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26 April 2017
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20 Apr 2017
“Going to the Toilet When You Want” – Sanitation as a Human Right
“Nayla” (a pseudonym) was a 52-year-old teacher from Daraa, Syria, when anti-government protests began in March 2011. In 2012, she agreed to transport a military defector and was detained by...
19 Apr 2017
South Africa’s cities: engines for inclusive economic development
'Our transformation will be built through economic participation, partnerships and mobilisation of all our capacities.' said ex-Minister Pravin Gordhan, during his 2017/18 budget speech. At the...
Millions facing famine in Somalia and South Sudan
Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United...
18 Apr 2017
Vuyo's – From A Big Big Dreamer To Living The Dream
Many South Africans became familiar with the phrase, ‘Ooh Vuyo – he’s such a big big dreamer’ from the TV beer commercial that told a rags-to-riches story about an entrepreneur who starts a...
World must aid famine-threatened Nigeria to avoid 'mass exodus'
The devastation wrought by Boko Haram, which has left millions of people in northeast Nigeria on the brink of famine, could exacerbate Europe's migration crisis if the world fails to act urgently,...
12 Apr 2017
Mathole Motshekga calls for special NEC over Zuma
African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) member and former chief whip Mathole Motshekga has called for a special national executive committee meeting to deal with growing...
10 Apr 2017
FEDUSA: A successful motion of no confidence could restore SA's rating credibility
The irresponsible and disastrous cabinet reshuffle by President Zuma is the main reason for the downgrade of the country and the banks. South Africa’s sixmember bank index has declined by over 10%...
07 Apr 2017
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, on the occasion of the third Presidential Local Government Summit, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand (06/04/2017)
It is a great pleasure indeed to address you at this Third Presidential Local Government Summit following the two we have held in Khayelitsha and in Gauteng respectively.
06 Apr 2017
UDM: UDM calls for investigation into death of poisoned minors
The United Democratic Movement (UDM) would like to convey a message of condolence to the families of two minors that were killed after an alleged consumption of food poison in the Western Cape...
05 Apr 2017
Is anyone listening? Of downgrades, hubris and redemption
On 3 April the sword that had been dangling over our heads for the last two years finally came down – South Africa was downgraded by S&P Global to sub-investment grade with a negative outlook. But...
04 Apr 2017
SACCI: South Africa revised to junk status by S&P
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) notes with disappointment, that on April 3, 2017, S&P Global Ratings lowered the long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating on the...
UDM adds voice to calls for urgent motion of no confidence against Zuma
The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has added its voice to those of politicians calling for the urgent debate of a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma. The party on Monday wrote a...
03 Apr 2017
31 Mar 2017
Four countries face famine threat as global food crisis deepens
Global food crises worsened significantly in 2016 and conditions look set to deteriorate further this year in some areas with an increasing risk of famine, a report said on Friday. "There is a high...
30 Mar 2017
Charter of Demands: Actualizing women's land rights in Africa
The Kilimanjaro Initiative is a rural women’s mobilisation from across Africa towards an iconic moment at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro in October 2016. The Kilimanjaro Initiative was conceived when,...
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