South Africa’s foreign policy—spearheaded by the ANC—is still shaped by the legacies of the Cold War. The country has kept warm relations with Russia and Cuba.
These countries along with the likes of late Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya and Yasser Arafat’s Palestine supported the ANC’s struggle against apartheid when the West had abandoned the ANC and labeled Nelson Mandel a terrorist.
In a recent interview on eTV’s The Morning Show, African Liberty Senior Fellow, Phumlani M. Majozi, argued that it is time for South Africa to rethink its relationship with these countries as they remain repressive on their own people.
The foreign relations of South Africa have spanned from the country’s time as Dominion of the British Empire to its isolationist policies under Apartheid to its position as a responsible international actor taking a key role in Africa, particularly Southern Africa. – Wikipedia