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UN pays tribute to Mandela’s legacy

By: African News Agency      18th July 2018 As the world prepares to mark the legacy of Nelson Mandela on Wednesday on the 100th anniversary of his birth the United Nations has paid tribute... 

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Revolutionary solar-power desalination plant could provide cheaper option, but it needs space

Revolutionary solar-power desalination plant could provide cheaper option, but it needs space

By: News24Wire      18th July 2018 The new solar-powered desalination plant under construction at Witsand on the southern Cape coast will produce water at a cost of only R7 to R8 a... 

 Protesters challenge Zille to spend 67 minutes for Mandela Day inside erected shack

Protesters challenge Zille to spend 67 minutes for Mandela Day inside erected shack

By: News24Wire      18th July 2018 At 03:30 on Wednesday morning, about 15 protesters built a shack outside Leeuwenhof, the official residence of Western Cape Premier Helen Zille,... 

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Nelson Mandela 100

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... 

Amplats’ ‘Madiba and I’ competition winners represent S Africa in London

Amplats’ ‘Madiba and I’ competition winners represent S Africa in London

5th July 2018 Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) ‘Tata Madiba and I’ competition winners are in London respresenting the country at a British Council South... 

South Africans urged to ‘Be the legacy’ this Mandela Day

South Africans urged to ‘Be the legacy’ this Mandela Day

5th July 2018 Government has called on all South Africans to become part of the movement for change, by working together as a united, non-racial and non-sexist... 

How young activists are keeping Mandela's legacy alive across Africa

How young activists are keeping Mandela's legacy alive across Africa

5th July 2018 Last month, at a conference on African Inequalities co-organised by our school and the London School of Economics, the first audience question came... 

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Opinions

 DRC prioritises oil over conservation

DRC prioritises oil over conservation

11th July 2018 The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has decided to degazette parts of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites to allow for oil drilling.... 

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”... 

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 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... 

 Drought, Displacement and Livelihoods in Somalia/Somaliland: Time for gender-sensitive and protection-focused approaches

Drought, Displacement and Livelihoods in Somalia/Somaliland: Time for gender-sensitive and protection-focused approaches

28th June 2018 Thousands of Somali families were displaced to urban centres by the 2017 drought. Research by a group of NGOs indicates that they do not intend to... 

 Reshaping Urban Mobility with Autonomous Vehicles Lessons from the City of Boston

Reshaping Urban Mobility with Autonomous Vehicles Lessons from the City of Boston

28th June 2018 Autonomous vehicles will radically transform how people and goods are transported around cities. What steps do government leaders need to take to... 

A guide to multilateral development banks

A guide to multilateral development banks

28th June 2018 The mandates and operations of multilateral development banks (MDBs) have evolved and expanded in recent decades. Many were created in the 1960s,... 

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Statements

SADTU: SADTU on Mandela Day

SADTU: SADTU on Mandela Day

18th July 2018 The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) joins millions in South Africa and the rest of the world in celebrating 18 July: Nelson... 

SA: Parliament on Nelson Mandela International Day

SA: Parliament on Nelson Mandela International Day

18th July 2018 Madiba’s birthday today is particularly special as it marks 100 years since his birth. This year we are also celebrating the centenary birthday of... 

DA: #SendTheArmyNow to Bonteheuwel

DA: #SendTheArmyNow to Bonteheuwel

18th July 2018 The ANC-led national government has allowed gangsterism and drugs to spiral out of control throughout our communities. Sadly today another woman... 

DA: SABC Inquiry: DA calls for equitable election coverage for all major political parties

DA: SABC Inquiry: DA calls for equitable election coverage for all major political parties

18th July 2018 Today, the DA made its submissions to the SABC’s Commission of Inquiry into political and editorial interferences at the public broadcaster. Our... 

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Press Offices

When it is necessary to hire a patent attorney

When it is necessary to hire a patent attorney

29th June 2018 The cost of obtaining a patent may seem exorbitant for the individual entrepreneur or start-up, but the protection of intellectual property may be... 

Tobacco products: Plain packaging is looming in South Africa

Tobacco products: Plain packaging is looming in South Africa

29th June 2018 The discussion or more apt, debate, on plain packaging in relation to tobacco products has been ongoing in South Africa for several years now. But,... 

PAIPO – Concerns from a brand holder’s perspective

PAIPO – Concerns from a brand holder’s perspective

29th June 2018 Since the start of cross-border trade, various treaties have been entered into to provide protection of a brand holder which is similar to that of... 

Business Takeovers – Are They Coming Or Going?

Business Takeovers – Are They Coming Or Going?

28th June 2018 Section 197 of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) forces the new employer who takes over the business (or part thereof) of another employer as a going... 

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