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24 February 2017
                       
 
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23 Feb 2017
 
 
 
 
Towards a more equal Indonesia
RECOMMENDATION
The gap between the richest and the rest in Indonesia has grown faster in the past two decades than in any other country in South-East Asia. The four richest men in Indonesia now have more wealth...
 
 
Hospersa: Hospersa critical of failure to cut costs in budget
STATEMENT
The Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (Hospersa) is critical of the little focus given to measures for combating irregular spending in Government.  While the Union...
 
 
22 Feb 2017
 
DoF: Pravin Gordhan: Address by Finance Minister, during the Budget Speech 2017, Parliament, Cape Town (22/02/2017)
Topics
I have the privilege to present our Government’s budget for the fiscal year 2017/18, and the framework for the next three years.
 
 
Hospersa: Hospersa appeals to Gordhan to alleviate pressure on workers and curb corruption
STATEMENT
The Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (Hospersa) is appealing to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to alleviate the ever-increasing financial pressures faced by working...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
SA: SACBC Justice and Peace Commission responding to the looming crisis on the grant disbursement system in South Africa
STATEMENT
We are deeply dismayed at the inept and negligent manner with which the South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) has handled the crisis around social grant disbursement. In a matter that is...
 
 
03 Feb 2017
 
Minister in 'racial jibe', says blacks don't want to pay taxes
RACISM
Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has reportedly accused black businesses of refusing to pay taxes and yet "expect government to provide them with public services". Chinamasa said this,...
 
 
02 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Governance and the Law
RECOMMENDATION
A new World Bank policy report urges developing countries and international development agencies to rethink their approach to governance, as a key to overcoming challenges related to security,...
 
 
24 Jan 2017
 
Do fewer than 20% of Nigerians have access to oral health care services?
AFRICA CHECK
Do fewer than 20% of Nigerians have access to oral health care services? The country’s health minister, Professor Isaac Adewole, claimed so at an event to mark the 2016 National Oral Health Week in...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
 
 
We are walking the talk on fighting corruption – Zuma
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma says the Presidency is doing everything it can to fight corruption and "discourage those who may be tempted". Zuma was replying to a Parliamentary question from Congress of the...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
 
 
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...
 
 
12 Dec 2016
 
NEHAWU: NEHAWU Commemorates Universal Health Coverage Day
STATEMENT
The National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU), joins the global community in the commemoration of this important Universal Health Coverage Day. A day of the anniversary of the...
 
 
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...
 
 
01 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Making Tax Work for Women's Rights
RECOMMENDATION
Tax and women’s rights are entwined. How tax is spent and raised matters more for women than men. And there is lots of potential for tax to bring about positive change in women’s lives – at the...
 
 
21 Nov 2016
 
CSIR: The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport and CSIR research partnership to accelerating transport service delivery
STATEMENT
The Gauteng’s Department of Roads and Transport and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) today announced several transport-related research projects that will address some of...
 
 
DA: Wilmot James: Address by DA Shadow Minister of Health, at a press briefing in which the DA’s alternative health plan was launched, Parliament (21/11/2016)
Topics
Today the DA officially launches its alternative plan for universal healthcare in South Africa, which we have titled Our Health Plan (OHP).
 
 
 
                       
 
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