24th AU Summit – How Agenda 2063 Can Realise Meaningful Economic Integration [analysis]

The leaders of the African continent declared their resolve to follow through on their ‘Agenda 2063’ vision at the 24th African Union (AU) Summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last month. The Agenda was envisaged in 2013 to provide a vision and…

Capacity Building for SADC Senior Officials On Value for Money in Social Sectors

To: 06/03/2015 Location: Pretoria, South Africa On average 40-60% of public expenditure goes to social spending in Africa, which calls for improved governance, and voice and accountability in social spending. In order to foster and sustain progress in human development, African countries…

SKA to Enhance Development in SA

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the South African government has identified the construction of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) as a strategic infrastructure project overseen by the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Committee. The Deputy President says it is anticipated that this will lead…

Former criminals reduce killings in South Africa’s ganglands (dpa German Press Agency)

Ten former criminals are mediating between gangs to halt a vicious cycle of murder and retaliation in a poverty-stricken neighbourhood just outside of Cape Town. The unusual concept has halved gang-related killings in the area since 2013. Hanover Park, South Africa (dpa)…