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23 Apr 2014
 
 
New kid on the block: Doing business in South Sudan
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
After almost five decades of war and armed conflict, South Sudan achieved its independence from the Republic of Sudan in July 2011, making it the world’s youngest state. South Sudan has a climate...
 
 
17 Apr 2014
 
 
 
Daily podcast – April 17, 2014
PODCAST
Inter-communal violence is tearing Central African Republic apart but the conflict is not getting the attention or aid,needed to save huge numbers of lives, the head of the UN refugee agency (or...
 
 
16 Apr 2014
 
Micro-politics and fragmenting states of reality – Ukraine and Libya
Geopolitical Solutions
On Thursday 17 April the EU, Russia, Ukraine and the US is set to meet in Geneva for talks on the current situation in the Ukraine. While news headlines focus on the details of eastern and southern...
 
 
15 Apr 2014
 
 
 
Daily podcast – April 15, 2014
PODCAST
Energy Minister Dikobe Ben Martins confirmed on Monday that the long awaited cogeneration and coal independent power producer (or IPP) procurement programmes would be initiated in April and May...
 
 
14 Apr 2014
 
 
 
Daily podcast – April 14, 2014
PODCAST
State-owned power utility Eskom will likely need a R50-billion to R100-billion bailout if it is to survive over the next few years, Shava Mining Enterprise’s Andrew Kinghorn warned on Friday....
 
 
China’s role in Africa’s conflicts: Military cooperation, arms transfers and involvement in peacekeeping operations
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
The growing presence and influence of China in international politics seems to be particularly evident in Africa. The relationship between China and Africa is predominantly economic, but China’s...
 
 
11 Apr 2014
 
Kia Picanto becomes Range Rover: Nigeria overtakes South Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
If there’s one thing more revealing than a tweet, it’s a deleted tweet. After Nigeria announced on Sunday that its economy had nearly doubled, soaring to US$509 billion and overtaking South...
 
 
10 Apr 2014
 
Statement by Al Jazeera, news network, titans of journalism ratchet up pressure on Egypt to #FreeAJStaff (10/04/2014)
STATEMENT
At the historic Paley Center in New York City, Owen Watson, Al Jazeera English’s executive producer for newsgathering in the Americas, opened the press conference with strong calls for the...
 
 
08 Apr 2014
 
Worker health hazards and proliferation risks of radioactive material smuggling and diversion in Africa’s ports, borders and shipping industry
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
Despite increasing volumes of international cargo passing through African ports, most African ports and borders are inadequately equipped with radiation detection equipment, nor are they staffed...
 
 
 
 
Arab Uprisings & Social Justice: Implications of IMF subsidy reform policies (April 2014)
POLICY
This paper traces the evolution of IMF recommendations on fuel and food subsidies from the onset of the global financial crisis (2007-2008) through the aftermath of the 2011 Arab uprisings. During...
 
 
04 Apr 2014
 
Personal interest has no place in ethical leadership – Madonsela
LEADERSHIP
Personal interest has no place in ethical leadership and good governance, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Friday. "It is putting public interest first and personal interest last, in fact...
 
 
02 Apr 2014
 
COSATU: Statement by the Congress of South African Trade Unions, welcomes cut in cell-phone rates (02/04/2014)
STATEMENT
The Congress of South African Trade Unions welcomes the ruling by the High Court that MTN and Vodacom must immediately cut their interconnection fees for mobile operators by half.
 
 
In a society in upheaval, just who are 'the People'?
The South African Civil Society Information Service
The people have spoken. They have elected a government. No, wait, I hear the angry shouts of a demonstration in the streets. “We are the people,” they are crying. The crowd is getting larger and...
 
 
31 Mar 2014
 
ANC: African National Congress NEC statement (31/03/2014)
STATEMENT
The National Executive Committee of the African National Congress met on the 28 – 29 March 2014 at the President Protea Hotel in Cape Town.  This was a regular meeting that discussed the overview...
 
 
27 Mar 2014
 
SA: Statement by SERI, CLC and CALS, civil organisations, concerned that South African delegation at the Human Rights Council may weaken the international status of the right to adequate housing (27/03/2014)
STATEMENT
SERI, the CLC and CALS note with concern that the action of the South African delegation at the Human Rights Council may threaten a progressive resolution on the right to adequate housing. It has...
 
 
 
                       
 
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