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DRC issues international arrest warrant for opposition leader

By: African News Agency      17th August 2018 The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) government says it has issued an international arrest warrant to several African and European countries... 

DRC issues international arrest warrant for opposition leader
 Ramaphosa hands SADC reins to Namibia's Geingob

Ramaphosa hands SADC reins to Namibia's Geingob

By: African News Agency      17th August 2018 South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday handed the chairmanship of the Southern African Development Community to his Namibian... 

PIC board meets to discuss inquiry into alleged improprieties

PIC board meets to discuss inquiry into alleged improprieties

By: African News Agency      17th August 2018 The board of the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) will on Friday meet and be briefed about government's decision to institute a commission of... 

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Parliament commemorates centenary birthdays of struggle icons

Parliament commemorates centenary birthdays of struggle icons

26th July 2018 Parliament, in partnership with Freedom Park on Thursday, held a Students’ Parliament as part of the commemoration of the centenary birthdays of... 

Nelson Mandela statue unveiled in Cape Town

Nelson Mandela statue unveiled in Cape Town

24th July 2018 A bronze statue of South Africa's first democratic president, Nelson Mandela, was unveiled at City Hall in Cape Town on Tuesday. The statue is... 

Mandela: His Essential Life – Peter Hain

Mandela: His Essential Life – Peter Hain

24th July 2018 Mandela: His Essential Life chronicles the life and legacy of one of the twentieth century's most influential and admired statesmen. Charting his... 

Exhibition of photographic works on ‘Nelson Mandela’s roots revisited’, by Bonile Bam

Exhibition of photographic works on ‘Nelson Mandela’s roots revisited’, by Bonile Bam

23rd July 2018 The University of Johannesburg Faculty of Humanities, in collaboration with the University Library and the National Institute for the Humanities... 

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Opinions

 Constitutional Court strikes a blow for South Africa’s criminal justice system

Constitutional Court strikes a blow for South Africa’s criminal justice system

15th August 2018 The decision by South Africa’s Constitutional Court nullifying former president Jacob Zuma’s appointment of the country’s prosecutions boss three... 

 DRC wins the battle for stability, but not yet the war

DRC wins the battle for stability, but not yet the war

15th August 2018 Successful conflict management is hard to find anywhere these days – and often least so in Central Africa. It is all the more important then to... 

Nigerian joblessness at all-time high? Checking a politician’s claims

Nigerian joblessness at all-time high? Checking a politician’s claims

15th August 2018 Joining the presidential race, former Nigerian vice-president Atiku Abubakar took aim at the ruling party for what he said was its poor management... 

Sanctions prove key to ending South Sudan’s civil war

Sanctions prove key to ending South Sudan’s civil war

14th August 2018 Cautious optimism surrounds efforts to end the brutal five-year civil war in South Sudan. Recent progress in the peace process has led to a... 

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How does resilience change over time? Tracking post-disaster recovery using mobile phone surveys

How does resilience change over time? Tracking post-disaster recovery using mobile phone surveys

10th August 2018 Knowing how climate hazards affect people’s resilience over time is crucial in designing more effective development and humanitarian interventions.... 

Crossing boundaries in protecting civilians: mapping actors, insights and conceptual spaces

Crossing boundaries in protecting civilians: mapping actors, insights and conceptual spaces

10th August 2018 Protecting civilians in the midst of violent conflict and war is a core element of humanitarian action. Beyond displacement and threats to life,... 

Knowledge or its Adoption?

Knowledge or its Adoption?

8th August 2018 When I criticize the fad of RCTs in development (which I do occasionally), I often get the sarcastic response, “What should we do, go back to doing... 

What Are We Getting from Voluntary Sustainability Standards for Coffee?

What Are We Getting from Voluntary Sustainability Standards for Coffee?

8th August 2018 Demand for and supply of “sustainable” coffee (and other commodities) have grown markedly for two decades, as has the literature analyzing the... 

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Statements

1Life: 1Life’s socially influential award category continues to change lives this year!

1Life: 1Life’s socially influential award category continues to change lives this year!

17th August 2018 Following last year’s DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards, headline sponsor – 1Life’s socially influential award category; the 1Life Life Changer... 

DA: ANC’s proposed “land cap” amendment will cripple the economy

DA: ANC’s proposed “land cap” amendment will cripple the economy

17th August 2018 The ANC’s intention to amend section 25 of the Constitution to limit ownership of agricultural land to 12 000 hectares is an irresponsible and... 

DA: Social Development Minister clueless on Tshwane indigent policy

DA: Social Development Minister clueless on Tshwane indigent policy

17th August 2018 The Minister for Social Development, Susan Shabangu, lied before the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) stating that the City of Tshwane had... 

DA: DA requests 4796 priority posts to be filled in the Department of Health

DA: DA requests 4796 priority posts to be filled in the Department of Health

17th August 2018 The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the North West has written to the administrator for the Department of Health, Jeanette Hunter, requesting her to... 

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Press Offices

 Can you dismiss an employee for making racist comments in the workplace, which the employee believes to be friendly and inoffensive according to the employee's culture?

Can you dismiss an employee for making racist comments in the workplace, which the employee believes to be friendly and inoffensive according to the employee's culture?

8th August 2018 ISSUE Is the dismissal of an employee, who compares a fellow employee to a monkey, fair, if the employee doing so alleges the statement was made in... 

 Non-standard forms of work and the gig economy

Non-standard forms of work and the gig economy

8th August 2018 South African labour law creates extensive rights and protections for employees, but it is sometimes difficult to determine when a person is an... 

Women’s Day - Baker McKenzie lawyers share insights on the role of women in law in Africa

Women’s Day - Baker McKenzie lawyers share insights on the role of women in law in Africa

8th August 2018 Bridgett Majola and Itumeleng Mukhovha, lawyers at global law firm Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg, have both been included on the list of the Mail... 

Can you dismiss an employee who refuses to adhere to the alternative plan implemented to avoid mass retrentchment?

Can you dismiss an employee who refuses to adhere to the alternative plan implemented to avoid mass retrentchment?

7th August 2018 ISSUE Is it fair to dismiss an employee for refusing to comply with the recovery plan that was implemented to avoid mass retrenchment? 

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On whom do we rely for our democratic future?

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