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20 February 2017
                       
 
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08 Feb 2017
 
 
Ramaphosa confirms everyone signed wage deal, bar Cosatu
WAGE DEAL
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that he signed the R20 an hour minimum wage agreement on Tuesday. Addressing media at Parliament on Wednesday, Ramaphosa said everyone except the...
 
 
01 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Refugee crisis 2015-2016: Standing by the side of the displaced
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The year 2015 was tainted by the biggest refugee crisis faced by humanity after World War II. To date, 1,362,807 refugees and immigrants have crossed the Aegean Sea in dinghies in an attempt to get...
 
 
24 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Stand and deliver – Urgent action needed on commitments made at the London Conference one year on
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On 4 February 2016, the international community agreed on a ‘comprehensive new approach’ to address the protracted Syria crisis at the “Supporting Syria and the Region” Conference in London....
 
 
03 Jan 2017
 
Outlook 2017: SA growth weak, but stronger than 2016
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
South African asset prices should perform "ok", but mainly because there are more negative peers to compare to – especially Turkey – emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura said...
 
 
21 Dec 2016
 
Protests: DRC shuts down embassy in Pretoria 'until next year'
PROTEST
South Africans wanting to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) would not be able to get any visas from the country’s Pretoria embassy until the new year. Citizens from that country who...
 
 
12 Dec 2016
 
DIRCO: South African Government condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Yemen, Turkey and Somalia
STATEMENT
President Jacob Zuma, has today, on behalf of the government and the people of South Africa, extended the country’s deepest condolences to the governments and people of Yemen, Turkey and Somalia...
 
 
09 Dec 2016
 
Climate change in the Donald Trump era
lOW-CARBON FUTURE
Donald Trump's Presidency will, no doubt, have a significant impact on the progress on collective action on the climate change front. The US President-elect has promised to rip apart any semblance...
 
 
06 Dec 2016
 
South Africa avoided dreaded junk status. But the economy is far from healthy
THE CONVERSATION
The whole economically-aware population of South Africa is celebrating that the three main ratings agencies held off on junking the country’s financial reputation in the past two weeks. I am...
 
 
29 Nov 2016
 
 
 
‘Turning a blind eye’: the policy response to Rohingya refugees in Malaysia
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At the end of October 2016, there were 150,669 refugees and asylum-seekers registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Malaysia; 54,856 of whom were Rohingya....
 
 
11 Nov 2016
 
 
 
More than Six Months Stranded – What Now?
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This briefing paper is the result of a joint effort by 12 national and international organisations operating in Greece. The aim is to explain the current situation for those stranded in Greece for...
 
 
09 Nov 2016
 
DoF: Mcebisi Jonas: Address by Deputy Minister of Finance, at the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) 2016 annual conference, Johannesburg (08/11/2016)
Topics
Before I begin with my opening remarks, I would like to acknowledge the sterling work that the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) has been doing during the last...
 
 
08 Nov 2016
 
 
 
SA needs a “less corrupt” government to boost growth – Jonas
ECONOMY
Growth has been slowing down since 2011, and “erratic politics” is not helping the situation. Instead it undermines business and public confidence and perpetuates uncertainty, said Deputy Finance...
 
 
04 Nov 2016
 
The order is fading
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
A line from American folk singer Bob Dylan’s 1964 classic ‘The Times They Are a-Changin'’ has deep resonance for the position the domestic and international electricity supply industry currently...
 
 
25 Oct 2016
 
 
 
A Blank Check – Turkey’s Post-Coup Suspension of Safeguards Against Torture
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On July 15-16, 2016, elements of the military attempted a coup d’état against the elected government of Turkey. Those involved in the coup deployed tanks in the streets of Istanbul and Ankara,...
 
 
18 Oct 2016
 
Share the migration burden, says Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto had harsh words for richer countries that do not take an equal responsibility for hosting refugees. Speaking at the 19 September UN Summit for Refugees and...
 
 
 
                       
 
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