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  • Inti Raymi 2020

    Inti Raymi 2020   22 June 2020 The festival of Inti Raymi is a celebration of life that takes place on the 21st of June each year in Ecuador. This celebration coincides with the solstice and Ms Maria Soledad Cordova Montero, Ambassador of Ecuador t...
  • New members elected to UNSC

    New members elected to UNSC 19 June 2020 Mexico, India, Ireland, Norway and Kenya have been elected to take up a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council. Canada lost out to Ireland and Norway in the council's "Western European and others" ...
  • The Coronacles of 2020

    The Coronacles of 2020 17 June 2020 by Nazrana Jassat - The Barefoot Narrator Consumed by greedvanity and lustDeceit and powerA world without trust Divisions and wallsStirring up hatePolluting the earthTempting their fate Slaves to a systemSo fragile...
  • 35 Years of SAARC

    35 Years of SAARC 17 June 2020 By Srimal Fernando South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has laid a firm foundation for South Asians to continue in effective integration to sustain the   mandate and improve member nation’s...
  • Mpondo Culture and Heritage Festival goes digital to create awareness on Covid-19

    Mpondo Culture and Heritage Festival goes digital to create awareness on Covid-19 by HRH Stella Sigcau 16 June 2020 The Virtual Mpondo Festival digital Covid-19 Awareness Competition was launched during Youth Month to create awareness around the corona...
  • Celebrating the Youth in South Africa

    Celebrating the Youth in South Africa By Tariq Ali Faraj Al-Ansari, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to South Africa 16 June 2020 I would like to congratulate the young generation of South Africa on the occasion of Youth Day, while I also congratulate ...
  • Vietnam in focus of African friends and partners

    Vietnam in focus of African friends and partners Inspired by recent remarks from Vietnam’s Ambassador to South Africa Hoang Van Loi about a forthcoming study visit to Vietnam by a group of African policy specialists and influencers, we have approached ...
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  • Russia Day

    Russia Day 12 June 2020 Address by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho H.E. Mr.Ilya Rogachev on the occasion of Russia’s National Day Dear friends! Today w...
  • CAR Court Rejects Bid to Extend President's Mandate

    CAR Court Rejects Bid to Extend President's Mandate 10 June 2020 On Friday, 5 June the Central African Republic's constitutional court rejected changes to the constitution that would have allowed President Faustin-Archange Touadera to stay in power if a...
  • SA to professionalise diplomatic Foreign Service

    SA to professionalise diplomatic Foreign Service 5 June 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law legislation that will improve the safety of navigation in South Africa’s territorial waters, professionalise the country’s diplomatic Foreign ...
  • Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) at 68

    Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) at 68 10 June 2020 By Srimal   Fernando In Sri Lanka over the past several decades the United National  Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP)  has been dominating  in most elections ....
  • World Ocean’s Day

    World Ocean’s Day 7 June 2020 Sustainable Development Goals, the Ocean Space and Youth Development by Prof Anil Sooklal and Mr Jaimal Anand The month of June is significant for South Africa and the international community. The 16 June 1976 student ...
  • Qatar pledges 20 million dollars to GAVI alliance at Global Vaccine Summit

    Qatar pledges 20 million dollars to GAVI alliance at Global Vaccine Summit 7 June 2020 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosted the virtual Global Vaccine Summit 2020 on 4 June which was attended by Heads of State, private sector CEOs, global health...
  • Qatar is Committed to Fighting ISIS

    Qatar is Committed to Fighting ISIS 7 June 2020 HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani stressed, in the meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Small Group, that despite the exceptional c...
  • South Africa ratifies SKA Observatory Convention

    South Africa ratifies SKA Observatory Convention 1 June 2020 Pretoria, South Africa, 1 June 2020 – South Africa, the future home of the SKA’s mid-frequency telescope, has ratified the Convention Establishing the SKA Observatory after the South Afric...
  • Protests for the death of George Floyd

    Protests for the death of George Floyd 4 June 2020 The death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man from Minneapolis, in police custody, sparked widespread protests against police violence and systemic racism. George Floyd’s arrest on 25 May was ca...
  • Sweden's National Day 2020

    Sweden's National Day 2020 By Cecilia Julin, Ambassador of Sweden to South Africa June 6, 2020 This will be the first time in my diplomatic life that I will celebrate Sweden’s National Day virtually. But we will compensate for not having an elaborate...
  • Italy's National Day 2020

    Italy's National Day 2020 2 June 2020 A message from Mr Paolo Cuculi,  Ambassador of Italy to South Africa This year, the COVID-19 pandemic does not allow us to celebrate Italy's National Day worldwide, as we would have loved and were used to...
  • President congratulates Elon Musk on historic SpaceX flight

    President congratulates Elon Musk on historic SpaceX flight 3 June 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated South African citizen and global technology pioneer, Elon Musk, for his company SpaceX’s historic first commercial flight into space. ...


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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