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It’s our diplomatic duty to bring South Africans back home — Dirco

South Africans stuck abroad are told to be patient while the government is negotiating with different countries and working on ways to bring them back home

South Africans stuck in Peru lockdown told to ‘hang in there’

Two women who travelled to South America for a friend’s wedding were told by the South African government to wait until Peru’s state of emergency ends. Now they could be coming home

Pandor goes into self-isolation after Covid-19 scare

The minister of international relations took the precaution after allegations that an employee had tested positive for the virus

Two South Africans infected on coronavirus-hit Japanese cruise ship

Government was alerted that 12 South Africans were among the crew members on board the ship only at the end of their quarantine

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

​Pandor is just the right person for diplomatic duties

She has the gravitas required for her new international relations and co-operation role

Israel and South Africa: A ‘downgraded’ relationship?

South Africa has announced that it will not replace its ambassador to Israel

Chang should be extradited to US on fraud charges — SA court

Chang was arrested in South Africa on December 30 on a warrant issued by authorities in the US

Court dismisses Chang’s bid to have Masutha decide where he should be extradited to

Chang was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport on December 30 on a warrant issued by authorities in the US

Ambassador spreads fear in Geneva

She locked officials in a boardroom for five hours when some employees didn’t attend a meeting

Corruption memo to Ramaphosa a foreign embassy faux pas — Dirco

Five countries have tasked the president with acting on allegations of corruption or risk losing investment

South African national dies in Mozambique prison, Dirco to investigate

Andre Hanekom was expected to appear before a Mozambican court next week on terror charges

SA takes up seat on UN Security Council

South Africa's tenure in the Security Council will be dedicated to the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela

SA man accused of terror-related activities in Mozambique to appear in court

Andre Meyer Hanekom is accused of supporting and aiding terrorist activities in northern Mozambique

South Africa seeks normalised ties with Rwanda after Sisulu insult

South Africa's diplomatic relationship with Rwanda broke down in 2014 when South Africa expelled three Rwandan diplomats

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Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

‘Lost’ PPE: Morar a ‘player and ref’

Roshan Morar, the auditor who supplied the KZN education department with sanitisers has also been tasked with investigating the “disappearance” of millions of rands worth of PPE

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

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Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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