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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...
 
 
29 Dec 2016
 
Sneakers worth R8.7m seized at S Africa-Mozambique border
News
The South African Revenue Service said on Wednesday that customs services at Lebombo border post had made a “massive seizure” of suspected counterfeit sneakers with a total value of R8.7-million...
 
 
21 Dec 2016
 
ANC bus crash drivers summoned to court
COURT
The two drivers who allegedly swapped seats when a bus carrying 65 African Natioal Congress (ANC) members overturned on the N1 in April, have been summoned to appear in the Winburg Regional Court,...
 
 
19 Dec 2016
 
DoT: Mininster Dipuo Peters on trains delayed in Bloemfontein
STATEMENT
The Minister of Transport, Ms Dipuo Peters, apologises to the passengers, and their families and friends, who are on board the three trains which are delayed in Bloemfontein. The Trains are...
 
 
14 Dec 2016
 
dti: Minister Davies welcomes the R150m Chinese investment at the Dube Trade Port
STATEMENT
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has welcomed the manufacturing investment by a Chinese company, Yangtze Optics Africa Cable (YOAC) at the Dube Trade Port Industrial Development...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
 
 
South Africa did not lose respect for decision to leave ICC, international relations minister
POLITICS
South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has in no way dented the country’s image, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said on Tuesday,...
 
 
09 Dec 2016
 
GCIS: Statement on the Cabinet meeting of Wednesday, 7 December 2016
STATEMENT
As the year closes, Cabinet joins South Africans in commemorating the third anniversary of Nelson Mandela's passing on 5 December 2013 “Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans must produce an...
 
 
Additional staff deployed at ports of entry over the festive season
AIRPORTS
Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba announced on Thursday that a total of 92 additional staff members would be deployed at OR Tambo International Airport over the festive season. “The two shifts of...
 
 
28 Nov 2016
 
GCIS: Minister Van Rooyen addressed the meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for disaster risk management
STATEMENT
“This meeting of Ministers responsible for disaster risk management has great significance for the SADC region which is increasingly experiencing disasters and emergencies. To this effect, we...
 
 
23 Nov 2016
 
SANRAL: SANRAL establishes independent environmental monitoring committee for N2 Wild Coast Toll Road
STATEMENT
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) has established an independent environmental monitoring committee for oversight of environmental aspects of the construction of the N2 Wild...
 
 
21 Nov 2016
 
Does the Islamic State threaten al-Shabaab’s hegemony in Somalia?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
In late October, a faction of Somali militants aligned to the Islamic State and led by long-time cleric Abdulkadir Mumin, walked into the town of Qandala along Somalia’s northern coast in the Bari...
 
 
Armed struggle and gender in the ANC’s past and present
Raymond Suttner
Among the many controversial features of the liberation struggle waged by the ANC, the place of women in Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) has been one of the most disputed and controversial among scholars,...
 
 
11 Nov 2016
 
SARS: Revenue Service extends operating hours for tax season deadline
STATEMENT
With less than 3 weeks to go before the 25 November Tax Season deadline for non-provisional taxpayers, the South African Revenue Service is doing its’ bit to ensure that taxpayers meet their tax...
 
 
10 Nov 2016
 
ANC claims 13 wards in by-elections
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) claimed 13 of the 15 contested wards in six provinces during Wednesday's by-elections, the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) says. "The results saw all...
 
 
09 Nov 2016
 
Minister Lynne Brown addresses Women and Youth Business Engagement as part of Imbizo Focus Week
What's On
The Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, will be the keynote speaker at a business engagement in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth on Friday (11 November). Minister Brown will speak on...
 
 
 
                       
 
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