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23 January 2017
                       
 
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20 Jan 2017
 
 
Western Cape: Multi-million rand maintenance plan underway to stem agriculture losses in Clanwilliam
STATEMENT
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture will today (20 January 2017) conduct a site visit to Clanwilliam after reports of a canal break earlier this week. A panel in one of the canals near the...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
China: Xi Jinping: Address by Chinese President, at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland (18/01/2017)
Topics
People from around the world come here to exchange ideas and insights, which broaden their vision.
 
 
Davos boosts platinum fuel cell outlook with hydrogen council launch
PLATINUM
Hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) offer the most natural solution for emission-free vehicles, discharging only water and requiring negligible change to current driving and...
 
 
Ethiopian government appeals for humanitarian aid
AID
On the heels of failed rains and a calamitous El Niño in Ethiopia, the country’s government has launched an appeal for $948-million to urgently address food and non-food needs, while the United...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
The UN World Data Forum to close with an outline of Global Action Plan on achieving Sustainable Development Goals and announcement of host country for 2nd World Data Forum
What's On
The 1st UN World Data Forum, which is being attended by just more than 1,800 delegates and leaders from more than 100 countries in Cape Town, will conclude with a media briefing to outline the...
 
 
SA: Education Committee urge speedy intervention in Limpopo protests
STATEMENT
The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has noted with grave concern the disruption of schooling in Limpopo caused by community protests. Committee Chairperson Ms Nomalungelo Gina said: “This is...
 
 
DA NW: Tutu Faleni says shortage of teachers, no transport and lack of resources a norm in NW schools
STATEMENT
During an oversight visit to review school readiness in the province, the DA found that the schools were underdeveloped, had a shortage of teachers and limited resources. The DA will write to the...
 
 
WC: Anton Bredell on WC fires update
STATEMENT
There are at least 19 fires currently being fought across the Western Cape, mainly in the Cape Peninsula, West Coast and Cape Winelands districts. The major incident at the moment is a fire in the...
 
 
 
 
"Eskom wrong about renewable energy costs"
OPINION
Eskom claims that renewable energy is causing a “net loss to the economy”, but if we look into the future and beyond vested interests, it is easy to see that renewable energy is now the cheapest...
 
 
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...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Ramaphosa, TeamSA in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2017
ECONOMICS
The Presidency said on Monday that South African Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has arrived in Davos, Switzerland to lead a high-level government, business and labour delegation to the 2017...
 
 
SA: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa departs for Davos ahead of 2017 World Economic Forum
STATEMENT
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will later today, Sunday 15 January depart for Davos, Switzerland where he will lead, on behalf of President Jacob Zuma, a high-level government,...
 
 
13 Jan 2017
 
GCIS: Deputy President Ramaphosa to lead the South African delegation to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland
STATEMENT
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South African delegation to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland on 17-20 January 2017. The World Economic Forum's Annual...
 
 
Afriforum: AfriForum’s Nylstroom branch assists with dam, ensures more water
STATEMENT
The AfriForum branch in Nylstroom paid for two additional days’ work on 13 January to ensure that Jaco Vosloo of M & T Grondverskuiwings could make the Donkerpoort Dam – Nylstroom’s main water...
 
 
Zuma not protecting Hlaudi – Ben Ngubane
POLITICS
Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the controversial South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) executive without a matric certificate, did not receive any protection from President Jacob Zuma, former board...
 
 
 
                       
 
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