Probe Set Up for Medical Litigations

March 11, 2015

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says he has appointed a six-member team of experts in medicine, law, IT and administration to investigate allegations lodged against the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). This after the Minister received a lot of complaints…

Planning Effective in Tracking Service Delivery

March 11, 2015

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, says planning is the most effective way of tracking service delivery and holding those tasked with implementing government programmes accountable. The Minister said this when he spoke at the third…

Pringle and Fairbairn [analysis]

March 10, 2015

Early free press advocates The Secrecy Bill, first surfaced in South Africa in the 1820s in the Cape Colony, under the authoritarian British colonial Governor, Lord Charles Somerset, whose sole purpose was to clamp down on Freedom of the Press. Somerset’s targeted…

Public Procurement in Africa Benefitting Family Farmers and Schools [press release]

March 10, 2015

An innovative partnership spanning five African countries is providing important lessons on how governments can procure food for public institutions, such as schools, directly from small-scale family farmers. Modelled on Brazil’s achievements in fighting hunger and poverty, the Purchase from Africans for…

Look Beyond Borders, Local Firms Urged

March 10, 2015

THE Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) says local companies should embark on more trade missions this year to plug the gap between exports and imports. Zimbabwe’s balance of trade remains negative and worrisome despite registering a 21 percent decline to $3,3…