UBUNTU Magazine

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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
Issue 19, November 2019:

Special features in Issue 19 include:

  • Liberation heritage: Ruth First
  • Reflecting on 25 years of democracy
  • Johnny Clegg: South Africa’s universal man of uncommon passion
  • Empowering Women means dealing with the past
  • Sharing data can help prevent public health emergencies in Africa
  • Ambitious plans underway for homegrown South African climate change model
  • Win-win for people and planet: smart shepherding in South Africa
  • Rhino conservation heroes honoured
  • Sweeping the bush, protecting the land –the women quashing poaching
  • Robben Island joins list of protected marine sites in South Africa
  • Africa yet to unleash full potential of its nature-based tourism
  • Firefighters lauded for bravery
  • How our African ancestors made sound in the Stone Age
  • Township Youths build exquisite sculpture
  • Reaffirming the importance of rebuilding international solidarity
  • Flying the SA flag
Issue 18, July 2019:

Special features in Issue 18 include:

  • Liberation heritage: Billy Modise
  • 2019 National Orders reflect SA’s silver jubilee
  • “Think Equal Build Smart, Innovate for Change”
  • Data will be the fuel of the 4IR
  • Karoo project will unlock universe’s mysteries
  • Africa should be building private-public partnerships in education
  • Iconic Map of Africa opened at the southernmost tip of Africa
  • SA’s Stroop triumphs at International Wildlife Film Festival
  • How South Africans forged a path to making opera truly African
  • #a good story to tell
  • Flying the SA flag
Issue 17, March 2019:

Special features in Issue 17 include:

  • Liberation Heritage: Dumisani Kumalo
  • How the new Silk Road will cement China as major trading partner for Africa
  • Africa 4.0: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Jobs and skills in the Fourth Revolution
  • Revisiting Nelson Mandela's roots: a photographic exploration
  • How resistance led to London's Selous Street becoming Mandela Street
  • New telescope chases the mysteries of radio flashes and dark energy
  • AAD: A national asset
  • Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains declared a World Heritage Site
  • Multi-media graphic design - 73 000 years ago
  • #a good story to tell
  • Flying the SA flag


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