Meet Khayelitsha’s Guerilla Gardeners

[GroundUp] In April 2016, a group of about 12 people cleared a patch of public land previously used as an illegal dumping ground next to the Khayelitsha Football for Hope Centre. They are known as Ujamaa: a collective of guerrilla gardeners. They are e…

[GroundUp] In April 2016, a group of about 12 people cleared a patch of public land previously used as an illegal dumping ground next to the Khayelitsha Football for Hope Centre. They are known as Ujamaa: a collective of guerrilla gardeners. They are encouraging people from surrounding communities to be less dependent on supermarkets.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Options for Healing and Growth in a Post-Zuma Era

[Daily Maverick] Let’s face it, matters will not simply return to normal when Jacob Zuma is out of power, for his tenure has enabled the development of a corrupt psyche that has taken root throughout all levels of government but tackling such challenge…

[Daily Maverick] Let's face it, matters will not simply return to normal when Jacob Zuma is out of power, for his tenure has enabled the development of a corrupt psyche that has taken root throughout all levels of government but tackling such challenges is not new to us. Many have spoken of the need to introduce an amnesty process as a potential mechanism to allow those caught up in the furore of plundering to come clean and help to repatriate their ill-gotten gains, or face the consequences - a Corruption Confessions and

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SA Inc – Gigaba Releases Grand Plan for SA Economy

[Daily Maverick] Amidst extreme levels of unemployment and the economy in a recession, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced a plan on Thursday to improve confidence in the economy and boost growth. While the intervention was welcomed, issues of political credibility and government’s implementation abilities could hold it back. By GREG NICOLSON & ORATENG LEPODISE.

[Daily Maverick] Amidst extreme levels of unemployment and the economy in a recession, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced a plan on Thursday to improve confidence in the economy and boost growth. While the intervention was welcomed, issues of political credibility and government's implementation abilities could hold it back. By GREG NICOLSON & ORATENG LEPODISE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt Sends Condolences to Republic of India Following the Attack On Amarnath Pilgrims

[Govt of SA] South Africa was deeply concerned and saddened to learn about the cowardly attack on the Amarnath Pilgrims in India on 10 July 2017, that has left scores of people dead and others injured.

[Govt of SA] South Africa was deeply concerned and saddened to learn about the cowardly attack on the Amarnath Pilgrims in India on 10 July 2017, that has left scores of people dead and others injured.

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Jeremy Cronin’s Shallow and Decidedly Incorrect View Is Not a Surprise

[Daily Maverick] The so-called communists in the SACP, who were deployed in government, are nothing but careerist cowards and opportunists with no capacity to introduce anything leftward. Instead those like Jeremy Cronin and Secretary-General Blade Nzi…

[Daily Maverick] The so-called communists in the SACP, who were deployed in government, are nothing but careerist cowards and opportunists with no capacity to introduce anything leftward. Instead those like Jeremy Cronin and Secretary-General Blade Nzimande are stumbling blocks to progressive proposals in government.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

North West Tourism On Tourists Strategy

[Govt of SA] In a bit to attract more than five million visitors in the next five years, South African Tourism (SAT) has developed a Five in Five Strategy which seeks to ensure that there is growth in tourism arrivals and further promote campaigns, whi…

[Govt of SA] In a bit to attract more than five million visitors in the next five years, South African Tourism (SAT) has developed a Five in Five Strategy which seeks to ensure that there is growth in tourism arrivals and further promote campaigns, which seeks to encourage local tourism. For this to come to a realization SAT has also vowed to strengthen its relations with the North West Department of Tourism and its Tourism Board.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Environmental Affairs Warns Citizens On Cold Weather Conditions Approaching

[Govt of SA] As winter takes hold over large parts of South Africa, the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has appealed to the citizens to keep warm as a cold weather pattern unfolds in the coming days.

[Govt of SA] As winter takes hold over large parts of South Africa, the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has appealed to the citizens to keep warm as a cold weather pattern unfolds in the coming days.

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Govt Welcomes Adoption of UN Treaty on Nuclear Weapons

[Govt of SA] The South African Government welcomes the adoption by a UN Conference on 07 July 2017 of a Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons. The adoption of this Treaty through an inclusive multilateral process in the United Nations framework, which inv…

[Govt of SA] The South African Government welcomes the adoption by a UN Conference on 07 July 2017 of a Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons. The adoption of this Treaty through an inclusive multilateral process in the United Nations framework, which involved both States and members of civil society, is the culmination of three international conferences held between 2012 and 2014 that considered the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons and their associated risks. We wish to congratulate al

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Dasuki – Our North East Interventions Aided Peaceful Elections in 2015

[This Day] From his detention facility, incarcerated former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has spoken on the interventions of the former president Goodluck Jonathan’s administration in tackling the Boko Haram menace and re…

[This Day] From his detention facility, incarcerated former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has spoken on the interventions of the former president Goodluck Jonathan's administration in tackling the Boko Haram menace and recovering dozens of towns and villages which led to the smooth conduct of 2015 general election in the North-eastern part of Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria