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10 October 2015
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06 Oct 2015
No, not all tap water in Africa is ‘unsafe for human consumption’
The UK’s Mail Online recently claimed that tap water in Africa is “unsafe for human consumption”. Is this true for all 55 states in Africa? We looked at the data. Is drinking tap water in Africa...
02 Sep 2015
Obama urges climate action, or else...
US President Barack Obama urged an international conference on the Arctic on Monday to unite now to slow climate change, or else face a dire future. "The climate is changing faster than our efforts...
20 Aug 2015
SA: Francois Groepe: Address by Deputy Governor of The South African Reserve Bank, at the 18th Southern African Internal Audit Conference Hosted by the Institute of Internal Auditors South Africa, Johannesburg (18/08/2015)
Thank you for inviting me to participate in the 18th Southern African Internal Audit Conference, hosted by the Institute of Internal Auditors, South Africa.
31 Jul 2015
Brand SA: Brand South Africa salutes young Charted Accountants who will represent South Africa in Poland
The CharterCapital Advisory TeamSA has been crowned the national champion at the South Africa final of the CIMA Global Business Challenge (GBC) 2015. This international business competition is held...
20 Jul 2015
Europe to make proposal on carbon-capture cooperation with South Africa
European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič plans to follow up his recent visit to South Africa with a firm proposal on how the European Union (EU) and South Africa could cooperate on...
06 Jul 2015
Why South Africa's governing alliance is doing some serious stock-taking
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...
04 Jun 2015
GE’s Immelt outlines his three priorities for improving South Africa’s economic prospects
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 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
·       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
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
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
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...
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