BDS’s double standards – CDP

“A protest planned by the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) against a concert featuring Grammy award-winning artist Pharrell Williams, because the producer and performer has collaborated with Woolworths is nothing more than hypocritical opportunism.” Says Rev Theunis Botha, leader of the Christian Democratic…

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SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria - South Africa has joined the international community in condemning the terrorist attacks in Kenya which left 37 people dead. South Africa has pledged continuing support for the East African country in fighting terrorism. In a statement on Tuesday, the Department of International Relations…

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SA condemns military take-over in Lesotho

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…

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SA Government to attend Iran called meeting on Palestine

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…

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Israel accepts 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza

Jerusalem - Israel confirmed on Friday it has accepted a proposal for a 72-hour ceasefire with Hamas, which starts at 0500 GMT. "Israel has accepted the U.S. /UN proposal for a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire beginning 8:00 am Friday (local time)," a senior Israeli official said…

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UN condemns attack in South Sudan

Juba - Following an attack by opposition forces in South Sudan, the United Nations is calling for all offensive operations to immediately end and for both sides to resume suspended peace talks. In an emailed statement, the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) confirmed that…

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