Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation |

Press release on the BRICS sherpa and sous-sherpa meeting

The meeting participants discussed current issues on the agenda of the Russian year in BRICS, including the implementation of decisions adopted at the Johannesburg Summit on August 22-24, 2023

On April 22 and 23, Moscow hosted a meeting of BRICS sherpas/sous-sherpas, chaired by Deputy Foreign Minister, Russia’s BRICS Sherpa Sergey Ryabkov. The meeting participants discussed current issues on the agenda of the Russian year in BRICS, including the implementation of decisions adopted at the Johannesburg Summit on August 22-24,…

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

Director-General Dangor co-chaired the South Africa-Algeria Political Consultations with his Algerian counterpart

The consultations formed part of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) mechanism at the Senior Officials level between the two countries

The Director-General of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Zane Dangor, and his counterpart, Mr Lounes Magramane, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Community Abroad, of the People`s Democratic Republic of Algeria, held Political Consultations during a Working Visit to South Africa. The consultations formed part of…

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Afreximbank dominates Bonds, Loans & Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Capital Markets Awards 2024

Afreximbank was recognised with ‘Financial Institutions Bond Deal of the Year’ for acting as Joint Lead Manager on the debut USD 300 million senior Eurobond issuance by Mauritius Commercial Bank

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) (www.Afreximbank.com) swept the stage at the recently concluded Bonds, Loans and ESG Capital Markets Africa Awards 2024 ceremony, taking home six of the awards handed out at the event held in South Africa. Delivered on the sidelines of the conference on 6 March, the awards recognised…

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

South Africa: Deputy Minister Botes hosted his Spanish counterpart for Bilateral Consultations

This visit highlighted the existing cooperation between the two countries and reviewed the progress and implementation of existing agreements

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, hosted the State Secretary for Foreign and Global Affairs of the Kingdom of Spain, Mr Diego Martínez Belío, on 23 April 2024. Deputy Minister Botes and State Secretary Martínez Belío co-chaired the 15th Session of the South Africa-Spain Bilateral…

Source: The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa |

President Cyril Ramaphosa wishes South African Jewish community Chag Sameach as they prepare to observe Pesach Holiday

Pesach is a celebration of freedom, and commemorates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery

Pesach is a celebration of freedom, and commemorates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery.  President Ramaphosa said: “The Jewish community is an important and deeply valued part of our diverse society. As we reflect on the story of Exodus, let us take this moment to appreciate the freedoms…

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

Minister Pandor co-chairs the VII Session of the South Africa-Brazil Joint Commission

The Joint Commission serves as a mechanism to monitor and facilitate the implementation of the Action Plan in several areas such as agriculture; defence; economic and commercial relations

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Minister Pandor, will co-chair the VII Session of the South Africa-Brazil Joint Commission (JC) on 23 April 2024 in Brasilia, Brazil, with her counterpart, Minister Mauro Vieira, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil. On 13 December 2003, South…

Source: The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa |

Deputy President Shipokosa Mashatile in the United Arab Emirates on a Working Visit

During the visit the Deputy President will interact with the Ministry of Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Applications as well as other relevant national and regional entities within the UAE

Deputy President Shipokosa Paulus Mashatile is undertaking a Working Visit to Dubai and Abu-Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 22 - 25 April 2024.  The Deputy President’s visit to the UAE is aimed at building and strengthening bilateral relations, particularly increasing economic and knowledge exchange between the two states. …

Source: The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa |

South Africa: Deputy President Shipokosa Mashatile in the United Arab Emirates on a Working Visit

The Deputy President’s visit to the UAE is aimed at building and strengthening bilateral relations, particularly increasing economic and knowledge exchange between the two states

Deputy President Shipokosa Paulus Mashatile is undertaking a Working Visit to Dubai and Abu-Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 22 - 25 April 2024.  The Deputy President’s visit to the UAE is aimed at building and strengthening bilateral relations, particularly increasing economic and knowledge exchange between the two states. …

Source: The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa |

South Africa: Minister of Electricity to Visit Medupi and Matimba Power Stations

The visit will commence at Medupi power station where the Minister will inspect progress on the installation of a second hand Stator

The Minister of Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa will today, 23 April 2024, visit Medupi and Matimba power stations in Lephalale.  The visit will commence at Medupi power station where the Minister will inspect progress on the installation of a second hand Stator which was procured from the Netherlands to  refurbished unit…

Source: European Union External Action |

Four new reports released on Open Internet approaches in Africa

New European Union (EU)-funded reports were released highlighting Open Internet Approaches in four African countries : Burundi, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa

By looking at case studies in Burundi, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa, the four reports unpack Open Internet connectivity as a promoter of human-centric development. They also shed light on the crucial role of a free, global, reliable, affordable and secure internet in driving social and economic growth in line with the United Nations Sustainable…