Former inmate of Robben Island to visit Ireland as part of a series of events to commemorate the centenary of Mandela’s birth and to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations between Ireland and South Africa

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade welcomed Thulani Mabaso to Dublin as part of the celebrations of the twenty-fifth anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ireland and South Africa and the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. Mr Mabaso is a former inmate of Robben Island, the infamous prison where members of the anti-apartheid movement in South…

25 years of relations with South Africa celebrated with Mandela exhibition in Kilmainham Gaol

Trevor Manuel, Economic Envoy of the new South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, was in Dublin on Thursday, July 12 to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations between Ireland and South Africa.  In addition to high level meetings, Manuel attended the opening of an exhibition in Kilmainham Gaol marking both the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth and the Irish…