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23 January 2017
                       
 
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20 Jan 2017
 
 
Western Cape: Multi-million rand maintenance plan underway to stem agriculture losses in Clanwilliam
STATEMENT
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture will today (20 January 2017) conduct a site visit to Clanwilliam after reports of a canal break earlier this week. A panel in one of the canals near the...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
Western Cape summer tourism report to be released
What's On
The Western Cape’s official tourism report for the summer season will be released next week. On Tuesday, 24 January 2017, Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, and Wesgro, the official...
 
 
Ethiopian government appeals for humanitarian aid
AID
On the heels of failed rains and a calamitous El Niño in Ethiopia, the country’s government has launched an appeal for $948-million to urgently address food and non-food needs, while the United...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
DPME: Jeff Radebe: Address by Minister in the Presidency for PME, at the World Economic Forum workshop, Davos, Switzerland (17/01/2017)
Topics
Last year at WEF we underscored the fact that the world is undergoing a Fourth Industrial Revolution.
 
 
 
 
Investment key to raising South Africa’s lagging growth potential – World Bank
ECONOMY
The World Bank says raising private investment in South Africa will be critical to increasing the country’s growth potential above its current estimate of only 1.3%, which is well below the...
 
 
WC: Economic impact of fires to be assessed
STATEMENT
Fires raging across the Western Cape have had a devastating effect on the agriculture and tourism sectors. Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said he had requested detail on the...
 
 
13 Jan 2017
 
DTI responds to Malema's poultry tariff hike demand
IMPORTS
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has established a national committee that will consider the challenges local poultry producers currently face, according to Minister of Trade and Industry...
 
 
12 Jan 2017
 
SA's negative outlook sign of downgrade to follow - S&P
ECONOMY
More credit downgrades by Standard and Poor’s (S&P) are likely in 2017, and South Africa is in the firing line. According to analysts, S&P is likely to downgrade South Africa’s sovereign credit...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
 
 
The Least Developed Countries Report 2016
RECOMMENDATION
Graduation is the process through which a country ceases to be an LDC, having in principle overcome the structural handicaps that warrant special support from the international community, beyond...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
MEC MAILE TO VISIT UNITY SECONDARY SCHOOL AS PART OF 2017 SCHOOL READINESS
What's On
As part of Gauteng Provincial Government’s commitment to prioritise education, Premier David Makhura and all MECs will on Wednesday, 11 January 2017, conduct oversight visits to monitor the overall...
 
 
Department of Trade and Industry commits to helping local poultry industry
News
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) on Monday said the South African government had been working with the local poultry producers to address the challenges in the industry as a result of...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
20 Dec 2016
 
AU: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: Address by AU Chair, at the State of the Union Media briefing, Durban (19/12/2016)
Topics
I wish to thank from the outset the Government Communications Information Services, and the provincial government of Kwa Zulu Natal for having organized this opportunity for us to brief the African...
 
 
Trump's threat on climate change pledges will hit Africa hard
THE CONVERSATION
US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the US Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, publicly questions the existence of climate change. He, and presumably Trump himself, opposes...
 
 
19 Dec 2016
 
Joel Netshitenzhe: ANC and the NDR Current Phase
RECOMMENDATION
The focus of the presentation is on broad trends within South Africa’s political economy in line with the request to deal with the ANC in the current phase. Will try to be as brief as possible...
 
 
 
                       
 
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