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Less red tape, more credit: How the private sector can flourish in the Middle East
IMF DIRECT
To almost all economists it is clear that the private sector is critically important in creating jobs and achieving strong growth. The public sector is already overburdened in most countries. But...
 
 
07 Jan 2014
 
 
 
Daily podcast – January 7, 2014
PODCAST
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said in Johannesburg on Monday that the 2013 matric pass rate exceeded the basic education department's target by reaching 78.2%. In 2012 it was 73.9%, she...
 
 
13 Dec 2013
 
Broadband a potential ‘game changer’ in post-2015 development agenda
ICT
As the world edges closer to the deadlines outlined in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it has become apparent that much more needs to be done to sustain and accelerate the gains made since...
 
 
Blame it on BEE
Routledge Modise
During the first half of 2013, all eyes have been on foreign direct investment into Africa. The World Economic Forum – Africa ("WEF-A") conference in Cape Town and the release of the E&Y annual...
 
 
12 Dec 2013
 
UNAMID: Statement by African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, on DDPD Implementation Follow-up Commission to meet in El Fasher to discuss progress and challenges (12/12/2013)
STATEMENT
All media are invited to the opening ceremony of the seventh meeting of the Implementation Follow?up Commission (IFC), established by the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), that will take...
 
 
SA: Marius Llewellyn Fransman: Address by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela memorial service, St Georges Cathedral, Cape Town (12/12/2013)
SPEECH
We are humbled as a nation by the presence of so many heads of state, diplomats and delegations from every continent in the world. We join the millions around the globe who shed tears, who lovingly...
 
 
11 Dec 2013
 
Lessons from Nigeria: How not to handle radical groups
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
African governments are hungry for models. In that sense learning from the Nigerian experience can help other states to nip nascent terror threats in the bud, says Oxford Analytica senior analyst...
 
 
Daily podcast – December 11, 2013
PODCAST
The African National Congress has condemned the behaviour of people who booed during the memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela on Tuesday. ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said some...
 
 
10 Dec 2013
 
SA: Statement by CIVUCUS, World Alliance for Citizen Participation, civil society groups condemn attacks on freedoms in Egypt (10/12/2013)
STATEMENT
The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, and SOLIDAR, join in strongly condemning attacks on fundamental freedoms in Egypt. Rising restrictions on...
 
 
 
 
Daily podcast – December 10, 2013
PODCAST
World leaders from US President Barack Obama to Cuba's Raul Castro joined thousands of South Africans to honour Nelson Mandela today, in a memorial that will celebrate his gift for bringing enemies...
 
 
03 Dec 2013
 
Mobile technologies to contribute $241 to per capita GDP growth
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
The growth of mobile technologies in South Africa would result in economic growth of $241 per capita for the nation during the ten-year period to 2020, Vodafone Institute fellow Julia Manske said...
 
 
Watching the watchers: The case for the moral superiority of hackers, leakers and citizen watchdogs
The South African Civil Society Information Service
Edward Snowden, Chelsea (Bradley) Manning and Julian Assange have all attained legendary status amongst citizens’ rights advocates. They have exposed the extent that modern government has, under...
 
 
02 Dec 2013
 
Africa’s middle class against African chaos: Demographically unstoppable, a rising middle class will determine governments and African policy
consultancy africa intelligence
Choosing to attack Nairobi’s Westgate Mall on 21 September 2013,(2) the gunmen of the militant group al-Shabaab were lashing out at their truest enemy, the secular middle class. More than a...
 
 
 
 
Daily podcast – December 2, 2013
PODCAST
Thousands of South Africans on Saturday used online platforms to call for the impeachment of President Jacob Zuma, after a newspaper revealed a statutory body ‘s detailing of the use of public...
 
 
29 Nov 2013
 
SA: Andries Nel: Address by the Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, on the occasion of the commemoration of the Ethiopian Christian Movement, Tshwane (29/11/2013)
SPEECH
I bring you greetings from the the Honourable Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Lechesa Tsenoli. It is a great pleasure for the Department of Traditional Affairs to...
 
 
 
                       
 
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