TOFAC Conference 2015 Call for Papers

TOFAC CONFERENCE 2015: African Renaissance and Pan-Africanism: Epistemologies of the South, New Leadership Paradigms, and African Futures:  The Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, Archie Mafeje Research Institute, Institute of Global Dialogue and Institute of African Renaissance Studies, all at University of South Africa, in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Ibadan invite...

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South Africa’s endless ocean of possibilities

To fully utilise the blue economy, South Africa will need to address a number of challenges including; unemployment, security and criminality. "National security is linked to the unity, stability and prosperity of the Southern African region and the continent in general," said Roelf Meyer, Minister of Constitutional Affairs under President Nelson Mandela. Read more... 

African Journal of Rhetoric, vol. 6, 2014

In the new edition of the African Journal of Rhetoric, IGD's Siphamandla Zondi writes on the idea of Ubuntu diplomacy, the new catchphrase on SA government parlance on its international relations.


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Egypt: Tight Security At Cairo, Giza Squares Ahead of Protests

Cairo — Security forces deployed Friday a rapid intervention unit at Rabaa al-Adaweya Mosque's main gate, in anticipation of any violence that might occur during the Islamist protests scheduled today. The Salafist front is organising protests on Friday November 28, calling on people to take to the streets holding Qurans to "impose the Islamic identity." The vicinity of Rabaa square witnessed heavy...


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America's Edward Snowden problem

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America's Edward Snowden problem
By Peter Lee The main problem for Edward Snowden is that he ran away. That's not Edward Snowden's problem; it's America's problem. The idea that Edward Snowden decided to flee overseas in order to deliver his revelations of massive US government surveillance is awkward for the United States politically, and difficult for...


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The State of the Nation and the External Environment

By Siphamandla Zondi Monday, 23 June 2014 12:00

zondiFresh after re-election, the South African president addressed the joint sitting of the houses of parliament on 17 June 2014 on the mandate of the new government in response to challenges the country faces and aspirations its people have.

 

The importance of SDG on Oceans and Seas for Africa’s sustainable development

By Kenny Dlamini Tuesday, 03 June 2014 22:28

dlaminiAs the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are coming to an end in 2015, global discussions are on-going to determine the focus of the post-2015 development agenda. In February 2014, the Global Ocean Forum (GOF) presented a Sustainable Development Goal on Oceans and Seas (SDG on Oceans and Seas) at the 8th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations Headquarters, New York.

 

Quadrilateral cooperation: Angola, Brazil, Nigeria and South Africa

By Wayne Jumat Thursday, 29 May 2014 16:33

Wayne JumatThe increasing scourge of piracy, human trafficking, drug trafficking, illegal fishing and arms and munitions smuggling poses a significant question about the need for an enhanced and integrated maritime security response, particularly in the South Atlantic.

 

Promoting gender equality through collaborative action: reflections on the partnership between UN Women and the ACP Secretariat

By Anna Xoyane Friday, 23 May 2014 10:53

Anna XoyaneOn 1 April 2014, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and UN Women signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Brussels, Belgium, dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women in ACP member states. The MOU was signed on the sideline of the 4th Africa-EU Summit which took place in Brussels from 2-3 April 2014.

 

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TOFAC Conference 2015 Call for Papers

TOFAC CONFERENCE 2015: African Renaissance and Pan-Africanism: Epistemologies of the South, New Leadership Paradigms, and African Futures:  The Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, Archie Mafeje Research Institute, Institute of Global Dialogue and Institute of African Renaissance Studies, all at University of South Africa, in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Ibadan invite...

More...   


Read More...

South Africa’s endless ocean of possibilities

To fully utilise the blue economy, South Africa will need to address a number of challenges including; unemployment, security and criminality. "National security is linked to the unity, stability and prosperity of the Southern African region and the continent in general," said Roelf Meyer, Minister of Constitutional Affairs under President Nelson Mandela. Read more... 

African Journal of Rhetoric, vol. 6, 2014

In the new edition of the African Journal of Rhetoric, IGD's Siphamandla Zondi writes on the idea of Ubuntu diplomacy, the new catchphrase on SA government parlance on its international relations.


Read More... 

Egypt: Tight Security At Cairo, Giza Squares Ahead of Protests

Cairo — Security forces deployed Friday a rapid intervention unit at Rabaa al-Adaweya Mosque's main gate, in anticipation of any violence that might occur during the Islamist protests scheduled today. The Salafist front is organising protests on Friday November 28, calling on people to take to the streets holding Qurans to "impose the Islamic identity." The vicinity of Rabaa square witnessed heavy...


Read More...

America's Edward Snowden problem

Page 1 of 2
America's Edward Snowden problem
By Peter Lee The main problem for Edward Snowden is that he ran away. That's not Edward Snowden's problem; it's America's problem. The idea that Edward Snowden decided to flee overseas in order to deliver his revelations of massive US government surveillance is awkward for the United States politically, and difficult for...


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