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US Embassy must explain ‘shithole’ comment, says Dirco

Trump allegedly made his controversial statement when he met US legislators who came to see him about a bipartisan bill on immigration.

Dirco: No Mugabe asylum request, yet

Addressing MPs following Mugabe's historic resignation, Dirco dismissed social media rumours that the Mugabe family had applied for asylum in SA.

UPDATE: SA lawyers arrested in Tanzania for ‘promoting homosexuality’ get bail

The arrests took place in Dar es Salaam last Tuesday when the Tanzanian police raided a legal consultation meeting.

South Africa condemns deadly Mogadishu attack

The international relations department said “the SA government will continue to ... explore long-term solutions to the scourge of terrorism"

DA goes to ConCourt to have Mugabe immunity set aside

Mugabe was accused of beating South African model Gabriella Engels, 20, with an extension cord in Sandton on August 13

Dirco ‘manufactured outrage’ over my Taiwan trip, says Tshwane mayor

Solly Msimanga says he used a diplomatic passport to enter Taiwan and that it would be impossible to use such a passport without state permission.

Take away renegade officials’ passports – ANC

Government representatives who contravene national foreign policy should have their official passports taken away, the ANC said on Monday.

US embassy insists it consulted with SA government before issuing terror alert

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.

‘Lease rip-off’: Envoy carpeted

The luxury apartment of South Africa's former high commissioner to Ghana, leased and decorated with state funds, has come under official scrutiny.

Netanyahu raises suspicion, cancels Mandela funeral trip

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to cancel a trip to SA is likely to remind many of the difficult relationship between Tel Aviv and Pretoria.

Kenya: South African killed in al-Shabab shooting

An SA man from Cape Town has been killed in the al-Shabab shooting in Kenya, confirmed the department of international relations and co-operation.

International relations DG ‘could duck cash probe’

Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has ordered an audit of irregular expenditure of R500-million.

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Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

Secret meetings with Zuma could sink Mkhwebane

An alleged string of lies about Mkhwebane’s meeting with the former president in her contentious R3.2-billion Absa report has the public protector in a legal wrangle

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