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Daily podcast – February 17, 2014.
PODCAST
The big debate about how fast China's economy will grow this year can find some answers in the real world, where signs suggest the growth giant is slowly but surely losing its fizz.
 
 
11 Feb 2014
 
SA: Dikobe Ben Martins: Address by the Minister of Energy, at the Energy Leaders Roundtable hosted by the Central Energy Fund, on powering SA to 2030 and beyond, at the Park Hyatt Hotel, Rosebank, Johannesburg (11/02/2014)
Topics
Programme Director; Chief Executive Officer of the Central Energy Fund; Director-General of the Department of Energy; Panelists; Representatives of government, State Owned Companies and Regulators;...
 
 
10 Feb 2014
 
 
 
Daily podcast – February 10, 2014
STATEMENT
Widespread protests have become an almost daily ritual in the townships ringing Johannesburg and Pretoria, with disaffected youths burning tyres, looting shops and throwing rocks in a furious...
 
 
06 Feb 2014
 
SA: Marius Fransman: Address by the deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the International Solidarity Conference on Cuba, Western Sahara and Palestine, Parliament Good Hope Chamber, Cape Town (06/02/2014)
SPEECH
I am profoundly honoured to address this august gathering on the occasion of the International Solidarity Conference with Cuba, Western Sahara and Palestine not only because these three countries...
 
 
 
 
Daily podcast – February 6, 2014.
STATEMENT
Government entities racked up more than R2-billion in wasteful expenditure in the past financial year and incurred another R26.4-billion in irregular spending, the Auditor General said on...
 
 
Speaking truth to power not easy for African think tanks
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the opening of the first African Regional Think Tanks Summit in Irene, Pretoria earlier this week, renowned Cameroonian-born scholar Achille Mbembe described Africa as ‘the epicentre of global...
 
 
05 Feb 2014
 
Peer Review Mechanism gets back to business, but stronger participation at heads of state level needed
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), a voluntary African governance promotion tool, now boasts an unprecedented 34 member states, 17 of which have completed their first reviews. But a lack of...
 
 
 
 
Peace and Security Council Report No 55 (February 2014)
Peace and Security
This edition includes country analyses on the Central African Republic (CAR) and Egypt. The analysis of developments in the CAR covers events between December 2013 and January 2014 including the...
 
 
2013: A year of ups and downs for the PSC
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Last year was not a particularly good year for peace and security in Africa. In the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Egypt, Libya, Mali and South Sudan,...
 
 
04 Feb 2014
 
Rand weakness insufficient to meet 6% export growth goal – World Bank
EXPORT OUTLOOK
A new World Bank analysis of South Africa’s 20 000-plus exporters documents a worrying trend of underperformance over the past decade and highlights several structural and infrastructure...
 
 
Business confidence drops in Jan – Sacci
TRADE
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) Business Confidence Index (BCI) receded to 90.5 in January, from 91.9 in December, with five subindices turning positive, three...
 
 
 
 
SACCI: Statement by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Business Confidence Index for January 2014 (04/02/2014)
STATEMENT
The SACCI Business Confidence Index (BCI) for January 2014 was released today at the SACCI Offices in Rosebank, Johannesburg. The SACCI Business Confidence Index (BCI) receded to 90.5 in January...
 
 
03 Feb 2014
 
Egypt and Libya find common security ground: An alliance against al-Qaeda
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
Al-Qaeda was active and dangerous in North Africa during the closing months of 2013. An Egypt-based al-Qaeda affiliate group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, attacked the Egyptian military in the North Sinai...
 
 
31 Jan 2014
 
A fading democratic star: The role of Islamism in Mali and the dangers of totalising narratives
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
“Neat lines of demarcation rarely, if ever, exist between one area of the world and the next”(2) Eamonn Gearon, author of The Sahara: A Cultural History
 
 
 
 
Annual Review of the African Union Peace and Security Council 2013/2014 (January 2014)
Peace and Security
From the Central African Republic (CAR) to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Egypt, Libya and Mali, Africa experienced a resurgence of conflict and violent instability in 2013. These and...
 
 
 
                       
 
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