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Good governance is essential in Africa if the continent is to prosper.

The governance community has a new member: Good Governance Africa, launched in February 2012. Who is this new kid on the block and what is it trying to achieve? Constanza Montana, editor of Africa in Fact, interviewed the CEO to find out.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Government
What happens when bankers, economists and politicians display the same 'manic' behaviour.

Western economies displayed the same kind of manic behaviour as psychologically disturbed people in the run-up to the 2008 credit crisis - and it could happen again, a new study claims, in this article courtesy of the University of Leicester and World Science staff.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Government
If we ruin the world, our children will NEVER forget us... or forgive us.

Our global food system is falling to pieces and heading for disaster whilst our elected leaders focus on the only thing they really care about – getting re-elected. Perhaps democracy is not suited to resolve our looming food crisis. Let me explain, writes Jason Drew* in this article reprinted courtesy of Global Carbon Exchange - http://www.globalcarbonexchange.com/.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Government
South Africans might sympathise with Nigerians’ experiences around fuel pricing.

South Africa has the highest fuel price in its history, and is soon to be facing the much-hated e-tolling, but we are not the only country in Africa where citizens are – in the views of many – being ripped off and exploited… So, one would think that being a citizen of a country with the second-largest oil reserves in Africa came with some perks? Think again… writes Yemisi Akinbobola.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Government
The ANC’s ongoing attacks on the judiciary and its proposal to review the powers of the courts should concern us all.

Should South Africans be worried about the double speak from the African National Congress (ANC) concerning transformation of the judiciary? Speaking to journalists in parliament on 28 February 2012, the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ), Jeff Radebe, asserted that government had no interest in reducing the powers of the Constitutional Court, writes Hamadziripi Tamukamoyo* in this article republished courtesy of SANGONeT - http://www.ngopulse.org/.    Read More...




HEADLINES, Government
Global report, campaign to end immigration detention of children.

Every day, around the world, thousands of children, many of them unaccompanied minors, are deprived of their freedom and are locked up simply because they do not hold the right documents or any documents. Children are often detained after fleeing abuse, poverty and war. This growing practice by governments has a devastating effect on the physical, emotional and psychological development of children and must be stopped.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Government
Image: Labour legislation, policy should be reviewed FMF submission to SA Parliament

The Free Market Foundation (FMF), has made a submission to the Labour Portfolio Committee of Parliament on the four labour law amendment bills on which comments were requested.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Agriculture/Food, Food security , Government, Social & Community
DED’s encourages responsible tourism

The Dinokeng Project, which is run by the Gauteng Department of Economic Development (DED), demonstrated sustainable tourism in action to delegates at Meetings Africa, SA's premier conferencing and meetings expo.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Government, Poverty
New agency board to tackle poverty head-on

In line with Government’s emphasis on poverty eradication and job creation, the National Development Agency (NDA) recently announced several key changes geared at improving its operations and improving service delivery in reducing poverty in South Africa.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , HEADLINES, Government, Health
Image: A cancer-free world? SA joins global declaration

As part of a global declaration, launched in 2006 and revised in 2008, there remains a call to action to take immediate steps to reduce the global cancer burden by 2020. CANSA is taking the lead in South Africa with its ‘Together we are stronger’ campaign launched on World Cancer Day, February 4, 2011, and the signing of the 'Cancer-free' declaration by Sue Janse van Rensburg, CANSA CEO and cancer survivor of over 27 years.

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