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20 February 2017
                       
 
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17 Feb 2017
 
 
North West to construct Zuma statue
POLITICS
The North West government plans to construct a 6m-high bronze statue in honour of President Jacob Zuma in Groot Marico. Zuma was arrested there in 1963, while he and 45 other Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK)...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
SA: Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula: Address by Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, during the debate of the State of the Nation Address, National Assembly, Cape Town (15/02/2017)
Topics
Mr. President, the African National Congress aligns itself with the majority of South Africans, who have welcomed the tone of your SONA 2017, as a breath of fresh air - focused, tangible and...
 
 
Africa: Governance Peer Reviews still offer Africa a major opportunity
SAIIA
This year's African Union (AU) January summit, appropriately themed around the potential of the continent’s youth, sought to position the continental body to meet the challenges of the coming...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
 
 
How does social protection build resilience?
RECOMMENDATION
The below three briefings assess evidence from Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia on how large-scale national social protection programmes contribute to resilience. A fourth briefing synthesises the...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
10 Feb 2017
 
Hospersa: Hospersa bemoans low health focus in SONA
STATEMENT
The Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (Hospersa) is disappointed at the lack of focus shown on the embattled public health sector State of the Nation Address (SONA)...
 
 
03 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Political economy analysis: guidance for legal technical assistance
RECOMMENDATION
This guidance note is for use by those involved in the design and delivery of pro bono and legal technical assistance projects aimed at advancing the rule of law in developing countries. Seeking to...
 
 
Power narratives
REAL ECONOMY: ENERGY
Those who have always been cautious about believing what they read arguably possess a genuine edge in this era of ‘alternative facts’ and ‘post-truth politics’. Our skills of discernment are being...
 
 
02 Feb 2017
 
SACP: SACP statement on the first anniversary of the accident
STATEMENT
The South African Communist Party expresses its message of sincere solidarity with Pretty Nkambule, Yvonne Mnisi, Solomon Nyarende and their families. Nkambule, Mnisi and Nyarende were trapped...
 
 
 
 
Governance and the Law
RECOMMENDATION
A new World Bank policy report urges developing countries and international development agencies to rethink their approach to governance, as a key to overcoming challenges related to security,...
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
Denel: Denel to highlight its capabilities at top Middle Eastern defence show
STATEMENT
Expectations of rapid growth in defence spending in countries in the Middle East offer platforms for Denel’s participation in the region’s top defence exhibition next month. Zwelakhe Ntshepe, the...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
South African universities: common problems but no common solutions
THE CONVERSATION
Students at South Africa’s universities are starting the 2017 academic year with unfinished business: demands dating back to the middle of 2015 that include scrapping tuition fees and decolonising...
 
 
Walk and chew gum
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
Much attention is rightly being given to the composition of South Africa’s future electricity generation mix. Warts and all, the much-delayed process of updating the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)...
 
 
Why the future need not be so bleak
LOW-CARBON FUTURE
Sometimes environmental dystopia can obscure progress. As the global climate negotiation process moves along, it is interesting to see how the climate change and fossil fuel debate is beginning to...
 
 
 
                       
 
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