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26 April 2017
                       
 
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04 Apr 2017
 
 
Business warns of ‘negative spiral’ after reshuffle-induced downgrade
CREDIT RATING
Business has warned of a possible “negative spiral” for the country’s economy as a result of President Jacob Zuma’s “ill-considered” March 31 Cabinet reshuffle, which led S&P Global Ratings to...
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
Number of Kenyans going hungry doubles to 3 million
DROUGHT
The number of Kenyans needing emergency food aid has doubled in the past three months to three-million, the Red Cross said on Tuesday, as the impact of a devastating drought worsens. Kenya is one...
 
 
 
 
A Harvest of Dysfunction: Rethinking the approach to drought, its causes and impacts in South Africa
RECOMMENDATION
The Drought that hit South Africa has created a national disaster that places severe burdens on low-income rural and urban households who are reliant on buying, rather than growing their food,...
 
 
10 Mar 2017
 
Agricultural Research Symposium to tackle contemporary agriculture matters; drought, trade, crop insurance, food prices and concomitant issues
What's On
0n 17 March 2017, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Mr.Senzeni Zokwana is expected to give a keynote address at the Agricultural Research Symposium. This symposium is a joint...
 
 
28 Feb 2017
 
FEDUSA: FEDUSA Welcomes Axing of Letsoalo
STATEMENT
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) has welcomed the unanimous decision by the Board of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) to terminate the services of its Acting Group...
 
 
UNTU: Finally, the PRASA board wakes up
STATEMENT
The United National Transport Union (UNTU), the majority union in the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), welcomes the decision by the PRASA board to stand up against the grave injustice...
 
 
24 Feb 2017
 
There’s more to Cameroon’s protest than meets the eye
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
For three activists from western Cameroon who joined a call for the recognition of their linguistic preferences, last week didn’t bring any good news. The lawyer, teacher and journalist have been...
 
 
22 Feb 2017
 
DoF: Pravin Gordhan: Address by Finance Minister, during the Budget Speech 2017, Parliament, Cape Town (22/02/2017)
Topics
I have the privilege to present our Government’s budget for the fiscal year 2017/18, and the framework for the next three years.
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
IFP: KZN MEC silent in the face of Army Worms threat to KZN crops
STATEMENT
The Inkatha Freedom in KwaZulu-Natal would like to advise the KZN MEC for Agriculture, Mr Themba Mthembu to ensure that there are adequate precautions to protect crops in the province should the...
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
DA: Annette Steyn says Disaster management plan needed for potentially devastating armyworm ‘invasion’
STATEMENT
The DA has written to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, to call for a comprehensive disaster management plan on how his department will deal with the arrival of...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
How bucking climate change accord would hinder fight against HIV/AIDS
THE CONVERSATION
The potential withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement has broad implications for society and the environment. While much attention has concentrated upon melting glaciers,...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
UCT: UCT fees decision considers needs of students from lower-income families
STATEMENT
Keeping in mind the importance of students’ commitment to fee-free education and the urgent economic position of academically qualified students who cannot afford higher education, the University...
 
 
14 Nov 2016
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, on the occasion of the 3rd Bi-National Commission between South Africa and Botswana, Pretoria (11/11/2016)
Topics
It is a great pleasure and privilege to once again welcome you to South Africa, My Brother, President Khama, and your distinguished delegation.
 
 
11 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Zuma calls for special SADC summit on drought
DROUGHT
The current drought and water shortages ravaging members states of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) can be better dealt with if regional leaders convened a special summit on the...
 
 
19 Sep 2016
 
COSATU: COSATU statement on the university fees hikes
STATEMENT
The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted the announcement by the minister of higher education and training, Blade Nzimande, who recommended that universities and colleges increase their...
 
 
 
                       
 
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