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Robert Mugabe Junior allegedly pressurising model to drop assault case against Grace

By: African News Agency      18th October 2018 One of the sons of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has allegedly been pressurising Gabriella Engels, the Johannesburg model who filed... 

Robert Mugabe Junior allegedly pressurising model to drop assault case against Grace
Debbie & Gabriella Engels & AfriForum's Kallie Kriel
Ethiopian soldiers who marched on palace wanted to abort reforms – PM

Ethiopian soldiers who marched on palace wanted to abort reforms – PM

By: Reuters     18th October 2018 Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday that soldiers who marched on his palace last week had had "nefarious aims" to stop reforms... 

Govt ready to woo potential investors at SA Investment Conference

Govt ready to woo potential investors at SA Investment Conference

By: African News Agency      18th October 2018 Confirmed attendees for next week's South Africa Investment Conference - government's attempt to unlock investment to grow the local economy and... 

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Questions academics can ask to decolonise their classrooms

Questions academics can ask to decolonise their classrooms

18th October 2018 The curriculum is not just the “stuff” that students must learn to be knowledgeable and skilled in a particular discipline. It’s about more than... 

 Africa’s trade contradictions could cost the continent

Africa’s trade contradictions could cost the continent

18th October 2018 The future of Africa will be significantly shaped by two major accords: the post-Cotonou Agreement with the European Union (EU) and the African... 

Pik Botha and Namibia: ambiguities and contradictions

Pik Botha and Namibia: ambiguities and contradictions

17th October 2018 Roelof “Pik” Botha, South Africa’s foreign minister under apartheid, who has died at the age of 86, was a man of contradictions. He could, for... 

Ties between African countries and China are complex. Understanding this matters

Ties between African countries and China are complex. Understanding this matters

16th October 2018 The complex relationship between Africa and China has become even more complicated this year. Initially, 2018 was set to reaffirm the bond through... 

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 Open books: how investments in financial intermediaries can be transparent and why they should be

Open books: how investments in financial intermediaries can be transparent and why they should be

16th October 2018 Development finance institutions (DFIs) have recognized the importance of openness and transparency in projects they finance directly, yet they... 

Let’s Be Real: The Informal Sector and the Gig Economy are the Future, and the Present, of Work in Africa

Let’s Be Real: The Informal Sector and the Gig Economy are the Future, and the Present, of Work in Africa

16th October 2018 It’s time we recognized the truth about the future of work in Africa: it isn’t in the growth of full-time formal sector jobs. The future of work... 

A healthier humanity: the WHO investment case for 2019-2023

A healthier humanity: the WHO investment case for 2019-2023

15th October 2018 Report by the World Health Organisation 

World Development Report 2019 – The Changing Nature Of Work

World Development Report 2019 – The Changing Nature Of Work

15th October 2018 The World Development Report (WDR) 2019: The Changing Nature of Work studies how the nature of work is changing as a result of advances in... 

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Statements

Failing ANC undermines residents and service delivery efforts by failing to attend IDP public meetings

Failing ANC undermines residents and service delivery efforts by failing to attend IDP public meetings

18th October 2018 The Democratic Alliance will request clarity and an explanation from the JB Marks Municipal Speaker, Elias Mogeemang, on why his office continues... 

DA: Will PRASA apologise to commuters?

DA: Will PRASA apologise to commuters?

18th October 2018 This week the Parliamentary Transport Portfolio Committee met the PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) Board and executives to consider... 

KwaZulu-Natal Blue Flag Beaches A Boon For Tourism

KwaZulu-Natal Blue Flag Beaches A Boon For Tourism

18th October 2018 The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala, has welcomed the awarding of Blue Flag status to nine... 

Criminal justice system fails three-year-old rape victim: AfriForum prosecutes

Criminal justice system fails three-year-old rape victim: AfriForum prosecutes

18th October 2018 AfriForum today announced at a media conference that Adv. Gerrie Nel, Head of the civil rights organisation’s Private Prosecution Unit, will... 

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Press Offices

Local community organisations to benefit from global outreach campaign

Local community organisations to benefit from global outreach campaign

12th October 2018 This October, various charity organisations and NGOs across South Africa are set to benefit from the local roll-out of the annual RE Cares Month.... 

Government takes past lessons to heart in SEZ implementation

Government takes past lessons to heart in SEZ implementation

11th October 2018 Government is keeping a close eye on the implementation of South Africa’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and showing a willingness to adapt elements... 

Customer-driver contact makes screening vital

Customer-driver contact makes screening vital

11th October 2018 Smartphones offer customers the ability to place orders with just the tap of a finger – be it takeout, merchandise or a taxi ride. With the growing... 

Is singing struggle songs in the workplace racist and if so, does it justify the dismissal of an employee?

Is singing struggle songs in the workplace racist and if so, does it justify the dismissal of an employee?

11th October 2018 Is the singing of struggle songs in the workplace racist and if so, does it justify the dismissal of an employee? SUMMARY The singing of struggle... 

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