SA has been flexing its foreign-relations muscle, spending more than R1.3-bn over the past three years to fund participation in multilateral bodies.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held talks with Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to urge the country to play a stronger regional role.
South Africa is considering ways of strengthening economic relations with Belgium, says International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.
International Relations Minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane says South Africa's $2-billion loan to the IMF will help the country gain influence.
More than R12-million was spent on accommodation and 'protocol support' for heads of state who attended the ANC's centenary celebrations in Mangaung.
South Africa has moved to re-establish diplomatic relations with Somalia as well as give money to provide socio-economic support and training.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague has called ongoing violence in Syria "appalling", while stressing the importance of the Arab League's role.
A parliamentary ethics committee wants a response to media reports of wrongdoing.
Cassel Mathale has taken an indirect swipe at Zuma and Mantashe for attempting to "depoliticise and liquidate" the ANC Youth League at the conference.
Crucial issues were not resolved, leaving much committee work before Rio+20 and COP18.
According to the presidency of COP17, an ad hoc group will now work towards charting a new universal legal agreement on climate change.
Protesters who were attacked with water bottles and stones in a civil society march during COP17 in Durban intend opening a criminal case.
Protesters marched through the streets of Durban on Saturday morning creating a spectacle that was worlds apart from the solemn climate change talks.
The agriculture minister's advisers are lobbying on her behalf to have "a single line about agriculture included in the final text from COP17.
The UN climate talks in Durban have kicked off amid distrust over carbon cuts, and worries that the Kyoto Protocol will be "murdered on African soil".
As the first day of COP17 kicked off in Durban, rumours of mistrust among the negotiating parties have already begun to circulate.
International Relations Minister failed to declare a R100 000 benefit.
South Africa and France have called a truce over their differing views of the Libya problem, and have displayed a united front regarding Syria.