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03 Dec 2015
 
 
What next for the African Standby Force?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The readiness of the African Union’s (AU’s) African Standby Force (ASF) was put to the test during a major field exercise over three weeks in October and November. Troops marched into mock battle...
 
 
02 Dec 2015
 
Gauteng: David Makhura: Address by Gauteng Premier, on the occasion of the mayoral gala dinner at 7th Africities Summit, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg (02/12/2015)
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I would like to thank you for inviting me to speak at this evening Mayoral Gala Dinner of the 7th Africities Summit. It is a great honour for me to join you tonight and say a few words at this...
 
 
THINK AGAIN – Unstable climates make for unstable politics
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
El Niño has hit Africa particularly hard this year. The unpredictable weather cycle has been more intense than past iterations, and is being blamed for everything, from drought in southern Africa...
 
 
01 Dec 2015
 
What the West must learn from George W Bush before taking on ISIL
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Despite much commentary to the contrary, the Islamic State is steadily losing ground. It has already lost three quarters of the border between northern Syria and Turkey, pressure on the city of...
 
 
25 Nov 2015
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – November 25, 2015
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Making headlines: Cosatu's biggest affiliate wants Cyril Ramaphosa for president IS militants claim hotel attack that killed 7 people in Egypt's Sinai. And, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim...
 
 
North Africa – small glimmers of light in bid to stop violence against women
THE CONVERSATION
North Africa holds the dubious “honour” of being among the world’s worst regions for gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and violence against women. In 2012 Moroccan teen Amina Filali’s...
 
 
High-growth 'gazelles' in Africa: is small really beautiful?
THE CONVERSATION
Conventional wisdom on supporting entrepreneurship is that governments should support start-ups and small businesses to spur job creation and economic growth. The rationale is based on the premise...
 
 
SA: President Zuma concludes asuccessful working visit to Angola
STATEMENT
President Jacob Zuma has today concluded a successful Working Visit to the Republic of Angola at the invitation of His Excellency President Eduardo Dos Santos. President Zuma expressed his...
 
 
20 Nov 2015
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, at the questions for oral reply, National Assembly (19/11/2015)
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Honourable Speaker, Government recently introduced the Higher Education Amendment Bill in Parliament which addresses the question of institutional autonomy.
 
 
17 Nov 2015
 
 
 
Antibiotic resistance – Multi-country public awareness survey (Nov 2015)
RECOMMENDATION
Antibiotic resistance is occurring everywhere in the world, compromising the treatment of infectious diseases and undermining many other advances in health and medicine. Antibiotic resistance...
 
 
16 Nov 2015
 
How understanding microbes can help farmers manage Africa's soil crisis
THE CONVERSATION
To harness the potential of soil microbes Africa must move quickly. As soil degrades, so too does microbial life. Understanding the microbial diversity of Africa’s soils is important for another...
 
 
Jacob Zuma condemns France terror attacks
PARIS ATTACKS
South Africa President Jacob Zuma has condemned the terror attacks in France, where more than 130 people died, and at the same time he has warned against labelling all refugees as “terrorists”....
 
 
05 Nov 2015
 
 
 
S Africa to play a key role in creating a nuclear-weapons-free world
NUCLEAR
South Africa as the host country for the Headquarters of the African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE), will in future play a key role in ensuring a nuclear-weapons-free world. The role AFCONE...
 
 
04 Nov 2015
 
Extremism in Egypt – when countering terrorism becomes counter-productive
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Since the inception of the El-Sisi regime in Egypt, there has been an exponential increase in the number of terrorist incidents directed at the state. In the Sinai Peninsula especially, the...
 
 
NCOP adopts DA motion on drought relief
DROUGHT
The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) have adopted a motion by the Democratic Alliance (DA) that hopes to address potential challenges relating to the drought. In his motion on Tuesday, DA...
 
 
 
                       
 
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