UBUNTU Magazine

Archived: 2012 ||


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
Issue 5, December 2013:

Special features in Issue 5 include:

  • Paying tribute to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
  • South Africa calls for reform at the UN
  • BRICS business to grow partnerships
  • Impact of illicit drug trafficking
  • Training of South African Diplomats at Clingendael
  • Assisting Lesotho’s most vulnerable
  • Ubuntu: The original vision for South Africa, our continent and the world
  • Legacy projects: Symbols of South Africa’s history
  • Preserving South Africa’s flavour heritage
  • Annual Diplomatic Fair 2013
  Issue 4, July 2013:

Special features in Issue 4 include:

  • South Africa’s national interests
  • From hopeless to rising – The true story of Africa
  • Celebrating 19 years of South Africa’s foreign policy
  • The last colonial challenge facing the African continent: Western Sahara
  • BRICS and Africa: Partnership for development, integration and industrialisation
  • Celebrating the legacy of Nelson Mandela: South Africa’s soft power
  • Tourism in a new world: Risks and opportunities
  • South Africa’s film industry booming
  • Preserving our freedom heritage

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  Issue 3,, April 2013:

Special features in Issue 3 include:

  • Successful BRICS Summit held on African soil
  • 50 years of African unity
  • Celebrating IBSA’s 10th anniversary
  • Save our rhinos
  • Be a responsible traveller


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