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22 February 2017
                       
 
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13 Feb 2017
 
 
Africa’s God presidents: Promoting democracy or dictatorship?
SAIIA
'Grandpa, it’s enough.’ Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party in South Africa, has called for President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe to step down and not ‘overstay his welcome’....
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Refugee crisis 2015-2016: Standing by the side of the displaced
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The year 2015 was tainted by the biggest refugee crisis faced by humanity after World War II. To date, 1,362,807 refugees and immigrants have crossed the Aegean Sea in dinghies in an attempt to get...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Separated: The challenges of relocation and family reunification for refugees arriving in Greece
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Around 50,000 people who have fled conflict and hardship now find themselves stranded in Greece. They are living in a legal limbo that is exacerbating the stress and suffering many are already...
 
 
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...
 
 
08 Dec 2016
 
NEHAWU: NEHAWU CEC statement
STATEMENT
The National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) convened its Central Executive Committee (CEC) on the 6-7 December 2016. The CEC assessed progress in the implementation of the 2016...
 
 
11 Nov 2016
 
 
 
More than Six Months Stranded – What Now?
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This briefing paper is the result of a joint effort by 12 national and international organisations operating in Greece. The aim is to explain the current situation for those stranded in Greece for...
 
 
26 Oct 2016
 
DHA: Malusi Gigaba: Address by Minister of Home Affairs, at the regional conference of the International Association of Refugee Law Judges, Pretoria (26/10/2016)
Topics
I wish to take this opportunity to salute you all and welcome you to this very important conference assembled to discuss issues so fundamental both to our humanity as well as to human rights across...
 
 
12 Oct 2016
 
SA deputy president correct on country’s unemployment
AFRICA CHECK
Our unemployment rate is one of the highest in the world,” South Africa’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa reportedly told investors in Singapore last week. “The key challenge here is that the...
 
 
07 Oct 2016
 
SACP: Blade Nzimande: Address by SACP General Secretary, at the World Trade Union Congress, Durban (07/10/2016)
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Dear comrades, allow me, first and foremost, to thank you for this opportunity, and to convey revolutionary greetings from the South African Communist Party (SACP).
 
 
06 Oct 2016
 
WFTU: George Mavrikos: Address by General Secretary of WFTU, at the 17th World Trade Union Congress, Durban (05/10/2016)
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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...
 
 
COSATU: Sidumo Dlamini: Address by COSATU President, at the World Trade Union Congress, ICC, Durban (05/10/2016)
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We give our revolutionary greetings to the more than -1200 trade-union participants in this congress.
 
 
08 Sep 2016
 
 
 
Looking to Germany's G20: stemming protectionism and austerity
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This week’s G20 summit forged the ‘Hangzhou consensus’: a package of policies and actions aimed at strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth amid multiple downside risks. As Germany takes...
 
 
06 Sep 2016
 
It's hard to get rid of the governor of a central bank. Here's why
THE CONVERSATION
With the continued harassment of South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, it has become patently clear that no institution will be spared in the wave of state capture that is sweeping...
 
 
26 Aug 2016
 
Rethinking money: how can Africa benefit from Bitcoin?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The market uncertainty seen in the run-up to the Brexit referendum created one big winner: Bitcoin. In the space of a week, US$3 billion, around a 30% increase, would flow into the Bitcoin economy...
 
 
24 Aug 2016
 
Tumultuous times for South Africa as it enters the era of coalition politics
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa is in a tryst with tumultuous times as coalitions take shape to unlock hung municipalities following the 2016 local government elections. The implications for local government and the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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