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Spanish National Day Military Parade, 12 October 2013
The SA Defence Attache, Col. Baba, accompanied by Sekome Collen Mohuba – First Secretary: Political, attended the Spanish National Day Military Parade at Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid.
Visit of Minister of Correctional Services of South Africa, 27 September – 6 October 2013
Minister SJ Ndebele visited Spain on a study tour to look at the Spanish security systems in the private and public sectors.
Col. Baba welcome to Madrid, 18 September 2013
South African Official in Madrid welcomed Col. Baba, the new Defence Attaché to the mission.
Ambassador Meeting Spanish Tour Operators, 18 September 2013
Ambassador Magubane arranged a feedback session with Spanish tour operators at the residence to get views on how best we can improve SA as a tourism destination of choice.
Torson de Oro Award, 10 September 2013
Ambassador Magubane received the Torson de Oro award from the Spanish sculptor Santiago de Santiago. During the ceremony, the sculptor also presented Ambassador with a sculpture of former President Nelson Mandela.
Malaga Business Delegation returning from South Africa, 8 September 2013
Ambassador Magubane me with the Malaga Business Delegation that travelled to South Africa for potential business opportunities. Positive feedback was received.
FINA Swimming Championships Barcelona, 3 August 2013
Ambassador Magubane travelled to Barcelona to lend support to the SA team during FINA Swimming Championships. Chad le Clos and Roland Schoeman scooped 2 gold and 1 bronze medals.
Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2013
Ambassador Magubane and embassy staff receiving and packaging food parcels donated by El Corte Ingles.
Ambassador and staff travelled to Valladolid to interact with children at the city hall where they sang happy birthday to Madiba.
Ambassador and staff interacted with the Mayor’s office and Valladolid Town Council Soup Kitchen where they assisted in the kitchen, interacted with the staff and the recipients of the donated food parcels in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s Day.
Cape Town was nominated for the Abalimi Bezekhaya – Farmers of Home Project. The Award Ceremony took place on the 9th July 2013. Mr. Sekome Collen Mohuba, First Secretary: Political of the South African Embassy in Spain, received the Award on behalf of Cape Town from the Right Honourable Xavier Tias, Mayor of Barcelona. The other Awarding of the mentions went to Malmö (Sweden) for the Green Roofs and Stormwater Management project. It was received by Mr. Anders Nisson, President of the Urban District of Söder in Malmö. The Awarding of the City to City Barcelona FAD Award 2013 went to Glasgow (Scotland, United Kingdom) for the “stalled Spaces” programme, as part of the Glasgow Open Spaces Strategy of the City’s Strategic Plan. The Award was received by Mr. Archie Graham, Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Glasgow City Council.

European University of Madrid Graduation, 2 July 2013

Ambassador Magubane attended the graduation ceremony at European University of Madrid with the rector Augeda Benito where Ms. Shona Hendricks, from University of Pretoria, and Mr. Percy Mugwedi, from the University of Venda, graduated with an MBA in Sport Management.
Casa Africa Music Concert, July 2013
Ambassador Magubane and Ambassador Sell, the Spanish Ambassador in South Africa, attended the Casa Africa Music Concert in Madrid in July 2013 where to South African musicals groups, BCUC and Touchwood, participated.
Parliamentary Study Visit to Spain, 26-29 June 2013
Select Committees on Economic Development and Trade and International Relations, led by Honourable DD Gamede and F Adams, visited Spain where they interacted with various stakeholders in the renewable energy industries.
Africa Energy Forum Barcelona, 18-19 June 2013
Ambassador FS Magubane participated in the African Energy Forum in Barcelona on behalf of Minister of Energy of South Africa, Minister Dipuo Peters.
World City Summit Bilbao, 12-15 June 2013
Ambassador Magubane travelled to Bilbao to lend support to the Honourable Mayor of Cape Town, Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille during the World City Summit.
Visit to Valladolid, 29-30 May 2013
Ambassador Magubane travelled to Valladolid for a business seminar with the Chamber of Commerce, paid a courtesy call to the Honourable Mayor and took a walk down Nelson Mandela Street, named after Madiba.
IE Business School Graduation Ceremony, 24 May 2013
Ambassador Magubane attended a graduation ceremony at IE Business School where 4 RSA students graduated and interacted with their parents, IE Board of Directors and Senior Management.
Ambassador Magubane gave a long service certificate to Mr. Jacobo Brockhouse, 10 May 2013
Ambassador presented a 20 years long service award certificate to Mr. Jacobo Brockhouse, SA Embassy Information Officer.
Freedom Day, 27 April 2013
Ambassador Magubane and South African Students in Madrid, 8 March 2013
Ambassador met with South African postgraduate students to receive feedback on their performance at I.E. Business School and European University of Madrid.
Business Dinner at the Ritz Hotel Hosted by Ambassador Magubane during Fitur 2013, 1 February 2013
Ambassador Magubane and MEC Rosho receiving guests at the Ritz Hotel.
Ambassador making welcome remarks to invited guests.
MEC Rosho outlining investment, commercial and tourism opportunities in the North West Province.
Pledge by UNWTO SG, Tourism D-G, MAEC D-G, Ambassador and MEC against rhino poaching.
UNWTO SG, Tourism D-G and MAEC D-G receiving South African gifts from Ambassador and MEC Rosho.
Ms. Busi Dlamini from SA Department of Arts and Culture introducing The Skool Orchestra to invited guests.
SA TOURISM AT FITUR 2013, February 2013
SA Tourism stand at FITUR 2013 in Madrid
MEC Rosho – NW Tourism MEC, Minister Van Schalkwyk, Ms. Dinky Malikane – SA Tourism, Ambassador Magubane and Mr. Sekome Collen Mohuba - Embassy Official at the South African Tourism Stand during FITUR 2013
Minister, MEC and Ambassador interacting with SA exhibitors at the stand at FITUR 2013.
Minister, MEC and Ambassador admiring the SA artefacts at FITUR 2013 as displayed by Mr. Oscar Ngcobo from Gone Rural kiosk, KZN Province.
Minister, MEC and Ambassador also visited African exhibitors at FITUR 2013.
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