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28 Apr 2017
 
 
GCIS: Statement on the Cabinet meeting of 26 April 2017
STATEMENT
Cabinet met on Wednesday, 26 April 2017, at the Union Buildings, on the eve of the 23rd national Freedom Day celebrations. President Jacob Zuma chaired the Cabinet meeting, which welcomed the new...
 
 
26 Apr 2017
 
Famine creeps in on Africa while the world's media looks elsewhere
THE CONVERSATION
Major political events in the US and Europe have preoccupied western media over the past year. Chief among these has been Donald Trump’s rise to US president and his continuing efforts to establish...
 
 
25 Apr 2017
 
 
 
End to Eskom ‘stalemate’ will unleash wind market in 2017 – GWEC
WIND ENERGY
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) expects a recovery in the deployment of wind projects in South Africa, following a hiatus in 2016 brought about by Eskom’s refusal to enter into power purchase...
 
 
13 Apr 2017
 
Salga’s Parks Tau to serve on UN panel
1 News in Review
South African Local Government Association (Salga) president Parks Tau has joined the United Nations (UN) high level independent panel to oversee the effectiveness of UN-Habitat – a programme that...
 
 
South Africa's crisis: Calling things by their true name
THE CONVERSATION
Frustrated by the promiscuous use of the accusation of “corruption” to cover all sins, in recent days some scholars of contemporary South African politics have offered alternative framings. Indeed,...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
Donald Trump is 'radical' but 'give him time' – Mugabe
POLITICS
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe says Donald Trump's Mexico wall "appears quite nasty" but the US president "might come up with better policies", state media reported on Sunday. In excerpts of an interview...
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
Ramaphosa confirms everyone signed wage deal, bar Cosatu
WAGE DEAL
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that he signed the R20 an hour minimum wage agreement on Tuesday. Addressing media at Parliament on Wednesday, Ramaphosa said everyone except the...
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
US recession on way as deglobalisation bites – Moyo
MINING INDABA
Falling global trade, decreasing cross-border capital flows and tightening immigration are the backdrop to the upcoming recessionary environment that will eventuate in the US in 2018 along with...
 
 
02 Feb 2017
 
Towards a Decent Standard of Living: The challenge of translating socially-derived standards of living into Rands
What's On
Presenters: Isobel Frye (SPII), Gemma Wright, Wanga Zembe and Christine Byaruhanga (SASPRI), and Matt Padley (Loughborough University) Chair: Michael Noble (SASPRI and HSRC) in Cape Town Date: 6...
 
 
27 Jan 2017
 
Mexico leader cancels Trump meet over border wall spat
POLITICS
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto has said he will not go to the US for meeting with President Donald Trump next week. The move came on Thursday after Trump said it was "better to cancel" Pena...
 
 
25 Jan 2017
 
Trump to order limits on refugees and immigration
POLITICS
US President Donald Trump will sign executive orders restricting visas and immigration, as well as the entry of refugees,  making good on his signature campaign pledges, according to several media...
 
 
 
 
Renewable Energy Auctions: Analysing 2016
RECOMMENDATION
At least 67 countries had used auctions for renewable energy contracts by mid-2016, up from less than 10 in 2005. The forthcoming report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) – of...
 
 
24 Jan 2017
 
Trump withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership deal
TRADE
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order formally withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, following through on a promise from his presidential...
 
 
23 Jan 2017
 
Towards a Decent Standard of Living: The challenge of translating socially-derived standards of living into Rands
What's On
Presenters: Isobel Frye (SPII), Gemma Wright, Wanga Zembe and Christine Byaruhanga (SASPRI), and Matt Padley (Loughborough University) Chair: Michael Noble (SASPRI and HSRC) in Cape Town Date: 6...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
EU nations alarmed by Donald Trump's comments
POLITICS
Germany and France have led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump's remarks that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) is "obsolete" and more countries would leave...
 
 
 
                       
 
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