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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 […]

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Zuma condemns killing of Lesotho’s defence force chief

JOHANNESBURG, September 6 – President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, condemned the killing of the Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force, Lt-General Khoantle Motsomotso, who was killed reportedly by an army officer. “On behalf of [the Southern African Development Community] SADC, President Zuma condemns in the strongest terms possible the senseless and regrettable killing of Gen Motsomotso, especially because […]

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Gauteng orders thorough probe into alleged Grace Mugabe assault incident

TSHWANE, August 15 – Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane on Monday, condemned the conduct of Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe, who allegedly assaulted a young woman in Sandton, Johannesburg. “I am deeply appalled and devastated by the allegations of assault on a young woman by Grace Mugabe. It is worrying especially since the assault happened […]