Daily Archives: March 3, 2015

Security Council approves system to impose targeted sanctions in South Sudan

3 March 2015 – The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution today creating a system by which it would to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan, the 15-member body’s latest step towards ending a conflict …

From emergency to recovery: EU mobilises efforts to end Ebola and alleviate its impact

The “Ebola: from emergency to recovery” conference is taking place in Brussels today under the organisation and patronage of the European Union. While international efforts have reduced the number of Ebola infections in recent months, it is critical to maintain …

Holding Us in Check – When Emotions Are High & Expediency Beckons [analysis]

The Constitution & Bill of Rights in a nutshell
In the heat of the moment, when short-term expediency beckons, when emotions are high we need to take a step back. We need to assess the righteousness of any action or …

SAIIA At the 2015 Mining Indaba [analysis]

Both the industry-led African Mining Indaba and its Civil Society-led counterpart, the Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI), take place in Cape Town every February. In 2015, SAIIA has continued with its efforts to help build a bridge across the Indaba divide, …

University of KwaZulu-Natal Wins Share of Global US$1 million Healthcare Innovation Award

Ground-breaking ‘FoneAstra’ system gives premature babies access to safe donated breast milk
 Mobile phone app supports banking of breast milk in poor and remote rural areas to cut infant mortality
A team from the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health …