After the South African government accused the US of not following procedure regarding their terror alert, the US embassy says it did consult with SA.
Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen raised eyebrows with a brief visit to Dubai when the Guptas were also there.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Madiba's comrades had "spat in his face" with denying the Dalai Lama a visa for the summit that was to honour Mandela.
The international relations department said the Dalai Lama's visa application in India for entry to South Africa is now a closed matter.
Dirco has confirmed that the Tibetan spiritual leader has applied for an SA visa, but did not comment about the status of the application.
The international relations department has confirmed that Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama made a visa application for entry to SA.
While Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is on his way home, SADC is expected to send a team to monitor the situation in the country.
SA has called a SADC meeting to discuss the recent Lesotho "coup", while the SANDF has refuted claims that it was involved in foiling the attempt.
The international relations department has received no reports of voting hassles overseas, as expat voting continues.
The department of international relations and co-operation has dismissed a report that voters living abroad would not be able to vote.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says proper procedures were followed earlier this month when South Africa expelled three Rwandan diplomats.
Claims that SA female prisoners are mistreated in Mozambique's jails will be brought up with authorities, says the international relations department.
South Africa will seek clarification from various countries about their laws on sexual orientation, says the department of international relations.
Yolande Korkie has arrived back in South Africa after being held hostage in Yemen, while negotiations continue to get her husband Pierre released.
Rwanda President Paul Kagame has seemed to hint at involvement in the death of former spy chief Patrick Karegeya but SA would not respond.
A group of South Africans stranded in the Gaza Strip has been allowed safe passage into Cairo following an intervention by Dirco officials.
International relations director general Jerry Matjila has been placed on special leave following allegations of irregular expenditure of over R500m.
The South African government will withdraw all non-essential personnel from its embassy in Cairo, says the international relations department.