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19 January 2017
                       
 
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19 Jan 2017
 
 
CM: Chamber of Mines notes the release of 2016 safety statistics
STATEMENT
The Chamber of Mines today welcomed the opportunity to engage with all stakeholders at the release of the annual performance statistics in respect of safety and health. The industry recorded 73...
 
 
Greenpeace Africa: Trump's inauguration
Statements
Humanity’s greatest moments are marked by a moral dilemma and here we are, at the prelude of a defining change. This Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United...
 
 
Sibanye’s Stillwater platinum deal edges forward
PLATINUM
Precious metals mining company Sibanye’s proposed acquisition, Stillwater Mining of the United States of America, edged forward on Thursday with the notification that both companies had received...
 
 
High stakes as West Africa prepares military action against Gambia's Jammeh
THE CONVERSATION
In further escalation of the post-election crisis in The Gambia, President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just a day before his official mandate was due to come to an end. The...
 
 
South Sudan: why the international community needs to act urgently
THE CONVERSATION
The international community is focused on defeating ISIS, dealing with the Syrian conflict and the refugee crisis on their doorsteps as well as home grown terrorism. But, now more than ever, it...
 
 
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...
 
 
'Moment may be passing' for two-state solution – Obama
POLITICS
The prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are waning because of growing Israeli settlement of the West Bank, Barack Obama has said in his final press conference as...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
 
 
DoH: Malusi Gigaba: Address by Minister of Home Affairs, during the release of the 2016 festive season traveller statistics, Hatfield, Pretoria (18/01/2017)
Topics
Today we present yet another impressive increase in the number of travellers entering and leaving South Africa (SA) during the 2016/17 festive season.
 
 
 
 
World needs policies to counter rise of populism – IMF chief
WEF2017
The rise of populism in developed countries was a concern but could be overcome with the right policies, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on...
 
 
Gordhan takes a stand for emerging markets at WEF
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Although the US as a super economic powerhouse impacts the rest of the world, emerging markets also matter to the global environment. This was the message from Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on...
 
 
ANC to review NDP at policy conference
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) plans to review the successes and challenges of the National Development Plan (NDP) at its upcoming policy conference which set to be dominated by talks on...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
President Xi Jinping: Don’t Blame Economic Globalization for the World’s Problems
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a robust defence of globalisation to business, government and civil society leaders in the opening plenary session of the 47th World Economic Forum Annual...
 
 
The African towns falling into decline and poverty after mining companies use resources then exit
THE COVERSATION
The town of Fria in Guinea was built around bauxite mining in 1957. It used to have good facilities: water, electricity, schools, housing and hospitals. But since the last company mining there...
 
 
EU nations alarmed by Donald Trump's comments
POLITICS
Germany and France have led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump's remarks that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) is "obsolete" and more countries would leave...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
 
 
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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