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21 January 2017
                       
 
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20 Jan 2017
 
 
Ramaphosa full of praise for China’s Xi for taking global lead
POLITICS
South Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday lauded Chinese President Xi Jinping for taking leadership of the world and setting the political and economic agenda. Speaking during an...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
Pound climbs as Theresa May outlines how Brexit will happen
ECONOMY
Theresa May, British Prime Minister, said on Tuesday that the country cannot “possibly” remain within the European Union’s (EU's) single market, as that would mean the UK is not leaving the EU at...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
Oxfam slams runaway inequality
INEQUALITY
International advocacy group Oxfam on Monday criticised the widening gap between the rich and the poor, saying that global inequality had grown to unacceptable proportions as just eight men now...
 
 
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...
 
 
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
RECOMMENDATION
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
 
 
 
Resetting South Africa’s Foreign Policy
OPINION
Nelson Mandela had a clear idea of what South Africa’s foreign policy should focus on. ‘Human rights,’ he wrote before taking power in 1994, ‘will be the light that guides our foreign affairs.’...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Earthquake science and hazard in Central Asia: conference summary
RECOMMENDATION
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...
 
 
12 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Climate Change Knows No Borders
RECOMMENDATION
Climate change is having devastating impacts on communities’ lives, livelihoods and food security across South Asia. Its consequences are so severe that it is increasingly contributing to...
 
 
09 Dec 2016
 
Climate change in the Donald Trump era
lOW-CARBON FUTURE
Donald Trump's Presidency will, no doubt, have a significant impact on the progress on collective action on the climate change front. The US President-elect has promised to rip apart any semblance...
 
 
07 Dec 2016
 
NUMSA: 10th National Congress
STATEMENT
This ‘Workers’ Parliament’ could not be meeting at a more critical time for the world working class in general and the South African working class in particular. All over the world the workers are...
 
 
06 Dec 2016
 
DoT: Dipuo Peters: Address by Minister of Transport, on the occasion of the National Traffic Indaba, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre, Durban (06/12/2016)
Topics
We gather here to pay a special focus on our law enforcement personnel, those who carry the decorum of our law enforcement responsibility.
 
 
South Africa avoided dreaded junk status. But the economy is far from healthy
THE CONVERSATION
The whole economically-aware population of South Africa is celebrating that the three main ratings agencies held off on junking the country’s financial reputation in the past two weeks. I am...
 
 
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...
 
 
04 Dec 2016
 
SACP: A tribute to Fidel Castro by Jeremy Cronin
STATEMENT
In 1945 a bloody first half of the 20th century drew to a close. With end of the 2nd World War, at a global scale, a relative stale-mate was now established between the Western imperialist powers...
 
 
 
                       
 
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