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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Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF MP Abducted As Baba Jukwa Saga Takes Ugly Twist

ZANU PF MP for Mutare South, Irene Zindi, was on Friday abducted by three men who claimed to be police detectives investigating the Baba Jukwa case. The three were driving a Ford Forest vehicle. Zindi told NewZimbabwe.com in a telephone interview that she was still in a state of shock over the incident. "Three men came to my residence and said they wanted...


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South Africa: Pres Zuma Writes to King Dalindyebo to Explain Kingship

Pretoria — President Jacob Zuma has written to King Dalindyebo of the AbaThembu, asking him to make representations on why the certificate of recognition as the king of the AbaThembu people should not be withdrawn from him. The move is in line with the request from the AbaThembu Royal Family. On 1 October 2012, the royal family wrote to the President and...


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Kenya: New Plan for Land Reform in Kenya

Questions raised about emphasis on traditional methods to resolve ownership disputes. A government body tasked with implementing land reforms in Kenya has launched a new strategy which aims to harness traditional methods to resolve disputes and cut down on the number of complaints going to court. The five-year plan which the National Land Commission published in June focuses on people's right to...


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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

Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF MP Abducted As Baba Jukwa Saga Takes Ugly Twist

ZANU PF MP for Mutare South, Irene Zindi, was on Friday abducted by three men who claimed to be police detectives investigating the Baba Jukwa case. The three were driving a Ford Forest vehicle. Zindi told NewZimbabwe.com in a telephone interview that she was still in a state of shock over the incident. "Three men came to my residence and said they wanted...


Read More...

South Africa: Pres Zuma Writes to King Dalindyebo to Explain Kingship

Pretoria — President Jacob Zuma has written to King Dalindyebo of the AbaThembu, asking him to make representations on why the certificate of recognition as the king of the AbaThembu people should not be withdrawn from him. The move is in line with the request from the AbaThembu Royal Family. On 1 October 2012, the royal family wrote to the President and...


Read More...

Kenya: New Plan for Land Reform in Kenya

Questions raised about emphasis on traditional methods to resolve ownership disputes. A government body tasked with implementing land reforms in Kenya has launched a new strategy which aims to harness traditional methods to resolve disputes and cut down on the number of complaints going to court. The five-year plan which the National Land Commission published in June focuses on people's right to...


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