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South Sudan President, rebels disagree over mandate extension

By: News24Wire      13th July 2018 South Sudan 's peace process has been complicated by the parliament's vote to extend the tenure of President Salva Kiir by three years while talks... 

South Sudan President, rebels disagree over mandate extension
South Sudan President Salva Kiir
ANC Gauteng taken to court over Sedibeng regional conference

ANC Gauteng taken to court over Sedibeng regional conference

By: News24Wire      13th July 2018 The African National Congress (ANC) is set for yet another court battle, this time in Gauteng, with disgruntled members from at least four branches... 

MeerKAT radio telescope inaugurated as precursor to larger SKA project

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... 

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Nelson Mandela 100

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... 

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. 

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Opinions

 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... 

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... 

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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

DMR: Minister Mantashe extends condolences to families of deceases mineworkers

DMR: Minister Mantashe extends condolences to families of deceases mineworkers

16th July 2018 The Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr Gwede Mantashe extends his condolences to the families of six mineworkers who lost their lives following a... 

SAPU: SAPU seeks urgent meeting with General Sitole over job rotation policy

SAPU: SAPU seeks urgent meeting with General Sitole over job rotation policy

15th July 2018 The South African Policing Union is seeking an urgent audience with national police commissioner General John Khehla Sitole over his total... 

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... 

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Press Offices

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... 

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... 

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Lessons from Mandela’s leadership (Part 5)

Suttner's View: What is the place that Traditional Leaders should occupy in S Africa today?

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