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Sisulu wants answers over Hanekom’s death in Mozambican custody

JOHANNESBURG, January 24 – The Department of International Cooperation and Relations (Dirco) wants answers as to the circumstances surrounding the death of South African businessman Andre Hanekom while in Mozambican custody. Dirco spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mabaya said that Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has directed the South African High Commissioner in Mozambique, Mandisi Mpahlwa, to engage with Maputo […]

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Tanzania attempts to justify detention of SA journalists

JOHANNESBURG, November 9 – Following an international outcry and negative media headlines in the wake of the arrest of South African journalists, Angela Quintal and Muthoki Mumo from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) ,the Tanzanian authorities have attempted to justify their detention claiming the two misrepresented their intentions for visiting Tanzania, the Nation reported […]

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Multi-billion dollar SA, China deals will enable economic growth, educational opportunities – Presidency

JOHANNESBURG, September 3  – Multi-billion dollar agreements entered between South Africa and China will enable economic growth and educational opportunities, among other benefits, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office said on Monday. One agreement alone – on investment and trade promotion between the two countries – carries a monetary value of approximately R14 billion, the Presidency said […]

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International Relations department to study Grace Mugabe judgement

JOHANNESBURG, July 30 – The department of international relations and cooperation said it will study Monday’s ruling by the high court in Johannesburg which set aside the decision to grant diplomatic immunity to former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe. “The Department will study the judgement and comment later if necessary,” the department said in a […]

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Dirco launches “travel smart” awareness campaign for citizens travelling abroad

JOHANNESBURG, July 4– The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has released a new travel campaign targeted at South Africans travelling abroad. Deputy international relations minister Reginah Mhaule said the “Travel Smart With DIRCO Campaign” would help South Africans understand how consular services could help them when travelling abroad. She said Dirco had decided […]

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SA recalls Ambassador to Israel, urges Israeli forces to withdraw from Gaza

PRETORIA,  May 15 (ANA) – The South African government on Monday, withdrew its representative in Israel after the deadly attacks in which Israeli forces killed at least 41 Palestinians along the Gaza border. “Given the indiscriminate and grave manner of the latest Israeli attack, the South African government has taken a decision to recall Ambassador Sisa Ngombane […]

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SA guided by the Constitution on land reform – Sisulu

OHANNESBURG, March 15 – The South African government will be guided by the country’s Constitution on land reform and expropriation without compensation, International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu reiterated on Wednesday. “South Africa is guided by the Constitution on land reform process,” Sisulu said in a statement. “We regret that the Australian Government chose […]