DRC thanks SA for M23 intervention

2013-12-02 07:34

DRC's president Joseph Kabila has thanked South Africa for its role in defeating the M23 rebels in Goma, the department of international relations and co-operation says.

SA against military intervention in Syria

2013-08-29 10:48

The South African government does not support the idea of military intervention in Syria, the department of international relations and co-operation says.

AU to adopt SA military initiative

2013-05-28 14:38

The African Union will establish a new military force following a suggestion from South Africa, the international relations and co-operation department says.

Zuma to visit Algeria, Nigeria

2013-04-12 20:02

President Jacob Zuma is set to visit Algeria and Nigeria for talks, the department of international relations says.

Breakthrough in Karabus case

2013-03-19 17:06

Professor Cyril Karabus could be heading for home soon, International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says.

SA sends aid to Niger

2012-09-07 13:58

SA is set to send its first consignment of humanitarian aid to Niger after it committed assistance to four Sahel region countries suffering from severe climatic conditions.

Zuma off to Mexico for G20 summit

2012-06-15 18:07

President Jacob Zuma is to travel to Los Cabos in Mexico to take part in a G20 Leaders' Summit.

Panamanian minister to visit SA

2012-04-14 16:00

Panama's deputy foreign affairs minister will be in South Africa for the first high-level visit from that country in 17 years, the department of international relations says.

SA's close ties to Iran under scrutiny

2012-02-08 13:49

The increasing pressure on Iran has meant scrutiny for South African businesses operating in the country, and could even lead to a shift in SA foreign policy.

No diplomatic post for Cele

2011-10-23 19:07

National police chief General Bheki Cele has not been offered a diplomatic post, the department of international relations and co-operation says.

SA calls for end to Syrian violence

2011-08-01 22:16

South Africa is concerned about increased violence in Syria and calls on both sides to show restraint, the department of international relations and co-operation says.

Ivory Coast army general seeks SA refuge

2011-03-31 15:19

The Ivory Coast's army chief of staff General Phillippe Mangou has sought refuge at the official residence of the South African ambassador.

SA confirms endorsement of Ouattara

2011-03-15 19:01

SA has backed all regional moves to resolve the crisis in the Ivory Coast, including the African Union's firm recognition of Alassane Ouattara as the winner of the 2010 presidential election.


Govt launches online radio station

2013-10-18 08:01

The department of international relations and co-operation has launched Ubuntu Radio, a 24-hour internet radio station aimed at enhancing communication on the country's foreign policy.

Dept: No military solution to Syria conflict

2013-05-29 22:44

There is no military solution to the on-going conflict in Syria, the department of international relations says, after reports that Britain and France supported plans to lift the EU's arms embargo on the country.

No reports of South Africans hurt in Japan quake

2013-04-13 12:03

No South Africans have yet been reported injured in the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan the department of international relations says.

Karabus has to submit to UAE law - dept

2013-03-28 21:03

Professor Cyril Karabus has no choice but to submit to the UAE's legal process, the dept of international relations, after it emerged that he will not be allowed to come back to South Africa yet.

Zuma concerned about CAR violence

2013-01-03 07:33

President Jacob Zuma has sent a minister to assess the situation in the Central African Republic, the international relations and co-operation department has said.

Jewish community angry at minister

2012-08-14 18:34

Sectors of the Jewish community have criticised International Relations Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim for reportedly discouraging South Africans from visiting Israel.

Motlanthe to visit Germany, Finland

2012-05-05 22:37

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is set to undertake a working visit to Germany and Finland, the presidency says.

SA: New president must stabilise Maldives

2012-02-14 21:01

South Africa has expressed the hope that the newly-appointed Maldives president Mohamed Waheed Hassan would bring peace and stability to the island nation.

Father hopes for abducted son's release

2012-01-27 17:50

The father of a South African man abducted in Mali in November is still hopeful that his son will be released.

Handbag furore: Matter of principle

2011-09-16 22:26

She was strong and defended her principle, and we have moved on from there, the international relations department says of the minister's handbag drama in Norway.

Govt still not sure about Hammerl

2011-05-18 22:31

South Africa has "no confirmation" where news photographer Anton Hammerl is or if he is in fact alive, the international relations and co-operation department says.

SA rejects Libya 'regime change doctrine'

2011-03-31 14:21

South Africa has rejected foreign pressure to drive Muammar Gaddafi from power, saying Western-led bombings in Libya should be limited to enforcing a UN no-fly zone.

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