Cuba in South Africa

SACP reaffirms its unwavering support for the health-care assistance offered by Cuba through its Internationalist Medical Solidarity Brigade in the war against Covid-19

Pretoria, April 30, 2020.- 'To the Cuban people we say, we are aware that when you left Angola after the historic victory [over the racist apartheid regime in the Battle of CuitoCuanavale in 1988] you did not demand either gold or diamonds, and you did not take anything whatsoever but you left only with the corpses of your fallen combatants. We have many of their names inscribed here at the Freedom Park. We will forever be indebted to you for the march to liberation in our region and country, the march that you left behind for us to defend, advance and deepen.

Statement by the Cuban Alumni Association of Sudáfrica

Pretoria, April 29, 2020.- In the 26th year of our democracy in South Africa, we would like to celebrate the 24 years of Health Collaboration between South Africa and Cuba, in particular the Nelson Mandela Fidel Castro Medical Training Programme.

Welcome to the Cuban Internationalist Brigade to Assist South Africa with Covid-19

Pretoria, April 28, 2020.- The Friends of Cuba SA (FOCUS) welcomes the CubanInternationalist Health Brigade to South Africa. Today, theCuban commitment to international solidarity in health careis once again demonstrated.
At a time when so many nations are looking inward in the fight against COVID-19,
Cuba is sharing its health personnelwith the world, including our country. Since April this year,Cuba has sent medical personnel to fight COVID-19 to over 15 countries - from Angola to Italy and Andorra - and thenumber continues to grow.

President Ramaphosa welcomes Cuban health professionals

Pretoria, April 28, 2020.- President Cyril Ramaphosa welcomes Cuban health professionals to support efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa.
217 Cuban health specialists and workers have arrived in South Africa today, Monday, 27 April 2020 to assist with the fight to curb the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Their arrival follows a request made by HE President Cyril Ramaphosa to HE President Díaz Canel Bermúdez of Cuba.
The experts will support efforts being made in South Africa to contain the spread of COVID 19.

ANCYL Western Cape welcomes arrival of Cuban doctors to our shores on Freedom Day

Pretoria, 27 April 2020.- The ANC Youth League in the Western Cape welcomes the arrival of more than 200 Cuban doctors into our country to join us in another heroic and selfless struggle: helping to curb the spread of Covid-19.
We believe it is an important symbol that Cuba, who sent combatants to Angola to help defeat the South African Defense Force and thereby open the final stretch of the road to liberation, should have touched  down in South Africa on Freedom Day.