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Source: South African Embassy to the Federal Republic of Germany |

SA-German Business Relations: Meeting with Rolls-Royce

Dr Bernhard Rabert, Regional Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland of Rolls-Royce, on Monday met with Minister-Plenipotentiary Adv Cassimjee and discussed the excellent working relationship between South Africa and Rolls-Royce. South Africa serves as the regional Southern African hub to Rolls-Royce, which is only one of the 600 German companies…

Source: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) |

IAEA Mission Says Nigerian Nuclear Regulator Committed to Safety, Sees Areas for Improvement

The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team concluded a 10-day mission today to assess the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in Nigeria

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said that Nigeria has a committed regulatory body that works for the continuous improvement of nuclear and radiation safety, but noted challenges related to its independence in implementing regulatory decisions and activities. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team concluded a…

Source: United Nations Information Service Vienna (UNIS) |

Benin signs the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

The Mauritius Convention on Transparency aims to provide States and regional economic integration organizations with an efficient mechanism that extends the scope of the UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration ("Rules on Transparency") to investment treaties concluded before the Rules entered into force on 1 April 2014

On 10 July, Benin signed the United Nations Convention in Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration ("The Mauritius Convention on Transparency"). The Convention has been ratified by Canada, Mauritius and Switzerland. It will enter into force on 18 October 2017. The Convention has further been signed by Belgium, Cameroon, Congo, Finland,…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

UNICEF Global Press Release with information on Ethiopia: Funding shortfalls threaten education for children living in conflict and disaster zones

UNICEF has received only 12 per cent of the funds it needs this year to send children affected by emergencies to school

Funding shortfalls are threatening education for millions of children caught up in conflicts or disasters, UNICEF said today ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Of the $932 million needed this year for its education programmes in emergency countries, UNICEF has so far received recorded voluntary contributions of less than…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

Focus on Africa Taken Forward at the Hamburg G20 Summit

The German Presidency of the G20 managed to build on the achievements of the last Summit in China which had emphasised sustainable development in Africa

President Jacob Zuma has arrived back in South Africa this morning on 9 July from the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Hamburg, Germany, and has described the Summit, as successful and with positive outcomes to a large degree as G20 Leaders discussed and agreed on various developmental issues that will benefit…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

PM announces new measures to help Africa boost its prosperity and stability

Prime Minister Theresa May is to unveil an ambitious package of support to create new wealth in Africa

Prime Minister Theresa May is to unveil an ambitious package of support to create new wealth in Africa - reducing the continent’s reliance upon aid and improving global security. Speaking to G20 leaders in Hamburg today (Saturday), the Prime Minister will call for global action to unlock the huge untapped…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

Remarks by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the Informal Meeting of BRICS Leaders on the margins of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany (07 July 2017)

Remarks by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the Informal Meeting of BRICS Leaders on the margins of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany (07 July 2017): Your Excellencies President Xi President Temer President Putin Prime Minister Modi Honourable Ministers I would like to express our gratitude…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

President Zuma Arrives in Germany to Attend the G20 Leaders’ Summit

President Zuma said South Africa was looking forward to the G20 Summit as it will provide government a platform to engage and interact with the world leaders

President Jacob Zuma has this morning, 06 July 2017, arrived in Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany to attend the Group of 20 (G20) Leaders’ Summit which is scheduled to take place from 07 to 08 July 2017 under the theme “Shaping an Interconnected World”.  South Africa is one of the…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Top British Diplomat Visits Tanzania

UK's Head of Diplomatic Service in Dar es Salaam on a 2 day visit

Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under Secretary and Head of Her Majesty’s British Diplomatic Service is on a visit to Dar es Salaam helping to cement the close relationship between Tanzania and the UK, Tanzania’s number one foreign direct investor. During his 2 day visit, the top diplomat will meet Tanzania’s…