SA ambassador back in Israel for 'personal reasons' - Dirco

2018-09-24 22:32

The department of international relations and cooperation has clarified that Sisa Ngombane, South Africa's ambassador to Israel, has returned to the Middle East country for "personal", not work-related reasons.

South African man feared kidnapped in Mozambique

2018-08-03 12:14

Andre Hanekom has been missing since Wednesday after he was allegedly shot in the arm and bundled into the boot of a car in Mozambique.

SA government condemns recent attacks in Syria

2018-04-16 13:19

The South African government says the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot justify military airstrikes in a territory of a sovereign state without the authorisation of the UN Security Council.

Dirco confirms arrest of SA businessman in Dubai after Gupta video

2018-04-11 15:40

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has received confirmation from the South African Consulate General in Dubai that South African businessman Justin van Pletzen has been detained.

Top Africa stories: Mogadishu, Kenya, Grace Mugabe

2017-10-17 07:11

Dirco says no South Africans among the more than 300 people killed in Mogadishu, Zim seems to be preparing for "VP" Grace Mugabe and YouTube lifts its ban on reed dance clips.

Just how powerful is Grace Mugabe?

2017-08-22 09:05

Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assault in SA, is back home in Zimbabwe. Who really is Grace and why did Zimbabwean officials remain mum as her saga unfolded last week?

Grace Mugabe assault probe halted – SAPS

2017-08-18 19:32

Investigations into the alleged assault of a 20-year-old by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe have been halted, say police.

No South Africans injured in London attack

2017-03-23 09:28

The Department of International Relations and Co-operation says that as far as it can ascertain, no South Africans were injured in the attack in the British capital.

Durban man believed killed in Syria

2017-02-14 20:47

A 22-year-old Durban man is believed to have been killed in war-ravaged Syria, civic activist Yusuf Abramjee has said.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Sudan, Malawi

2017-01-13 20:15

A 17-year-old boy with albinism was choked and hit with a sharp object in a brutal murder in Malawi, and leading gold producer has claimed ownership of the cargo after a plane crashed in Zimbabwe.


Diplomacy could save life of SA man sentenced to death in Vietnam

2018-08-29 16:39

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation says, while it cannot interfere with the laws of other countries, it will use "diplomatic measures" in an attempt to obtain a more lenient sentence for a South African on death row in Vietnam.

Race on to rescue 51 scammed South Africans trapped in China

2018-06-22 08:44

South Africans have reached into their pockets in the defence of 51 young people detained by the Chinese government.

Ajay Gupta himself laid complaint against SA businessman in Dubai - source

2018-04-13 10:57

Despite Ajay Gupta appearing friendly and jovial in his exchange with SA businessman Justin van Pletzen in Dubai, a source has revealed that it was Gupta himself who opened a case of invasion of privacy against Van Pletzen.

No Mugabe asylum request yet – Dirco

2017-11-22 14:04

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has not received a formal request for asylum from ousted Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, Parliament has heard.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, S Leone, Nigeria

2017-08-23 06:20

News24 takes a look at how powerful Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe is, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will work from home after rodents damaged his official office.

CONFIRMED: Minister Nkoana-Mashabane granted Mugabe diplomatic immunity

2017-08-20 14:25

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has confirmed that Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane granted Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity.

#GuptaLeaks: How captured ambassador lobbied the Dutch

2017-06-11 06:14

The government official that helped the Guptas obtain permission to land a private jet at Air Force Base Waterkloof has been using his position as South Africa’s ambassador to the Netherlands to negotiate business deals on behalf of the controversial family.

'Only thing they did wrong, was fall in love' - mom of man arrested in UAE for premarital sex

2017-03-07 11:51

A South African and his Ukrainian fiancée have been arrested in the United Arab Emirates, charged with having sex before marriage.

Mystery surrounds kidnapping of SA journo in Syria

2017-01-15 12:23

Details about the kidnapping of South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed in Syria remain obscure, the Department of International Relations says.

Take away renegade officials’ passports - ANC

2017-01-02 14:51

Government representatives who contravene national foreign policy should have their official passports taken away, the ANC says.

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