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23 Jun 2017
 
 
SA: Presidency on conclusion of Human Resource Development Council meeting
STATEMENT
Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, as Chairperson of the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC), today, 23 June 2017, chaired a successful 18th meeting of the Council at the CSIR Knowledge...
 
 
Is Southern Africa facing a food security disaster?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
A rapidly growing population in Southern Africa means an increasingly higher food demand. And although domestic food production is expected to rise over the next few decades in response to this...
 
 
22 Jun 2017
 
WHO figure wrong: 11% of births in sub-Saharan Africa to teen mothers – not 50%
AFRICA CHECK
The World Health Organization has withdrawn the claim from their French website as a result of this fact-check. “The 50% is definitely wrong, and we have removed [it] from the webpage – thanks for...
 
 
21 Jun 2017
 
 
 
The Security Sector in Contributions and Challenges
RECOMMENDATION
This discussion paper traces the under-examined role of Singapore’s defence forces in taking the South East Asian city-state from an impoverished and divided new nation in the mid-1960s to an...
 
 
15 Jun 2017
 
Back to the future for ANC foreign policy?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Later this month South Africa’s ruling party begins its five-yearly policy conference to determine the direction to be taken by the new African National Congress (ANC) president who will be elected...
 
 
13 Jun 2017
 
 
 
Accelerating the Energy Transition through Innovation
RECOMMENDATION
Technological breakthroughs are needed to reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector. Even with economically viable and scalable renewable-based solutions available for around two-thirds of the...
 
 
08 Jun 2017
 
NUM: Piet Matosa: Address by NUM President, during the Central Committee meeting, St Georges Hotel, Irene, Pretoria (08/06/2017)
Topics
Comrades, and friends, let me welcome you all to this important gathering of NUM, our member’s parliament. We shall be guided by the theme ‘Recruit, Fight Retrenchments, Assess and Forge Unity’ in...
 
 
What’s standing in the way of South Africa’s entrepreneurs?
SAIIA
Industrialisation is a key driver of sustainable development. It creates jobs, adds value and promotes trade through greater integration into global value chains. At the same time, entrepreneurship...
 
 
05 Jun 2017
 
South Africa urgently needs to rethink its approach to housing
THE CONVERSATION
The recent protests over housing shortages in Gauteng, South Africa’s richest province and economic hub, have put the spotlight on the problem and the role of the government in providing it....
 
 
There’s more to Africa’s growth story than lagging income rates
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
As part of the ‘Africa rising’ narrative, much has been made of the continent’s growth story. The global recession of 2007/8 hit Africa hard, but it remained remarkably resilient, with growth...
 
 
02 Jun 2017
 
Reimagining the township economy
TOWNSHIP ECONOMY
Whether one considers it as being positive or negative, the theme of radical economic transformation has been thrust onto our political discourse. That the term has not been clearly defined by its...
 
 
30 May 2017
 
 
 
Chamber looks forward to years when platinum Mandela coin gains pre-eminence
LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK
The Chamber of Mines of South Africa is looking forward to the years when a platinum Mandela coin gains pre-eminence globally, emulating South Africa’s great success with gold coinage. This month’s...
 
 
26 May 2017
 
DED: Ebrahim Patel: Address by Minister of Economic Development, during the budget vote 2017/18, Parliament, Cape Town (25/05/2017)
Economic Development
The global and domestic economic context shapes the work of the Department and agencies that make up the economic development portfolio.
 
 
DEA: Edna Molewa: Address by Minister of Environmental Affairs, during the budget vote 2017/18, Parliament, Cape Town (25/05/2017)
Topics
This year marks the centenary of the birth of Oliver Reginald Tambo, the anti-apartheid stalwart, legendary statesman and President of the African National Congress (ANC).
 
 
 
                       
 
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