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De Ruyter has laid out a case for decarbonisation to allay South Africa's deepening energy crisis, which he says would restore investor confidence and create jobs amid staggering unemployment levels.
Pretoria said in a government gazette published on May 29 that such immunity is routinely granted ahead of key events and is not meant to shield anyone in particular.
Defence Minister Thandi Modise said the government ordered the ammunition in 2018 but delivery was delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. But she refused to release the cargo documents to parliament.
South Africa could possibly host Vladimir Putin in August 2023 despite an International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant against the Russian president, as the order lacks the backing of the UN Security Council.
Ramaphosa’s comments came after US allegations that weapons were loaded from a naval base in Cape Town in December onto a Russian ship called the ‘Lady R’, destined for use in Ukraine.
Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva urged the bloc to come up with an alternative to the greenback in foreign trade. China had previously voiced its support for BRICS having a common currency.
US ambassador to South Africa, Reuben E Brigety II, said Washington is “confident” that both weapons and ammunition were loaded onto a Russian ship called the “Lady R” in December from a South African port.
South Africa has reportedly warned President Vladimir Putin not to come to the BRICS summit in August, as he will be arrested if he does.
South Africa has rescinded a statement by its leader that it will withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) ahead of hosting the BRICS summit, which Vladimir Putin, wanted by the court for war crimes, would otherwise attend.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party says that it will quit the International Criminal Court to allow President Vladimir Putin to attend the upcoming BRICS summit.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 16 for the illegal deportation of at least 100 Ukrainian children.
South Africa declares a state of disaster as it grapples with a severe energy crisis that has far-reaching impacts on its economy and society. The country's coal-fired power plants, which generate 95% of its electricity, fail to provide enough power.
Estonian-founded company buys used cars and rents them to customers through a subscription model.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in South Africa on a working visit as the Kremlin continues its charm offensive, TASS reported on January 23.