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21 November 2014
                       
 
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17 Nov 2014
 
 
Commodity slump threatens return to 'junk' for top emerging nations
RATINGS
Slumping prices for oil and other commodities and the prospect of rising global interest rates threaten to return some of the biggest emerging market (EM) nations to "junk" credit ratings, laying...
 
 
10 Nov 2014
 
Philippines to isolate returning peacekeepers for Ebola checks, worries about public reaction
EBOLA OUTBREAK
More than 100 Philippine peacekeepers returning from almost a year in Liberia will be put in quarantine on an isolated island on arrival this week to check for Ebola, the military said on Monday,...
 
 
Neglected at home, abused abroad: Ethiopian domestic workers in the Gulf
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
As of 2010, an estimated 52.6 million people (2) engage in domestic work worldwide, 83% of whom are women.(3) Largely confined to the informal economy and kept behind closed doors of private homes,...
 
 
31 Oct 2014
 
China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia
EBOLA
China will dispatch an elite unit from the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the...
 
 
15 Oct 2014
 
SA: Barbara Thomson: Address by Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, opening statement at the Group of Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea (15/10/2014)
Topics
I bring warm greetings from the people of South Africa, your partners in the Group of Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries (LMMC). The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson,...
 
 
SA: South Africa hands over chairmanship of the Group of Like-Minded Mega-Diverse Countries to Guatemala in the Republic of Korea
STATEMENT
The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson, today handed over the chairmanship of the Group of Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries (LMMC) to Guatemala, on the sidelines of the...
 
 
25 Sep 2014
 
SA: Tina Joemat–Pettersson: Address by by Minister of Energy, on the occasion of the 58th session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) general conference, Vienna (25/09/2014)
2014
Director General, Honourable Ministers and Heads of Delegations, Distinguished delegates, Mr President, At the outset, allow me on behalf of the South African Government to congratulate you on the...
 
 
23 Sep 2014
 
SA: Statement by The Ministry for Public Service and Administration, on SA to participate in Open Government Partnership Events (23/09/2014)
STATEMENT
As South Africa's Special Envoy to the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Deputy Minister for Public Service and Administration Ms Ayanda Dlodlo will this week participate in a series of OGP Events...
 
 
SA: Statement by Ayanda Dlodlo, Deputy Minister for Public Service and Administration, participates in Open Government Partnership events in New York (23/09/2014)
STATEMENT
As South Africa's Special Envoy to the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Deputy Minister for Public Service and Administration Ms Ayanda Dlodlo will this week participate in a series of OGP Events...
 
 
Zuma attending OGP forum aimed at making govts more accountable, transparent
TRADE
A high-level delegation of government representatives, led by President Jacob Zuma, will this week attend a series of events organised by the Open Government Partnership (OGP), scheduled to take...
 
 
22 Sep 2014
 
SA: Phathekile Holomisa: Address by Deputy Minister of Labour, at the 2014 Master Builders' Association Congress (22/09/2014)
Topics
Thank you for inviting me to be part of your congress and I am indeed honoured to be here. Let me also take this opportunity to convey a message of support and good wishes from the Minister of...
 
 
16 Sep 2014
 
World hunger easing but 1 in 9 people undernourished – food agencies
FOOD & NUTRITION
The number of hungry people in the world has fallen sharply over the past decade but 805-million, or one in nine of the global population, still do not have enough to eat, three UN food and...
 
 
28 Aug 2014
 
SA: Statement by the Department of Trade and Industry, congratulates Webhelp SA on the launch of their Johannesburg Contact Centre (28/08/2014)
STATEMENT
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, congratulates Webhelp SA on the launch of their Johannesburg Contact Centre which has thus far created 200 jobs. It is further expected that the...
 
 
29 Jul 2014
 
Conventional education fails to deliver the goods
The South African Civil Society Information Service
We have thrown bags of money at education over the past two decades. Education consumes nearly a quarter of our total budget, close to a quarter of a trillion Rand a year. We spend more money on...
 
 
18 Jul 2014
 
Malaysia to send specialists to crash site
AVIATION
Malaysia will send a group of 62 specialists to the crash site of its passenger airliner in Ukraine’s Donetsk Region, Malaysian Minister of Transport Hussein Hishammuddin said on Friday. The...
 
 
 
                       
 
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