Congress members will stay at home to pass key government spending bills but a senior trade representative will lead a US delegation
Pretoria does not believe its disparate views on the conflict will affect relations with the US
Should the Russian leader attend the Brics talks, he must be apprehended under an ICC warrant
The US secretary of state said that when one country invades another country, sovereignty and independence mattered
Vladimir Putin has breached international law and South Africa argues that the matter must be resolved through dialogue — but this assumes the autocrat and rogue leader will participate in good faith
The department of international relations and cooperation says the travel ban on Southern African countries seems to be rushed
‘The Taliban also registered the serial numbers of their weapons and just asked them not to move around in the streets while armed but stay within the compound until everything calms down. Then the Taliban left.’
The international relations department has released a statement condemning the decision
The group who had missed their flight on Tuesday have finally boarded a plane home
About 1 500 South Africans are stuck abroad, waiting to see if the government can help them to return home
The cost of placing South African evacuees from Wuhan in quarantine in Limpopo will cost an estimated R6.7-million
Government was alerted that 12 South Africans were among the crew members on board the ship only at the end of their quarantine
The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated
But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of
A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease
The former president has laid out to a to-do list for the department of international relations
She has the gravitas required for her new international relations and co-operation role
South Africa has announced that it will not replace its ambassador to Israel
Sources have confirmed that the department of international relations is unhappy about the meeting between the Emir of Qatar and the former president
The deputy president and Jacob Zuma are both in Russia to meet the newly re-elected head of state
The team charged with reviewing South Africa’s foreign policy must keep in mind the principles of dignity and human rights
‘We continue to fight against injustice because we have to. We, who have suffered so much, can ill-afford suffering in any part of the world’
The department was not able to give further details on the nature of the charge or when Van Pletzen would appear in court.
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.