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08 Dec 2016
 
 
 
 
Fueling the Philippines’ HIV Epidemic
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The Philippines is facing one of the fastest-growing epidemics of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the Asia-Pacific region. According to official statistics, HIV prevalence among men who have...
 
 
02 Dec 2016
 
Glencore sees nickel shortage as electric vehicle demand burgeons
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore sees a shortage in nickel arising as a result of burgeoning demand from electric vehicle (EV) production. Batteries used in EVs are consuming about...
 
 
06 Oct 2016
 
WFTU: George Mavrikos: Address by General Secretary of WFTU, at the 17th World Trade Union Congress, Durban (05/10/2016)
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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
THE CONVERSATION
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)
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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)
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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)
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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
CYBERCRIME
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)
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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
AFRICA CHECK
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
STATEMENT
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
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
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)
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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)
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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...
 
 
 
                       
 
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