Category «Foreign Policy»

SA regering moet sê oor spioenasie-beweringe in China wat Suid-Afrikaanse burgers betrek

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Die VF Plus het vandag in ʼn dringende skrywe aan die minister van internasionale betrekkinge en samewerking, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, ʼn beroep op die minister gedoen om te antwoord op bewerings wat Suid-Afrikaners by spioenasie in China betrek. Dr. Pieter Groenewald, die VF Plus se hoofwoordvoerder oor polisie en staatsveiligheid, sê die aangeleentheid maak wêreldwyd opslae, …

VF Plus lig Verenigde Nasies in oor probleme in SA wat minderheidsgemeenskappe raak

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Die VF Plus is tans besig om in Genève, Switserland, die wêreld deur die Verenigde Nasies (VN) se Menseregtekommissie-Forum in te lig oor ʼn verskeidenheid probleme wat minderheidsgemeenskappe in Suid-Afrika direk raak, sê dr. Pieter Mulder, leier van die VF Plus. Dr. Mulder is vergesel van mnr. André Fourie, voorsitter van die VF Plus se …

USA increases citizen renunciation fees by 422%

USA increases citizen renunciation fees by 422%

Pretoria – The United States (US) Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs has announced changes to fees in some of their consular services. The fees for most categories of immigrant visas will change, while fees for non-immigrant visas largely remain the same. The Bureau of Consular Affairs, which operates on a fee-for-services basis, says …

SA hosts Iran for bilateral talks

SA hosts Iran for bilateral talks

Briefing the media after a meeting which has been described as fruitful, International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo and her Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian agreed that there is still untapped potential for the expansion of relations. However, international sanctions imposed on Iran have made trade increasingly difficult, Deputy Minister Mfeketo said. “Because of …

President Zuma visits Lesotho on mediation mission

President Zuma visits Lesotho on mediation mission

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma is in Lesotho for consultation with King Letsie III on ways to end the political crisis in the mountain kingdom. This morning, President Zuma — who is also the Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security — is expected to hold discussions with …

Singapore a valued, important partner for SA

Singapore a valued, important partner for SA

Pretoria – Singapore has been described as an important and valued partner for South Africa in Southeast Asia, by Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane. “The South African government wishes to place on record its appreciation and gratitude for the assistance that Singapore has offered over the years by sharing its developmental experience with …

SA strengthens ties with Iran and the UK

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria – Deputy Minister NomaIndia Mfeketo will co-chair the Fifth Meeting of the South Africa-Iran Deputy Ministerial Working Group with her counterpart, Dr Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran. The meeting will take place in Pretoria on Tuesday. Diplomatic relations between South Africa and Iran were re- established on 10 May …

SA condemns military take-over in Lesotho

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Pretoria – The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has warned the military in Lesotho that South Africa, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU) will not tolerate the unconstitutional take-over of the neighbouring mountain kingdom. On Saturday, the Lesotho Defence Force took over the radio and TV stations, resulting …

SA fosters closer trade relations with Mozambique

Pretoria – South Africa is fostering closer trade relations with Mozambique, which is one of the seven fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa, says the Department of Trade and Industry (dti). “Mozambique is amongst the seven fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa and we cannot achieve economic growth if our economies are not linked. “It …

President Zuma to visit Russia

Russia, SA talk economic cooperation

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma will on Sunday undertake a five-day working visit to the Russian Federation where he is expected to meet with President Vladimir Putin. President Zuma’s visit to the country follows the successful working visit of President Putin to Durban in March last year, and President Zuma’s visit to Sochi in May …