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.
The DA has slammed International Relations Minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane's handling of reports of spying by the UK as a "half-job".
Eight South Africans are among those killed in a revenge bombing in Kabul over an anti-Islam film as protests rage across the Middle East.
Cellphone giant MTN has sought advice in the wake of sanctions by the United States against companies that aid human rights abuses.
South Africa has condemned the escalating violence in Syria and has urged all parties involved to seek a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict.
South Africa is walking a fine line, balancing conflicting East-West attitudes to Iran while protecting oil imports and warding off fuel price hikes.
International relations says the embassy in the Republic of Congo is ready to help South Africans affected by munitions blasts in Brazzaville.
Reports have surfaced that reveal that Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula and his deputy fly more than their international relations counterparts.
United States sanctions on Iranian oil exports set to impact local refiners.
The government says SA voted in favour of the vetoed UN resolution on Syria at the weekend, as it did not seek to impose regime change on the country.
An attempt to return home by Madagascar's deposed president Marc Ravalomanana has been thwarted in the air by Malagasy ground control.
The international relations and cooperation department says the ashes of executed drug mule Janice Linden have been returned to her family.