Daily Archives: September 8, 2016

South Africa: Eskom Procurements to Proceed Under Veil of Secrecy

In response to a parliamentary question, Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, has indicated that the content flowing from the procurement processes for all Eskom new building programmes will not be made public.The Minister indicated that while ...

Special Envoy Thomas Perriello Travel to Tanzania, DRC, Belgium

U.S. Special Envoy Thomas Perriello to the Great Lakes Region of Africa is traveling September 6-17, 2016, to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); and, Brussels, Belgium. He will attend the East African Community (...

SOUTH AFRICAN CENTRAL BANK GOES AFTER ILLEGAL DEPOSIT-TAKING SCHEMES

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has launched a national campaign aimed at raising public awareness of illegal deposit-taking schemes and advance-fee schemes.Launched under the theme "Easy Come. Easy Go", the campaign aims to give South Africans p...

SOUTH AFRICAN BASIC EDUCATION DEPT TAKES STEPS TO DEAL WITH RAPE IN SCHOOLS

South Africa's Deputy Minister for Basic Education, Enver Surty, says the Basic Education Department has put in place several measures and interventions to deal with rape in schools.He said this when he participated in a debate in the National Council ...

Migrant Numbers Rise in Italy, Prompting Soul-Searching, Straining EU Relations

In rubber dinghies and rickety wooden boats, refugees and migrants have been risking their lives in increasing numbers crossing the Mediterranean in one desperate expedition after another from Libya.The voyages have been making a mockery of the Europea...