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25 April 2015
                       
 
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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...
 
 
30 Mar 2015
 
Thousands of Tunisians, leaders march after Bardo attack
SECURITY MARCH
World leaders joined tens of thousands of Tunisians on Sunday to march in solidarity against Islamist militants, a day after security forces killed members of a group blamed for a deadly museum...
 
 
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...
 
 
16 Sep 2014
 
Students need to become ‘imagineers’, academic urges
MINE DESIGN
University of Pretoria (UP) Department of Mining Engineering (DME) head Dr Ronny Webber-Youngman believes mining engineering students need to become “imagineers” and work on developing safer and...
 
 
04 Sep 2014
 
SA needs own maritime fleet – Deputy Minister
MARITIME
South Africa needs to attract ships to its national register or continue forking out R44-billion a year to foreign operators, Deputy Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga said on Thursday. Speaking...
 
 
25 Aug 2014
 
DA: Statement by Helen Zille, DA Leader, asserts that a mind-shift is needed to win the war against HIV and AIDS (25/08/2014)
STATEMENT
On Saturday night, I attended a fundraiser for a children’s hospice called Iris House. It is an NGO that cares for severely disabled and terminally ill children, and supports their families. At...
 
 
17 Jun 2014
 
Shale gas fracking in South Africa: Will the costs be socialised and the benefits privatised?
The South African Civil Society Information Service
The local hype over shale-gas continues as the ANC’s National Executive Committee recently announced that shale-gas is a “game-changer” and must be exploited for the benefit of the country. How...
 
 
13 May 2014
 
DIRCO to host Discussion Forum on South Africa-Poland relations
WHATS ON
The Department ofInternational Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), in collaboration with the South African Institute of International Relations (SAIIA), the Embassy of the Republic of Poland to...
 
 
 
                       
 
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