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South Sudan parliament votes to extend president's term until 2021

By: Reuters     12th July 2018 South Sudan's parliament voted on Thursday to extend President Salva Kiir's term in office until 2021, a move likely to undermine peace talks as... 

South Sudan parliament votes to extend president's term until 2021
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More than 1.8m social grants beneficiaries migrated to new Sassa card

More than 1.8m social grants beneficiaries migrated to new Sassa card

By: News24Wire      12th July 2018 More than 1.8-million social grants beneficiaries have been migrated to the new gold South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) card, the... 

Ramaphosa embarks on Eskom overhaul

Ramaphosa embarks on Eskom overhaul

By: Reuters     12th July 2018 A month after Cyril Ramaphosa took the helm of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) in December, he called an urgent meeting with... 

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Nelson Mandela 100

Nelson Mandela’s leadership-Part 1: the early years

Nelson Mandela’s leadership-Part 1: the early years

7th June 2018 Raymond Suttner speaks to Polity's Thabi Madiba about Nelson Mandela’s leadership-Part 1: the early years. Click here to read the column. 

Madiba made people feel special – Sello Hatang

Madiba made people feel special – Sello Hatang

4th June 2018 Nelson Mandela Foundation chief executive officer Sello Hatang has opened up about former Statesman Nelson Mandela and said that Mandela had had a... 

I Remember Nelson Mandela – Sahm Venter & Vimla Naidoo

I Remember Nelson Mandela – Sahm Venter & Vimla Naidoo

1st June 2018 I Remember Nelson Mandela is the dream-child of Mrs Graça Machel who, some months after Nelson Mandela's passing on 5 December 2013, met with... 

Mandela always reached out to the poor – Achmat Dangor

Mandela always reached out to the poor – Achmat Dangor

30th May 2018 Former Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO and South African writer Achmat Dangor told Polity that former statesman Nelson Mandela always felt that he... 

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Opinions

Interrogating the effectiveness and sustainability of CSI initiatives

Interrogating the effectiveness and sustainability of CSI initiatives

10th July 2018 For the past couple of years there has been an up-roar by young people on various social media platforms about the ‘missing of the plot’ of... 

How to judge the success of the BRICS summit? Three questions will do the trick

How to judge the success of the BRICS summit? Three questions will do the trick

9th July 2018 The 10th BRICS summit to be hosted by South Africa is going to be closely watched. It comes at a time when extraordinary global political and... 

Eskom and the viral infographic: do the numbers add up?

Eskom and the viral infographic: do the numbers add up?

9th July 2018 Worker protests over pay at South Africa’s power utility have led to lights being turned off across the country. The utility, Eskom, announced... 

Lessons from Mandela’s leadership (Part 5)

Lessons from Mandela’s leadership (Part 5)

9th July 2018 This series has repeatedly referred to the problem of celebrating Nelson Mandela without articulating the qualities that attached to him, that... 

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Recommendations

Empowering the Auditor-General

Empowering the Auditor-General

3rd July 2018 South Africa’s municipal finances are in a mess. This was confirmed by the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) when he released the 2016-17... 

Human Rights and Public Health Impacts of Indonesia’s Anti-LGBT Moral Panic

Human Rights and Public Health Impacts of Indonesia’s Anti-LGBT Moral Panic

2nd July 2018 On May 21, 2017, police in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, raided the Atlantis gym and sauna, arresting 141 people, most of whom were gay or bisexual... 

Cambodia's Dirty Dozen – A Long History of Rights Abuses by Hun Sen's Generals

Cambodia's Dirty Dozen – A Long History of Rights Abuses by Hun Sen's Generals

2nd July 2018 Under Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia is in a human rights freefall. Despite the strong human rights provisions in the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements... 

 The Roadmap to Financing Deforestation-Free Commodities

The Roadmap to Financing Deforestation-Free Commodities

2nd July 2018 Financial institutions are exposed to the risks associated with deforestation through their investments in and lending to companies involved with... 

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Statements

SA: Parliament this week

SA: Parliament this week

15th July 2018 On Wednesday, 18 July, South Africans and the world will again celebrate the birthday of South Africa’s first democratically elected President,... 

SA: Labour completes Grayston Drive bridge collapse inquiry

SA: Labour completes Grayston Drive bridge collapse inquiry

13th July 2018 The Grayston Drive Pedestrian and cyclist structural bridge collapse inquiry set-up by the Department of Labour completed its work of gathering... 

SA: President Cyril Ramaphosa concludes successful visit to Saudi Arabia

SA: President Cyril Ramaphosa concludes successful visit to Saudi Arabia

13th July 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa has characterised his State Visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a remarkable success, as he had positive and fruitful... 

DA: Lesufi should eat humble pie and apologise for misleading the people of Gauteng

DA: Lesufi should eat humble pie and apologise for misleading the people of Gauteng

13th July 2018 MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, should apologise for his racially charged rant in the Gauteng Legislature when he accused “white developers" of... 

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Press Offices

Potential amendments affecting foreign trusts holding shares in foreign companies

Potential amendments affecting foreign trusts holding shares in foreign companies

3rd July 2018 National Treasury has held a few workshops this year to engage with stakeholders on proposed amendments before the draft amendment bills are... 

Baker McKenzie launches 2018 Global Private Equity Insights: 'Only for the Brave: Discovering opportunities in an uncertain world'

Baker McKenzie launches 2018 Global Private Equity Insights: 'Only for the Brave: Discovering opportunities in an uncertain world'

3rd July 2018 Against a backdrop of enduring geopolitical uncertainty, global private equity is experiencing a resurgence. Having experienced a record year for... 

Latest Data Breach Shines Spotlight on Protection of Personal Information

Latest Data Breach Shines Spotlight on Protection of Personal Information

2nd July 2018 The recent cyber-attack and holding hostage of a South African insurance provider’s IT infrastructure has drawn attention to the dire need for... 

Youth unemployment a worrying reality

Youth unemployment a worrying reality

2nd July 2018 Unemployment among young South Africans stands at 65 percent, according to the 2018 Institute for Management Development (IMD) World... 

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