"We consider African countries as strategic in developing the African continent for several reasons. For us, Nigeria is a strategic partner in pursuing mutually beneficial cooperation and development of the African continent," Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Candith Mashego-Dlamini said.
Italy's southernmost island of Lampedusa has seen a major influx of migrants with some 8,500 people arriving between Monday and Wednesday last week. The European Union vowed action and Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has called the arrivals an "act of war."
"We've agreed that we will look into the issues that they have raised. But a commitment to move forward to complete the peace process and have the election is agreed to," Deputy President Paul Mashatile said.
Deputy President Mashatile is visiting South Sudan as a Special Envoy alongside the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Naledi Pandor.
"New Zealand's ties with South Africa range from trade and tourism, agriculture, disarmament, fisheries, environment, indigenous and human rights issues as well as sports," DIRCO wrote.
Indian Prime Minister is unlikely to attend the summit in person and might participate virtually, according to a Reuters report. However, no official statement has been issued yet. India might be opting out to attend in person due to increasing tension between India and China over territorial disputes.
"Is a conflict that's being processed and addressed by our regional organizations as well as by the African Union and SADC are involved as well as the East Africa community and all those processes like dialogue, negotiation and conflict resolution it involves people appointed and chosen in those dialogues," President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
"We are a little bit surprised at this talk of sanctions, which we regard as reckless and as very damaging to our already ailing and struggling economy," Presidential spokesperson Vincent Magwenya said.
"This load-shedding has just made a mess of our country," Mbalula told BBC during a TV show, HARDtalk on Tuesday.
"South Africa supports a rules-based international order, underpinned by the UN Charter and the sovereignty of all nations," Deputy Minister of Finance David Masondo said.
President Cyril Ramaphosa, who hosted his Singaporean counterpart at Tuynhuys, Cape Town on Tuesday, thanked the Prime Minister for "very productive deliberations and for his commitment to building stronger ties between our countries."
"We are determined, in both word and action, to maintain our position on the peaceful resolution of conflict," President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
"The two countries have shared excellent bilateral relations, which have formed the basis of regular high level visits." the statement shared.
"The resurgence of the M23, an armed group that was thought to have been dismantled in 2013/2014, is even more worrying," President Ramaphosa said.
"Food prices have gone up by 14% and electricity by 19% in the last year," Democratic Alliance party's John Steenhuisen said.
"Freedom cannot be meaningful while communities live in fear of gangsters and women live in fear of men," President Ramaphosa said.
"I will do whatever is necessary, and we will follow through and make sure that he is arrested," Premier of the Western Cape Alan Winde said.
President Niinistö said that it is "most important" for Finland and South Africa to remain close, during a joint press conference held at the Union Buildings in Tshwane.
The new board was announced six months after the last board term ended
"Beatrice Marshoff was the embodiment of selfless and true servant leadership," President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
"The people should reject them at the polls," ANC's Rachel Windvogel said.
Pretoria, which has close ties with Moscow, has been faced with a diplomatic dilemma since the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant against Putin in March.
"A well-capacitated office with technical skills to achieve the objectives of government will ensure that the Deputy President is able to effectively fulfill his mandate," the statement mentioned.
Thabo Makgoba slammed the politicians for playing "in-again-out-again revolving doors, changing mayors and speakers the way other people change their socks."
"What they want, above all else, is for the DA to unite all the forces in this country that stand opposed to the ANC and the EFF," John Steenhuisen said.
Singing and waving flags, demonstrators called on Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni, not to sign it.
"I foresee a position where we don't need to go higher than Stage 6," Minister of Electricity Kgosientso Ramokgopa said.
"There is a lot we can achieve whether practically or in terms of national cohesion when we all pull together," the minister said.
"We are fully committed to help Ukraine defend itself," Belgium Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib said.
"It is very obvious from the responses of the various participants, that none of these organs of the state want to take responsibility for load shedding," NUMSA said.
"The problems and challenges that we have here are technical problems, they have nothing to do with so-called corruption," Kgosientsho Ramokgopa said.
"The failure to provide adequate services consistently is a human rights issue," President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
Police arrested people for damage to critical infrastructure and theft and seized 24,300 tires that were placed strategically for criminal activities.
"My view has always been the biggest asset for any organization is its workers," Minister of Electricity Kgosientsho Ramokgopa said.