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28 March 2017
                       
 
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28 Mar 2017
 
 
 
 
Renewable energy in district heating and cooling: A sector roadmap for REmap
RECOMMENDATION
District heating and cooling (DHC) combined with renewable energy sources can help meet rising urban energy needs, improve efficiency, reduce emissions and improve local air quality. Although...
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22 Mar 2017
 
SA’s ruling party on dealing with a divided continent
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the January African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, there was a palpable sense of how the re-admission of Morocco and other issues threaten to tear apart the continent. And South Africa –...
 
 
20 Mar 2017
 
Fact-checked: Kenyatta’s 2017 State of the Nation Address
AFRICA CHECK
Up for re-election in August, Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta gave a sometimes impassioned defence of his record, pegging it against his 2013 manifesto. Africa Check is working through his claims...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
Poultry Industry Cries Fowl!
SHEPSTONE & WYLIE ATTORNEYS
For more than 3 years now, the South African poultry industry has cried foul over the import duties charged on foreign poultry products. These import duties have come under scrutiny due to the...
 
 
16 Mar 2017
 
Buhari’s mystery illness unsettles the country and the continent
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
You know things are going badly when even your wife criticises the way you are running the country – publicly. Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari recently told BBC that if her husband, Muhammadu,...
 
 
10 Mar 2017
 
 
 
The hidden opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin crisis
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
While the Boko Haram-sparked humanitarian crisis raging in the Lake Chad Basin has largely been overlooked outside of the region, recent high-level efforts have sought to change that. On 24...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
Dlamini Zuma shuffles out of Addis, and into SA’s cabinet?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Outgoing African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has packed her bags and greeted staff at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. The farewell ceremony, on 1 March, came just...
 
 
Did Uganda receive more refugees daily in 2016 than many European nations did the whole year?
AFRICA CHECK
Widely hailed as having one of the world’s most welcoming refugee policies, Uganda is nevertheless buckling to provide for an influx of South Sudanese refugees. The secretary-general of the...
 
 
07 Mar 2017
 
SACP: SACP statement on the occasion of 2017 International Women's Day
STATEMENT
Tomorrow, 8 March 2017 is International Women's Day. The working class and poor, unite, to ensure that working class women are not marginalised by elitist conceptions of broader social, including...
 
 
 
 
Biogas for road vehicles: Technology brief
RECOMMENDATION
Switching to biogas as vehicle fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector between 60% and 80% compared to fossil-based fuels like gasoline and diesel. This brief highlights...
 
 
South Africa needs to be creative to avoid falling off the retirement cliff
THE CONVERSATION
In 1881, Otto von Bismarck, the first chancellor of united Germany, designed the concept of “retirement”. The ideal time, he said, would be 70 years of age. Back then, people simply didn’t retire....
 
 
02 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Government won’t allow poultry industry to be ‘decimated’ - Davies
TRADE POLICY
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies is adamant that government will not stand by while its poultry industry is “decimated”, but acknowledges that there are also issues of industry...
 
 
Munich Security Conference: two elephants, one room
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
When the weekend-long Munich Security Conference kicked off on 17 February, two things were already clear. First, a new global world order could be in the offing, and second, the United States (US)...
 
 
28 Feb 2017
 
DHET: Blade Nzimande: Address by Minister of Higher Education and Training, during the inauguration of Former President Thabo Mbeki as the Chancellor of the Unisa, ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa, Pretoria (27/02/2017)
Topics
It is a great honour for me to present the congratulatory message on this occasion inaugurating former President of South Africa, Dr Thabo Mbeki, as the Chancellor of the University of South Africa.
 
 
23 Feb 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Electricity-mix model shows South Africa won’t need to trade off clean for low-cost
ELECTRICITY
The steep decline in wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) costs means that South Africa will not need to make the traditional trade-off between investing in either clean or least-cost electricity...
 
 
 
                       
 
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