BRICS, Latin America and South Africa.

Siphamandla Zondi reflects on the significance of BRICS's outreach to South America at the 6th BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, suggesting that it offers opportunities for South Africa to enhance South Atlantic economic cooperation and political solidarity.

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INVITATION

THE AUSTRALIAN SHERPA TO THE G20 TO SPEAK AT UNISA

UNISA, the Institute for Global Dialogue and DIRCO will jointly host Dr Heather Smith, Australian Sherpa to the G20

DATE : Thursday, 24 July 2014
TIME : 08:30 for 9:00
VENUE : Senate Hall, Theo van Wijk Building, UNISA Main Campus

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16th Anniversary of Africa Day Conference

This year 2014 marks the 16th Anniversary of African Day Conference and the Department of Political Sciences, Unisa is pleased to invite you to this conference which will take place on 30 May 2014 under the theme: “The idea of South Africa@20”. The idea of South Africa has multiple...

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Africa: Will the Brics Bank Be a Game Changer?

Last week Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) announced they are joining forces to establish a BRICS alternative to the World Bank. The BRICS bank will be capitalised to the tune of $50 billion or about the same size as the World Bank's loan to Brazil. While the size of the initial capital allocation does not stack up in...


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South Africa: Striking Workers Consider Latest Wage Proposal

The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA), the country's largest labor union, is considering the latest offer from employers aimed at ending a three-week strike in the country's steel and engineering sector. At the intervention of the Labor Ministry, the Steel and Engineering Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) agreed Tuesday to increase by 10 percent the salaries of...


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Uganda: Report Pins Police On Child Abuse

A new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) reveals that children on Ugandan streets face unspeakable, physical and sexual violence. Most of this violence is meted out on children mainly by police, the report says. Titled, "Where Do You Want Us to Go? Abuses Against Street Children in Uganda", the report was released on Thursday. The 71-page report documents human rights violations...


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Russia’s Coming Out Party? Public Diplomacy Success at Sochi

By Geoff Pigman Wednesday, 26 February 2014 13:49

ProfGeoffreyAllenPigmanThe resounding success of the Olympic Games at Sochi by many measures has probably surprised the global public, given the drumbeat of negative media coverage in the runup to the opening ceremonies. Russia's public diplomacy at Sochi has indeed been successful, but it has achieved a different kind of success from what we have come to expect in recent times. As a Great Power, Russia has said to the world in a straightforward and unvarnished way, 'get to know us better, this is how we really are for good and for ill, deal with it.'

 

The 2014 Nuclear Security Summit and US-SA cooperation

By Scott Firsing Sunday, 16 February 2014 11:01

scottfirsing80This year (2014) the Netherlands will host the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) on the 24-25 March. The United States' President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have already confirmed their attendance. As of writing, confirmation is still being awaited on whether South African President Jacob Zuma will attend.

 

South Africa and ASEAN countries: the need for strategic partnerships

By Kenny Dlamini Wednesday, 05 February 2014 12:24

dlaminiThe relationship between South Africa and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is promising with the ASEAN recently pledging to boost search for ways to increase cooperation in areas of investment, trade and tourism in South Africa. This comes after the ASEAN Pretoria Committee (APC) a committee of diplomats representing the interest of ASEAN member states in South Africa, held its first meeting of 2014 to discuss ways of strengthening multifaceted cooperation between ASEAN and South Africa.

 

The Opportunities of Davos

By Geoff Pigman Wednesday, 22 January 2014 09:58

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The World Economic Forum’s 2014 Davos Annual Meeting has begun. Over 2500 world leaders from business, government, NGOs, academe, the media and religious communities from close to 100 countries will attend, including more than 30 heads of state and government.

 

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BRICS, Latin America and South Africa.

Siphamandla Zondi reflects on the significance of BRICS's outreach to South America at the 6th BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, suggesting that it offers opportunities for South Africa to enhance South Atlantic economic cooperation and political solidarity.

Read more...

INVITATION

THE AUSTRALIAN SHERPA TO THE G20 TO SPEAK AT UNISA

UNISA, the Institute for Global Dialogue and DIRCO will jointly host Dr Heather Smith, Australian Sherpa to the G20

DATE : Thursday, 24 July 2014
TIME : 08:30 for 9:00
VENUE : Senate Hall, Theo van Wijk Building, UNISA Main Campus

Read more...

16th Anniversary of Africa Day Conference

This year 2014 marks the 16th Anniversary of African Day Conference and the Department of Political Sciences, Unisa is pleased to invite you to this conference which will take place on 30 May 2014 under the theme: “The idea of South Africa@20”. The idea of South Africa has multiple...

Read more

Africa: Will the Brics Bank Be a Game Changer?

Last week Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) announced they are joining forces to establish a BRICS alternative to the World Bank. The BRICS bank will be capitalised to the tune of $50 billion or about the same size as the World Bank's loan to Brazil. While the size of the initial capital allocation does not stack up in...


Read More...

South Africa: Striking Workers Consider Latest Wage Proposal

The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA), the country's largest labor union, is considering the latest offer from employers aimed at ending a three-week strike in the country's steel and engineering sector. At the intervention of the Labor Ministry, the Steel and Engineering Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) agreed Tuesday to increase by 10 percent the salaries of...


Read More...

Uganda: Report Pins Police On Child Abuse

A new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) reveals that children on Ugandan streets face unspeakable, physical and sexual violence. Most of this violence is meted out on children mainly by police, the report says. Titled, "Where Do You Want Us to Go? Abuses Against Street Children in Uganda", the report was released on Thursday. The 71-page report documents human rights violations...


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