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25 February 2017
                       
 
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24 Feb 2017
 
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, during the launch of Operation Phakisa on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Roodeplaat, Pretoria (21/02/2017)
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It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the official Launch of Operation Phakisa for Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.
 
 
22 Feb 2017
 
PRESIDENT ZUMA TO LAUNCH OPERATION PHAKISA ON AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
What's On
President Jacob Zuma will on Friday, 24 February 2017, launch the Operation Phakisa segment focusing on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development in Roodeplaat, Pretoria. The Operation Phakisa...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
WLC: The President's proposed radical social economic transformation will exclude millions of vulnerable women due lack of access
STATEMENT
The WLC acknowledges President Jacob Zuma’s state of the national address on Thursday 09 February, and its focus on transforming the economy so that all South Africans will benefit, in particular...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
Agri SA: Nkwinti’s populist statements highly irresponsible
STATEMENT
Minister Nkwinti who has been implicated in a corrupt land deal, has chosen to deflect the attention on him by making a highly irresponsible statement in Parliament yesterday.  The taking of land...
 
 
DIRCO: Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to lead the SA delegation to the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Bonn
STATEMENT
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has today, Wednesday, 15 February 2017, arrived in Germany where she will lead the South African delegation to the G20...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
DA: Annette Steyn says Armyworm ‘invasion’ must be declared national disaster
STATEMENT
The DA will today call on the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Mr Des van Rooyen, to declare the ‘invasion’ of the Fall Armyworm (FAW) a national disaster, as...
 
 
09 Feb 2017
 
EU pledges $80 million aid to Gambia after two-year suspension
EU AID
The European Union (EU) pledged 75-million euros ($80-million) on Thursday to Gambia's new government, two years after suspending aid due to human rights abuses by former President Yahya Jammeh....
 
 
02 Feb 2017
 
How farmers in Africa are finding ways to sustainably use wetlands
THE CONVERSATION
Swamps, marshes, floodplains and mangrove forests, all known as wetlands, are a precious resource. In their natural state they provide a range of eco-system services. They regulate water flows,...
 
 
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...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Land Ceilings: The magic wand for land reform or a bad idea?
RECOMMENDATION
The proposal of a land ceiling policy for South Africa was raised for the first time in 2011 in the Green Paper on Land Reform. A four-tiered system of landownership is envisaged where private...
 
 
Grain SA : GMO maize imports
STATEMENT
Grain SA noted media reports that permits for US GMO maize imports were issued. Grain SA remains of the position that the imports do not promote local producers' competitiveness if the same GMO...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
Ethiopian government appeals for humanitarian aid
AID
On the heels of failed rains and a calamitous El Niño in Ethiopia, the country’s government has launched an appeal for $948-million to urgently address food and non-food needs, while the United...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
South Africa – Zimbabwe Dialogue: Informal Economy and Cross Border Trade
STATEMENT
Date: Tuesday, 17 January 2017 Time: 09H00 - 12H30 (followed by lunch) Venue: Burgers Park Hotel, 424 Lilian Ngoyi, Pretoria.   Speaker: Minister of Small Business Development, Hon. Lindiwe Zulu...
 
 
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
 
DMR: South Africa and Nigeria adopt action plan on cooperation in mining
STATEMENT
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane and his Nigerian counterpart Dr Kayode Fayemi have endorsed a two-year Action Plan for the implementation of an MoU on cooperation in the fields of...
 
 
 
                       
 
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