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27 June 2017
                       
 
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19 Jun 2017
 
 
Amplats' exit from Brazil platinum prospect sparks London listing
PLATINUM
The withdrawal of South Africa’s Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) from a platinum group metals (PGM) project in Brazil has opened the way for Jangada Mines to acquire the asset and head for the...
 
 
01 Jun 2017
 
Ethiopia cuts off internet after high school exam leaks
EDUCATION
Ethiopia has cut off internet access nationwide until at least June 8 to try to stop cheats from posting high school exam papers on social media, a government official said on Thursday. Hundreds of...
 
 
31 May 2017
 
LexisNexis supports new advocates with start-up
LEXIS NEXIS
Each year, newly qualified advocates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds are selected for a lucrative start-up sponsorship from LexisNexis South Africa as part of the company’s Advocate...
 
 
15 May 2017
 
No woman left behind: The gender digital divide
SAIIA
The World Economic Forum on Africa met on 3-5 May in Durban, and discussions included the need to enhance nations’ development through technological advancement. In 2016, internet access was...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Reaping Digital Dividends: Leveraging the Internet for Development in Europe and Central Asia
RECOMMENDATION
The internet is creating new opportunities for individuals and businesses across the globe today. However, not everyone is benefitting equally. The economic gains or digital dividends associated...
 
 
19 Oct 2016
 
R2K: Right2Know Campaign commemorates Black Wednesday
STATEMENT
Today the Right2Know Campaign commemorates Black Wednesday, the day in 1977 when the Apartheid government  banned a number of Black Consciousness organisations as well as three publications on the...
 
 
26 Sep 2016
 
Democratic Republic of Congo at a Precipice: Ending Repression and Promoting Democratic Rule
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
The Democratic Republic of Congo is at a critical juncture: In the coming months, President Joseph Kabila could agree to step down at the end of his constitutionally mandated two-term limit on...
 
 
20 Sep 2016
 
 
 
Africa needs to create ‘business case’ for digital investments
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Reliable connectivity and innovation are “no longer nice-to-haves, but essential tools for development” and African policymakers needed to create the “business case” to encourage private investment...
 
 
05 Sep 2016
 
Gabon opposition chief Jean Ping calls for calm
POLITICS
Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping says he has asked his people to "calm down," as post-election violence claimed more lives and the government's crackdown continued. Ping, however, who had...
 
 
15 Jul 2016
 
DAC: Rejoice Mabudafhasi: Address by Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, on the occasion of the sitting of National House of Traditional Leaders, Parliament, Cape Town (14/07/2016)
Topics
The National Development Plan (NDP) - Vision 2030 envisages a South Africa wherein South Africans will be more conscious of the things they have in common than their differences.
 
 
South Africa's vote against internet freedom tarnishes its global image
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa has yet again sided with repressive regimes such as Russia, China and Saudi Arabia against progressive efforts by the United Nations (UN). This is counter to the spirit of the...
 
 
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25 May 2016
 
 
 
Internet for All: A Framework for Accelerating Internet Access and Adoption (May 2016)
RECOMMENDATION
The internet has been a major contributor to the evolution of and growth in the global economy over the past decades. It continues to have the potential to propel societies, help business leaders...
 
 
23 May 2016
 
MEC Albert Fritz launches department fourth Youth Café in Oudtshoorn
What's On
Tomorrow, Minister Albert Fritz will launch the departments fourth Youth Café in Oudtshoorn. Guided by the Provincial Youth Strategy and Provincial Strategic Goal 2 which speaks to improving...
 
 
 
                       
 
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