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MeerKAT radio telescope inaugurated as precursor to larger SKA project

By: Simone Liedtke     13th July 2018 After a decade in design and construction, the MeerKAT radio telescope, located about 90 km from Canarvon in the Northern Cape, was inaugurated on... 

MeerKAT radio telescope inaugurated as precursor to larger SKA project
 SA government working hard to create dynamic, enabling business environment, says Ramaphosa

SA government working hard to create dynamic, enabling business environment, says Ramaphosa

By: African News Agency      13th July 2018 The South African government is working hard to create a dynamic and enabling business environment to promote greater productive investment in the... 

 Cracks widens between Cosatu and ANC in NWest

Cracks widens between Cosatu and ANC in NWest

By: African News Agency      13th July 2018 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the North West on Thursday, blasted the African National Congress (ANC) for boycotting its... 

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Nelson Mandela 100

Nelson Mandela’s leadership and gender practices (#MandelaLeadershipSeries Part 4)

Nelson Mandela’s leadership and gender practices (#MandelaLeadershipSeries Part 4)

4th July 2018 Professor Raymond Suttner speaks to Thabi Madiba about Nelson Mandela’s leadership and gender practices, in part 4 of the Mandela Leadership Series. 

100 Mandela Moments – Kate Sidley

100 Mandela Moments – Kate Sidley

2nd July 2018 A hundred memories of the great man, as revolutionary, world leader, family figure, and more, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth. The... 

Imagery and identities in Mandela’s leadership (Part 3)

Imagery and identities in Mandela’s leadership (Part 3)

20th June 2018 In part three of this series, Professor Raymond Suttner speaks to Polity's Thabi Madiba about imagery and identities in Nelson Mandela’s... 

Nelson Mandela’s “obstinacy” – #Mandela’s leadership part 2

Nelson Mandela’s “obstinacy” – #Mandela’s leadership part 2

14th June 2018 Professor Raymond Suttner speaks to Polity's Thabi Madiba about Nelson Mandela’s “obstinacy” – #Mandela’s leadership part 2. Click here to read the... 

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Opinions

How South Africa should view foreign policy in a changing world order

How South Africa should view foreign policy in a changing world order

10th July 2018 One of the first initiatives of South Africa’s new minister of international relations, Lindiwe Sisulu, was to announce a review of the country’s... 

 Role of refugees in South Sudan’s peace process

Role of refugees in South Sudan’s peace process

10th July 2018 9 July, marks the seventh anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, more than four years of which have been marred by conflict. Disagreement... 

Do 8 300 super-rich Kenyans own more than the rest?

Do 8 300 super-rich Kenyans own more than the rest?

10th July 2018 Kenya’s wealthy have little trouble remaining in the spotlight. In April 2018, British think tank Chatham House spoke of the country’s “rampant”... 

How strong is Ramaphosa?

How strong is Ramaphosa?

10th July 2018 Over the last month or two the narrative has changed considerably – from Ramaphoria to Rama-failure.  The sense is that Cyril Ramaphosa is stuck... 

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Recommendations

Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID): identification of adaptation options in key sectors

Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID): identification of adaptation options in key sectors

5th July 2018 Taking a three-step, innovative, common methodology – called Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands (VC-ARID) – this synthesis report... 

 “We know more than you think we do”: Raising citizens’ voices on the Sustainable Development Goals

“We know more than you think we do”: Raising citizens’ voices on the Sustainable Development Goals

4th July 2018 The world’s most marginalised people must participate in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) process if they are not to be left behind forever.... 

How the U Visa Program Makes US Communities Safer

How the U Visa Program Makes US Communities Safer

4th July 2018 US President Donald Trump launched his campaign for president in 2015 promising a major crackdown on undocumented immigrants, whom he characterized... 

2018 World Refugee Day and South Africa’s Stance

2018 World Refugee Day and South Africa’s Stance

3rd July 2018 Wednesday 20th June marked World Refugee Day for 2018. Recent reports have indicated that there were 68.5-million refugees across the world at the... 

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Statements

DA: Ramaphosa and the ANC do not care about healthcare for the poor

DA: Ramaphosa and the ANC do not care about healthcare for the poor

15th July 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa and his ANC government have chosen to maintain silence on the plight of the poor by ignoring the DA's call for the... 

DA: DA calls for SAPS investigation into VBS corruption to be expanded to include the PIC

DA: DA calls for SAPS investigation into VBS corruption to be expanded to include the PIC

15th July 2018 The corruption investigation into VBS executives and Vele investments, following charges that the DA laid on Friday, must be expanded to include... 

DA: Two-day sitting of the party’s Federal Council

DA: Two-day sitting of the party’s Federal Council

15th July 2018 The Federal Council of the Democratic Alliance met over the last two days to discuss matters of importance to the party and our national programme... 

FEDUSA: FEDUSA calls on PIC to have two directors declared delinquent

FEDUSA: FEDUSA calls on PIC to have two directors declared delinquent

15th July 2018 The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) has acknowledged the resignation of the Executive Head for Legal Counsel, Governance and... 

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Press Offices

New Minimum Rates For Hospitality – What About The National Minimum Wage?

New Minimum Rates For Hospitality – What About The National Minimum Wage?

6th July 2018 The minimum wage rates in the hospitality sector have been increased with effect from 1 July 2018. The minimum rates are still below the National... 

True or false: misrepresentation is a headache for employers

True or false: misrepresentation is a headache for employers

5th July 2018 Untrue references and misrepresentation are a growing headache for many employers. Asked “What’s keeping you up at night?”, senior HR executives... 

Business and human rights – what is the relevance to the energy and natural resources sector?

Business and human rights – what is the relevance to the energy and natural resources sector?

5th July 2018 Business related human rights impacts occur more frequently in the extractive sector than in any other. Further, it is estimated that over two... 

No Need to Testify Twice: Employers Take Note

No Need to Testify Twice: Employers Take Note

4th July 2018 The Labour Court in South Africa (LC) was recently tasked with considering the weight that should be attached to the transcribed record of an... 

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