Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams says Northern Ireland could draw on SA's experience of reconciliation. "What we want in Ireland, essentially, is what you have achieved here in South Africa; we want our freedom," Adams told South Africa's Parliament.
South Africa and the Netherlands have signed an avoidance of double taxation treaty in an effort to boost trade and investment.
South Africa and Iraq have resolved to strengthen political and trade relations, especially in the oil sector, and South Africa is seriously considering opening a mission in Baghdad, Deputy Foreign Minister Aziz Pahad said after meeting his Iraqi counterpart in Pretoria.
The Trade and Industry Chamber of South Africa and the Russian Chamber of Commerce have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the two countries establishing a business council to boost trade relations.
South Africa and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas have signed an agreement strengthening ties between the two countries.
South African President Thabo Mbeki has slammed the inadequate progress in achieving poverty-reduction goals set by the United Nations in 2000 and criticised the lack of UN reform, describing members states' failure to reach agreement on crucial issues at the world body's largest-ever gathering as "a miserable performance".
President Thabo Mbeki has expressed South Africa's condolences to the government and people of the United States following the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina.
South Africa and Chile are to look for ways to strengthen economic ties, after delegates from the two governments met in Pretoria.
Satyabrata Pal, India's new High Commissioner to South Africa, says that while trade between the two countries has grown by 25% since 2003, "we have not even scratched the surface".
President Thabo Mbeki has expressed solidarity with the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, remembering the atomic bombs that killed hundreds of thousands of people there in 1945.