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23 Jun 2017
 
 
Masire 'was instrumental in fight against apartheid in SA'
POLITICS
South Africa's High Commission to Botswana, Mdu Lembede, has reportedly said that the late Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire was instrumental in the fight against apartheid in South Africa....
 
 
High Commissioner ‘seized’ with avoiding post-Brexit trade interruption with South Africa
TRADE RELATIONS
British High Commissioner to South Africa Nigel Casey says he is currently “very seized” with ensuring that measures are put in place “timeously” to guarantee no interruption in the trade...
 
 
22 Jun 2017
 
Will South Africa be at the 29th AU summit?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The 29th African Union (AU) summit that takes place in Addis Ababa from 27 June to 4 July is likely to be the first in many years without a South African president in attendance. If President Jacob...
 
 
13 Jun 2017
 
DAFF: Senzeni Zokwana: Address by Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, during the budget vote speech, Parliament, Cape Town (13/06/2017)
Topics
Honourable Chairperson, during our National Budget Vote I cautioned against politicizing agriculture and called for a collective effort to address challenges faced by both farmers and farmworkers...
 
 
08 Jun 2017
 
 
 
South Africa suspends Zimbabwe chicken imports after bird flu outbreak
BIRD FLU
South Africa has suspended imports of birds and chicken products from neighbouring Zimbabwe after it reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a poultry farm, the agriculture...
 
 
07 Jun 2017
 
GCIS: Statement on the Cabinet meeting of 7 June 2017
STATEMENT
Cabinet met on Wednesday, 7 June 2017, at Tuynhuys, Cape Town. 1.  ISSUES IN THE ENVIRONMENT 1.1. Cabinet reiterates President Jacob Zuma’s call for South Africans to unite against violence and...
 
 
05 Jun 2017
 
 
 
Mugabe's fresh land grab threats 'are racist, nonsensical'
LAND GRAB
Zimbabwe's main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party led by Morgan Tsvangirai has castigated President Robert Mugabe over his recent threats to embark on fresh land grabs...
 
 
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...
 
 
29 May 2017
 
Democracy is taking root in Africa. But that doesn’t mean it works all the time
THE CONVERSATION
The questions that I get asked most often by students, policy makers and political leaders are: “can democracy work in Africa?” and “is Africa becoming more democratic?”. As we celebrate Africa Day...
 
 
26 May 2017
 
 
 
‘Everything in Africa belongs to us, we must reclaim it’ – Malema
POLITICS
Africans need to come together if they want to reclaim the economy, the land and the resources on the continent, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema said on Thursday. Speaking at...
 
 
25 May 2017
 
DMV: Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula: Address by Minister for Defence and Military Veterans, during the Defence and Military Veterans budget vote 2017, Parliament, Cape Town (25/05/2017)
Topics
Today I feel great to be a South African, even greater to be an African. Today is Africa Day, one of the greatest indicators of the advances made by the African Continent. Today marks the 23rd...
 
 
TALKS TAKE OFF TO CELEBRATE LIFE AND LEGACY OF OLIVER TAMBO
What's On
On 30 May 2017 the National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC)) together with its partners; Freedom Park, Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation and South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)...
 
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, during the 2017 Africa Day celebration, Sefako Makgatho Presidential guesthouse, Pretoria (25/05/2017)
Topics
On this day, we commemorate the founding of the Organisation of the African Unity, which championed unity and the struggles for the decolonisation of our beautiful continent.
 
 
Can former liberators lead Africa into the future?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
During a debate in Johannesburg earlier this month, economist Moeletsi Mbeki – brother of former South African president Thabo Mbeki – said he thought the African National Congress (ANC) had done...
 
 
 
                       
 
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