Closer cooperation with South Africa

Norway and South Africa have agreed to cultivate closer political contact and increased cooperation in the years ahead. 


State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen and Deputy Minister in South Africa Marius Fransman.
State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen and Deputy Minister in South Africa, Marius Fransman.(Photo: Astrid Sehl, MFA)

A delegation from South Africa, headed by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Marius Fransman, was in Oslo last week for high level consultations. On the agenda were trade and foreign policy matters, including peace and security issues and human rights.  

“South Africa and Norway have long had close ties. South Africa is one of our key strategic partners in Africa and globally. This long-standing cooperation can be extended to new areas, particularly within the maritime sector, trade and value creation,” said State Secretary Bård Glad Pedersen at the conclusion of the visit on 28 November.

Both countries have expressed a desire for closer political contact. This was confirmed by the signing of a Declaration of Intent to have annual political consultations.

Deputy Minister Fransman acknowledged Norway’s role as a bridge builder and an exporter of constructive social values. He emphasised the continuity and predictability of Norwegian foreign policy, which facilitates long-term cooperation.

Norway and South Africa cooperate closely on climate and environmental issues. In November the Norwegian-owned company Scatec Solar opened Africa’s largest solar power plant. The power plant, which has received NOK 80 million from Norfund (the Norwegian investment fund for developing countries), will be able to supply electricity to 33 000 South African households without emitting greenhouse gases.

 

Related news

Latest news

New contract: Windcat 41 - no 17 in the Servogear series

Servogear announces the signing of a new contract with Windcat Workboats BV for the delivery of Servogear Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP)  for their new vessel Windcat 41. 

Seacat Enterprise to be launched January 12th

Seacat Services, is preparing to launch its first High Speed Utility Vessel (HSUV), Seacat Enterprise at January 12th.

Norsafe Signs Contract with the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV)

On Wednesday 21st December, Norsafe signed yet another new contract with the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV) to deliver nine new Magnum 750 MKII boats.

A Unique Second-generation Tomograph is Developed

A new gamma-ray tomograph designed to image up to 4” diameter pipes, is developed by CMR Prototech for the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) in Canada.

Sohome launches a new website

Sohome has launched a new website that makes it easier to find key information. 

Sohome AS receives orders for Johan Sverdrup Project

Sohome AS is proud to be a sub-contractor to Intelecom AS for the Johan Sverdrup Project. 

New 55'' Ultra High Definition Chart and Planning table passes Type Approval testing

Most advanced maritime display system ever produced, the 55'' Ultra High Definition Chart & Planning table, enables Integrated Bridge System manufacturers to develop new multi-data solutions.

Norsafe's experience in the Polar Code Pays Off

In readiness for the introduction of the Polar code, Norsafe has become the first LSA supplier to have executed full scale tests and trials 

Øglænd System Group winner of Business of the Year Award

Øglænd System Group won the Business of the Year Award in the Stavanger-region 2016.