Jun 092014
Condolence message : Ma Epainette Mbeki

Condolence Message on the Death of the Mother of Former President Thabo Mbeki ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has expressed her condolence to the Mbeki family following the death of Ma Epainette Mbeki,a South African liberation icon and [...]

May 232014
Celebration of African Unity: IOM Music Video South Africa

Celebration of African Unity: IOM Launches Music Video to Promote Social Cohesion in South Africa GENEVA, Switzerland, May 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Music and dance are among the ancient forms of art that have flourished for many centuries in Africa. Music entertains, educates, soothes and unites. We all have that one song that [...]

May 202014
Remarks for South Africa's National Day Ceremony

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks Heather Higginbottom Deputy Secretary of State Washington, DC May 15, 2014   Thank you for that kind introduction. It’s a pleasure to be here with you. On behalf of President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and the people of the United States, I extend heartfelt congratulations to you [...]

May 122014
South Africa : AUC Chairperson on successful elections

AUC Chairperson congratulates South Africa for successful and peaceful elections ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 12, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, congratulates the people of the Republic of South Africa for the successful and peaceful elections of 7 May 2014, and the South African [...]

May 122014
Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the elections in South Africa

NEW YORK, May 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Secretary-General congratulates the people and Government of South Africa on the peaceful holding of parliamentary and provincial elections yesterday, amid reports of high voter turnout. He applauds the determination of South Africans to participate meaningfully in the democratic system the country has fought so hard [...]

May 112014
UK Foreign Secretary congratulates South Africa on elections

LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Secretary welcomes South Africans’ determination to maintain Mandela’s legacy; UK to remain steadfast partner.   Speaking today, the Foreign Secretary William Hague said:   “I would like to congratulate South Africa on the conclusion of their successful elections. In this 20th anniversary year of the [...]

May 062014
Innovation Prize for Africa Winner Creates the World's First Injectable Regenerating Bone Graft Substitute

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa (NOFSA), osteoporosis is on the rise in Africa, especially among African women, due to urbanization and a general lack of awareness, among other factors; figure-conscious females keep an increasingly watchful eye on their weight, impacting negatively on [...]

Apr 292014
UNHCR and IOM Announce a Writing Competition to Highlight the Positive Contributions of Refugees/Migrants in South Africa

PRETORIA, South-Africa, April 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — To mark this year’s World Refugee Day the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), jointly with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), invites all young writers between the ages of 16 to 30, residing in South Africa, to enter a writing competition telling a refugee/migrant [...]

Apr 262014
South Africa's Freedom Day

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC April 25, 2014   South Africa’s Freedom Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend warmest wishes to the people of the Republic of South Africa on your Freedom Day on [...]

Oct 032013

South Africa: Why the review of the White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage is necessary The revised draft White paper circulated by the Department of Arts and Culture has re-opened debate about the role of the state in relation to the promotion of arts, culture and heritage. On the one hand, supporters argue that [...]

Sep 132013

Fewer infant deaths in a rural South African hospital MQANDULI, 12 September (IRIN) – Mothers and children in South Africa are still dying in alarming numbers, and the country is among only a few worldwide where child deaths are rising. But a rural hospital in the Eastern Cape province has managed to drastically reduce maternal [...]