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22 Mar 2017
 
 
SA: Susan Shabangu: Address by Minister in the Presidency for Women in South Africa, on the occasion of the 61st session of the United Nations commission on the status of women, United Nations, New York (21/03/2017)
Topics
South African delegation wishes to take this opportunity to congratulate our new UN Secretary General H.E. Antonio Guterres for reaffirming women leadership with the appointment of the third woman...
 
 
 
 
Reaping Digital Dividends: Leveraging the Internet for Development in Europe and Central Asia
RECOMMENDATION
The internet is creating new opportunities for individuals and businesses across the globe today. However, not everyone is benefitting equally. The economic gains or digital dividends associated...
 
 
Africa offers a point of cooperation for Xi and Trump
THE CONVERSATION
Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump will meet for the first time at Trump’s opulent Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida in early April. There’s no indication yet that they will...
 
 
20 Mar 2017
 
Fact-checked: Kenyatta’s 2017 State of the Nation Address
AFRICA CHECK
Up for re-election in August, Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta gave a sometimes impassioned defence of his record, pegging it against his 2013 manifesto. Africa Check is working through his claims...
 
 
16 Mar 2017
 
SA: Jeff Radebe: Address by Minister in the Presidency for PME, at the launch of the sustainable knowledge development hub, Ilovo, Johannesburg (16/03/2017)
Topics
The Fourth International Conference on Responsible Leadership will go a long way in elucidating on the dynamics of leadership and guiding our operations in a variety of fields to cultivate...
 
 
09 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Impact of Africa on South Africa’s economic performance ‘underestimated’ – IMF
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is currently the main destination for South African exports and its influence on the economic performance of South Africa is being “underestimated by many commentators”,...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
Strong outlook for recovering ferrochrome industry – Merafe
FERROCHROME
Ferrochrome and chrome ore prices recovered from rock bottom in the first quarter of last year to levels twice and four times higher respectively in 2017, a year in which a shortage of electricity...
 
 
07 Mar 2017
 
Social media regulations threaten democracy – R2K, DA
REGULATION
The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday lashed out at State Security Minister David Mahlobo, who at the weekend said the regulation of social media in South Africa...
 
 
SACP: SACP statement on the occasion of 2017 International Women's Day
STATEMENT
Tomorrow, 8 March 2017 is International Women's Day. The working class and poor, unite, to ensure that working class women are not marginalised by elitist conceptions of broader social, including...
 
 
 
 
Biogas for road vehicles: Technology brief
RECOMMENDATION
Switching to biogas as vehicle fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector between 60% and 80% compared to fossil-based fuels like gasoline and diesel. This brief highlights...
 
 
Merafe hits high spots with record results
CHROME
Ferrochrome company Merafe Resources on Tuesday reported record production, record revenue and a major jump in headline earnings in the 12 months to December 31. Production hit the 393 000 t mark,...
 
 
03 Mar 2017
 
DoT: Derek Hanekom: Address by Minister of Tourism, at the gala dinner for the International Tourist Guides’ Day celebrations, Cape Town (02/02/2017)
Topics
It’s always an honour and a privilege for me to be among the leading lights of our country, so I’m really delighted to join all of you here in celebrating International Tourist Guides’ Day.
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
TAC: Will the 2017 budget address the health system crisis?
STATEMENT
South Africa is facing an ongoing crisis in the public healthcare system. The 2015 General Household Survey indicated that seven in every ten households use public clinics and hospitals. However,...
 
 
28 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Platinum needs marketing, marketing and more marketing – RBPlat
PLATINUM
Embattled platinum needs ongoing marketing, with producers needing to invest in the promotion effort and ensure that the metal does not continue to be demonised by the anti-diesel hype, Royal...
 
 
27 Feb 2017
 
The AU’s new institutional reforms: implications for its relations with China
SAIIA
Today’s global political landscape is characterised by a number of disruptions to the status quo. A challenge to democracy revealed itself in the form of populism, as the Brexit vote and Donald...
 
 
 
                       
 
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