PRESS RELEASE: Tribute of Cuba to Mandela in the Centenary of His Birth

The Embassy of Cuba in South Africa has organized a series of activities to celebrate the Centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela with the South African people. All interested people are welcomed to attend. 

For Cubans, Nelson Mandela is a symbol of the special bonds that unite Cuba and South Africa.

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Nelson Mandela Centenary Celebration 2018

The Embassy of Cuba in South Africa and the Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean Studies within the Institute for Global Dialogue associated with UNISA have the honour to invite you to the screening of a documentary titled “Mandela y Fidel”; exploring the theme of Cuba and South Africa, a relationship of brotherhood in celebration of the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth.

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South Africa and the World: 2018

The round table, which focused on South Africa’s 2018 foreign policy agenda during the course of the year, also looked towards possible projections for 2019, and took place on the 22 February 2018 in Pretoria at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).

South Africa’s 2018 foreign policy agenda is possibly its busiest since 1994. The country finds itself chairing the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) partnership and the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), while it is also involved in the G20 summit.

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South Africa’s BRICS Presidency 2018: An Inclusive Path towards Global Development

Dr. Philani Mthembu, Executive Director of the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD), opened the dialogue by providing a brief review of South Africa’s diplomatic calendar for 2018, which is one of the busiest in the post-1994 era. The BRICS partnership, one of several foreign policy agenda items, has continued to evolve as it enters the beginning of its second decade.

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South Africa’s BRICS Engagement

Dr. Philani Mthembu, Executive Director at the Institute for Global Dialogue, opened the event by contextualising the day’s discussion and explained that the dialogue falls under South Africa’s second track diplomacy, whereby academic institutions, think tanks and researchers interact. South Africa pushed to have this interaction institutionalised in 2013 through its first BRICS Presidency.

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Guadalajara Study Abroad Program (PEPE) 2018 from the Univeristy of Guadalajara, from 22 June to 22 July 2018

The Spanish Program for International Students “PEPE” (by its acronym in Spanish) is a cultural immersion program that was created in 2015 by the University of Guadalajara (UDG), in which the participants develop and improve their linguistic skills in Spanish while they live and experience Mexico’s cultural and artistic diversity.

For more information, http://www.cgci.udg.mx/pepe/

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