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25 May 2017
                       
 
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25 May 2017
 
 
The WHO’s new African leader could be a shot in the arm for poorer countries
THE CONVERSATION
Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus is the first African to be elected as the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its 70 year history. The WHO is the United Nations body that directs its...
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23 May 2017
 
DoT: Tokozile Xasa: Address by Tourism Minister, during the Tourism budget vote 2017/18, Parliament, Cape Town (23/05/2017)
Topics
UN declared 2017 as the year of Sustainable Tourism for Development – An initiative to mobilise the tourism industry; its stakeholders; partners from national, provincial and local governments;...
 
 
19 May 2017
 
 
 
India, Japan to push for One Belt, One Road counter at AfDB conference
ECONOMIC COOPERATION
India will unleash its highest level of economic diplomacy at next week’s African Development Bank (AfDB) conference in the western city of Ahmedabad, with the aim of setting quantifiable targets...
 
 
12 May 2017
 
 
 
The fuzzy logic of radical economic transformation
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘Radical economic transformation’ (sometimes ‘radical socio-economic transformation’) has become the battle cry – or more prosaically the bumper sticker – of the Jacob Zuma-Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma...
 
 
09 May 2017
 
 
 
After the Binge the Hangover – International Fashion Consumption Survey
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Consumers are no longer shopping because they need something. On the contrary: younger people in particular shop despite already having too much, longing for fulfillment and encouraged by social...
 
 
03 May 2017
 
World Economic Forum needs to move beyond spin if it's going to help Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Set against the backdrop of low growth, dire unemployment figures, and a huge infrastructure deficit – the theme of this year’s African World Economic Forum (WEF) is “inclusive and sustainable...
 
 
28 Apr 2017
 
Crop-eating armyworm marches on, UN says Angola now hit
AGRICULTURE
The fall armyworm, which decimates fields as it marches ever forward - has spread to Angola as the caterpillar eats its way through Southern Africa, UN officials said on Thursday. With Angola the...
 
 
25 Apr 2017
 
 
 
End to Eskom ‘stalemate’ will unleash wind market in 2017 – GWEC
WIND ENERGY
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) expects a recovery in the deployment of wind projects in South Africa, following a hiatus in 2016 brought about by Eskom’s refusal to enter into power purchase...
 
 
 
 
Follow the Thread – The Need for Supply Chain Transparency in the Garment and Footwear Industry
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The garment and footwear industry stretches around the world. Clothes and shoes sold in stores in the US, Canada, Europe, and other parts of the world typically travel across the globe. They are...
 
 
07 Apr 2017
 
 
 
SACP: Jeremy Cronin: Address by SACP first Deputy General Secretary, at Ahmed Kathrada's memorial service, St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town (06/04/2017)
Topics
Our greetings to, and deep sense of solidarity with cde Barbara Hogan, cde Kathy’s life partner, with the Kathrada family, his close friends and all who loved and cherished a wonderful human being.
 
 
04 Apr 2017
 
NT: Treasury on rating announcements by Moody’s and S&P’s following recent political developments
STATEMENT
Government notes the sovereign rating announcements by Moody’s and S&P. South Africa currently has R2.2 trillion in public debt. Approximately 10%, or R220 billion of this debt, is denominated and...
 
 
COMMEMORATION OF THE 38th ANNIVERSARY OF THE EXECUTION OF SOLOMON KALUSHI MAHLANGU
What's On
South Africa and the community of military veterans, are commemorating the 38th Anniversary of the execution of Umkhonto We Sizwe cadre Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu. This being the year of Oliver...
 
 
29 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Zille, tweeting and inanity: more reasons for white South Africans to shut up
THE CONVERSATION
It’s remarkable how much of a shitstorm Twitter creates when in the hands of politicians – with serious costs for the rest of us. Helen Zille, premier of the Western Cape province and former leader...
 
 
24 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Women's Leadership in Resilience
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ActionAid is working with poor communities across the world to support them in building their resilience to disasters, climate change and other shocks and stresses. This work is of ever-growing...
 
 
 
                       
 
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