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18 January 2017
                       
 
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13 Jan 2017
 
 
Hollande’s swansong in Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
French President François Hollande took a big risk by insisting that the 27th Africa-France summit, which he will co-chair, should be held this week in Bamako, capital of Mali. Mali is certainly a...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
How bucking climate change accord would hinder fight against HIV/AIDS
THE CONVERSATION
The potential withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement has broad implications for society and the environment. While much attention has concentrated upon melting glaciers,...
 
 
20 Dec 2016
 
Trump's threat on climate change pledges will hit Africa hard
THE CONVERSATION
US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the US Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, publicly questions the existence of climate change. He, and presumably Trump himself, opposes...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
DEA: Edna Molewa: Address by Minister of Environmental Affairs, during the International Cooperation, Trade and Security Cluster media briefing, Pretoria (13/12/2016)
2016
Today we will be providing you with a quarterly progress report covering up to the end of September 2016, on the implementation of the Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) 2014-2019.
 
 
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...
 
 
28 Nov 2016
 
WC: WC Government joins climate change action group
STATEMENT
The Western Cape Government has been accepted to join ‘The Climate Group – States & Regions Alliance’, an international group of provincial, state and regional governments that are actively...
 
 
24 Nov 2016
 
Vietnam cancels nuclear reactor deal: a lesson for South Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Vietnam recently announced that it would be cancelling its contract to buy two nuclear reactors from Rosatom, the Russian nuclear vendor. The decision was subsequently ratified by the Vietnamese...
 
 
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
 
DEA: Edna Molewa: Address by Minister of Environmental Affairs, at the preparatory AMCEN meeting for the UNFCCC COP 16, Marrakech, Morocco (13/11/2016)
Topics
As this is the first time I take the floor, let me congratulate you Minister Fahmy and the AMCEN and AU Secretariat for organizing this annual event.
 
 
15 Nov 2016
 
The Gatvol Syndrome, The Apprentice and World Politics
SAIIA
Eight years ago the American people voted for “Yes, we can”, Barack Obama’s politics of hope. Eight years ago many across the world were celebrating the election of the first African-American...
 
 
11 Nov 2016
 
Nersa Should Take Eskom To Task Over Illegal Refusal To Sign PPAs
CULLINAN & ASSOCIATES
The internationally acclaimed renewable energy independent power producer procurement (REIPPP) programme recently came under threat when Eskom CEO Brian Molefe indicated that the utility will not...
 
 
 
 
Hotter Planet, Humanitarian Crisis
RECOMMENDATION
The world is currently enduring an unprecedented combination of climate-related crises. We are living through what will almost certainly be the hottest year on record, and have faced one of the...
 
 
10 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Carbon tax will help lower South Africa’s emissions, study shows
CARBON TAX
A newly published analysis of South Africa’s proposed carbon tax suggests that the intervention could have a “significant impact in reducing the country’s emissions”, while having only modest...
 
 
Why a Trump victory bodes ill for Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Like many, I didn’t think it could be true. President Donald J Trump just seemed so implausible given the many profoundly concerning revelations about the Republican Party nominee’s personal views...
 
 
09 Nov 2016
 
 
 
The UMEME Framework for NDC Implementation: Advancing renewable energy in Africa together with national climate plans
RECOMMENDATION
The historic Paris climate agreement, adopted by countries around the world in December 2015, aims to the rise of global temperature well below 2 degrees Celsius. Renewable energy will play a key...
 
 
 
                       
 
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