- Khadija Patel
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov called on his South African counterpart, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, in Pretoria on Tuesday. Together they said all the right things about enhancing bilateral relations, mutual co-operation and trade volumes. Lavrov’s visit, however, is part of a greater Russian strategy to find some relevance to Africa. By KHADIJA PATEL.