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  • Indonesian Embassy help stranded Indonesians to celebrate Muslim’s holy day in their homeland

    Indonesian Embassy help stranded Indonesians to celebrate Muslim’s holy day in their homeland 7 May 2020 The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Pretoria, South Africa has facilitated the repatriation of 27 Indonesian citizens on May 6th 2020, wit...
  • Celebrate Hand Washing

    Celebrate Hand Washing 5 May 2020 World Hand Hygiene Day is celebrated every year on 5th May. The clear message is to encourage people to keep their hands clean to prevent and control viral infections. The global campaign launched by the World Health Or...
  • Traditional Leadership and the fight against Covid-19

    Traditional Leadership and the fight against Covid-19 by Stella Sigcau 29 April 2020 The traditional leaders have an important role to play in particular in the rural areas working with various stakeholders including government to contribute in the fig...
  • United Nations: The South Asian Story

    United Nations: The South Asian Story By Srimal Fernando and Abhishekh Ganesh 29 April 2020 Every nation in South Asia has its unique policy choices which ensures to improve the lives of 1.6 billion people. Looking back at the region, numerous policy m...
  • Politics, Covid-19 and the Lockdown

    Politics, Covid-19 and the Lockdown by Greg Mills and Ray Hartley 29 April 2020    “War,” wrote the strategist Carl von Clausewitz, is “the continuation of politics by different means.” The Prussian general was arguing for the su...
  • The impact of social isolation on traditional and cultural practices, can technology play a role

    The impact of social isolation on traditional and cultural practices, can technology play a role By Stella Sigcau 23 April 2020 The world at large has been hit by an unprecedented pandemic, Covid-19 which knows no borders, class or race, affecting vari...
  • Three-phased economic response to COVID-19 pandemic

    Three-phased economic response to COVID-19 pandemic 22 April 2020 Government has announced a massive social relief and economic support package of R500 billion which amounts to around 10% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to mitigate against the blow of C...
  • The Market Theatre joins Embassy of Sweden to extend digital platform for cultural exchange amid COVID-19

    The Market Theatre joins Embassy of Sweden to extend digital platform for cultural exchange amid COVID-19 17 April 2020 Sweden and South Africa have a long history of friendship and collaboration dating back to the movement against apartheid. The Marke...
  • UN chief Antonio Guterres salutes India for helping others in fight against Covid 19

    UN chief Antonio Guterres salutes India for helping others in fight against Covid 19 20 April 2020 UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres salutes countries like India in helping others in the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, his spokesman has ...
  • A Year after Easter Sunday Attacks in Sri Lanka

    A Year after Easter Sunday Attacks in Sri Lanka 20 April 2020 By Srimal Fernando The answer to the sophisticated, coordinated terrorist suicide bombings on Easter Sunday last year was complex.  On the morning of 21st April 2019 nine suicide bomber...
  • COVID-19’s unintended (positive) consequence

    COVID-19’s unintended (positive) consequence by Manny de Freitas MP, Shadow Minister of Tourism, Democratic Alliance 16 April 2020 South Africa, and indeed the world, is changing since the Covid-19 pandemic – literally. This pandemic has given Moth...
  • China donates medical supplies to SA

    China donates medical supplies to SA 15 April 2020 China has been at the forefront of deploying mass medical aid to the world to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. On 14 April 2020 Chargẽd’Affaires, Mr Li Nan from the Chinese Embassy in Pretoria handed ov...
  • South Africa expresses concern at the President of the United States of America's announcement to cut funding to the WHO

    South Africa expresses concern at the President of the United States of America's announcement to cut funding to the WHO 15 April 2020 The  Government  of  the  Republic  of  South  Africa  is  very  con...
  • Home Affairs outlines measures to deal with immigration

    Home Affairs outlines measures to deal with immigration 14 April 2020 The Department of Home Affairs of Soth Africa has outlined temporary measures that have been put in place to address immigration matters during the lockdown period. The temporary mea...
  • Why Testing is Crucial in the Fight against Covid-19

    Why Testing is Crucial in the Fight against Covid-19 by  Dr Jong Dae Park, Ambassador of South Korea to South Africa 13 April 2020 Global Outlook of Covid-19 As of today, April 13, a total of 215 countries and territories worldwide have confirmed...
  • Italy – Sri Lanka Ties: Coronavirus Creates Uncertainties about Economic Diplomacy

    Italy – Sri Lanka Ties:  Coronavirus Creates Uncertainties about Economic Diplomacy By Srimal Fernando and Yashodha Rathnayake 13 April 2020 The Coronavirus outbreak claimed more than 18,200 victims in Italy. On the whole, story about the coron...
  • AU backs WHO, calls for solidarity against COVID-19

    AU backs WHO, calls for solidarity against COVID-19 9 April 2020 African Union (AU) Chair, President Cyril Ramaphosa, has backed the efforts of the World Health Organisation and called for international solidarity against the COVID-19 pandemic. “In a...
  • A 100 days since the first COVID-19 notification

    A 100 days since the first COVID-19 notification 9 April 2020 The 9th of April 2020 marked 100 days since the World Health Organisation (WHO) was notified of the first cases of “pneumonia with unknown cause” in China which would later be termed COVI...
  • South Africa’s COVID-19 testing capacity increased

    South Africa’s COVID-19 testing capacity increased 1 April 2020 Minister of Health Dr. Zweli Mkhize launched 60 new mobile laboratories to boost the country’s capacity to test for COVID-19. During a media briefing in Johannesburg, Mkhize announced ...
  • Getting home in the time of Covid

    Getting home in the time of Covid 7 April 2020 As the coronavirus pandemic started spreading across the world, many countries reacted quickly by closing their countries off in the hope of curbing its spread. Numerous airports were closed and flights gro...


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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