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After disastrous Zuma years, Ramaphosa must provide foreign policy clarity

For a country that is guided by ubuntu, South Africa has a record of embarrassing international blunders

How South Africa and Germany can help the world

Both countries have a strong orientation towards multilateralism and democratic values

A peek into SA’s foreign policy black box

South Africa’s foreign policy performance, over its first quarter-century democratic governance, is put under the spotlight

Mbeki on South Africa’s foreign policy shortcomings — and his brush with neo-Nazis

The former president says that South Africa needs clearer foreign policy positions on a range of continental and global issues

SA’s new foreign policy agenda must embrace human rights

The team charged with reviewing South Africa’s foreign policy must keep in mind the principles of dignity and human rights

South Africa’s foreign policy has been at sixes and sevens – here’s why

Against the backdrop of drifts in the country’s foreign policy, defining a strategic impetus in global affairs has become all the more important.

SA isn’t kowtowing on foreign policy, insists Zuma

No other country or individual dictates South Africa's foreign policy, President Jacob Zuma has said in the wake of the Dalai Lama visa debacle.

SA defends ‘ambivalent’ stance on Syria

President Zuma's special adviser on foreign relations has defended South Africa's decision to abstain on a UN resolution on sanctions against Syria.

China’s big economic stick: No Dalai Lama allowed

The Chinese government is increasingly using economic pressure to bully foreign governments into not meeting the Dalai Lama.

SA’s stance on Libya furthers rogue trend

The South African government's double standards on human rights issues are not going unmarked, says <b>Greg Mills</b>.

SA joins Brics club to punch above its weight

Jacob Zuma on Thursday joins a club of the world's most important developing nations at a summit in China, the latest effort to assert his n

Beyond the Mbeki doctrine

Two years since he was booted out of the Union Buildings, Thabo Mbeki still seems to be setting the agenda on some crucial foreign policy questions.

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