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  • AAD2018 closes off in a spectacular fashion

    AAD2018 closes off in a spectacular fashion 23 October 2018 The 10th edition of Africa’s premier exhibition of air, land and sea technologies, held 19th-23rd September 2018 - ended on high note with a spectacular showcasing of air-acrobatics gracing t...
  • Korea’s 4,351st Anniversary of its National Foundation Day and the 70th anniversary of its Armed Forces Day

    Korea’s 4,351st Anniversary of its National Foundation Day and the 70th anniversary of its Armed Forces Day 27 September 2018 Addressing guests at a reception in Pretoria Ambassador Jong Dae Park of Korea said about Korea's unprecedented success, "In ...
  • 58th Anniversary of Cyprus’ Independence

    58th Anniversary of Cyprus’ Independence 5 October 2018 High Commissioner Yannis Iacovou of Cyprus hosted a reception to celebrate the 58th Anniversary of Cyprus’ Independence. Photo: High Commissioner Yannis Iacovou with Minister of Home Affairs ...
  • Lucky Goldstar and the Rockets

    Lucky Goldstar and the Rockets by Greg Mills 21 October 2018 ‘Get on with it’ best summarises the thinking of General Park Chung-hee, the boss and president of South Korea for 18 years. Or as he put it more politely, ‘We need wordless deeds and a...
  • Screening of Sobibor

    Screening of Sobibor 17 October 2018 The Embassy of the Russian Federation in South Africa in partnership with the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre and the South African Board of Deputies hosted a special screening of the 2018 Russian war dr...
  • Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

    Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Oslo, 5 October 2018 The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a wea...
  • 52nd Anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Botswana

    52nd Anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Botswana 9 October 2018 Botswana was a major freedom fighter destination, having offered a safe haven to freedom fighters who were also facilitated, especially those on the hit-list, to move up to the ...
  • 40th Anniversary of Quito and Galápagos Islands inscribed into UNESCO

    40th Anniversary of Quito and Galápagos Islands inscribed into UNESCO 9 October 2018 The Embassy of Ecuador hosted a Photo Exhibition for the Fortieth Anniversary of the Declaration of the city of Quito as a UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and th...
  • Open Letter from the Embassy of Ukraine in SA

    Open Letter from the Embassy of Ukraine in SA 8 October 2018 Ms Liubov Abravitova, Charge d'Affaires of Ukraine to the Republic of South Africa responds to Crimea: Pearl of the Black Sea, published in the September 2018 edition of The Diplomatic Society...
  • Crimea: Pearl of the Black Sea

    Crimea: Pearl of the Black Sea 30 September 2018 Population: 2,35 mln (1,92 mln - Republic of Crimea, 430'000 - Sevastopol)Territory: 27 000 sq kmOfficial Languages (since 2014): Russian, Ukrainian, Crimean TatarLargest cities: Sevastopol, Simferopol, K...
  • Immunities and Privileges – ULEMASA meets WFTU

    Immunities and Privileges – ULEMASA meets WFTU 5 October 2018 In September 2018, at the 13th National Congress of COSATU (The Congress of South African Trade Unions) delegates of ULEMASA (The Union of Local Employees of Missions Accredited to South) m...
  • Authentic Thainess Event

    Authentic Thainess Event 4 October 2018 On 28 September 2018, the Royal Thai Embassy, in collaboration with Thai Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) owners in South Africa, hosted the “Authentic Thainess – Thai Spa and Massage Experience” in Pretor...
  • Statue immortalises Madiba’s values at UN

    Statue immortalises Madiba’s values at UN 28 September 2018 The unveiling of a life-size statue of democratic South Africa’s founding father, Nelson Mandela, at the United Nations headquarters in New York will forever serve as a reminder of everythi...
  • The Da Vinci Institute's President Gala for PhDs

    The Da Vinci Institute's President’s Dinner for Doctoral Graduates 28 September 2018 The 5th President's dinner for Doctoral graduates from The Da Vinci Institute is an expression of its passion for developing entrepreneurs and future business leaders...
  • Celebrating South African Liberation Partners

    Celebrating South African Liberation Partners By Kgomotso Kgoale 27 September 2018 In the month of October 2018, Kgwebong Consulting will be running a series of events to show appreciation to the countries that have contributed to the South African Li...
  • Nepal National Day

    Nepal National Day 28 September 2018 Ambassador Amrit Bahadur Rai of Nepal to South Africa hosted a reception to celebrate the National Day of Nepal in Pretoria, SA. Photo: Ambassador Rai and Mrs Rai are pictured with Mr. Joy Rathebe, Deputy Director G...
  • Visa regulations eased

    Visa regulations eased 28 September 2018 Foreign nationals travelling to South Africa will no longer be required to have unabridged certificates for their minor children upon arrival in South Africa. “The key changes will be that rather than requirin...
  • Malaysia National Day

    Malaysia National Day 12 September 2018 Mr. Mohamad Nizan Mohamad, High Commissioner of Malaysia to South Africa commemorated the National Day of Malaysia on 31 August 2018 and Malaysia Day on 16 September 2018. He is pictured with Nkosi Phathekile Holo...
  • National Day of Chile 2018

    National Day of Chile 2018 21 September 2018 Ambassador Francisco Berguño of Chile hosted a reception to celebrate the 208th anniversary of the establishment of the first autonomous government in Chile in 1810. Addressing guests Ambassador Berguño sa...
  • First female Secretary General of IORA Ambassador Dr Nomvuyo Nokwe honored during the Mpondo Culture and Heritage Festival

    First female Secretary General of IORA Ambassador Dr Nomvuyo Nokwe honored during the Mpondo Culture and Heritage Festival 21 September 2018 By Stella Sigcau Former Ambassador to Mauritius and Seychelles, Dr Nomvuyo Nokwe was honored with the Queen Maj...


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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