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Deputy President Motlanthe to lead SA delegation visiting the People’s Republic of China

deppresmothlantleThe Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Kalema Motlanthe, will lead a South African delegation to Beijing to attend the 5th Bi-National Commission (BNC) between South Africa and the People's Republic of China scheduled for

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Statement by President Jacob Zuma at the media briefing with President François Hollande, Pretoria

6 copyPretoria: Ladies and gentlemen of the media,Good afternoon and welcome.Today marks yet another important milestone in the bilateral relations between South Africa and France.

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Statement by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on the occasion of the South Africa-Poland Business Forum

5 copyJohannesburg: I once again wish to welcome you and the Polish Business delegation to our country. The central role of our governments is to create propitious conditions business people to do business.

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South Africa and Kazakhstan conclude the 3rd round of Bilateral Consultations

kasakhstanPretoria: The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Ebrahim I Ebrahim, together with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr Kairat Sarybay co-chaired the 3rd Round of Bilateral Consultations between South Africa and Kazakhstan held in Pretorian today, 10 October 2013.

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Presentation from the Opening Statement at the SAAPS Colloquium

teshaOpening Address by Prof. John A Tesha, Executive Secretary of the Forum for Former African Heads of State and Government, Africa Forum at the Regional Colloquium Hosted by the Department of Political Science UNISA and the Institute for Global Dialogue Opening Statement.' As I begin my presentation I must admit that the most arduous and yet noble task facing Africa today is to review its historical past, and to identify its mistakes, drawbacks, challenges and accomplishments of the past 50 years. We should be cognizant of the famous African proverb which reminds us that until the rhinos and the rest of the endangered animals can tell their stories, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter'. Download the Full report

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South Africa's conduct of international relations, especially its role in international organisations like the UN Security Council, its choice of strategic partnerships, its leadership role in Africa, its public engagement and foreign policy decision making, has been intensely debated in the recent past. The FPA programme aims to provide a nuanced analysis and facilitate a structured discussion of South Africa's foreign policy in a changing world environment for purposes of informing its future direction.

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The purpose of this focus area is to unpack the extent to which the policy in its making, its nature and its application constitutes a principled and pragmatic response to a complex international environment. In doing so, we hope to be guided by an objective to promote a foreign policy that positions SA as a responsible global citizen committed to building bridges between various power blocs for the benefit of Africa and South Africans.

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