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South Africa has work to do to make government more accountable
THE CONVERSATION
The South African government completed its term as lead-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in December 2016. The partnership is an international initiative formed by eight countries in...
 
 
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...
 
 
01 Dec 2016
 
Africa pushes for a 2017 ban on nuclear weapons
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On 27 October, the First Committee of the United Nations (UN) passed L.41: ‘Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations’. The resolution calls for negotiations to take place next...
 
 
23 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Why do donors delegate to multilateral organisations? A synthesis of six country case studies
RECOMMENDATIONS
All donors make decisions about how much to delegate to multilateral organisations and how to allocate funding between these institutions. They also make decisions about how much should be defined...
 
 
27 Oct 2016
 
 
 
Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All
RECOMMENDATION
A record 137 economies around the world have adopted key reforms that make it easier to start and operate small and medium-sized businesses, says Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All, the...
 
 
06 Oct 2016
 
COSATU: Sidumo Dlamini: Address by COSATU President, at the World Trade Union Congress, ICC, Durban (05/10/2016)
Topics
We give our revolutionary greetings to the more than -1200 trade-union participants in this congress.
 
 
05 Oct 2016
 
Eskom: Power alert 1 - Eskom and University of Limpopo collect two international awards
STATEMENT
Eskom and the University of Limpopo won two awards at the 13th International Partnership Network (IPN) Conference for the Eskom Contractor Academy in Oslo, Norway last month. A panel of...
 
 
28 Sep 2016
 
'Free' higher education: unrealistic expectations, unsustainable solutions
THE CONVERSATION
Free higher education is a myth. There is no such thing anywhere in the world, even in wealthy states like Germany, Finland, Norway and Sweden, which insist that their tertiary education systems...
 
 
21 Aug 2016
 
dti: SA companies to participate in Mozambican international trade
STATEMENT
A business delegation consisting of 27 South African companies will participate in the 52nd edition of the Maputo International Trade Fair, commonly known as FACIM which is taking place in the...
 
 
17 Aug 2016
 
 
 
“We’re Afraid for Their Future” – Barriers to Education for Syrian Refugee Children in Jordan (August 2016)
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Today, Syrian refugee children in Jordan face a bleak educational present, and an uncertain future. Close to one in three—226,000 out of 660,000—Syrians registered with the United Nations refugee...
 
 
15 Aug 2016
 
 
 
What the Education Financing Commission should recommend (August 2016)
RECOMMENDATION
The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity was set up following the Oslo Education Summit on 6th July 2015. Indeed, it was a specific recommendation made in a paper by...
 
 
11 Aug 2016
 
Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in South Africa: #Sweet or #Notsosweet?
SHEPSTONE & WYLIE
Obesity has become a major concern in South Africa.  Researchers have found that RSA has the highest number of obese individuals in sub-Saharan Africa.  In order to tackle this problem, the...
 
 
09 Aug 2016
 
Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to host the Gertrude Shope Annual Dialogue Forum on Conflict Resolution and Peace-Making
What's On
In honour of Women’s Month, the media are invited to the Gertrude Shope Dialogue Forum on Conflict Resolution and Peace-Making themed: “Women in Conflict Resolution and Peace Building.” The event...
 
 
04 Jul 2016
 
What South Africa needs to do to step away from the downgrade precipice
THE CONVERSATION
In early June the international debt rating agency Standard & Poor’s granted a stay of execution by not downgrading the South African government’s IOU certificate to a “junk debt” status. This...
 
 
27 Jun 2016
 
Uncharted territory as the UK opts to exit the European Union
SAIIA
What many political and financial analysts viewed until a day before the British referendum on a European exit as scaremongering has come to be. The 72% voter turnout resulted in a 51.9% vote to...
 
 
 
                       
 
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