Over the past few weeks we have witnessed a disturbing trend of a collective blind eye being turned to history
The British high commissioner to South Africa reflects on the value of the United Nations for the UK and South Africa to achieve shared objectives
Pretoria does not believe its disparate views on the conflict will affect relations with the US
President criticises UN Security Council over handling of other conflicts and says Brazil is ready to help secure an immediate ceasefire and long-term peace
Envoys from six African states will shuttle between Kyiv and Moscow to try to secure a ceasefire and peace talks
The Russian embassy says the claims are part of a campaign to move South Africa from its non-aligned position on the war in Ukraine
There are opportunities for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa and and developing countries
Cyril Ramaphosa is on a state visit to the UK, the first to be hosted by King Charles III after the death of Queen Elisabeth II in September.
As the situation in Haiti escalates we need to look beyond US-backed narratives to better understand a complex situation
Poor internal communication between the tax agency and the Government Employment Pensions Fund has left 40 000 pensioners with less income
Even small countries can add their voices to the international attempt to enforce a ban on these devastating weapons that hold the globe captive
President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday the war in Ukraine could have been avoided if Nato had heeded caution not to expand eastwards, as he reiterated that South Africa was ready to mediate. Replying to a question in parliament, Ramaphosa suggested that it was partly South Africa’s historical perspective on the alliance’s expansion and partly […]
Resolution 1325 marks a milestone in the UN’s thinking about women: their lives are multilinear and multiple factors affect their participation in public and private life
Examples from the past 10 years illustrate a growing trend to avoid or slow down extradition proceedings to other countries or transfers to international entities
Troops were sent to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2001 as part of the UN peacekeeping mission that became an offensive against rebels
Burundi has not yet dealt with its violent past, and successive leaders have failed to stop state repression. A political dialogue is urgently needed
The United States has never been shy to pass judgment on African elections. What does it look like when Africa passes judgment on America’s chaotic vote?
Later this month, the UN Security Council will vote on whether to lift the arms embargo on South Sudan. Doing so would be a terrible mistake
Pretoria can make a real difference in helping to solve conflicts and other issues in Burundi, the DRC, South Sudan and Zimbabwe
The country’s tackling of state capture gives it a unique ability to help the world’s newest country
The SA Ambassador told the council his government had considered opposing the measure that renewed the MINURSO mission until October 31
South Africa’s tenure in the Security Council will be dedicated to the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela
Hopes are high that the agreement will end the war which has cost the lives of tens of thousands of people
If SA wants to regain its global standing, it must take a moral stand that may irk its new friends
South Africa was elected on Friday to serve in the United Nations Security Council for the term 2019-2020 as a non-permanent member
The UN Charter doesn’t allow the use of military force to prevent chemical weapons attacks without UN Security Council approval. That needs to change.
Dozens more were wounded in the second day of Gaza protests as condemnation over Israeli military’s use of live fire grows
A UN resolution for a Palestinian state and the end to the Israeli occupation fell short of being adopted by the Security Council.
The country has steadfastly been expanding its influence, but with that come big responsibilities.
Islamic militants released US journalist Peter Theo Curtis on Sunday, less than a week after grisly footage emerged of the execution of James Foley.
The United Nations will vote on a draft resolution which will allow the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians without government consent.
Somalia’s president has offered an amnesty to young pirates in a bid to end attacks off the coast as he seeks to rebuild the war-torn country.