department of international relations and cooperation

 
Dirco DG wades into embassy spat
Dirco DG wades into embassy spat
The ambassador who has been accused of spreading fear at South Africa’s embassy at the United Nations in Geneva has been told to reappoint a...
Gupta Waterkloof landing approval was ‘pure misunderstanding’ — Koloane
Gupta Waterkloof landing approval was ‘pure misunderstanding’ — Koloane
The approval of the Gupta family’s landing request at Waterkloof Air Force Base in 2013 was an “issue of pure misunderstanding” according to...
Gupta Waterkloof landing back in the spotlight
Gupta Waterkloof landing back in the spotlight
Jerry Matjila, the former director general of the department of international relations and co-operation (Dirco), testified before the...
​Pandor is just the right person for diplomatic duties
​Pandor is just the right person for diplomatic duties
South Africa has not valued the importance of foreign policy as it should. Rather, we tend to blame other countries for almost everything bad that...
Israel and South Africa: A 'downgraded' relationship?
Israel and South Africa: A 'downgraded' relationship?
South Africa has announced that it will not replace its ambassador to Israel. Experts are uncertain about what kind of lasting impact the...
South Africa needs to take a position on the plight of the Turks under Erdoğan
South Africa needs to take a position on the plight of the Turks under Erdoğan
South Africa is still experiencing enormous challenges 25 years into democracy, and these need to be addressed urgently.Human Rights Day is...
Silence surrounds SA doc in Syria
Silence surrounds SA doc in Syria
It has been several weeks since Fatima Ganchi has heard from her son, Firoze. She usually receives a call from him at least once a month. But there...
SA takes up seat on UN Security Council
SA takes up seat on UN Security Council
South Africa started off the New Year by officially assuming its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for...
Government  ‘uncomfortable’  with Zuma meeting Qatar emir
Government  ‘uncomfortable’  with Zuma meeting Qatar emir
Diplomatic relations between South Africa and Qatar are strained following a decision by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, to...
DD must tell Putin the deal’s off
DD must tell Putin the deal’s off
South African Deputy President David Mabuza’s trip to Russia this week was not only to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries...
Sisulu warns about threat of nuclear war between world's major powers
Sisulu warns about threat of nuclear war between world's major powers
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu has warned about the possibility of nuclear confrontation between the world's...

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