Malema tried to show that by inviting him to the SONA, the ANC had endorsed his views about apartheid, writes Adriaan Basson.
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Africa and its link to the global community must feature prominently in President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address, International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor has said.
The minister will likely face face questions about power cuts, high unemployment, and struggling GDP growth.
As Zimbabwean police clamped down on the opposition party MDC, the DA condemned the "legitimisation of strong man politics by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor", who in a recent answer to a written parliamentary question said South Africa "unequivocally stand in solidarity" with Zimbabwe despite alleged human rights abuses.
US Secretary of State Michael Richard Pompeo had a "good" call with International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor, the State Department has said.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will be accompanied by a delegation made up of International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Police Minister Bheki Cele and State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo when he attends the state funeral of former president Robert Mugabe in Harare, Zimababwe.
International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor has cautioned African leaders against making inflammatory statements in the wake of reports of xenophobic attacks in Gauteng.
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor has expressed her support for the closure of the South African High Commission in Abuja as well as the consulate in Lagos, Nigeria, as a precautionary measure.
Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Candith Mashego-Dlamini says the department is waiting for the report by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo into allegations of state capture before dealing with controversial Ambassador Bruce Koloane.
South Africa's foreign policy will place greater emphasis on the African continent, the minister said.
The US, Europe and China must come first when it comes to the pursuit of alliances around the globe. Other regions such as Africa, Russia and Latin America can come second for now, writes Phumlani Majozi.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has identified the "intractable conflicts" in Libya and South Sudan as a focus for South Africa when it will be chairing the African Union (AU) this year.
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.
South Africa "unequivocally stand in solidarity" with Zimbabwe, despite alleged human rights abuses, according to a written reply by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor.
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor says gender equality and gender-based violence are some of the issues she will be addressing in the UN General Assembly in New York.
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor will lead the South African delegation to the 74th meeting of the General Assembly.
South African leaders have expressed their condolences at the death of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. He died at a hospital in Singapore on Friday.
South African ambassador to Netherlands Bruce Koloane has resigned after being recalled by the department of International Relations and Cooperation over his testimony at the state capture commission.
Minister Naledi Pandor says South Africa and the UK had established a strong relationship during former prime minister Theresa May's tenure and hopes it can continue with Boris Johnson at the helm.
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor says she intends to have a discussion with President Cyril Ramaphosa about the suitability of Bruce Koloane's ambassadorship to the Netherlands in light of testimony at the state capture commission of inquiry.
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor has reprimanded South Africa's ambassador in Denmark Zindzi Mandela over her controversial tweets.
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