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16 January 2017
                       
 
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15 Jan 2017
 
 
Western Cape: Statement by Alan Winde on the forecast for Western Cape tourism in 2017 is very encouraging
STATEMENT
Early indications are that our region is enjoying a bumper peak tourism period. In partnership with Wesgro, I will table the official report for the province’s summer season at a media briefing...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
DIRCO: President Zuma sends condolences to Germany following former Federal President Herzog’s death
STATEMENT
The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Jacob Zuma, has on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa conveyed a message of condolences to the Government and the...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
Department of Trade and Industry commits to helping local poultry industry
News
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) on Monday said the South African government had been working with the local poultry producers to address the challenges in the industry as a result of...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
Anti-vaccination blog revives debunked HPV story
AFRICA CHECK
The post on an anti-vaccination website was damning. The headline “Bill Gates uses 30,000 Indian girls as guinea pigs to test cancer vaccine” appeared on the Organic & Healthy blog in October last...
 
 
19 Dec 2016
 
Joel Netshitenzhe: ANC and the NDR Current Phase
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The focus of the presentation is on broad trends within South Africa’s political economy in line with the request to deal with the ANC in the current phase. Will try to be as brief as possible...
 
 
14 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Not Without a Fight: The Autobiography
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
Helen Zille’s long-awaited autobiography is one of the most fascinating political stories of our time. Zille takes the reader back to her humble family origins, her struggle with anorexia as a...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Earthquake science and hazard in Central Asia: conference summary
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This report is the result of a three-day conference on earthquake science and hazard in Central Asia, sponsored by the Shakhmardan Yessenov Foundation and co-hosted by the Kazakhstan Institute of...
 
 
09 Dec 2016
 
DST: Minister of Science and Technology congratulates team on winning national Student Cluster Competition
STATEMENT
The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has applauded a team of six students from the Universities of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch who will be representing South Africa at the...
 
 
dti: Concerns of the poultry industry
STATEMENT
The dti has noted the concerns raised by the poultry industry in South Africa especially in relations to the increase in imports of poultry products. The Government through the dti and the...
 
 
06 Dec 2016
 
 
 
The Politics of Spectacle – reflections on the 2016 student protests
ADAM HABIB
This reflection builds on my earlier analysis of the #FeesMustFall protests and reflecting strategically on the challenges facing higher education today. I do not pretend that mine is an impartial...
 
 
05 Dec 2016
 
SOUTH AFRICA’S SECOND INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON SCIENCE
What's On
The second edition of Science Forum South Africa kicks off this week with an interesting array of national and international speakers, engaging exhibitions and science in the streets. Science Forum...
 
 
01 Dec 2016
 
South Africa must tackle dominant firms to achieve better wealth distribution
THE CONVERSATION
The focus on “state capture” in South Africa has tended to divert attention from a deeper question. How can the distribution of wealth and control over the economy be changed in material terms?...
 
 
dti: Bilateral Investment Treaties do not necessarily translate into increased investment
STATEMENT
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has reiterated that there is no correlation between the Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and attracting investments. He was speaking in Addis...
 
 
30 Nov 2016
 
Denel: Umkhonto missile ready for final testing on frigates
STATEMENT
The delivery of Denel’s Umkhonto surface-to-air missile to an international client has reached an advanced stage with extensive testing scheduled to take place in early 2017. The missiles are...
 
 
24 Nov 2016
 
SA: Water and Sanitation Portfolio Committee persuaded of "calm water" at Rand Water
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation has been furnished with information and is persuaded that there are no tender irregularities at Rand Water in relation to work done by Fast Move...
 
 
 
                       
 
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