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By John Paul Mashala Friday, 08 November 2013 10:56
In September the tiny mountainous kingdom of Swaziland has been on the agenda of the media as it went through its unique and controversial electoral process under the so-called Tinkhundla system. Basically, the Tinkhundla system is a form of governance based on traditional administrative subdivisions.
By Lesley Masters Thursday, 31 October 2013 19:58
October saw the release of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Annual Report for 2012-2013. As a record of what the Department has achieved over the course of the previous year, it also provides an opportunity to look forward in addressing challenges and opportunities in a world of changing geo-political and economic dynamics as well as growing threats from transnational challenges such as climate change, terrorism, and the global financial crisis.
By Kenny Dlamini Wednesday, 16 October 2013 19:07
Since the agreement to establish the bank during the 5th BRICS summit held in Durban in March 2013, a common position on the location of the bank is yet to be discussed or agreed upon by the BRICS nations. This is one of the challenges that lie ahead before the launch of this new institution. This article looks at South Africa's interest to host the BRICS banks and how it would benefit the African continent?
By Fritz Nganje Thursday, 10 October 2013 21:19
In May 2013, the United Nations' High Level Panel, tasked by the UN Secretary General to make recommendations on the development agenda beyond 2015, released a report making the bold assertion that "our vision and our responsibility are to end extreme poverty in all its forms in the context of sustainable development and to have in place the building blocks for sustained prosperity for all."
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