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19 April 2014
                       
 
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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...
 
 
'Broke' UN agency pleads for help in Central African Republic
VIOLENCE
Inter-communal violence is tearing Central African Republic apart but the conflict is not getting the attention, or aid, needed to save hunge numbers of lives, the head of the UN refugee agency...
 
 
07 Apr 2014
 
Patents and patent laws are not a major barrier to access to medicines
FREE MARKET FOUNDATION
Some healthcare activists persistently argue that patents are a barrier that prevents access to medicines. The price of medications may well be a determining factor, but there are other issues that...
 
 
26 Mar 2014
 
SA: Mondli Gungubele: Address by the Executive Mayor of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, during the State of the City Address, Germiston, Gauteng (26/03/2014)
STATEMENT
It was the English physicist and mathematician, Sir Isaac Newton, who once said: “If I have seen far, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants”. South Africa has produced and...
 
 
16 Mar 2014
 
SA: Statement by the Department of Labour, Minister Oliphant calls on domestic workers to register for UIF (16/03/2014)
STATEMENT
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has implored workers in the domestic sector to register for the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to cushion themselves in case they lose their jobs.
 
 
28 Feb 2014
 
Bury CO2 gases, says international climate change expert
CLIMATE CHANGE
World-renowned energy expert Sir Eric Ash believes China, the US and the UK are starting to take stock of the damage being done by carbon dioxide (CO2) released by coal and the potential of burying...
 
 
25 Feb 2014
 
The emerging world’s inequality time bomb
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Oxfam’s recent estimate that 85 multibillionaires have accumulated fortunes greater than the wealth of the world’s poorest 3.5 billion people implies an uncomfortable situation for governments...
 
 
17 Feb 2014
 
IFAD: Statement by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, states that family farming is vital for resilient and food-secure future (17/02/2014)
Statements
As the international community works on a post-2015 development framework that ushers in profound changes in development policy, investment and practice needed for rural transformation, the...
 
 
29 Jan 2014
 
Africa’s growth story shows progressive structural change
ECONOMY
A new index by the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has provided “empirical” proof of Africa’s growth story, however, the Middle East has also emerged as strong performer. The GIBS...
 
 
21 Jan 2014
 
COP-outs, walk-outs and possibility: Africa’s opportunities for climate change preparedness
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
On 23 November 2013, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) nineteenth annual Conference of the Parties (COP 19) closed after almost two weeks of debate and...
 
 
27 Nov 2013
 
SA: Statement by the Ministry of Finance, on tax compliance ranking (27/11/2013)
STATEMENT
The Forum, which is chaired by Kosie Louw (the Chief Officer Legal of the South African Revenue Service), made the announcement after its sixth meeting held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 21-22...
 
 
22 Nov 2013
 
 
 
Daily podcast – November 22, 2013
PODCAST
State-owned power utility Eskom has lifted its emergency declaration, invoked on Tuesday, stating that the power system was now stable. It warned, however, that the risk of another emergency...
 
 
21 Nov 2013
 
SA gives R4m to Philippines rescue operations
RESCUE
South Africa has joined the international community in making a contribution to rescue efforts in the typhoon ravaged Philippines. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco),...
 
 
SA: Statement by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, South African Government makes a contribution to rescue operations in the Philippines (21/11/2013)
STATEMENT
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation, on behalf of the Government of South Africa, contributed an amount of R4 million in response to the call for international assistance by...
 
 
GCIS: Statement by the Government Communication and Information System, on the Cabinet meeting of 20 November 2013 (21/11/2013)
STATEMENT
Cabinet welcomes the high number of eligible voters who heeded the call to register during the initial registration period of 9 and 10 November 2013. Eligible voters who have not yet registered are...
 
 
 
                       
 
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