A new era for South Africa’s foreign policy Featured
There are three inter-related ills that plague South Africa’s foreign policy. Its credibility on the global stage needs to be restored.
The last decade can be characterised as a dark age in South African foreign policy. Under the previous international relations and co-operation minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South Africa’s stature on the global stage diminished significantly. The country lost respect among its peers in the African continent. During this time, foreign policy was less about the substance of ideas and more about a flurry of international activities that yielded few benefits for the country