A number of foreign policy issues could be highlighted. As the UNSG pointed out, the political and humanitarian situation in the CAR continues to worsen. How South Africa (with ECCAS and the AU) will engage in the months ahead remains to be seen.
On the 30th of April the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) noted the ‘unilateral announcement’ by the UK to end its Official Development Assistance (ODA), or ‘aid’, to South Africa by 2015.
This amounts to some £19 million a year for South Africa, which plays a...