Daily Archives: August 29, 2017

After Violent Eviction, Rome Allows Some African Refugees to Stay

Public sentiment toward immigrants continues to sour across Europe, prompting authorities to respond with decisive, sometimes violent, action.

An example occurred last week in Rome, when Italian police forcibly evicted hundreds of refugees from a building near the Piazza Indipendenza.…

Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson: Greenest Municipality Competition awards ceremony

Speech by Deputy Minister Thomson during Greenest Municipality Competition awards ceremony, Bloemfontein municipality, 29 august 2017

The Mayor of Mangaung Metro

MEC B Malakoane: Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environment

Members of the Executive Councils …


PRETORIA, South Africa has reported eight new cases of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N8 to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), says the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

The new cases were reported in Western Cape, …

Parliament meets National Treasury on Financial Management System

SCOPA meets National Treasury on Financial Management System

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) will tomorrow hold a hearing on the National Treasury Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS). Despite the women’s conference starting in Parliament on Tuesday, the Standing …

Promoting neglected and underutilized crop species

Rome – Crops that have been forgotten over the last century are being rediscovered. Scientists and policymakers are now beginning to recognize the value of so-called ‘orphan’ crops, affirming what local communities have known for generations. The African Yam Bean, …