Cuba in South Africa

Ambassador of Cuba speaks about Cuito Cuanavale

On March 28, Ambassador of Cuba, Rodolfo Benítez Verson, addressed the participants of the “Southern Africa Ministerial Roundtable on the UNESCO/AU Roads to Independence”, in commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the battle of Cuito Cuanavale.

Ambassador of Cuba meets with Minister of Public Works of South Africa

Ambassador of Cuba meets with Hon. THEMBELANI W. NXESI, Minister of Public Works of South Africa, in preparation for the Minister travel to Cuba as Head of the South African delegation to the Construction International Fair, to be held in Havana from 3-6 April.

The Agreement between Cuba and South Africa in the field of Construction is a real example of South South Cooperation.

An important number of Cuban Technical Advisors are presently deployed in South Africa.

Ambassador of Cuba presents his credentials to the King of Swaziland

In a ceremony held at the Royal Palace of Lozitha, the representative of Cuba Rodolfo Benítez Verson, presented on Thursday, March 22 to His Majesty Mswati III, King of Swaziland, the credentials that accredit him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba in that sister African nation.

In the occasion was to reiterated the gratitude of the Cuban government and people for the support of Swaziland to the just demand of the Cuban people for the lifting of the criminal blockade imposed by the US government.

Cuito Cuanavale: 30 years of a decisive battle for Africa

By Rodolfo Benítez Verson, Ambassador of Cuba in South Africa

March 23, 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the battle of Cuito Cuanavale, a small town in the Angolan province of Cuando Cubango, 825 kilometers southeast of Luanda, at the confluence of the Cuito and Cuanavale rivers, from which it takes its name.

That remote town became a symbol of resistance and courage, after the victory of the Popular Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola (FAPLA), together with Cuban, Namibian and South African internationalists, against the army of the opprobrious Apartheid regime.