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Mexico is one of South Africas top three Latin America trade partners, while South Africa is the countrys largest trade partner in Africa. Now the two countries have signed further cooperation agreements.
The Springbok Women's Sevens team has been drawn to face France, China and Mexico in their pool matches at the IRB Women's World Sevens Qualifier in Hong Kong next month, the International Rugby Board announced on Tuesday.
International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, speaking at a G20 ministerial meeting in Mexico, reiterated South Africa's call for developing countries, particularly those in Africa, to be given a voice in major global institutions.
South Africa's national team raised their game in the opening match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup on Friday, holding a Mexican side placed far above them in the international rankings to an enthralling 1-1 draw - with Siphiwe Tshabalala unleashing a blistering shot to score the first goal of the tournament.
South Africa take on Mexico at Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg on Friday in the opening match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. It promises to be a thrilling encounter, with Bafana Bafana's players oozing confidence, though well aware that the Mexicans will be tough to beat.