Tag : South Africa


Africa in U-17 FIFA World Cup

Nigeria began the defence of their Fifa Under-17 World Cup crown with a 2-0 victory over USA on Saturday, as Guinea opened with a 1-1 draw against England.  The USA fixture was the Golden Eaglets’ first match of Group A…

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Zuma calls for UN Security Council reform

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, South African President Jacob Zuma stressed on reforming and restructuring of the UN Security Council in order to resolve conflicts surrounding Middle East and African nations. He specified that although significant…

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XIV World Forestry Congress

Launch of Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015 – President Zuma to open congress – Vision 2050 for forests and forestry The need for governments, civil society and the private sector to boost investment in forests as a key element for…

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Facebook opens African office

Facebook  has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally.   Based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, Facebook’s newest business office will be headed by Ogilvy veteran,…

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Dr. Susan Mboya-Kidero, President The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation

Unleashing the potential of Africa’s youth

Empowering Africa’s youth is one of the most serious challenges facing the African continent today. Although many African countries are experiencing an economic boom, youth empowerment in Africa is at a crisis stage. While we have made great strides in…

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African Literacy Conference 2015

Oxford University Press announced on 3rd March that it will sponsor a major African literacy conference in 2015. The 9th Pan-African Literacy for All and 10th Reading Association of South Africa (RASA)  National Literacy Conference will host some of the…

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South Africa; call to protect shack-dwellers

The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) sent a letter on December 5, 2014 to the President of the Republic of South Africa to express serious concern regarding a recent wave of alleged assassinations, threats, arbitrary detentions…

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HIV/Aids in South Africa

The book  ‘HIV/AIDS in South Africa’  by Chris Jennings was awarded the 2014 Will Solimene Awards for Excellence in Medical Communication.  The Solimene Award recognizes outstanding work in medical, biomedical, andhealth communication published during the previous two years. “The book…

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Law enforcement agencies meet to tackle illicit trade in tobacco products

Members of global, regional and local law enforcement, revenue and customs agencies will meet in Cape Town at the end of November to collaborate on efforts to address the scourge of illicit tobacco trade in sub-Saharan Africa, it was announced…

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Migration Dialogue: From the Horn to South Africa

IOM (International Office of Migration) Tanzania this week convened a three-day “Migration Dialogue” conference to respond to the ever-evolving and complex dynamics of migration flows from the Horn of Africa, through Kenya and Tanzania to South Africa. Twenty-four senior representatives…

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