Prof. Yolanda Kemp Spies was trained as a diplomat at the South African Foreign Ministry and at Oxford University, UK. She practiced diplomacy for 19 years, and lived and worked on four continents before she joined academia. She completed her doctora...

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 28 Jul 2020

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Ambassador Maud Vuyelwa Dlomo was appointed as South Africa’s ambassador to Madagascar in 2016. Prior to this position, she was appointed as Deputy Director-General, Diplomatic Training, Research and Development at South Africa’s Department of Intern...

It’s not a gun that kills someone; it’s the person who pulls the trigger. It’s not Facebook or e-mail that ruins people’s lives, it’s the person who posts the message – or worse still, mindlessly forwards and share...
 30 Aug 2013

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Diplo Foundation ran a second Public Diplomacy workshop in Pretoria (10-14 September) for the South African Directorate of International relations and Cooperation, The workshop aimed to build individual and institutional capacities for conceptualisin...
  10 Sep 2012

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Abstract South Africa underwent historic and radical change both in its domestic political and social structures and in its objective and perceived role and position in the world since the beginning of the nineteen-nineties. These changes have been ...


As the new South Africa adapts to an ever-changing regional, continental and global environment, this paper reviews current developments against the background of the historic situation and of the evolution of diplomacy world-wide.

Modern Diplomacy. Ed J. Kurbalija (1998)
 Marie Muller, 1998

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