SA president sees Lesotho political players

After talks with Lesotho’s major political players, President Jacob Zuma’s office says early elections will go ahead in the mountain kingdom as planned at the end of this month. The crisis talks in Pretoria were necessitated by recent renewed tensions in the country that experienced an abortive coup at the end of August. After talks […]

SA to host AU summit in June

South Africa’s hosting the midyear African Union summit. Foreign Affairs chief Maite Nkoana Mashebane says she’ll name the city next week where leaders of the continental organisation will gather. There’s likely to be another top level meeting in South Africa this year marking its chairmanship of the G77 plus China group – the largest developing […]

SA endorses Mugabe’s AU chairmanship

South Africa’s given a ringing endorsement the election of Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe as chairman of the African Union summit. Mugabe will be 91 when he comes to South Africa in June for the midyear gathering of continental leaders that South Africa will be hosting. ends intro Robert Mugabe was unanimously elected to the honourary […]

SA won’t criticise Nigeria election delay

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana Mashebane’s refused to criticise the postponement of elections in Nigeria. The decision to delay by six weeks the poll scheduled for Valentine’s Day has met with the disapproval of her counterparts in Washington and London. ends intro Briefing the media in Pretoria today, South Africa’s foreign affairs […]