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22 May 2017
 
 
SA: Appointment of the new CEO for South African Weather Service
STATEMENT
The South African Weather Service’s Board has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer and would like to welcome Mr. Jeremiah Lengoasa back to the South African Weather Service....
 
 
17 May 2017
 
Sudan's Bashir goes to Riyadh, no word on Trump meeting – minister
POLITICS
Sudan President Omar al-Bashir will travel to Saudi Arabia on Friday but there is no confirmation he will meet with US President Donald Trump, who will also visit the country, Foreign Minister...
 
 
02 May 2017
 
Acute malnutrition surges in Somali children – Unicef
MALNUTRITION
About 1.4-million children in drought-hit Somalia are projected to suffer acute malnutrition this year, 50 percent more than estimated in January, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said...
 
 
28 Apr 2017
 
No end to military campaign in Syria
MILITARY ACTION
With fighting intensifying on numerous fronts in Syria over the past months, the top United Nations humanitarian official has urged consolidation of the nationwide ceasefire, most importantly a...
 
 
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...
 
 
30 Mar 2017
 
GCIS: Statement on the Cabinet meeting of 29 March 2017
STATEMENT
Cabinet met on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 at the Union Buildings. President Jacob Zuma chaired the Cabinet meeting, which was postponed to later in the afternoon, to enable members to attend the...
 
 
02 Mar 2017
 
How South Sudan's warlords triggered extreme hunger in a land of plenty
THE CONVERSATION
A man-made famine? That question has been on the lips a lot in recent days after it was declared in South Sudan. The last time this happened in Africa, or anywhere, was in Somalia in 2011. The...
 
 
15 Dec 2016
 
UN: South Sudan on brink of ethnic civil war
VIOLENCE
South Sudan is "on the brink of an all-out ethnic civil war which could destabilise the entire region", the head of a team of United Nationas (UN) human rights investigators told the UN Human...
 
 
14 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Making the Case – The Dangers of Killer Robots and the Need for a Preemptive Ban
RECOMMENDATION
The debate about fully autonomous weapons has continued to intensify since the issue reached the international stage four years ago.[1] Lawyers, ethicists, military personnel, human rights...
 
 
29 Nov 2016
 
Half of Central African Republic in need of humanitarian assistance
AID
With nearly half the population in the Central African Republic (CAR) in need of humanitarian assistance, some $400-million is required over the coming year to shore up relief efforts that will be...
 
 
04 Nov 2016
 
GCIS: 1st International Conference on Military Law in South Africa
STATEMENT
The 1st International Conference on Military Law in South Africa, hosted by the South African National Defence Force and the Defence Legal Services Division over the period 31 October to 4 November...
 
 
28 Oct 2016
 
DA: David Maynier says billions of rands of wasteful expenditure buried in MTBPS 2016
STATEMENT
The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, claims that government is committed to reducing waste. However, careful scrutiny of the 2016/17 Adjusted Estimates of Expenditure reveals shocking levels of...
 
 
10 Oct 2016
 
Poor regulation of mining and coal-fired power generation in SA reported to UN Human Rights Council for violating human rights
UPR
Poorly-regulated mining and coal-fired power generation in South Africa are responsible for air and water pollution, destruction of arable land, and biodiversity loss, violating the human rights of...
 
 
06 Oct 2016
 
WFTU: George Mavrikos: Address by General Secretary of WFTU, at the 17th World Trade Union Congress, Durban (05/10/2016)
Topics
Comrades of South Africa, of the country of Mandela, of Mabhida, of Mtshali, of the land of the heroes of the working class, of the land that has shed rivers of blood of its best children in the...
 
 
21 Sep 2016
 
 
 
Unctad proposes import-substitution strategy for South Africa
TRADE & DEVELOPMENT
African economies will grow on average by only 2% in 2016 and South Africa by just 0.3%, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (Unctad’s) latest Trade and Development Report...
 
 
 
                       
 
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