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26 April 2017
                       
 
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25 Apr 2017
 
 
DEA: Department of Environmental Affairs commemorates World Penguin Day
STATEMENT
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) today joins the rest of the world in commemorating the annual World Penguin Day. The Department, along with the management authorities (CapeNature,...
 
 
12 Apr 2017
 
Starvation stalks Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen
FOOD AID
The risk of mass starvation in four countries - Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen - is rapidly rising due to drought and conflict, the United Nations refugee agency has warned. About...
 
 
24 Mar 2017
 
Uganda at 'breaking point' from S Sudan refugee crisis
REFUGEES
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 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,...
 
 
08 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - December 08, 2016
Podcast
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
DROUGHT
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
FOOD AID
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
REFUGEES
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
STATEMENT
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?
AFRICA CHECK
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
FOOD AID
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
PODCAST
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
DROUGHT
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)
RECOMMENDATION
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
STATEMENT
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...
 
 
 
                       
 
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