africa hosted a reception on the occasion of Bastille Day, the French National Day. Ministre d'État, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, M. Nicolas ...
  • South African High Commission in Colombo Celebrates Nelson Mandela Day

    South African High Commission in Colombo Celebrates Nelson Mandela Day 18 July 2018 By Srimal Fernando, Global Editor, The Diplomatic Society 1994 was a year of big stories for the world.  Perhaps the story that had made the biggest impact was N...


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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