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26 April 2017
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10 Jan 2017
South Africa's foreign policy has been at sixes and sevens – here's why
South Africa’s notice to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has once again raised questions about the ethics of its foreign policy. Responses to the move have highlighted...
06 Dec 2016
The Politics of Spectacle – reflections on the 2016 student protests
This reflection builds on my earlier analysis of the #FeesMustFall protests and reflecting strategically on the challenges facing higher education today. I do not pretend that mine is an impartial...
23 Aug 2016
SACP Moses Mabhida: Statement on the assassination of the SACP stalwart in Intshanga and the killing of a former ANC Youth League member
The South African Communist Party (SACP) in the province of Moses Mabhida is deeply saddened by the assassination of its leader in Intshanga, Comrade Nontsikelelo Blose and the 38-year old former...
Can the AU help South Sudan where the UN is failing?
The world’s youngest country is anything but peaceful. Since fighting began in December 2013, civilian casualties have been a consistent feature of the South Sudanese civil war. A peace agreement...
15 Aug 2016
South Africa co-hosts 2016 United Nations International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East
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The South African Government in partnership with the United Nations Department of Public Information will host the United Nations International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East. The...
25 Jul 2016
The perfect storm: Mozambique's compounding crises
A perfect storm is brewing in Mozambique as rocky economic and political fortunes stoke the embers of a decades-old conflict. Twenty-four years after the end of the country’s civil war, sporadic...
14 Jun 2016
UN extends Libya mandate
The UN Security Council (UNSC) has extended until 15 December 2016 the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), a move which encourages the operation to re-establish a...
03 May 2016
DA: James Selfe says charges automatically reinstated and Abrahams must act accordingly regarding spy tapes
Upon seeking a legal opinion and further reading of last week’s North Gauteng High Court ruling; it has become clear that the charges that were erroneously dropped by the NPA in 2009 are...
29 Apr 2016
DA: Mmusi Maimane says NPA must immediately continue with charges against Jacob Zuma
This morning the North Gauteng High Court set aside the decision by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to discontinue prosecuting President Jacob Zuma for the 783 charges of fraud, corruption...
25 Apr 2016
SA: South Africa and Iran sign landmark agreements to boost economic and trade relations
The State Visit of President Jacob Zuma to the Islamic Republic of Iran has ended on a high note with the signing of several agreements and commitments being made by both sides to take economic and...
13 Apr 2016
CWU: Communication Workers Union planned march to Luthuli House
Communication Workers Union (CWU) will march to Luthuli House to hand deliver its memorandum to the African National Congress’ National Office Bearers. The Union arrived at this painful decision to...
07 Apr 2016
Sudan’s Bashir to step down amid denials of human rights abuses
Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir says he plans to step down when his current term in 2020 ends. He has also denied accusations of his security forces carrying out atrocities against rebels in...
05 Apr 2016
We will not get involved in 'petty party politics' – SANDF
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) on Monday said it refused to get involved in petty party politics. This followed calls by the members of the South African National Defence Union...
08 Mar 2016
Did Mandela “sell out” the struggle for freedom?
“Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfil it, or betray it.” - Franz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth.
30 Nov 2015
SDFG: The Failure of the Addis Ababa Talks: insistence on war, prevention of humanitarian aid and monopoly on political solutions
Overview On 23rd November 2015 the African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP) announced the suspension of negotiations between the Government of Sudan (GoS) and the Sudan People’s Liberation...
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