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


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 …