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International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor. Image: Wikipedia
SA commits to global socio-economic developmentArticle

Despite the debilitating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa remains committed to promoting the well-being, socio-economic development and upliftment of the country's people...

3 days ago

Justice Mukheli, artist/filmmaker/photographer.
Young Guns 18 global jury announced, including SA's Justice MukheliArticle

The One Club has named 79 top creatives from 32 countries to serve as judges for the global Young Guns 18 competition, including Justice Mukheli, an artist/filmmaker/photographer from Johannesburg...

8 Jul 2020

Covid-19: Emergency measures and investor-state arbitration claims
Covid-19: Emergency measures and investor-state arbitration claimsArticle

The unprecedented nature of the Covid-19 pandemic has re-kindled debates around the appropriateness of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in bi- and multi-lateral investment treaties...

Sarah McKenzie and Chandni Gopal 27 May 2020

Brand SA hosts Ubuntu Breakfast at AFCON 2019, Egypt
Brand SA hosts Ubuntu Breakfast at AFCON 2019, EgyptArticle

On the sideline of the 2019 African Cup of Nations, taking place in Egypt, Brand South Africa hosted a special Ubuntu Breakfast session for CAF/AFCON executives and former African players...

Issued by Optimize Agency 27 Jun 2019

SA government to support trade and tourism development, deputy minister tells Africa Trade Week
SA government to support trade and tourism development, deputy minister tells Africa Trade WeekArticle

Tourism and hospitality will be a key driver of economic growth and job creation in South Africa, and the government is gearing up to create an environment conducive for the growth of the sector...

24 Jun 2019

Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development launched
Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development launchedArticle

Speaking at the inauguration of the Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development in Rome this week, FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva said a major focus on boosting the agricultural sectors and promoting rural development in Africa is needed...

29 Jan 2019

How to banish burnout at NPOs
How to banish burnout at NPOsArticle

It is essential that South African non-profit (NPO) and civil society employees take steps to avoid burnout if they are to continue their vital work...

29 Nov 2018

South Africa is the only African country that has nuclear power. The Koeberg nuclear reactor cooling tower. Shutterstock
Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mixArticle

Africa has the least nuclear power of any continent in the world, with the exception of where nuclear power is banned...

Oluwole Olutola 17 Sep 2018

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Theresa May in Africa: cynical post-Brexit development agenda smacks of desperationArticle

British ministers in 1948 discussed development investment needs for African colonial territories. The focus was not on the needs of those countries, but on how colonial development might best support the British economy...

Michael Jennings 30 Aug 2018

Saving Africa from China: The road to prosperity for the DRC
Saving Africa from China: The road to prosperity for the DRCArticle

In the midst of a US-China trade war, there is a glowing opportunity for both economic and humanitarian intervention in Africa where a US partnership is highly sought...

Sanjay Patel, Issued by Monetary Library 10 Aug 2018

Why Cuban doctors in Kenya don't deserve the treatment they're getting
Why Cuban doctors in Kenya don't deserve the treatment they're gettingArticle

Cuban medical missions abroad are perhaps one of the most significant legacies of the 1959 Cuban Revolution...

Rich Warner 13 Jul 2018

This is how to avoid cyberattacks during the Fifa World Cup in Russia
This is how to avoid cyberattacks during the Fifa World Cup in RussiaArticle

Huge international sporting events are becoming significant cyberattack targets, ordinary individual attendees included...

11 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: Profound appointment of Honorary Professor at UCT
#AfricaMonth: Profound appointment of Honorary Professor at UCTArticle

In celebration of Africa Day, the University of Cape Town's Centre for African Studies announced the appointment of esteemed Ugandan Professor Mahmood Mamdani as Honorary Professor...

25 May 2018

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Henley Passport Index: The most powerful passports in a time of global travel access growthArticle

While Schengen Area countries have traditionally topped the index as a result of their open access to Europe, developed Asian nations have been able to secure equally high scores in recent years thanks to their strong international trade and diplomatic relations...

23 May 2018

Tell the authentic stories of Africa
Tell the authentic stories of AfricaArticle

With fake news on the rise, Africans need to tell authentic stories on their own platforms...

Moliehi Molekoa 31 Jan 2018

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed over terror contentArticle

WASHINGTON - Terrorists and hate groups continue to get their propaganda onto social media platforms despite efforts by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to shut them down, a US Senate panel heard on Wednesday...

19 Jan 2018

Protestors attend a demonstration against slavery in Libya, at Sergels torg in Stockholm, Sweden, on November 25, 2017 |
Migrant slavery casts shadow over EU-Africa summitArticle

ABIDJAN - A furore over migrant slave markets in Libya casts a shadow over an AU-EU summit this week that aims to promote Africa's long-term economic growth and stability, spurred by European fears of terrorism and mass migration...

28 Nov 2017

Uber appoints Lola Kassim as new GM for West Africa
Uber appoints Lola Kassim as new GM for West AfricaArticle

Uber has announced the appointment of Lola Kassim as its new general manager for West Africa...

24 Oct 2017

Think tank on water security funding models
Think tank on water security funding modelsArticle

The country needs to come up with viable models to bridge the R30bn per year shortfall in water services infrastructure funding...

16 Oct 2017

Water Stewardship Summit focuses on closing SA's R30bn annual water infrastructure gap
Water Stewardship Summit focuses on closing SA's R30bn annual water infrastructure gapArticle

Water, infrastructure and financial sector stakeholders met in Johannesburg recently for the third annual Water Stewardship Summit, addressing funding models to improve South Africa's water security...

16 Oct 2017

African Union member states endorse the draft statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) to boost the African cinema industry.
Africa's film industry gets a boostArticle

Structures endorsed by the African Union have been finalised to promote the audiovisual and cinema industry in Africa which accounts for US$5 billion in continental GDP...

20 Sep 2017

Trump's withdrawal from Paris Agreement could ultimately harm US economy
Trump's withdrawal from Paris Agreement could ultimately harm US economyArticle

Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord could ultimately harm the US economy by ceding the jobs of the future in clean energy and technology to overseas competitors...

12 Jun 2017

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Riskmap 2017: a year of acute uncertainty for businessArticle

The high levels of complexity and uncertainty attached to the key political and security issues for the year, mean that boards will need to undertake comprehensive reviews of risk management…

13 Feb 2017

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Africa's economic prospects in 2017 - 10 countries to watchArticle

These are the top 10 African economies to watch in 2017 when evaluating Africa's economic prospects…

J. Peter Pham 18 Jan 2017

Resources sector may be the one to beat
Resources sector may be the one to beatArticle

With 2017 only a few working days old, mining stocks have already proven that resources will be the sector to watch...

Maarten Mittner 12 Jan 2017

Trumponomics: SA needs R&D focus to retain investor confidence
Trumponomics: SA needs R&D focus to retain investor confidenceArticle

With Donald Trump about to take office as the next president of the US, what does this mean for South Africa?..

Elaine Bergenthuin 3 Jan 2017

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Africa waits and wonders on Trump's foreign policyArticle

With his isolationist stance, what will a Trump Presidency mean for Africa for the next four years...?

17 Nov 2016

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Africa plays a crucial role in global geopolitical balancesArticle

Africa is a primary interlocutor in managing the migration crisis, in settling local conflicts and is a fundamental point of reference in promoting the coexistence of different religions...

16 Nov 2016

What Trump in the White House means for the South African mining industry
What Trump in the White House means for the South African mining industryArticle

America is facing the reality that Donald Trump will be its next president, while uncertainty around his economic and geopolitical views is shaking markets...

Wessel Badenhorst 10 Nov 2016

#USElection: Cliffhanger weighs on markets
#USElection: Cliffhanger weighs on marketsArticle

We'll soon know who the next US president will be. Markets have already clearly signalled their preference...

Dave Mohr & Izak Odendaal 8 Nov 2016

You think we've got problems? What about the poor Americans?
You think we've got problems? What about the poor Americans?Article

Notwithstanding our own political melodrama, the world awaits the outcome of one of the most talked-about US presidential elections in recent memory...

3 Nov 2016

Brand South Africa hosts university forum on the nation's brand
Brand South Africa hosts university forum on the nation's brandArticle

On Wednesday 5 October, Brand South Africa, in partnership with the University of Pretoria, will host its first University Dialogue with academics from various institutions who will discuss the current South African Nation Brand...

26 Sep 2016

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Securing water for food: a call for innovationsArticle

A $7.5 million competition seeks innovations to improve water and food security, gender equality, and reduce poverty...

25 Aug 2016

Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening scholarships open
Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening scholarships openArticle

Chevening scholarships are awarded to exceptional individuals who wish to study for Master's degree at any British university starting from September 2017...

17 Aug 2016

African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established
African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission establishedArticle

The African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) will be responsible for the promotion of the rapid development of the African audiovisual and cinema industry...

23 Jun 2016

Members of the Black Pencil Jury on Thursday morning...
13 D&AD awards for SA in 2016Article

South African agencies are coming home with 13 pencils from the 2016 D&AD Awards! On the third and final day of D&AD judging, 514 pencils were awarded...

21 Apr 2016

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More to Agoa dispute than meets the eyeArticle

There's more to the conflict over the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) than just the US poultry imports, according to Tutwa Consulting managing director Peter Draper...

Siseko Njobeni 7 Jan 2016

Xi has created a Chinese Bloc that the Paris climate talks cannot ignore
Xi has created a Chinese Bloc that the Paris climate talks cannot ignoreArticle

Chinese president Xi Jinping addressed the opening day of the Paris climate talks as leader of a nation more confident and assertive than it has been at any point since Mao declared it had "stood up" after a century of rebellion and invasion...

Tom Harper 3 Dec 2015

Free trade agreement to offer limitless opportunities
Free trade agreement to offer limitless opportunitiesArticle

PRETORIA: Once established, the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) will offer "limitless opportunities" to world markets such as Japan...

26 Aug 2015

YDx relaunches in Nigeria - the modern-day 'land of opportunity'...
YDx relaunches in Nigeria - the modern-day 'land of opportunity'...Article

Despite the lingering political instability over the last few years, foreign investors, including big South African companies, continue to charge ahead with their aggressive expansion strategies into Nigeria...

Antoinette Pombo 9 Apr 2015

SA set on boosting investments with China
SA set on boosting investments with ChinaArticle

PRETORIA: President Jacob Zuma has arrived in China where he is leading a delegation of ministers and businesspeople on a State visit aimed at strengthening bilateral relations, the Presidency said on Tuesday, 2 December...

3 Dec 2014

SA can learn a lot from Germany, conference is told
SA can learn a lot from Germany, conference is toldArticle

The importance of mining has declined in Germany due to the high cost of production and the cutting of subventions by 2018, which is equivalent to the end of hard coal mining in Germany...

21 Nov 2014

Miller Matola
SA's democracy: The heritage we will bequeath to generations of the futureArticle

Democracy is a much yearned for and sought after system of governance. As a system where the popular will of the people is superior to the will of individuals, democracy represents the Elysium of multitudes of people around the world...

Miller Matola 11 Sep 2014

Fifty most valuable South African brands led by MTN
Fifty most valuable South African brands led by MTNArticle

Brand Finance has released the 2014 annual report on South Africa's 50 most valuable brands, with MTN leading the way...

24 Jul 2014

Germany weighs how to hit back in US spying row
Germany weighs how to hit back in US spying rowArticle

BERLIN, GERMANY: Germany debated retaliatory measures against the United States on Tuesday after reports of an alleged double agent stoked still smouldering public anger over the NSA scandal.

9 Jul 2014

Euronews Campus selected by USA and France in foreign policy training
Euronews Campus selected by USA and France in foreign policy trainingArticle

LYON, FRANCE: The foreign policy educational institutes of USA and France, two major countries on the diplomatic front, choose Europe's leading news media group as support for their training programmes.

3 Jun 2014

UN condemns killing of French journalist in CAR
UN condemns killing of French journalist in CARArticle

NEW YORK, US / BANGUI, CAR: The UN Security Council has condemned the killing of a French journalist in the Central African Republic, stating those responsible "shall be held accountable". (Video)

15 May 2014

SA to participate in WEF Africa summit
SA to participate in WEF Africa summitArticle

PRETORIA: President Jacob Zuma will send three ministers to represent South Africa at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa Summit, the Presidency said on Monday, 5 May 2014.

8 May 2014

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