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…

Political Pardons Would Damage the Legacy of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission [analysis]

March 9, 2015

President Jacob Zuma risks irreparably damaging the credibility of core elements of South Africa’s deal with the victims of apartheid with his current plan to pardon 149 serious offenders and to potentially consider another 926 applications which are before him. Such a…

President Jacob Zuma congratulates Prime Minister elect of Lesotho, Mr Pakalitha Mosisili

March 9, 2015

On behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, H.E President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Mr Pakalitha Mosisili on his election as Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, following the National Assembly Elections held on 28 February 2015. President Zuma…