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Daily Podcast – January 17, 2017
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Making headlines: Zuma's son tells Madonsela to become a full-time politician or shut up DA responds to Palestinian embassy over Maimane’s visit And, UN releases report on human rights violations...
 
 
Elections in 2017: can the AU up its game?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The presidential elections that took place in Benin and Ghana in 2016 were thankfully peaceful and transparent. If it hadn’t been for the polls that led to a change of leadership in these two West...
 
 
DA responds to Palestinian embassy over Maimane’s visit
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday responded to criticism from the Palestinian embassy in South Africa over DA leader Mmusi Maimane’s visit to the region by releasing a paper trail of exchanges...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
 
 
An economy for the 99%
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New estimates show that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world. As growth benefits the richest, the rest of society – especially the poorest – suffers. The very design...
 
 
15 Jan 2017
 
DBE: Basic Education disappointed at Thohoyandou High Court ruling on exam paper leak
STATEMENT
The Department of Basic Education is disappointed at the judgement handed down on Saturday afternoon at the Thohoyandou High Court, Limpopo. The effects of the judgment are that DBE and Limpopo...
 
 
13 Jan 2017
 
You can take me to court – Ngubane
POLITICS
Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chairperson Dr Ben Ngubane has denied being part of the "decline" at the SABC, adding that his accusers must take him to court if they have any...
 
 
12 Jan 2017
 
DBE: Basic Education on progress in investigation of leakage of Mathematics P2 in Limpopo Province
STATEMENT
Two schools in Limpopo province, namely Giyani High school and New Era College have been implicated in the leaked Mathematics Paper 2. The results of selected candidates from Giyani High, and New...
 
 
 
 
China's ban on domestic ivory trade is huge, but the battle isn't won
THE CONVERSATION
China has published a notice that the processing and sale of ivory and ivory products “will be stopped by December 31, 2017”. China’s credible commitment to this end follows a decision taken at the...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Guptas fail to sell SA companies by end of 2016
BUSINESS
The Guptas’ intention to dispose of their shares in all their South African businesses by the end of 2016 has not come to fruition, their family spokesperson confirmed this week. "The Gupta family...
 
 
GCIS: Sunday Times has misled its readers
STATEMENT
It is disappointing for the Sunday Times to blatantly misleads its readers. The editorial column in this past Sunday’s (8 January) paper with the headline “Matrics pass, but the school system...
 
 
South African universities won't change unless mindsets start to shift
THE CONVERSATION
The start of the academic year is looming in South Africa. The student protests that rocked most public universities’ campuses in 2016 – the second consecutive year of protests – died down long...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Realizing Human Potential in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
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Three major trends are affecting how human capital is developed and deployed around the world. 1) Globalisation and technology are accelerating job creation and destruction.
 
 
 
 
The case for a billionaire tax
RECOMMENDATION
Ending extreme inequality to end poverty has no lack of policy options: from corporate tax reform to investment in health and education, and from raising the minimum wage to ending gender...
 
 
Buying time in the DRC?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On 1 January, the Congolese population awoke to the surprising news that political actors in the country had signed a comprehensive political accord that sets elections for 2017, and stipulates...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
F4SD students wing rejects closing date for NSFAS application
EDUCATION
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applications process should not have closing dates and be open through out the year, the Student Forum 4 Service Delivery (SF4SD) said on Monday....
 
 
 
                       
 
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