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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...
 
 
27 Sep 2016
 
Ivory poaching: not just a conservation issue
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
On Saturday, 24 September, Johannesburg welcomed delegates from around the world to the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered...
 
 
12 Sep 2016
 
Gabon's Bongo set to receive 'exceptional global citizen' award
POLITICS
An American think tank with close ties to government is reportedly set to celebrate Gabonese President Ali Bongo as an "exceptional global citizen" despite the tension that continues to grip the...
 
 
16 May 2016
 
 
 
Fight Western forces, not me, Mugabe tells opposition
POLITICS
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has told members of the opposition to fight Western forces instead of blaming him and his ruling Zanu-PF party for the problems bedevilling the southern African...
 
 
16 Jul 2015
 
 
 
'Crisis' hit Zimbabwe wants white farmers back – report
LAND
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's government has reportedly indicated, for the first time, that it may hand back land to some white farmers whose farms were forcibly taken away from them during...
 
 
08 Jun 2015
 
 
 
DA says Hanekom must explain about-turn on visa regulations review
VISA REGULATIONS
The Democratic Alliance wants Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom to appear before Parliament’s tourism portfolio committee to explain his about-turn on a review of the new controversial visa...
 
 
DA: James Vos says Minister Hanekom abandons tourism industry with about-turn on visa regulations review
STATEMENT
I have today written to the Chairperson of the Tourism Portfolio Committee, Beatrice Ngcobo, requesting that she summon Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, before the committee to explain his sudden...
 
 
01 Jun 2015
 
DA: James Vos says visa regulations kick-in as negative impact becomes apparent
STATEMENT
Today is a very sad day for the tourism industry in South Africa as the disastrous visa regulations finally kick-in. The DA has continuously fought to have these regulations suspended in order for...
 
 
15 Apr 2014
 
 
 
Hypocrisies and contradictions: Western aid and LGBT rights in Africa
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
On 24 February 2014, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda signed into law a bill that tightened already harsh anti-homosexuality legislation. There has been uproar from numerous human rights and...
 
 
30 Oct 2013
 
Courageous leadership is essential to protect the rule of law in Africa
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The rule of law has had a tough time in Africa recently. The recent decision by African Union (AU) leaders to effectively shield the most powerful from justice reflects the reality that when the...
 
 
28 Aug 2013
 
SA: Statement by Bronwynne Jooste, Ministry of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Spokesperson, direct Cape Town-Heathrow flights resume at start of summer season 2013 (28/08/2013)
STATEMENT
Virgin Atlantic is set to resume direct flights between Cape Town and London. The international carrier will also add a new, larger Airbus to the route, creating 5 000 extra seats. This new Airbus...
 
 
26 Sep 2012
 
 
 
Climate change and the spectre of migration: A looming emergency in the East and Horn of Africa
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
Following the Rio+20 Summit on Sustainable Development that was held from 20 – 22 June 2012, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a report entitled ‘Climate change,...
 
 
16 Aug 2012
 
Dollarisation in Zimbabwe: Cause and effect
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
At independence in 1980 the Zimbabwe dollar replaced the Rhodesian dollar at par at a rate which was higher than the American dollar.(2) Although this quickly deteriorated, it was not until the...
 
 
23 Mar 2012
 
 
 
Are climate change meetings helping the climate or contributing to the acceleration of environmental change?
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
Climate change is a well-debated topic of our time and the sense of urgency to reach agreements on how to curb this change has heightened over the last two decades. Over this time span, governments...
 
 
 
                       
 
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