Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

South Africa strongly objects to the travel advisory issued by Australia

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will raise the concerns of the South African Government relating to the advisory with her Australian counterpart, Minister Julie Bishop

The South African government takes strong exception to the Travel Advisory issued by the government of the Commonwealth of Australia, which contains misleading information about South Africa in general and, in particular, about the experiences of foreign tourists visiting South Africa. Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will raise the concerns of the…

Source: Australian High Commission in Ghana |

Reported deportation of Ghanaian ‘journalists’ from Australia

The Australian High Commission will continue to liaise with relevant authorities from the Government of Ghana on this matter

The Australian High Commission can confirm the Australian Border Force (ABF) has cancelled the visas of several dozen travellers from a variety of countries, including Ghana, who attempted to travel to Australia posing illegitimately as journalists, athletes or officials.   While this situation is regrettable, anyone wishing to enter Australia, including…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

South Africa: Minister Sisulu welcomes Australian leaders' retraction of the comments made by their Home Affairs Minister

South Africa will arrive at solutions on land redistribution that will take the country forward without violating anyone’s rights.

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon Lindiwe Sisulu, has noted and welcomed Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s retraction of the comments made by their Home Affairs Minister, Mr Peter Dutton, on the South African land redistribution process.   “We welcome the assurance by…

Source: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade |

Statement by Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP on Humanitarian Assistance to Somalia

Statement by Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Julie Bishop MP on Humanitarian Assistance to Somalia: Today I announce that the Australian Government is providing humanitarian assistance to people in Somalia facing severe food insecurity due to conflict and drought. The $17 million in assistance that we provided to…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Rugby: Kenya finished seventh overall at the USA Sevens in Las Vegas, drawn in Pool C for Vancouver assignment

The tournament served as the fifth round of the 2017/18 HSBC Sevens World Series

Kenya finished seventh overall at the USA Sevens after series of battling performances throughout the three days of competition at a tournament that served as the fifth round of the 2017/18 HSBC Sevens World Series. Shujaa started their campaign on a losing note, going down 14-19 to France in their…

Source: Australian Embassy Egypt |

Going for Gold - Australia and Egypt working together to develop the Egyptian mining sector

Egypt has strong potential to develop further its mining sector and attract significant international investment

Australian Ambassador Neil Hawkins is delighted that Australian mining companies are showing increased interest in Egypt’s mining sector. ‘Egypt has huge potential in mining, as the dozens of Australians working at the Sukari mine near Marsa Alam can attest’, he said. ‘We look forward to increasing cooperation between Australian and…

Source: Global Partnership for Education (GPE) |

Unprecedented worldwide support for the Global Partnership for Education and addressing the global learning crisis

Significant new financial commitments from donors and developing countries will enable new and improved support for the education of millions of children

Ten current and three former heads of state and more than 60 ministers gathered at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference (www.GlobalPartnership.org), making this the highest-level education financing event of its kind. The conference, co-hosted by President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal and President Emmanuel Macron…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Africa: Cutlass Express Military Exercise 2018

Criminal activities pose a big threat to the security of Africa’s maritime environment

Cutlass Express 2018, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa is an exercise designed to assess and improve combined maritime law enforcement capacity, promote national and regional security in East Africa as well as information sharing, planning and operating. “Criminal activities pose a big…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa: Deputy Minister Magwanishe Visits EC Macadamia Farm Funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) for R40 Million

Deputy Minister Magwanishe said the supported project is intended to create sustainable jobs, skills transfer, social upliftment and distribution of wealth to previously disadvantaged communities

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Bulelani Magwanishe visited the Amajingqi Macadamia Farming in Willowvale, Eastern Cape as part of taking the dti to the Factories campaign. The community farm, which is located in the Mbashe Local Municipality, was supported with a cash grant of R40 million under…

Source: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade |

Minister for Foreign Affairs on the Appointment of Ambassador to Zimbabwe

Minister for Foreign Affairs on the Appointment of Ambassador to Zimbabwe: Today I announce the appointment of Ms. Bronte Moules as Australia’s next Ambassador to Zimbabwe, with non-resident accreditation to Malawi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, and Zambia. The appointment comes at an important…