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Daily podcast – January 7, 2014
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
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...
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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)
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)
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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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
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)
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...
28 Nov 2013
Egypt's transitional government prepares for battle over Ethiopia`s giant dam on the Nile
The continuing political turmoil in Egypt has had an impact on every aspect of the country’s life and one of those is foreign relations, as Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy readily admits. Most of...
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