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Nigerian presidential aspirant says Buhari is not a world favourite

By: African News Agency      16th August 2018 A Nigerian presidential aspirant, from incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party, has heaped scorn on... 

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 Zambian opposition leader may face contempt charges

Zambian opposition leader may face contempt charges

By: African News Agency      16th August 2018 Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema may face contempt charges after he accused several constitutional court judges of being corrupt, in... 

 Motion of no confidence against Trollip unlikely to forge ahead

Motion of no confidence against Trollip unlikely to forge ahead

By: African News Agency      16th August 2018 It is not clear if a motion of no confidence against Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip will forge ahead on Thursday.  This after the Patriotic... 

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 Mandela wanted reconciliation and peace – NWest legislature Speaker

Mandela wanted reconciliation and peace – NWest legislature Speaker

18th July 2018 Former president Nelson Mandela preached reconciliation and unity, North West Provincial Legislature Speaker Sussana Dantjie said on Wednesday.... 

 Germany, SA issue bilateral postage stamp to honour Mandela

Germany, SA issue bilateral postage stamp to honour Mandela

18th July 2018 The German Post and the South African Post Office issued a bilateral stamp on Wednesday on what would have been the 100th birthday of the first... 

 Deputy President Mabuza hands over Mandela Day houses

Deputy President Mabuza hands over Mandela Day houses

18th July 2018 There were cheers of excitement in Amsterdam, in Mpumalanga on Wednesday as Deputy President David Mabuza met senior citizens as part of annual... 

 Mbeki says Mandela's legacy poses a challenge to all South Africans

Mbeki says Mandela's legacy poses a challenge to all South Africans

18th July 2018 Former president Thabo Mbeki said on Wednesday that the legacy left by anti-apartheid icon and former statesman Nelson Mandela posed a serious... 

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Opinions

High expectations for Africa’s new youth envoy

High expectations for Africa’s new youth envoy

10th August 2018 The creation of an African Union (AU) youth envoy is a welcome development on a continent where one third of the population is young (between 15... 

Stability in Guinea-Bissau requires more than elections

Stability in Guinea-Bissau requires more than elections

10th August 2018 The political impasse in Guinea-Bissau was once again on the agenda of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) summit held on 31... 

 Manufacturing dissent – the cost of election propaganda in Zimbabwe

Manufacturing dissent – the cost of election propaganda in Zimbabwe

10th August 2018 The response of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance, to the defeat of their presidential candidate... 

Tipping point?

Tipping point?

10th August 2018 The dust has well and truly settled on of the tenth Brics summit, hosted in Johannesburg last month. While the event was generally viewed as... 

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Recommendations

 Open Government Partnership: Promoting Democracy Amid Global Turmoil

Open Government Partnership: Promoting Democracy Amid Global Turmoil

1st August 2018 Democracy, liberalism and civil society are under attack from authoritarian leaders worldwide, but their supporters are working hard to ensure they... 

BRICS Should Adopt Inclusive Approach to Women

BRICS Should Adopt Inclusive Approach to Women

31st July 2018 The BRICS bloc has contributed to global governance by establishing multiple platforms that enhance dialogue and cooperation. In 2018 a forum... 

 Zimbabwe: What Does the Future Hold Under New Leadership?

Zimbabwe: What Does the Future Hold Under New Leadership?

31st July 2018 Since assuming office as President of Zimbabwe after a military coup ousted Robert Mugabe, Emmerson Mnangagwa has made several gestures of reform... 

“Illegal Organizations”  China’s Crackdown on Tibetan Social Groups

“Illegal Organizations” China’s Crackdown on Tibetan Social Groups

30th July 2018 This report details efforts by the Chinese Communist Party at the local level to eliminate the remaining influence of lamas and traditional leaders... 

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Statements

DA: DA welcomes decision to establish Commission of Inquiry into the PIC

DA: DA welcomes decision to establish Commission of Inquiry into the PIC

16th August 2018 The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the decision taken by President Cyril Ramaphosa to establish a Commission of Inquiry into ongoing corporate... 

SA: Update on PIC issues

SA: Update on PIC issues

16th August 2018 Further to the statement of the 25th of July on the Public Investment Corporation’s (PIC) governance and related matters, the President has agreed... 

DIRCO: South Africa sends condolences to Sudan following the drowning of school children

DIRCO: South Africa sends condolences to Sudan following the drowning of school children

16th August 2018 The South African Government has, on behalf of the people of South Africa, sent a message of condolences to the Government and the people of the... 

DA: BCCSA agrees to DA’s request for Tribunal into SABC flighting ANC video

DA: BCCSA agrees to DA’s request for Tribunal into SABC flighting ANC video

16th August 2018 The Democratic Alliance (DA) has received confirmation from the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) that they have acceded... 

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Press Offices

Is it game set and match Federer?

Is it game set and match Federer?

3rd August 2018 Roger Federer, holder of eight Wimbledon men’s singles titles and currently ranked no. 2 in the world in men’s tennis singles, is one of the... 

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission (“Commission”) finalises its second case

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission (“Commission”) finalises its second case

3rd August 2018 On 12 July 2018, the Commission issued final findings against BEE Matrix, a BBBEE verification agent. The Commission’s first finalised case in... 

Ramaphosa's EWC announcement may conflict with Constitution's requirement for meaningful public participation process

Ramaphosa's EWC announcement may conflict with Constitution's requirement for meaningful public participation process

2nd August 2018 President Ramaphosa's announcement late on Tuesday that the African National Congress (ANC) "would finalise a proposed amendment to the... 

Non-Standard forms of work and the gig economy

Non-Standard forms of work and the gig economy

2nd 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... 

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