Daily Archives: March 4, 2014

South Africa: What Tlakula’s Alleged Conflict of Interest Means for the IEC and the Elections

We find ourselves between a rock and a hard place. Last year, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found that Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) Chairperson, Pansy Tlakula, had presided over an ‘unmanaged conflict of interest’ when the

SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMIC HAS REACHED CEILING, NEEDS REVAMP, SAYS FINANCE MINISTER

By: Morafe Tabane

JOHANNESBURG, March 4– South Africa’s current economic model has reached a ceiling and needs a revamp, Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan says, repeating the call for a structural transformation of the local …

South Africa: Pistorius Witness Stands Her Ground

Pretoria — The first witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial endured intensive cross-examination on Tuesday over what she said she heard the night Reeva Steenkamp was killed.

Michelle Burger listened intently as the grey-haired

“Protect the Goal” campaign ‘From Soweto to Bahia’ World Tour Kicks-off in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, March 4, 2014 On 5 March 2014, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), in cooperation with the Tobeka Madiba Zuma Foundation (TMZF), a co-sponsor of the “Protect the …

Statement by the UN Special Representative for Somalia on the state-building conferences in Baidoa

MOGADISHU, Somalia, March 4, 2014 The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, is closely monitoring developments in Baidoa, including the outcome of today’s conference, and has taken note of the …