Category Archives: Business

Ireland Moves to Ban Israeli Settlement Goods

Ireland's Senate has passed a bill banning imports of goods and services from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.If passed by the Lower House of Parliament, Ireland will become the first European Union country to ban settlement goods.But the bill

China Joins 20 Most Innovative Economies, US Falls to No. 6

China joined the world's top 20 most innovative economies for the first time while the United States fell out of the five top-ranked countries, according to a report released Tuesday by one of its co-sponsors, the U.N. intellectual property agency.The

UN: 1 in 4 Children Live in Country of Conflict or Disaster

About a quarter of the world's children � about 535 million � are living in a country affected by conflict or disaster, the head of the U.N. children's agency said Monday.Henrietta Fore told a Security Council meeting Monday on children

Another Power-Sharing Deal Reached in South Sudan Civil War

Leaders of South Sudan's warring parties have reached a peace agreement that will see rebel leader Riek Machar reinstated to the vice presidency and a possible end to the 5-year-old civil war.It has been agreed that there will be four

Youth encouraged to be ambassadors of SA

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has called on young people to be ambassadors of a flourishing South Africa. Speaking to youth at the Bantu Church of Christ's Youth Festival at the Morris Isaacson High School in Soweto on Friday afternoon, Mok...

Swaziland or Eswatini? King’s New Name Faces Legal Challenge

A human rights activist in Swaziland is challenging King Mswati III's decision to change the tiny southern African nation's name to the Kingdom of eSwatini.Africa's last absolute monarch announced the new name in April at celebrations to mark the 50th

Tourism hosts Nelson Mandela Youth Summit, 11 to 12 Jul

2018 Nelson Mandela Youth SummitIn celebration of former President Nelson Mandela's Centenary, the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (the Fund) in collaboration with the Department of Tourism, the City of Ekurhuleni, the Human Rights Commission, Parliamen...

US Condemns Effort to Extend South Sudan President’s Term

The United States on Thursday condemned a bill proposed by South Sudan's government that would extend President Salva Kiir's term for three years."The draft bill undermines ongoing peace talks with opposition groups and civil society," said a State Dep...

Celebrating the Life and times of Two Great Giants of Our Liberation

The Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Ms Thandi Modise, today paid a heart-warming tribute to Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu, during a parliamentary debate held to commemorate the centenary of the two struggle icons.Taking p...


CAPE TOWN-- South Africa's National Water and Sanitation Master Plan will be presented to Cabinet for approval shortly, Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti said.The Minister was speaking at the Monday opening of the Water Institute of Southern...