Government, parliamentary and legislative information on International Relations and Cooperation.
Department of Home Affairs
The department of home affairs has announced its plans for the refunding of repatriation deposits.
Persons who, prior to the coming into operation of the Immigration Amendment Act, 2011 on 26 May 2014, paid a deposit as a guarantee of them returning to their country of origin, are eligible.
Department of Science and Technology
The Japanese and South African governments are calling for joint research proposals for a science and technology partnership.
According to a notice on the department of science and technology website, the Japanese government supplements “the country’s conventional approach to technology transfer with the sponsorship of joint research initiatives between Japanese universities and research institutions and their counterparts in developing countries, including South Africa”.
Department of Environmental Affairs
Environmental affairs minister, Edna Molewa, has announced that South Africa has completed the ratification process of the Benguela Current Convention.
The agreement, between South Africa, Namibia and Angola, promotes a coordinated regional approach to long-term conservation, protection, rehabilitation, enhancement and sustainable use of the Benguela marine ecosystem.