Category Archives: Key Issues

Labour Committee Satisfied with Progress on National Minimum Wage Bill

Parliament´┐Ż The Portfolio Committee on Labour has said it was satisfied with the progress made in processing the national minimum wage Bill and related legislations.

The Acting Chairperson, Ms Sharome …

As Commonwealth Leaders Meet, Questions Over Purpose, Leadership

Leaders from around the world are gathered in London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

Questions linger over the Commonwealth’s future: what is it for, and what role should …

SOUTH AFRICA’S PUBLIC PROTECTOR ACCUSED OF MISLEADING PARLIAMENT

CAPE TOWN-The South Africa Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice has accused the Public Protector (Ombudsman), Busisiwe Mkhwebane, of misleading Parliament.

Last month Mkhwebane told the Committee that she never met …

Taiwan Works to Keep Tiny Swaziland on Its Side

Taiwan’s new president makes her first trip to Africa this week to visit one of the island’s two remaining allies on the continent. Support for Taiwan has diminished in Africa …

Ramaphosa Team to Seek $8 Billion Investment for South Africa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed a team of business and finance experts on Monday to hunt the globe for 100 billion rand ($8 billion) in investment to boost the …

‘Winnie!’ South Africa Bids Farewell to Madikizela-Mandela

Millions of South Africans said an emotional goodbye to anti-apartheid icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Saturday during her official funeral, with supporters fiercely defending her complex legacy.

Thousands of mourners packed …

US Presses Regional Bloc to Act on South Sudan Cease-fire Violations

The U.S. government is calling on East African leaders to release five unpublished reports documenting violations of South Sudan’s failed December cease-fire and to punish those responsible for the violations, …

Australia: No Place for Chinese Military Bases in Pacific

Australia is warning Vanuatu against allowing China to build a military base in the South Pacific archipelago.

An Australian newspaper has reported that Vanuatu and China have been in preliminary …

UN Calls on DRC to Not Shun Pledging Conference

The United Nations says it hopes the Democratic Republic of Congo will attend a donors’ conference in Geneva later this week aimed at raising $1.7 billion for life-saving aid. DRC …

Rare Appearance Fuels Speculation Algeria’s Bouteflika Will Run ...

A rare public appearance by veteran Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is fueling speculation he will run for a fifth term next year, a move that would mean at least short-term …