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Pule Malefane March2018

May: Africa Day

Africa celebrates Africa Day on May 25 each year and as a proudly African country, South Africa joins in Africa’s celebration. Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on May 25, 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world.

Africa has come a long way from that time, having evolved through the Organisation of African Unity to the African Union today. When the African Union was established in September 1999 with the Sirte Declaration issued by the Organisation of African Unity, its aims were to inter alia, accelerate the process of integration in the continent, to enable it play its rightful role in the global economy while addressing multifaceted social, economic and political problems compounded as they are by certain negative aspects of globalisation. The main objectives of the OAU then ie to promote unity and solidarity among African States; to coordinate and intensify cooperation for development; to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Member States and to promote international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations are still carried forward today under the African Union, despite the many challenges the continent still faces. Read More...


Deputy President David Mabuza
Deputy President
of the Republic of South Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa
of the Republic of South Africa
Minister Lindiwe Sisulu
of the Republic of South Africa
Turkish nationals are exempted for Visa for a period of 30 days for touristic, official and business visit. They must hold a return ticket and letter of invitation if applicable.

19 May Celebrations

Ambassador Malefane with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mr Mevlut Cavusoglu Commemorating Ataturk, Youth &

19 May 2018

The great leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has granted 19 May, The Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day to the

Embassy of the Rep.of Rwanda

Ambassador Malefane with Ambassador Williams Nkurunziza, and Chief of Editor of Diplomatic Observer, Mr Serhat Onalp at

Nelson Mandela Centenary Events

The South African Embassy celebrated South Africa’s Freedom Month with a number of activities in Istanbul. The

Key Highlights

  • 25 May 2018 "Africa Day" Celebration in Ankara. Other events include an African Day Golf Tournament on 16 May, an African Friendship Football game on 23 May and an African Day Public Lecture on 25 May.

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Quote of the Month


mandela human rights

Joke of the Month

Comedy of errors

A man checked into a hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send a mail to his wife. He accidentally... Read More

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