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23 January 2017
                       
 
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23 Jan 2017
 
 
AU chair candidate unveils Agenda 2063 programme
POLITICS
Senegal’s Abdoulaye Bathily, who hopes to take over from African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma when she steps down later this month, has revealed his programme to fulfil...
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Qualification fraud has a bill - what about other offences?
LEXIS NEXIS
By 2016, qualification fraud in South Africa had reached an alarming level with several high profile and senior ranking officials among those who were exposed for lying on their CVs. Soon employers...
 
 
Wits helps financially struggling students to register
EDUCATION
The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has made several concessions to help the majority of top students cover their registration fees. This was after the institution met with the Department of...
 
 
20 Jan 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Platinum price upturn needed to sustain industry – Lonmin
PLATINUM
An upturn in the platinum price is needed for the sustainability of the platinum industry as a whole, Lonmin CEO Ben Magara said on Friday. The head of the large London- and Johannesburg-listed...
 
 
FEDUSA: FEDUSA urges Motsoaledi to act decisively to avoid a national EMS crisis
STATEMENT
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) has written a letter to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi asking him to intervene urgently in the severe safety crisis facing members of the Health...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
DA: Natasha Mazzone says meeting on electricity crisis cancelled by ANC warped priorities
STATEMENT
A vital briefing by Eskom on the electricity cuts to certain municipalities to the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises together with the Select Committee on Co-operative Governance and...
 
 
SA: Higher Education Committee calls on TVET students to allow engagement on issues of concern
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has called on students at Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to prioritise solutions that will ensure campuses...
 
 
 
 
Planning for the renewable future: Long-term modelling and tools to expand variable renewable power in emerging economies
RECOMMENDATION
Ambitious national commitments, international agreements and rapid technological progress have prompted countries around the world to turn increasingly renewable energy to expand their power...
 
 
Liberia’s journey to national ownership
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
In October 2017, Liberia will hold what is expected to be a hotly contested election. The leaders of 22 political parties will be vying to replace President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first...
 
 
GCIS: DPME monitors Operation Phakisa education labs progress
STATEMENT
Operation Phakisa is designed to fast track the implementation of solutions on critical service delivery issues highlighted in the National Development Plan (NDP), as a presidential initiative....
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
DCS: Commissioner Zach Modise on overcrowding in correctional centres
STATEMENT
Correctional Services National Commissioner Zach Modise has urged the various departments in the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster to play their role in reducing overcrowding in...
 
 
Limpopo: Limpopo condemns violent protest
STATEMENT
The Provincial Government condemn the violent activities that have characterised the protest for a tarred road in the areas of Tshitale and Nthabalala. The torching of schools and Government...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
DPME: Minister Radebe joins the WEF Stewardship Board
STATEMENT
Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Jeff Radebe has been appointed to the Stewardship Board of the World Economic...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
Oxfam slams runaway inequality
INEQUALITY
International advocacy group Oxfam on Monday criticised the widening gap between the rich and the poor, saying that global inequality had grown to unacceptable proportions as just eight men now...
 
 
 
 
People’s Power vs. Rising Inequality: Demanding Change Locally, Nationally, & Globally
RECOMMENDATION
ActionAid’s cycle of three reports on inequality, from global, national, and local perspectives, concludes with the release of Shifting Power. This summary looks at each report. A year of...
 
 
 
                       
 
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