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26 May 2017
 
 
2017 will decide ANC's revival – Ebrahim Rasool
POLITICS
Former Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool believes 2017 is the African National Congress's (ANC's) last, decisive chance at a revival, and should start with President Jacob Zuma going. Rasool, who...
 
 
Why no lift-off for Africa’s branch of the BRICS bank?
SAIIA
The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) would open its Africa Regional Centre (ARC) in Johannesburg in March 2016, South Africa’s then finance minister Pravin Gordhan confidently announced in February...
 
 
25 May 2017
 
 
 
SAA: South African Airways proudly celebrates Africa Day
STATEMENT
South African Airways (SAA) proudly joins hands with all the people of Africa to celebrate Africa Day today. In being a leading player in the aviation industry in Africa by facilitating the...
 
 
US to provide millions of dollars in aid to Africa, Yemen
AID
The US announced more than $329-million in additional humanitarian assistance to provide urgently needed aid to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in South Sudan,...
 
 
24 May 2017
 
Mgojo elected president as chamber heads for new beginning, new name, rebranding
LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK
It is an organisation that is more relevant today than it has ever been in its 128-year history. Its role is so much more than mining. It operates in a changing environment and needs to contemplate...
 
 
 
 
SACP denounces disinvesting General Motors acting in bad faith
ECONOMY
The South African Communist Party (SACP) came out in support of workers at General Motors South Africa (GMSA) and its supply chain on Wednesday, denouncing the disinvesting company for allegedly...
 
 
Hunger to hit emergency levels in Ethiopia despite rains
HUNGER
Hunger is likely to reach emergency levels in Ethiopia and the number in need of food aid will rise beyond the current 7.7-million, experts said, as drought has decimated livestock, rains have been...
 
 
23 May 2017
 
Zuma condemns deadly Manchester suicide attack
TERRORISM
President Jacob Zuma has condemned the bomb attack in Manchester in the UK in which 22 people, most of them children, were killed. Any act of violence had no place in society, he said in a...
 
 
Are ISIS returnees a risk for South Africa?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
With significant progress in the retaking of Mosul – the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) last major stronghold in Iraq – and continued losses in Syria, many of ISIS’ foreign fighters are...
 
 
22 May 2017
 
Johannesburg hosts Africa Liberty Forum – a first for South Africa
What's On
This week on 24 and 25 May in Johannesburg, the Free Market Foundation (FMF) together with US organisations *Atlas Network and sponsor The John Templeton Foundation, will host the Africa Liberty...
 
 
Fact-checking Kenya’s deputy president on maize imports, debt, electricity & police
AFRICA CHECK
In a Citizen TV interview on 16 May, Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto sought to defend the government’s record, ahead of an August election. “We came to the people of Kenya with pledges, a...
 
 
19 May 2017
 
 
 
We're not leaving SA over junk status – GM
MANUFACTURING
Vehicle manufacturer General Motors (GM) said on Friday that South Africa's  recent sovereign downgrade to junk status has not influenced its decision to disinvest from the country. In a written...
 
 
R2K: We demand the release of apartheid-era secrets
STATEMENT
R2K welcomes the release of Apartheid Guns and Money, an important book about the networks of corruption and profit of our apartheid past. The book is authored by R2K member and Open Secrets...
 
 
 
                       
 
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