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G20 Leaders Adopt Declaration, Action Plan

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The Group of 20 (G20) held its annual Leaders' Summit in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, to work towards strengthening economic growth and creating jobs.

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Southern Africa: Prioritise SADC Energy Projects


The Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, Willem Isaacks, has underscored the need to fast track all SADC power generation projects.He said SADC countries should as a matter of urgency implement all incomplete power generation projects to meet the challenges b posed to the region's electricity supply.

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A Grand Plan For Southern Africa's Infrastructure Development, But Who Will Pay For It?


Government officials in southern Africa have come up with a grand plan to improve infrastructure in the region -- but in order to secure international funding, they'll first have to prove their mettle.

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Brics council meeting: Failure is not an option for Africa


Leaders, including President Jacob Zuma, on Tuesday threw their weight behind the need for urgent development of the African continent as expressed at the inaugural meeting of the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) business council, which took place in Sandton.

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Promoting global South cooperation key for agricultural development, ending hunger – UN official


21 August 2013 – A senior United Nations official has stressed the importance of South-South cooperation to advance agricultural development in developing countries, adding that this collaboration can also help end hunger in the African continent.

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About The Project

Supported by the Department for International Development (DFID) UK, this 3 year project focuses on deepening the understanding of the international politics of development diplomacy, including the key political drivers that influence and shape development policy internationally and the impact this has on South Africa as an emerging development assistance partner.

Key Themes

This project considers three key areas:

  1. The development of the South African Development Partnership Agency (SADPA);
  2. Trilateral development partnerships; and
  3. Multilateral development cooperation.
Aims and Objectives of The Project

The aims of this project include:

  • improving the understanding of the current transition taking place within multilateral development cooperation in both the geo-political North and South;
  • understanding the role of multilateral development cooperation for South Africa’s foreign policy and international engagement in the short, medium, and long-term;
  • review potential opportunities as well as obstacles in engaging in international development assistance
Contact details
Address:   3rd Floor Robert Sobukwe Building
263 Nana Sita Street
South Africa

PO Box 14349
The Tramshed
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      Telephone:   +2712 337 6082
      Fax:   +2786 212 9442
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