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Cabinet reshuffle about consolidating Zuma’s power – Vavi

By: African News Agency      17th October 2017 President Jacob Zuma’s latest Cabinet reshuffle was a self-serving bid to consolidate power with a view to the ruling party’s elective conference,... 

Cabinet reshuffle about consolidating Zuma’s power – Vavi
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New SABC board Chair and deputy are close Zuma allies – DA

New SABC board Chair and deputy are close Zuma allies – DA

By: African News Agency      17th October 2017 The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday said it “noted with concern” that the newly appointed South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board... 

Somalia calls for blood donations after bombing, Turkey sends doctors

Somalia calls for blood donations after bombing, Turkey sends doctors

By: Reuters     17th October 2017 Somalia is in desperate need for donated blood to treat survivors of a truck bombing in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday that killed more than 300... 

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 OGP in Africa: Another sharp tool in the governance toolbox

OGP in Africa: Another sharp tool in the governance toolbox

10th October 2017 The recent Open Government Partnership (OGP) High Level Event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly brought sad tidings for OGP... 

No way to verify whether 80% of same-sex marriages in SA are by Afrikaans speakers

No way to verify whether 80% of same-sex marriages in SA are by Afrikaans speakers

10th October 2017 More than a decade ago South Africa became the first African country to legalise same-sex marriages. But the bulk of these weddings take place... 

Betrayal and recovering trust?

Betrayal and recovering trust?

9th October 2017 Hardly a day passes without new revelations of state capture, corruption and other forms of malgovernance. These emanate from the Public... 

Taking stock of Uganda’s economy 55 years after independence

Taking stock of Uganda’s economy 55 years after independence

9th October 2017 October 9 marks 55 years since Uganda’s independence in 1962. The country’s economy has seen many changes during this time, affected by periods of... 

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 Agroecology, Empowerment and Resilience: Lessons from ActionAid's Agroecology and Resilience project

Agroecology, Empowerment and Resilience: Lessons from ActionAid's Agroecology and Resilience project

9th October 2017 West Africa is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. Following a severe drought in the region in 2012, ActionAid initiated the Agroecology... 

Sexual Violence by Armed Groups in the Central African Republic

Sexual Violence by Armed Groups in the Central African Republic

6th October 2017 Since late 2012, the Central African Republic has been wracked by bloody armed conflict in which civilians have paid the price. Armed groups have... 

From early warning to early action in Somalia

From early warning to early action in Somalia

5th October 2017 More than three years after it was initiated in the aftermath of the 2011 famine, the early-warning, early-action trigger mechanism for Somalia... 

Electricity storage and renewables: Costs and markets to 2030

Electricity storage and renewables: Costs and markets to 2030

5th October 2017 Battery electricity storage is a key technology in the world’s transition to a sustainable energy system. Battery systems can support a wide range... 

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Statements

ICASA: ICASA announces appointment of Chief Executive Officer

ICASA: ICASA announces appointment of Chief Executive Officer

18th October 2017 The Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Willington Ngwepe as... 

FutureSA: New SABC board urged to ensure broadcaster serves interest of the public

FutureSA: New SABC board urged to ensure broadcaster serves interest of the public

18th October 2017 Future South Africa urges the new SABC board, which was finally appointed by President Jacob Zuma this week, to ensure that the broadcaster serves... 

DEA: Minister Molewa welcomes sentencing of Shuangshuang Xue for smuggling of rhino horn

DEA: Minister Molewa welcomes sentencing of Shuangshuang Xue for smuggling of rhino horn

18th October 2017 The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has welcomed the direct four-year sentence handed down to a Chinese national in the Kempton... 

UDM: NMB coalition: UDM President writes to DA Leader Maimane

UDM: NMB coalition: UDM President writes to DA Leader Maimane

18th October 2017 Dear Mr Maimane Nelson Mandela Bay coalition: Mistakes were made regarding the manner in which the speaker of council conducted the NMBMM council... 

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Press Offices

Baker McKenzie announces new managing partner and key leadership appointments in South Africa

Baker McKenzie announces new managing partner and key leadership appointments in South Africa

3rd October 2017 Global law firm Baker McKenzie has announced Morne van der Merwe’s appointment as managing partner of its Johannesburg office. In addition, Darryl... 

Turning information into insight in procurement

Turning information into insight in procurement

2nd October 2017 Decisions and consequences go hand-in-hand. This is why having adequate, relevant information at your fingertips is a critical aspect of any... 

Confessions do not always merit dismissal

Confessions do not always merit dismissal

2nd October 2017 Employers are entitled to use confessions as evidence in disciplinary hearings. However, just because an employee makes a confession this does not... 

International construction contract changes to reduce common disputes

International construction contract changes to reduce common disputes

29th September 2017 New FIDIC standard form contract documents are almost ready to be adopted by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers. The Rainbow... 

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