DIRCO used WeChat to track locals in China during coronavirus outbreak - minister

2020-03-05 17:08

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor has said the department used WeChat to keep track of South Africans in China, as South Africans are not obliged to register their presence with the South African Embassy when travelling.

SA alarmed by escalating tension in Iraq, calls for calm

2020-01-03 21:56

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor called for calm in the wake of a US air strike that killed top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad.

DA wants Koloane to be recalled as ambassador after state capture testimony

2019-07-15 08:52

The DA wants South Africa's ambassador to the Netherlands, Bruce Koloane, to be recalled after his 'incriminating testimony' at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture.

Zindzi Mandela can't be found as Dirco seeks clarity on her apparent tweets

2019-06-17 20:14

South African Ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela has been missing in action after controversial tweets relating to land and race were tweeted from an account in her name.

UPDATE: 24 SA tourists back home following Egypt bus blast, 4 remain behind

2019-05-20 09:36

The bulk of the South African tourists who were involved in a bus explosion near Egypt's Giza Pyramids have arrived back home.

SA's foreign relations rest on common interests and goals – not political regimes

2019-04-29 19:00

When South Africa reintegrated into international affairs, our foreign policy was conceptualised under Nelson Mandela's leadership. We live by the maxim that we "are at peace with the world and ourselves", writes Ndivhuwo Mabaya.

#CycloneIdai: 'There are still people in dire straits' - SANDF on relief efforts

2019-04-10 11:27

Cyclone Idai is long gone, but its devastating effects on South Africa's neighbouring countries prove there is still more work to be done to grant full relief to close to 1.5 million people.

Family distraught as body of SA woman who died in Bahamas won't come home

2019-03-12 18:59

The body of Nobuhle Bhengu, a former cruise ship employee who died in the Bahamas, will not be coming home and will be cremated instead, according to a family member.

Embassies activated to check if any South Africans involved in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

2019-03-10 13:54

South Africa has activated its embassies in Ethiopia and Kenya to establish if any citizens were aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed just minutes after taking off from the capital city Addis Ababa.

Five embassies 'regret' investment memo misunderstanding, meet with Dirco

2019-02-04 16:30

Five diplomatic missions say they "regret" the misunderstanding caused by a memo they penned in which they warned President Cyril Ramaphosa that his drive to attract foreign direct investment could be hampered if the state didn't enforce the rule of law more strictly.


SSA denies clearance for two former ministers meant to serve as SA envoys - report

2020-03-01 15:11

Two former intelligence ministers Siyabonga Cwele and Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba have been denied top security clearances by the State Security Agency, according to reports.

Dirco 'in talks' with Equatorial Guinea after South African possibly kidnapped

2019-11-23 10:10

A South African appears to have been on board a ship that was attacked by "pirates" while en route to Equatorial Guinea.

WATCH LIVE: Gupta Waterkloof landing in the spotlight again at state capture inquiry

The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture is expected to hear testimony from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation's senior foreign affairs assistant, William Matjila.

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Four remaining SA tourists back home after Egypt bus blast

2019-05-22 22:16

Four South Africans who remained in Egypt following a roadside bomb on Sunday, in which three of them were injured, have returned to South Africa.

Shiraaz Mohamed: Dirco continues to try to secure photojournalist's release

2019-04-30 17:24

International Relations Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has vowed to engage with partners abroad to continue to secure the release of SA photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed after a video of him was released recently.

Sisulu: Foreign mission landlords’ names will stay protected

2019-04-18 18:16

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu has declined to disclose the names of SA's landlords abroad, evoking the guide to parliamentary questions in the National Assembly.

SA woman's remains cremated in Bahamas, family to return with ashes

2019-03-18 11:10

The family of a South African former cruise ship employee who died in the Bahamas are returning to the country with her ashes.

Dirco, KZN govt working to have SA woman's remains returned from Bahamas – MEC

2019-03-11 15:55

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation and a KwaZulu-Natal inter-departmental team are working to repatriate the remains of a South African woman who died in the Bahamas, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC Sihle Zikalala says.

SA's hysterical reaction to 'Western imperialists' will simply drive away investment

2019-02-05 11:03

Dirco and the ANC's reactions have caused enormous damage to President Cyril Ramaphosa's vision of putting distance between his government and that of his predecessor.

Remains of SA man believed 'poisoned' in Mozambique arrive safely in SA

2019-01-31 16:54

The remains of André Hanekom - the SA man believed by his family to have been poisoned by Mozambican authorities - have safely reached SA for an independent autopsy.

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