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25 March 2017
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24 Mar 2017
Uganda at 'breaking point' from S Sudan refugee crisis
The United Nations (UN) has warned that Uganda is at a "breaking point" as almost 3 000 refugees pour into the country every day from South Sudan, fleeing violence and famine in the world's...
11 Jan 2017
How bucking climate change accord would hinder fight against HIV/AIDS
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,...
08 Dec 2016
Daily Podcast - December 08, 2016
Making headlines: Icasa lays criminal charges against SABC over protest policy Southern Africa faces worst drought in decades And, Ramaphosa tells Parliament to deal with absentee ministers,
Southern Africa faces worst drought in decades
Nearly 14-million people in southern Africa are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance as the region faces the worst El Nino induced drought in decades. United Nations humanitarian agencies...
05 Dec 2016
Food crisis: Zim secures 100 000 tons maize grain from Mexico
Zimbabwe has reportedly secured at least 100 000 tons of maize grain from Mexico to help avert the hunger crisis that has affected more than four-million people in the southern African country....
18 Nov 2016
UNHCR, UNICEF sign joint plan of action for stronger partnership
The office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), also known as, the UN Refugee Agency, and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) and...
10 Nov 2016
GCIS: Communities urgent to be cautious amid severe weather conditions
South Africa continues to experience drought condition across the country, this has been characterised by the inconsistent rainfall rates and excessive heat conditions. In the recent days, heavy...
02 Nov 2016
Do Americans and Europeans waste 15 times more food than people in Africa?
Many African countries are taking stock of food shortages following unpredictable weather, forcing many to tighten their belts including through paying higher prices. But do wealthier countries...
29 Sep 2016
Zambia dispatches food aid to Malawi and Zimbabwe
The Zambian government has reportedly started an operation to issue at least 48 000 metric tons of relief food to Malawi and Zimbabwe as part of the $2.4-million Southern African Development...
04 Aug 2016
Daily Podcast - August 4, 2016
Making headlines: DA wrests Kouga from ANC in the Eastern Cape Ebola after-effects threaten food shortages in West Africa And, SABC not above the law says Stella Ndabeni
22 Jul 2016
Cele warns of further food price hikes as drought continues
Ongoing drought in South Africa has disrupted food production and threatens to push food prices up, agriculture deputy minister Bheki Cele said on Thursday. He said recent rain has not helped...
15 Jul 2016
El Niño: The Silent Emergency (July 2016)
In April 2016, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, alerted governments gathered in Geneva that they collectively faced “an alarming funding gap of over $2.2 billion”...
07 Jul 2016
Numsa: Numsa statement on Zimbabwe crisis
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa declares its solidarity with the thousands of workers in Zimbabwe who went on a general strike on Wednesday 16 July 2016, when shops and...
14 Jun 2016
Invitation to join Agri SA and Shoprite/Checkers to bring much needed relief to drought stricken communities in Namaqualand
What's On
Agri SA and Shoprite/Checkers will be joining forces through a drought and hunger relief outreach this coming Friday, 17 June 2016 to the Steinkopf community. The rural agricultural community of...
01 Jun 2016
Malawi raises $63m for relief maize, $237m still needed
Malawian President Peter Mutharika has announced that his government has only managed to raise $63-million out of a total amount of $300-million needed for relief maize to feed the country's...
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