South Africa wins Diplomatic Service Award
11 April 2016
South Africa recently received the Distinguished Diplomatic Service Award from The World Affairs Council in Washington, DC. The award was received by His Excellency, Mninwa Mahlangu, Ambassador of South Africa to the United States. The World Affairs Council Honours recognise organisations who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to global education, international affairs and global communications.
“South Africa is truly humbled to receive this prestigious award,” said Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, International Relations and Cooperation Minister, South Africa. “This recognition will further inspire and encourage our diplomats who work 24/7 around the world to advance our country’s national interests. Our international engagements are driven by our foreign policy vision of a united African continent that is peaceful, democratic, non-racial, non-sexist, and prosperous; and which contributes to a world that is just and equitable.”
One of the areas where South Africa partners with the World Affairs Council is the Global Education Teacher Exchange program. This speaks to the commitment to the promotion of education and training as a tool of empowerment for individuals and society as a whole.