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25 February 2017
                       
 
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21 Feb 2017
 
 
IMF says drought to cut Somalia's 2017 growth to 2-2.5 pct
DROUGHT
Somalia's economy is likely to expand by 2-2.5 percent this year, down from an estimated 3.4 percent last year, as drought cuts output in the important agriculture sector, the IMF's country...
 
 
19 Feb 2017
 
ANC: Cyril Ramaphosa on mininum wage realizes the demand of the freedom charter
STATEMENT
The agreement by social partners to introduce a national minimum wage by 1 May 2018 realizes a key demand of the Freedom Charter on the Rights and Conditions of Workers. It also fulfills a...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
DA NW: Tutu Faleni says MEC’s xenophobic ban on foreign teachers jeopardises Maths and Science classes
STATEMENT
The Democratic Alliance in the North West will today write to Education MEC, Sello Lehari, requesting an immediate lifting of his unconscionable prohibition on the appointment of foreign teachers...
 
 
31 Jan 2017
 
26 Jan 2017
 
Gambians ready to rebuild their country 'from scratch'
POLITICS
On Saturday, Yahya Jammeh boarded a private jet with a smile on his face. Holding a Quran in one hand, the former president of The Gambia waved at a group of about 50 well-wishers who had gathered...
 
 
20 Jan 2017
 
UN welcomes Obama’s decision to lift sanctions on Sudan
SANCTIONS
A United Nations (UN) human rights expert has welcomed the decision of outgoing President Barack Obama to lift most sanctions unilaterally imposed by the United States (US) on Sudan. “By lifting...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Obama's final speech: 'We rise or fall as one'
POLITICS
Barack Obama has addressed the US and the world for the final time as president, in an emotional speech that listed the landmark achievements of his presidency and stressed unity as nation. Capping...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
Nana Akufo-Addo caught up in plagiarism row
POLITICS
The office of Nana Akufo-Addo issued an apology on Sunday after the new Ghanaian president was accused of lifting passages from speeches by Bill Clinton and George W Bush during his inaugural...
 
 
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.’...
 
 
02 Dec 2016
 
30 Nov 2016
 
Zuma pays tribute to Castro, “one of the greatest heroes of the 20th century”
MEMORIAL
President Jacob Zuma paid tribute to the former Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana, hailing him as “one of the greatest revolutionaries of our time and one of the greatest heroes of the 20th...
 
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, at the mass memorial rally of former President of the Republic of Cuba Fidel Castro, Plaza de la Revolucion, Havana, Cuba (29/11/2016)
Topics
The people and government of the Republic of South Africa learned with sadness of the passing of one of the greatest revolutionaries of our time and one of the greatest heroes of the 20th century,...
 
 
24 Nov 2016
 
King Mohammed VI woos African leaders at COP22
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The photograph looks like the usual group of African leaders published at the start of every African Union (AU) summit. However, among the leaders attending the Africa Action summit on the margins...
 
 
16 Nov 2016
 
The Business Government Relationship: What Has Gone Wrong?
OPINION
A dysfunctional relationship between business and government – both very far from being unified entities with coherent world views and policies – is one of the reasons why South Africa’s economy...
 
 
15 Nov 2016
 
ANC takes further steps towards self-destruction. What is our role as citizens?
RAYMOND SUTTNER
It is reported in the City Press that President Jacob Zuma attended a caucus of the parliamentary ANC and instructed MPs to vote against the DA’s motion of no confidence in his leadership....
 
 
 
                       
 
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