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25 October 2016
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06 Oct 2016
WFTU: George Mavrikos: Address by General Secretary of WFTU, at the 17th World Trade Union Congress, Durban (05/10/2016)
Comrades of South Africa, of the country of Mandela, of Mabhida, of Mtshali, of the land of the heroes of the working class, of the land that has shed rivers of blood of its best children in the...
01 Aug 2016
A national minimum wage would cut poverty and boost growth in South Africa
A national minimum wage, set at an appropriate level, can achieve the central objectives of reducing working poverty and inequality in South Africa. It can also lead to increased economic growth...
29 Jul 2016
ActionAid: Annual report 2015 (July 2016)
This year women and men living in poverty continued to mobilise for their rights despite the volatile mix of disasters, militarism, conflict and economic displacement that left many of the world’s...
29 Jun 2016
DA: Wilmot James: Address by DA Shadow Minister of Health, during an oversight visit, Joubert Park Clinic, Hillbrow, Johannesburg (29/06/2016)
Today’s oversight visit by the DA to the Joubert Park Clinic in Hillbrow, serves to confirm that nurses are at the frontline of health care and yet the nation gives them little resources to carry...
08 Jun 2016
Global Growth Forecast Again Revised Lower to 2.4% (June 2016)
There are markedly different prospects for commodity exporters and importers. China is forecast to grow at 6.7% after 6.9% last year. India’s robust economic expansion is expected to hold steady at...
26 May 2016
11 Apr 2016
Extensive training essential to combat cybercrime globally
With cybercrime costing South Africa R1-billion a year, extensive training for police, prosecutors, judges and magistrates was essential to stop online criminals worldwide. At least seven...
05 Apr 2016
Rand depreciation – A boon for South African outsourcing industry (April 2016)
Continued weakening of the Rand and grim recovery outlook, could help the local South African outsourcing industry establish itself as a cost-effective destination for outsourcing contracts and,...
18 Feb 2016
Did African travellers introduce the zika virus to Brazil? It’s highly unlikely
Africans are being blamed by doctors for bringing the mosquito-borne zika virus to South America, where an increase has been recorded in babies being born with an underdeveloped brain. Is that...
19 Jan 2016
GCIS: Deputy Minister Dlodlo hosts Open Government Partnership Leadership Retreat
South Africa’s Special Envoy to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and Deputy Minister for Public Service and Administration, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo will this week host a Governance and Leadership...
07 Jan 2016
No shortcuts to UNSC reform
When the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened on 15 September 2015, reforming the UN Security Council (UNSC) was again on the agenda. By the time that the annual...
03 Dec 2015
Climate extremes and resilient poverty reduction (Dec 2015)
The global climate is warming and there is growing evidence that climate variability is increasing in many places; extremes are becoming more frequent and intense in some parts of the world. Three...
04 Nov 2015
Outsourcing is good for job creation in South Africa (Nov 2015)
South Africa has identified BPO/Outsourcing (Business Process Outsourcing) as an enabler for economic and social growth. Taking examples from countries such as India and Philippines where the...
30 Oct 2015
Making a Killing: Who pays the real costs of big oil, coal and gas? (Oct 2015)
As the death toll rises after the Philippines’ 12th typhoon this year, a new Climate Justice Programme report questions the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies making billions in profits without...
23 Oct 2015
DIRCO: Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko: Address by Ambassador to China, Comments on the negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by the Chairperson of the G77 and China, Bonn, China (21/10/2015)
As Chairperson of the Group of 77 and China, I have the honour to share my impressions on the current negotiations towards the adoption of a new agreement under the United Nations Framework...
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