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The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)
introduced its quarterly magazine Ubuntu – South Africa’s Public Diplomacy in action
in August 2012 to:

  • communicate with and educate stakeholders on South Africa’s foreign policy positions, achievements, objectives and goals
  • give in-depth analysis and information on key departmental issues ranging fro current affairs, bilateral and multilateral milestones, upcoming key events, as
    well as international work done by other government departments, business and parastatals.
Issue 26, March 2022:

Special features in Issue 26 include:

  • Liberation Heritage: Desmond Tutu
  • Endurance: Shackleton’s lost ship found in Antarctic
  • Lindiwe Mabuza: Feminist icon who used art to fight for democracy in South Africa
  • Africa’s first mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub gets to work
  • How COVID gave African countries the opportunity to improve public health
  • Defining what’s ethical in artificial intelligence needs input from Africans
  • Artificial intelligence carries a huge upside. But potential harms need to be managed
  • Nanosatellite launch is a big step forward for African space science
  • Can e-commerce help save the planet?
  • From massacre to majesty: This is Seha’s journey
  • How we found a way to track alien marine species along South Africa’s coast
  • Damon Galgut’s Booker-winning novel probes white South Africa and the land issue
  • I was part of the team that found the Homo naledi child’s skull: How we did it
  • Flying the flag


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