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7 July 2015
                       
 
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06 Jul 2015
 
 
Why South Africa's governing alliance is doing some serious stock-taking
THE CONVERSATION
For the first time since South Africa held democratic elections 21 years ago leaders of the governing African National Congress (ANC) and its alliance partners, the South African Communist Party...
 
 
26 Jun 2015
 
In tense talks, EU leaders agree plan to confront migrant crisis
MIGRANTS
Fractious European leaders argued into the early hours on Friday over how to handle over a migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, agreeing a plan to share out the care of desperate people fleeing war...
 
 
04 Jun 2015
 
GE’s Immelt outlines his three priorities for improving South Africa’s economic prospects
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
General Electric (GE) chairperson and CEO Jeffrey Immelt has offered some insight, in an essay written for a McKinsey & Company publication titled ‘Reimagining South Africa’, on how he might...
 
 
01 Jun 2015
 
Africa expanding workforce in science through astronomy
SCIENCE
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says Africa is gradually expanding its future workforce in science and engineering through astronomy. Speaking at the Southern African Large Telescope...
 
 
30 Apr 2015
 
UASA: Helen Ueckermann says South Africa’s minimum wages outperform those of BRICS partners
STATEMENT
·       84.5% of South African workers earn a regular wage or salary. ·       Simple average of all countries with minimum wages shows only about 63% of all workers earn a regular wage.
 
 
29 Apr 2015
 
Earthlife Africa JHB: Makoma Lekalakala challenge François Hollande and GDF Suez to end coal and save lives
STATEMENT
Environmental justice organisation, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, will picket for the third time in two weeks outside of the partly French government owned GDF Suez's offices in Johannesburg...
 
 
16 Apr 2015
 
YAGS: Youth Ag-Summit participants selected
STATEMENT
Future Famers Network Australia and Bayer CropScience are excited to announce 100 delegates, aged 18 to 25 and from 33 countries – including two delegates from South Africa - who have been selected...
 
 
20 Mar 2015
 
SA: Angie Motshekga: Address by Minister of Basic Education, at the Second Education District Excellence Awards, New Age Business Briefing, held at the Sandton Convention Centre (18/03/2015)
Basic Education
It is my singular honour and a privilege to host the 2nd Education District Excellence Awards. As the Minister of Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula is wont on saying, “You guys are a...
 
 
09 Mar 2015
 
Africa to remain key emerging market in 2015
ECONOMY
Africa’s economy is projected to continue growing at between 2% and 3% above the global average over the next five years, helping it retain its position as one of the key emerging markets for 2015....
 
 
05 Feb 2015
 
Separating myth from reality: A guide to social grants in South Africa
social grants
n South Africa, few subjects elicit as much debate and opinion as the country's extensive social welfare programme. Does it indeed make people "lazy" and "dependent"? And is South Africa headed for...
 
 
02 Feb 2015
 
Eugene de Kock and the violence of 'nation building and reconciliation'
The South African Civil Society Information Service
The 27th of January 2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the ‘liberation’ of Auschwitz-Birkenau. This is the concentration camp in Poland where an estimated 1.1 million people were killed by Adolf...
 
 
14 Nov 2014
 
CIGI: Internet access considered human right; multi-stakeholder governance of online world favoured: CIGI-Ipsos global survey including results from South Africa
STATEMENT
Eighty-eight percent of Internet users in South Africa, compared with 83% globally, believe affordable access to the Internet should be a basic human right, according to the “CIGI-Ipsos Global...
 
 
13 Nov 2014
 
South African wine at greater risk of fraud
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The annual Cape Wine Makers Guild Auction is reputed for premium quality wines, attracting both private collectors and trade buyers. The recent Nedbank Cape Wine Makers Guild Auction recorded the...
 
 
23 Oct 2014
 
Many countries falling short on OECD bribery clampdown convention
TRADE
The majority of the 41 signatory countries to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD’s) Anti-Bribery Convention, adopted in 1997, have failed to clamp down on foreign...
 
 
03 Oct 2014
 
SA turns to oceans economy in bid to find new ways to stimulate growth and jobs
MARITIME
South Africa is currently exploring ways to extract greater economic value from the so-called ‘oceans economy’ as part of the broader ‘Operation Phakisa’, which is being initiated in an effort to...
 
 
 
                       
 
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