India-South Africa Current Affairs - 2020

India-Brazil-South Africa IBSA Foreign Ministers Meet chaired by External Affairs Minister

On September 16, 2020, the External Affairs Minister of India Shri S Jaishankar chaired the IBSA Foreign Ministers meet. IBSA is India-Brazil-South Africa. Highlights The ministers during the meet agreed on issues such as peace, security, climate change, countering terrorism, multilateral trading system, non-proliferation issues, disarmament and South-South Cooperation. They also agreed to renew their Read More…

India attends BRICS Culture Ministers Meet

On September 4, 2020, the Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel attended the 5th BRICS Culture Ministers Meet. It was held under the chairmanship of the Russian Federation. Highlights During the meet, India proposed the following To explore options of hosting Digital Online Exhibition. To extend full cooperation of Read More…

India revives Preferential Trade Agreement with South African Customs Union

The South African Customs Union (SACU) comprises of South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana and Eswatini. India and the South African Customs Union held a virtual meeting to discuss the aspects of Preferential Trade Agreement. Highlights India during the meet revived its Preferential Trade Agreement with the grouping. Under the PTA, India is supporting manufacturing and Read More…

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to be chief guest at Republic Day celebrations 2019

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will be chief guest at India’s 70th Republic Day celebrations on 26 January 2019. Mr Ramaphosa was invited to be chief guest by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when two leaders met on sidelines of G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The announcement comes month after US President Donald Trump declined Read More…

Union Cabinet approves MoU between India and South Africa in field of ICT Technologies

The Union Cabinet has apprised of the MoU between India and South Africa for promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The MoU was signed between both countries in July 2016 during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to 5 African nations in July 2016. Key Facts The MoU Read More…