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25 February 2017
                       
 
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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.
 
 
Molefe brings hope to toiling masses says ANCYL
POLITICS
Former Eskom chief executive and soon to be African National Congress (ANC) member of parliament, Brian Molefe, brings hope to the toiling masses, the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL)...
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
Jeff Radebe: Address by Minister in the Presidency, on the occasion of the centenary commemoration of the sinking of the SS Mendi, Southampton's Hollybrook Cemetery, UK (20/02/2017)
Topics
It is a great but humble honour to be with you on this historic day, where we commemorate those South Africans who sacrificed their lives when the SS Mendi tragically sank one hundred years ago.
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign policy rows all about the changing balance of power
POLITICAL INSIGHT
The year began with two rows on foreign policy. The first was about a visit to Taiwan by Solly Msimang in his capacity as the executive mayor of Tshwane. The second, which riled the African...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
G20 foreign ministers to tackle fight against poverty in Africa
POVERTY
G20 foreign ministers will discuss ways to fight poverty in Africa, strengthen governmental institutions and better utilise the potential of many African countries, German ministry officials said...
 
 
The AU’s (other) ICC strategy
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
At the recently concluded 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, heads of state and government adopted a decision on a strategy for withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC)....
 
 
14 Feb 2017
 
Zuma's speech was full of 'alternative facts' rather than a reflection of reality
THE CONVERSATION
South African President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation speech will be followed by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s Budget speech next week on February 22. They represent the country’s two main...
 
 
Glencore’s DRC copper top-up wins analyst cheer
COPPER
Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore has bought the remaining 31% stake in Mutanda Mining for $922-million and a further 10.25% stake in Katanga Mining for $38-million from Dan...
 
 
09 Feb 2017
 
Free State: Free State signs Memorandum of Understanding on investment with Sao Paulo
STATEMENT
In pursuit of radical economic transformation, the Free State Provincial Government investment initiative this time around went to Sao Paulo in Brazil to court possible investments. A delegation...
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
BRICS wants to set up an alternative rating agency. Why it may not work
THE CONVERSATION
The idea of establishing an alternative credit rating agency led by the BRICS bloc of countries is gaining momentum. But there are questions as to whether it will prosper given the major challenges...
 
 
07 Feb 2017
 
Stop the Secret Nuclear Deal
What's On
On Thursday, 9 February 2017, R2K Western Cape in conjunction with SAFCEI, the Green Anglicans, Earthlife Africa, One Million Climate Jobs Campaign and Catholic Justice and Peace will be occupying...
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
Commodity prices and investment prospects for African countries in a brave new world
SAIIA
How drastically the world has changed since this time last year. The cumulative odds on a Trump electoral win and a ‘yes’ to the Brexit referendum were 20 to 1. This shows how poor we are at...
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
Going, but not gone: UNMIL stays on in Liberia
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Liberia is nearly, but not quite ready, to go it alone without United Nations (UN) peacekeeping support. This was the upshot of the 23 December 2016 UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting, where it was...
 
 
Eskom: Eskom receives a good response to its request for information on the nuclear programme
STATEMENT
Eskom is pleased to report that the response to the Request for Information (RFI) it issued in relation to the proposed South African Nuclear New Build Programme has been very positive. Some 27...
 
 
30 Jan 2017
 
LRC: Transgender rights experts from around the world to visit South Africa
STATEMENT
Transgender individuals continue to face rampant discrimination and prejudice. This discrimination creates tremendous inequality, insecurity and vulnerability for the transgender community, who is...
 
 
 
                       
 
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