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Botswana signed controversial deal with EU to protect its commercial interests

By: Christy van der Merwe     17th July 2009 Botswana's decision to sign an Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (I-EPA) with the European Union (EU) earlier this year did not pose a threat... 

Confusion over the African Union and the International Criminal Court

16th July 2009 In this video clip, Jemima Njeri Kariri, a Senior Researcher in the International Crime in Africa Programme at the Institute for Security Studies,... 

First phase of the Gautrain heads towards its 2010 completion date

16th July 2009 The Gautrain project is around 65% complete, with an estimated R17,5-billion of the project budget of R25,4-billion already spent. The project,... 

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Government launches expenditure review in bid to seek out savings

By: Terence Creamer     16th July 2009 The South African government would undertake a "comprehensive review" of its expenditure in a bid to identify savings and reprioritise spending in... 

SA's project pipeline needs urgent replenishment, Manuel asserts

By: Terence Creamer     14th July 2009 The South African government, which had placed infrastructure expenditure at the heart of its response to the global economic crisis, warned on... 

SA won’t veer from price-stability course 'just because it’s difficult'

By: Terence Creamer     14th July 2009 The South African Constitution ultimately set the mandate for the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to maintain price stability and this objective... 

ANC youth on nationalisation of mines 

9th July 2009 ANC Youth League spokesperson Floyd Shivambu commenting on the Minister of Mineral Resources Susan Shabangu's rejection of the nationalisation of... 

New water sanitation tool for Africa 

9th July 2009 About 45% of Africa's population lacks access to clean water. Humanitarian organisation Vertical Life has started a project to take 200 000... 

Transnet's plans to crowd-in domestic industry around its R80,5-billion investment programme

9th July 2009 The new administration, under President Jacob Zuma, has placed the country's R787-billion infrastructure push at the heart of the country's... 

‘Rigid' application of inflation targeting a ‘costly mistake', Stiglitz avers

By: Terence Creamer     9th July 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize winning economist Prof Joseph Stiglitz reiterated his stance that the "rigid" application of inflation targeting by central... 

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