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The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) introduced its stakeholder magazine Ubuntu – South Africa’s Public Diplomacy in action – in August 2012. The publication’s objectives are to communicate with and inform stakeholders on South Africa’s foreign policy positions, achievements, objectives and goals. It also provides analysis and information on key departmental issues ranging from current affairs, bilateral and multilateral milestones, upcoming events, as well as international work done by other government departments, business and parastatals.

Issue 32, 31 March 2024:

Special features in Issue 32 include:

  • Liberation Heritage: Peter Magubane
  • Veteran anti-apartheid activist Amy Thornton remembered
  • Evolution Revolution: How a Cape Town museum exhibit is rewriting the story of humankind
  • Twenty years ago, South Africa had 40 qualified astronomers – all white. How it’s opened space science and developed skills since then 
  • Collaborating on road infrastructure development will drive Africa’s integration ambitions
  • Young physicist blazes trail in science and innovation
  • Meetings Africa 2024: The entire continent benefits from its successes
  • Unusual ancient elephant tracks had our team of fossil experts stumped – how we solved the mystery
  • Meteorite discovery: unusual finds by South African farmer add to space rock heritage
  • De Berg Nature Reserve declared 30th Ramscar site
  • Flying the flag