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 …

SA Government critisises USA President Obama

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

sanews.gov.za the South African Government press release website published the following South African Government opinion about US President Obama: If anything, US President Barack Obama needs to use this week’s first US-Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington to throw his weight behind the extension of the Africa Growth Opportunities Act (AGOA) for another 15 years. And …

SA Government to attend Iran called meeting on Palestine

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria – South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo will attend an emergency meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Committee on Palestine, next week. Deputy Minister Mfeketo will join President Jacob Zuma’s Special Envoys to the Middle East, Zola Skweyiya and former Foreign Affairs Minister Aziz Pahad for the meeting scheduled on …

SA Government condemns terrorist attack in China

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria – The South African Government has condemned the terrorist attack that killed dozens of civilians, on Monday morning, in Shache County, Kashgar Prefecture, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. “The South Africa Government condemns all forms and manner of terrorism. We believe that terrorism in any form and from whichever quarter cannot be condoned,” …

SA Government biased in favour of Hamas in Israel conflict

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria: The South African Government Information Website, ironically called “SA News” published in headline: ” Truce cut short as Israel resumes attack on Gaza” but in the opening sentence of the South African Governments own article it clearly states: “Jerusalem – The Israeli military says it is resuming the offensive on the Gaza Strip, cutting …

SA Government to act on Gaza and situation in Ukraine

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Cape Town – President Jacob Zuma will dispatch a team to Israel to convey government’s concerns over the inhumane killings through the ground invasion on the Gaza strip. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane made this announcement when she tabled her Budget Vote in Parliament on Tuesday. She also announced that South Africa would …

CDP calls on government not to sever ties with Israel

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“We call on government not to sever diplomatic ties with Israel,” says Christian Democratic Party (CDP) leader, Rev. Theunis Botha. “Hamas is on the USA’s list of terrorist organisations for a reason. The atrocities perpetrated by them are well known all over the world, and to abort diplomatic ties with an internationally recognised nation in …

BRICS Development Bank to be based in Shanghai

Entire African Continent to benefit from BRICS bank

Fortaleza – The emerging-market bloc of BRICS on Tuesday announced plans that will see the envisaged Development Bank being based in Shanghai, China. Plans are also in progress for a Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA). The five members of the group — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) – laid out the designs of …

Russia, SA talk economic cooperation

Russia, SA talk economic cooperation

Fortaleza – Russian President Vladimir Putin and South African President Jacob Zuma have held talks on broader bilateral cooperation that could be given a new impulse after the South African elections. Starting the negotiations, President Putin congratulated President Zuma on his victory at the elections and said: “Now it is high time to recall our …

Pres Zuma in Brazil for BRICS summit

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma, who is already in Brazil, will join leaders from Brazil, Russia, India and China, which make up the BRICS grouping, for their sixth summit. Accompanied by five cabinet ministers, as well as a business delegation, President Zuma will attend the two-day summit on Tuesday. The summit will be held under …

Poverty eradication top of UN forum agenda

UN to scale-up Ebola response

South Africa is set to join other UN member countries to thrash out long-term measures to beat poverty and widespread inequality. Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini will today be among the panellists sitting in the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York. The minister is expected to make a presentation on …