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28 April 2017
                       
 
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28 Apr 2017
 
 
SAFTU: Workers of the world unite: You have nothing to lose but your chains!
STATEMENT
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) - the world’s newest workers’ federation - is proud to join hands with millions of workers around the globe to celebrate our first and May Day....
 
 
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
RECOMMENDATION
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...
 
 
19 Apr 2017
 
PanSALB: Urgent radical legislative intervention is needed to ensure multilingualism within the judiciary
STATEMENT
The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) has noted with concern media reports about the resolution adopted last month by the heads of courts declaring English as the only official language of...
 
 
13 Apr 2017
 
TAC: TAC and SECTION27 mourns passing of Professor Mark Wainberg
STATEMENT
It is with deep regret that we at the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 have learned of the passing of Professor Mark Wainberg. As TAC we extend our deepest condolences to Professor...
 
 
06 Apr 2017
 
Platinum has best price improvement prospects – Major
JOBURG INDABA
Platinum has better price improvement prospects than virtually any other commodity, Cadiz Corporate Solutions mining director Peter Major said on Thursday. Speaking at a breakfast to publicise the...
 
 
24 Mar 2017
 
Mining: staving off the jobs bloodbath
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Gory imagery – such as ‘jobs bloodbath’ – has become common in descriptions of South Africa’s unemployment crisis, conveying not only the failure to create the employment the country needs, but...
 
 
10 Mar 2017
 
dti: South Africa is UK's investment destination
STATEMENT
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has arrived back in South Africa from London, United Kingdom where he attended the inaugural Commonwealth Trade Ministers meeting. Minister Davies...
 
 
27 Feb 2017
 
Is South Africa ‘feeding its people toxins’, as the IFP alleges?
AFRICA CHECK
“Why is South Africa poisoning its people?” asked Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), in a statement released late last year. This was after the party lodged...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
Barack Obama: an enduring legacy for advocates of democracy in Africa?
THE CONVERSATION
American President Donald Trump’s February 13 calls to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and South Africa’s Jacob Zuma are his first signals of interest in sub-Sahara Africa. Trump reportedly...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
Major South African coal extension project on cards – South32
DIVERISIFIED MINERS
A decision will be taken in the June quarter on go-ahead for the Klipspruit Life Extension coal project in Mpumalanga, which is said to have robust economics. The original BHP Billiton capital...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
Stillwater deal advances as Sibanye grasps $2.6bn bridge finance nettle
GOLD
Precious metals mining company Sibanye on Monday announced that it had successfully closed the syndication of the bridge facilities to support its acquisition of Stillwater Mining Company of the...
 
 
02 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Mining remains core to defining South Africa’s economy – Manuel
MINING INVESTMENT
For the last 150 years, mining has been the driving force of South African industry and economic development. Even though dislike of mining is expressed in various ways, that does not take away...
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital partners with SickKids Canada
What's On
The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust (NMCHT) is proud to announce its partnership with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) from Toronto, Canada. The partnership was made possible with...
 
 
A Cuban model for South Africa's Hate Speech Bill
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Under the hate speech provisions in the Bill, any new equivalent of the Penny Sparrow comment comparing black beachgoers to monkeys could see its author jailed for up to three years. But a cartoon...
 
 
 
                       
 
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