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29 August 2014
                       
 
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25 Aug 2014
 
 
SA: Naledi Pandor: Address by the Minister of Science and Technology, to the 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Cape Town (25/08/2014)
SPEECH
This is the first time that Africa has hosted this prestigious congress, and I am pleased to welcome you home to the Cradle of Humankind. It's a privilege and an honour to address a world congress...
 
 
11 Aug 2014
 
Do a third of SA women have a baby by 19?
HEALTH
A health department official has claimed that a third of South African women have a child by 19. The claim is based on data from 1998. Does it hold true?
 
 
14 Jul 2014
 
UN: Statement by UN Women, entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, ITU and UN Women announce new global awards for outstanding work in technology for gender equality (14/07/2014)
STATEMENT
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and UN Women are partnering to launch a new global technology award that recognizes outstanding contributions from women and men in leveraging the...
 
 
12 Jun 2014
 
Avoid a cybercrime own goal during the World Cup
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
With the World Cup kicking off in Brazil tomorrow, 12 June, interest in the matches is reaching a fever pitch in Africa and around the globe. Savvy cybercriminals are capitalising on the attention...
 
 
09 Jun 2014
 
Home Affairs and the Immigration Amendment Act: So where to?
CHRIS WATTERS
We now have a major amendment to our immigration legislation and processes.  But what is happening at Home Affairs?  Who, really, is at the helm of this critical Leviathan?  Where is he, she...
 
 
07 Apr 2014
 
SABRIC: Statement by the South African Banking Risk Information Centre, warn customers against email hacking (07/04/2014)
STATEMENT
In a recent article by the Mail and Guardian newspaper Informal consensus within the private sector saw South Africa ranked third, behind Russia and China in terms of cybercrime. It is with this in...
 
 
20 Mar 2014
 
SA: Statement by Mmoho Teenage Pregnancy Campaign, reminds South Africa that sexual and reproductive health and rights are an important health-human rights (20/03/2014)
STATEMENT
Mmoho is a partnership between civil society organizations, government and academic institutions to raise awareness about teenage pregnancy in South Africa through a national campaign. The...
 
 
14 Mar 2014
 
Fighting the good fight: Tackling tax evasion and avoidance in Africa
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
The emergence of ‘frontier economies’ in Sub-Saharan Africa, which are essentially characterised by financial markets that have developed rapidly in the past two decades, has placed enormous...
 
 
06 Mar 2014
 
SA businesses are not ready for new privacy protection legislation – Grant Thornton
Grant Thornton
SOUTH African businesses are not ready for the looming implementation of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), according to leading auditing firm Grant Thornton. The POPI Act, which...
 
 
03 Mar 2014
 
SA: Yunus Carrim: Address by the Minister of Communications, at the National Consultative Conference on the National Integrated ICT Policy Green Paper, Johannesburg (03/03/2014)
SPEECH
So here’s our National Integrated ICT Policy Green Paper. Yes, yes, it should have come sooner. But it’s here now! Let’s get cracking! Engage with it vigorously and rigorously and help shape...
 
 
14 Feb 2014
 
Employer survey reveals changing student aspirations, mining loses out
EMPLOYMENT
The latest yearly survey by global thought leader Universum on the ideal employers for students and young professionals has revealed changes in the goals and aspirations of young people as they...
 
 
27 Nov 2013
 
Will social media influence election campaigning in South Africa?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
A big change in political campaigning since South Africa’s last national elections has been the rise in social media. But how has this new dynamic manifested in South Africa, and to what extent...
 
 
13 Sep 2013
 
The spy who went into the cold
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The recent furore around the unfettered access by the US government to personal data of individuals has drawn data protection laws out of the cold and into the harsh light of day. Is the personal...
 
 
03 Sep 2013
 
DA: Statement by Dianne Kohler Barnard, DA Shadow Minister of Police, states that National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega is not fit to lead the South African Police Service (03/08/2013)
STATEMENT
National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega is not fit to lead the South African Police Service and should be fired. Her latest blunder this weekend over senior appointments shows that she is totally...
 
 
21 Aug 2013
 
DA: Statement by David Maynier, DA Shadow Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, states that Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula's refusal to disclose information on arms deals is ludicrous (20/08/2013)
STATEMENT
It’s ludicrous that the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, refuses to disclose any information about new arms deals to Parliament.
 
 
 
                       
 
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