Mbeki receives Athens honour

SA, Greece sign arts agreement

South Africa and Greece have signed an agreement that will see the two countries exchanging ideas and working together in the field of arts and culture.

SA, Malaysia push investment

South Africa and Malaysia are to set up a joint body to expand trade and investment, it was announced during a visit by Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. The two countries have also signed an agreement on avoidance of double taxation.

SA, Russia to push investment

South Africa and Russia are to push for increased business cooperation and investment by companies in the two countries, Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said after meeting with Russian Minister of Natural Resources Yuri Petrovich Trutnev in Pretoria.

Mbeki, Bush discuss Africa

Conflict in Sudan and the upcoming G8 summit were top of the agenda when President Thabo Mbeki met United States President George W Bush at the White House on Wednesday.

Mandela, Bush discuss debt relief

Nelson Mandela and US President George Bush discussed the battle against Aids in Africa and ways to reduce developing country debt during a meeting at the White House in May.

Pope, Mbeki discuss poverty

President Thabo Mbeki hailed Pope Benedict XVI as a partner in the struggle against global poverty after an audience with the newly elected Pontiff in Vatican City on Friday.
SA welcomes Pope Benedict XVI

SA welcomes Pope Benedict XVI

President Thabo Mbeki has joined the rest of the world in congratulating the Holy See on electing Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the new pope to succeed Pope John Paul II.
UN key to world peace: Mbeki

UN key to world peace: Mbeki

President Thabo Mbeki calls on the world's leaders, gathered in New York a day after the anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks on the United States, to reaffirm their commitment to the United Nations and its Charter as indispensable to world peace.
Mandela 'deeply inspired' by Pope

Mandela ‘deeply inspired’ by Pope

Former South African president Nelson Mandela will attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II at the Vatican on Friday, SABCnews reports. Mandela said this week that he had been deeply inspired by the Pope, describing him as one of the greatest spiritual leaders of the era.

SA, North Korea strengthen ties

Deputy President Jacob Zuma says South Africa's move to strengthen ties with North Korea should not be misinterpreted.


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