South-South Cooperation in the News

Confirmed: South Korea's President Will Attend China's WW2 Anniversary Celebrations

South Korean President Will Attend Chinas WW2 AnniversaryOn August 20, a senior official in South Korea’s Cheong Wa Dae announced that President Park Geun-hye will be traveling to Beijing to take part in its celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Ju Chul-ki, senior presidential secretary for foreign affairs, told reporters that Park will travel to China on September 2 and spend three days there.

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Lack of Relations Was the Greatest Poverty: Modi's Promising Visit to the UAE

Lack of Relations Was the Greatest PovertyUnited Arab Emirates - India:
Domestically the two countries have been sharing spices, clothing, gold and commerce for ages, however, many Gulf countries' support for Pakistan on the Kashmir issue, has stunted diplomatic relations.

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Pakistan And Russia Are Getting Closer

Pakistan And Russia Are Getting CloserPakistan is strengthening its relationship with Russia while facing increasing tension with the United States in connection with their efforts to fight the Islamist militants in the region. Washington views Islamabad as an undependable partner in combating terrorist groups.

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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa leads a high-level SA government and business delegation to Japan 22-25 August 2015

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa leads a high level SA government and business delegationA high-level South African government and business delegation led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to touch down in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday 22 August 2015 to consolidate political and economic bilateral relations between the two countries.

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SA to strengthen relations with Bangladesh, Nepal

SA to strengthen relations with BangladeshPretoria - Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Nomaindiya Mfeketo, is to pay working visits to Bangladesh and Nepal.

The visits, scheduled from Wednesday to Friday, is the first ever by a Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation to both countries since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1994.

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About The Project

Funded by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA), the project focuses on the changing dynamics and implications of South- South cooperation, in the context of South Africa's avowed commitment to this cause in its international relations. The need to understand the complexities of South-South dynamics and their implications for foreign policy is particularly urgent for South Africa, which, while working to advance South-South multilateralism, must also contend with the corresponding need to remain true to other universal values underpinning its foreign policy as well as guarantee the specific interests of its immediate environment, that is, the African continent.

Key Themes

In recent times, South-South cooperation has received renewed attention, inspired mainly by the emergence of new southern clubs such as IBSA, BRICS and CELAC. This trend reflects a growing push by developing countries to respond to current global challenges in a coherent and concerted manner.


Aims and Objectives of The Project

The aim of the project is therefore to contribute, through critical research and dialogue, towards a nuanced understanding of contemporary South-South cooperation. In particular, it seeks to appreciate the basis on which countries in the South cooperate or compete with one another, and the implication of these dynamics for South Africa's policy.


Contact details
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