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South Africa's GDP growth expected to hit 1.7% in 2018

By: Reuters     20th June 2018 South Africa's economy is expected to recover from a poor start this year, rescued by stronger growth in the rest of the world, a Reuters poll... 

South Africa's GDP growth expected to hit 1.7% in 2018
 Trade unions to respond to Eskom's 4.7% wage offer increase

Trade unions to respond to Eskom's 4.7% wage offer increase

By: African News Agency      20th June 2018 Trade unions involved in wage negotiations with Eskom will give a joint response to the power utility's revised 4.7 percent wage offer when the... 

Ramaphosa welcomes participation of IGAD in Ethiopia

Ramaphosa welcomes participation of IGAD in Ethiopia

By: African News Agency      20th June 2018 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday, welcomed the participation of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/A-In-Opposition (SPLM/A-IO)... 

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 Can South Africa make a difference on a fractured Security Council?

Can South Africa make a difference on a fractured Security Council?

11th June 2018 South Africa was once ‘a giant in the world and our reputation was well known, because of what we represented’, says the country’s International... 

Mandela centenary: South Africans must not let trifles undermine his legacy

Mandela centenary: South Africans must not let trifles undermine his legacy

11th June 2018 This year marks a century since liberation struggle hero and global statesman Nelson Mandela was born. Throughout 2018, celebrations and events are... 

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

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

11th June 2018 Nelson Mandela was notoriously stubborn or obstinate both words that are generally used to connote negative qualities.  But the dictionaries... 

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa can help resolve the Gaza crisis

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa can help resolve the Gaza crisis

8th June 2018 The gunning down by the Israeli army of protesting Palestinians at the Gaza border in May has drawn international condemnation. There’s also been... 

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Tunisia’s New Law on Detention, on Paper and in Practice

Tunisia’s New Law on Detention, on Paper and in Practice

4th June 2018 In 2016 Tunisia’s parliament adopted the landmark law on the right of those taken into police custody to see a lawyer.  As a result, detainees... 

G7 fossil fuel subsidy scorecard: tracking the phase-out of fiscal support and public finance for oil, gas and coal

G7 fossil fuel subsidy scorecard: tracking the phase-out of fiscal support and public finance for oil, gas and coal

4th June 2018 G7 countries (and others around the world) are in the early stages of an energy transition – including, in some areas, a shift away from the... 

Economic Development in Africa Report 2018

Economic Development in Africa Report 2018

1st June 2018 Images of thousands of African youth drowning in the Mediterranean, propelled by poverty or conflict at home and lured by the hope of jobs abroad,... 

 Displaced and dispossessed: conflict-affected communities and their land of origin in Kachin State, Myanmar

Displaced and dispossessed: conflict-affected communities and their land of origin in Kachin State, Myanmar

1st June 2018 People displaced by conflict (IDPs) in Myanmar’s Kachin State want to return to their land, yet it is being appropriated unfairly. Legal or... 

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Statements

DIRCO: DIRCO is working with Chinese authorities on stranded young South Africans in China due to visa scam

DIRCO: DIRCO is working with Chinese authorities on stranded young South Africans in China due to visa scam

21st June 2018 The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu is aware of  South African citizens who are stranded in China as a result... 

FEDUSA: FEDUSA and affiliates pay tribute to Minister Gordhan and task team for guaranteeing SA Express June 2018 salaries

FEDUSA: FEDUSA and affiliates pay tribute to Minister Gordhan and task team for guaranteeing SA Express June 2018 salaries

21st June 2018 The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) and UASA, the Union and the Airlines Pilots of South Africa (ALPA-SA) – affiliates of FEDUSA at... 

DIRCO: Withdrawal of the USA from the UN Human Rights Council

DIRCO: Withdrawal of the USA from the UN Human Rights Council

21st June 2018 The South African Government regrets the announcement of the decision by the government of the United States of America (US) to withdraw its... 

ANC: ANC on the passing of Comrade Joyce Mashamba

ANC: ANC on the passing of Comrade Joyce Mashamba

21st June 2018 The African National Congress has learnt with deep sadness of the passing of Comrade Joyce Mashamba. Mashamba previously served as a member of the... 

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Press Offices

Africa has potential to revolutionise the energy sector through smart power innovation

Africa has potential to revolutionise the energy sector through smart power innovation

8th June 2018 Within developing economies, including Africa, there are growing opportunities to implement new technologies and localised energy generation... 

National Minimum Wage update

National Minimum Wage update

7th June 2018 The National Assembly has recently passed three bills namely the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Bill, the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment... 

New Technology Equips Legal Field for the Future

New Technology Equips Legal Field for the Future

7th June 2018 Technology is transforming the information landscape and rapidly changing the workplace. The generally conservative legal industry has in no way... 

Demand for compliance lawyers is growing in Africa

Demand for compliance lawyers is growing in Africa

7th June 2018 Regulators around the world are increasing their focus on compliance issues and this has given rise to a substantial increase in demand for lawyers... 

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