The Embassy joins millions of South Africans who have been touched by the demise of Rivonia Treason Trialist and stalwart of the liberation struggle for a free and democratic South Africa, Mr Ahmed Kathy” Kathrada, who sadly passed away in hospital this morning.
"Uncle Kathy" was tried and sentenced to life imprisonment on Robben Island prison along former President Nelson Mandela and Mr Walter Sisulu. He was one of the longest serving political prisoners in the country.
The African National Congress bestowed its highest honour, Isithwalandwe/Seaparankoe on Mr Kathrada in 1992 for his selfless dedication to the struggle for a free democratic non-racial and non-sexist South Africa.
The South African Embassy sends its deepest condolences to his wife and family,our government and its people and his political home, the African National Congress, which Uncle Kathy served selflessly throughout his adult life.
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE!
World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is celebrated on 24 March 2017 to raise awareness of TB and its impacts.
What is Tuberculosis?
Tuberculosis usually known as TB, is a common and often deadly infectious disease that mainly affect the lungs, but can be found in any other body organ. It is caused by a germ called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.
National Director of Public Prosecutions of the Republic of South Africa, Adv Abrahams was hosted by the President of the Supreme Court in Ankara H.E.İsmail Rüstü Cirit.
As we commemorate Human Rights Day in South Africa annually on 21 March, we cannot be reminded enough of the journey we have walked as a people in our diversity in attaining democracy. The struggle our people had to endure in the attainment of basic human rights must forever be entrenched in our hearts and minds.
Human Rights Day is commemorated annually on 21 March to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa.This national day is both a stark reminder of the tragic Sharpeville massacre and a celebration of South Africa’s unique Constitution, which gives equal rights to all.
The Sharpeville Massacre
On Monday, 21 March 1960 police opened fire, without order, on a crowd that had gathered at the Sharpeville police station to protest pass laws, stipulations that required Africans to carry “pass” books and produce them for law enforcement officials on request; 69 unarmed people were killed and another 180 were injured.
President Jacob Zuma will on Friday, 17 March 2017, officially launch the Invest South Africa One Stop Shop (Invest SA OSS) at the offices of the Department of Trade and Industry in Pretoria, which has been established to improve the ease of doing business in South Africa.
Ambasador Malefane and officials from the South African Embassy visited Eskişehir between 14-15 March 2017.
Courtesy visit to the Governor of Eskişehir Mr Azmi Çelik
Happy International Women's Day!
The South African Embassy in Ankara has great pleasure in welcoming the new Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, H.E. Mr Pule Isaac Malefane and his family.
Ambassador Malefane presented his letter of credence to the President of the Republic of Turkey, H. E. Mr Recep Tayyib Erdogan, at a reception at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on 22 March 2016. Ambassador Malefane previously served as the Consulate General of South Africa in Mumbai, India. Ambassador Malefane also, as part of the presentation of his letter of credence ceremony, laid a wreath at the Aniktkabir, the monument where the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Kemal Ataturk, is buried on 24 March 2016.
In 2016 South Africa celebrates its 22nd year of Freedom and Democracy. During this time South Africa has focussed on addressing the inequalities of the past. The focus of South Africa’s endeavours on a regional and global level is also to work together with the international community to make life better for Africa and the world through enhancing the African Agenda and Sustainable Development and strengthening its relations with all countries. South Africa continues to face the challenges of development and South Africa’s government will continue to address these to achieve the aim of making life better for all South Africans and those who live in it.